The Blind Pig Presents and Evening of: Mountains, Smoke & Magic

The Blind Pig Supper Club presents: An Evening of Mountains, Smoke & Magic supporting the launch of The Shepherd’s Circle Foundation.
Join us for chef’s tastings from a host of local Asheville restaurants, live music and perfromances, and an evening meal of incredible wood smoked and pit fired barbecue from regional and local pitmasters as a day and evening on the farm! 

This event launches The Shepherd’s Circle Foundation – Providing support to professionals in the food service industry facing major medical hardships. The Shepherd’s Circle is a NC 501C non profit which purpose is to assist selected individuals within our industry who are dealing with medical crisis and in need of financial and moral support. It is inspired by the work of the Giving Kitchen in Atlanta and it is launched by Craig Rogers of Border Springs Farms as an industry initiative to summon support for this cause across the SouthEast.

Benefactor: The first individual supported from in this cause and foundation will be Annie Vonk- a part of the Atlanta F&B industry who has been diagnosed with Crones Disease and is currently undergoing treatment. Ani Vonk is 20 years old and has suffered with Crones Disease, a terrible auto-immune with no known cure, since the age of 12. Most likely as a result of the medications prescribed to battle her Crones, she was diagnosed with stage-4 non-Hodgkins lymphoma (cancer) in October of 2016. 

Fortunately for Ani, she was a hostess at a restaurant in Atlanta as was eligible for assistance from The Giving Kitchen, a charitable foundation created after Chef Ryan Hidinger was diagnosed with brain cancer and has become a living tribute to Ryan. Ani has been through 12 rounds of radiation and 4 rounds of chemotherapy at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, FL and is battling courageously and with grace. Ani is already planning on relaunching back to Atlanta when she has successfully “kicked cancer’s ass”.

Event Tickets: The event tickets are tiered at three levels. $16 General admission tickets grants you access to the event for live music and fun. $36 Tasting menu tickets grant you access to the event for live music as well as the chef’s tasting stations featuring the best of local Asheville restaurants. $65 Pit BBQ tickets grant you access to the event for live music as well as the chef’s tasting stations AND an evening meal of pit smoked and wood fired barbecue from the pitmasters and local vegetables. Portions of ALL proceeds go to support The Shepherd’s Circle Foundation.

This event is NOT BYO. All guests will receive an ID band verifying age of 21+. All guests 21 and over will have the option to purchase beverage tickets at certain stations managed by festival staff. local and regional beer, wine and spirits will be served by permit. Portions of ALL proceeds will go to support and launch The Shepherd’s Circle Foundation. 

Children 6 and under are admitted free of charge. No pets please due to farm rules. Gratuity is not Included in your ticket price. Guests attending with meal tickets please provide gratuity for your servers and waitstaff.

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