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TheBeltlineBuzz                 June 27, 2011

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JLR Cookbook

Healthy & Thin for Life

Fosters American Grille


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Mosquito Authority
Zaytoun Orthodontics

Perpetual Home Care

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Safe Haven for Cats 


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Finger-Licking Great Recipes with a Bang  

For a Happy 4th! 


Take a deep breath ... That's the undeniably delicious smell of barbecue. You've got your burgers, hotdogs, steaks, and sides, and you're ready to Southern Fried Chickenget grilling. It's the Fourth of July ... a time to celebrate our country with friends, family, and food!  Want to take your alfresco fete to the next level? Try these recipes for a fabulous time.


Keep it Southern: If the grill is not your thing and you want that true southern finger 'lickin picnic, then you must try this recipe for some of the best fried chicken you'll ever taste!  Serve it room temperature with no worries as to what time your guest will eat. Life's no picnic - until you add fried chicken!

Whip up a batch according to Chapel Hill's chef from Lantern, Andrea Reusing.  She shares her recipe in her new book, Cooking in the MomentCooking in the Moment is available online at  ForPatriotic Shots more information, go to her Website. Click Here for recipe


Serve a Signature Cocktail:  We feel it's our patriotic duty to share with you a cocktail recipe that will make your fireworks look even brighter.  A patriotic shot is just the answer.  And hey ... we'll throw in an old fashioned lemonade for the under-aged as well. Cheers! Click Here for both recipes.  


One Potato, two potato, three potato no more: What do you get when Mostly Not Potato Saladyou fill a potato salad with a ton of veggies and sub tasty vinaigrette for mayo? Heidi Swanson's smart alternative to the picnic classic.  It goes great with your fried chicken, grilled burgers and dogs.  This too will not spoil the day. Check out this Mostly Not Potato Salad recipe. 



If you're In a Pickle: Sometimes you feel that way when preparing forFried Pickles holiday entertaining. But this time, let your friends and family take a taste for themselves. Crispy fried pickles will make them think you're cool as a cucumber!  Click here for recipe.   


Sweet Surrender: For your grand finale show your USA pride by serving up some of these red white and blue desserts. Sparks will fly when they sink their teeth into these!

4th of July Cupcakes 

Red, White, and Blue Parfaits: Two kinds of smooth gelatin -- red currant and panna cotta, which is made with cream -- are topped with currants and blueberries.


Fourth of July Cupcakes: They may not sparkle or explode, but these cupcakes are just the thing for your Fourth of July celebration. Bake cupcakes in foil cups, spread them generously with white frosting, and Pound Cakes 4th of Julydecorate with fresh blueberries and raspberries. Good and easy!! 


Strawberry Swirl Cheesecake Pie is easy and delicious! Photo and recipe are linked.  And last but not least ...   

Berry Pound Cake with Whipped Cream

is a great recipe from Martha Stewart that will make your mouth water.   


Happy Fourth of July.  Now go make our country proud!  




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American Pie - 4th of July Weekend Festivities


Let's go Musketeers, show some spirit ... we triple dog dare you!  The 4th of July weekend is upon us with lots of extracurricular entertainment.  Sample one and you'll be back for S'mores.


First Friday - July 1st
Happy 4th of JulyHot and bothered? Then go shopping at the First Friday Gallery Walk in downtown Raleigh.   Saddle up and celebrate great art, music, food, and drinks with dozens of participating artisans, restaurants, and shops.  But, save a horse, ride the R-Line. Click.


Dog Eat Dog - Celebrate National Hot Dog Month (yep, it's July)
The Roast Grill (Hot Weiners) in downtown Raleigh is famous for sayingThe Roast Grill "YES - to how you want them burned" and "NO - to ketchup, relish, tea, credit cards, etc.).  Hot dog George and mother, Freeda, are quite the odd couple and keep customers entertained while they dress your dog and count the napkins. Website  


Bright lights, Big Sparklers
Join in the fun and celebrate our great nation with the Triangle's special fireworks displays.  Listed below are some of the area's best celestial highlights (no duds allowed).


Raleigh Fireworks @ NC Fairgrounds - Gates open at 2:30 - Activities begin at 3:00pm - Fireworks are at 9:15 p.m.  This free event includes an entire afternoon of pre-fireworks entertainment including live music, games and inflatable rides.  Special musical performances by bluegrass band Sweet Potato Pie and country music singer Holland Marie. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets.


Chapel Hill Fireworks at UNC's Keenan Stadium - Try to be in the Fireworks Wilmington NCstadium by 7 p.m. for the best seats. There's ongoing entertainment with a band that starts around 8 p.m. Fireworks start at 9:30 p.m. Note that fireworks are only visible inside the stadium. Free.



