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Summer Weekly Drink Specials at The Sow.

Summer weekly imbibe specials at Seven Sows!

Mondays- Among the chicken & biscuits of the Southland there is one gorgeous cocktail that stands out among the rest. We make some of the best tasting Old Fashions there is and every Monday these beautiful cocktails are just $5. All Day!

Tuesdays- Katie Miller is our wine steward and purchaser and she works with some of the best vintages and vineyards to match excellent wines with our cuisine. Every Tuesday we are offering Half Off all bottles $60 or under in our inventory! A stellar way to enjoy fine food & spirits and splurge without feeling guilty at all!

Wednesdays- Ode to Beer City USA right here in North Carolina we offer $2 select drafts all day. 8 selections to choose from pick your favorite and enjoy beer city!

Thursdays- The Brothers Knighten are an amazing duo of craft excellence with cocktails and whiskey and bourbon knowledge to boot. Let them pour you one from our vast selection of over 80 different bourbons and whiskeys to choose from at $2 off any selection of our whiskey all day!

Image by: Aaron Morrell of Grae Skye Studios Asheville

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USA Today Beyond BBQ

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USA Today Beyond BBQ

By: Megan Pacella, Special for USA TODAY 1:05 p.m. EDT June 25, 2014

North Carolina has been part of the battle of barbecue for centuries. It's hard to say which state offers the best version of BBQ, but North Carolina is definitely a contender. Plus, the state has much more to offer food fanatics than a slab of meat dressed up with the perfect sauce. Here are a few restaurants worth trying.

Calabash seafood refers to style of preparing seafood in Calabash, N.C. In this style of cooking, fresh fish, shrimp, scallops, or other type of seafood are lightly battered and deep fried to order. Ella's of Calabash claims to have originated this tradition of serving up a fresh catch of the day in this crispy, greasy, lightly battered fashion. The restaurant was founded in 1950 by Lawrence and Ella High, and today the dining room is still run by third- and fourth-generation members of their family. Stop in for a quaint, delicious dining experience.

Founded by Joe Hill in 1951, Hill's Lexington Barbecue is the first barbecue restaurant to be noted as "Lexington Barbecue." The way Hill's Lexington Barbecue sees it, that gives them claim to being the original Lexington barbecue restaurant. The kitchen staff marinates meat in a sugary, peppery, vinegar-based sauce before cooking it. While the meat cooks, chefs continue to baste it in the sauce. The result is mouth-watering, juicy barbecue that's so good, you won't need to add any more sauce to your plate.

While Asheville tends to be a vegan- and vegetarian-friendly town, Seven Sows Bourbon and Larder is best enjoyed by the carnivores among us. Chef de cuisine Mike Moore tempts with dishes like pork tongue ragout and creative specials like local rabbit. Moore is committed to sourcing produce and meat from trusted local sources as often as possible, ensuring that you can feel guilt-free while you enjoy an incredible meal.

Renowned chef John Fleer recently opened Rhubarb in downtown Asheville. Influenced by foothills cuisine, Fleer's first personally-owned restaurant reflects his passion for wood-fired cooking with wood-grilled lamb ribs and brick-oven roasted oysters and mussels. Like other restaurants in Asheville, Rhubarb offers a distinct menu as well as a talented bartender. Be sure to order a cocktail while you're visiting.

The Asbury in Charlotte is where southern dining meets farm-to-table cooking and seasonal menu planning. Under the direction of chef Chris Coleman, the menu includes truly Carolinian offerings for breakfast, lunch, and dinner each day. Coleman has strong dies to heirloom ingredients found in North Carolina, as well as specialty items grown and raised by small, family farms in the region. For a true taste of North Carolina, The Asbury is your best bet.

read more at: http://www.usatoday.com/story/experience/south/north-carolina/2014/06/25/culinary-scene/10625087/

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