Cary Fireworks at Koka Booth Theater - This event includes a full afternoon of entertainment including a patriotic performance from the North Carolina Symphony. After dark, enjoy a huge fireworks display. Gates open at 3 p.m. Free.


Durham Fireworks at Durham Bulls Athletic Park - Fireworks on Saturday, July 2nd and Sunday, July 3, 2011 with the City of Durham fireworks celebration of July 4.  


Red, White, Blues & Bluegrass Concert at American Tobacco Campus Amphitheatre - Durham:  Featuring a line up of Blues and Bluegrass talent on July 4, 2011. Free. 5 p.m.  This event features easy access to the fireworks at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park.




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Callie Lowe green turqCallie Lowe Designs - Handcrafted jewelry in rich gold hues characterize an ever-evolving style paired with vibrant gemstones. Blended with unexpected geometric and textural manipulation, each collection reflects unique qualities wearable for every woman. Click Here and shop online.  Callie Lowe Designs Ph: 404-520-5554. Start Shopping Now!


Perpetual Home Care - is a NC State licensed home care agency and the only home care agency in the Triangle to be Certified through the Perpetual Home Care CQA Caregiver Quality Assurance program. Our 9 step hiring process offers you and your loved one additional comfort in knowing we have the best caregivers in the Triangle.  Perpetual Home Care provides care for seniors, new or expectant parents, disabled individuals and individuals recovering from injury or surgery in the Wake, Chatham, Durham, Franklin, Orange and Johnston County area. We offer hourly care, overnight, 24 hour and live-in care. 


The Month of June is RESTAURANT MONTH at The Mint! If you didn't get a chance to join us during Restaurant Week - you still have time to enjoy our 3-Course Dinner for $30 (Regularly $35) The Mint Restaurant, 219 Fayetteville Street, Raleigh, 27601. (919) 821-0011.


Bailey's Fine Jewelry a Five Star Winner! The Buzz would like to extend its congratulations to Bailey's Fine Jewelry.  They were selected for five Bailey's Ad 2awards for excellence in quality and customer service. Cary Magazine, InStore Magazine, Independent Weekly, the Greenville Times and Raleigh Downtowner all honored Bailey's.
  "One of our main goals is to provide 100 percent customer satisfaction and to give the best possible experience to our customers," said Trey Bailey, director of operations for Bailey's Fine Jewelry. "We feel honored to have won these awards from so many distinguished magazines that are voted on by our customers. It shows us we're on the right track and we look forward to continuing to serve them in the future." 


Now We're Cookin' Ya'll Hungry? Then be our guest for a second helping of Raleigh's favorite recipes, by purchasing a copy of You're Invited Back JLR Cookbookcookbook. The Junior League of Raleigh created this beautiful cookbook loaded with menus to choose from, whether planning a casual picnic, elegant dinner, or holiday brunch. Some of the recipes are new and some have been handed down through generations of families here in Raleigh. You're Invited Back for another round of Southern hospitality.  Where to purchase 'You're Invited Back': Taylors in Glenwood Village; Lavender & Lace, Bailey's Fine Jewelry, Charlotte's and The Bargain Box in Cameron Village; Francis King, Charlotte's, Tyler House, Quintessentials & Monkee's in North Hills; The Paper Company in Holly Springs; the NC Museum of History gift shop; A Southern Season in Chapel Hill; The Angus Barn; and Quail Ridge Books and The Wine Merchant in Ridgewood Shopping Center. Or to order online Click Here.  


What is Healthy and Thin for Life?  This is a meetup group for women who are losing weight or want to lose weight. They form groups of 9-12 Nancy Bolen Healthyper 8 week session. They meet weekly to check in (weigh and measure) and there will be speakers of interest at the weekly check ins, such as personal trainers, nutritionists and psychologists.  


Did you know that dieters who have a strong support group are 70% more likely to be successful? We want you to be successful in your new healthy lifestyle.  Nancy Bolen, founder of Healthy and Thin for Life wants to help you stay lean and battle aging.  For more info or call Nancy at 919.818.1680.Find us on Facebook


A tip from Nancy Bolen: Dark Chocolate May Boost Vision and Brain Function - New research has given you more reason to reach into your box of dark chocolates-powering vision and brain performance as early as 2 and a half hours after eating them!

If the taste and the cardiovascular benefits weren't temptation enough, a new study published in Physiology & Behavior shows consumption of antioxidants in dark chocolate, called cocoa flavanols (CF, improves visual and cognitive function in young adults. Thanks Nancy!


The Paper Company, a trendy stationery and gift shop in Holly Springs is closing after a four year run.  So take advantage of the clearance sale with everything is 35%-50% off including Vera Bradley handbags, Tervis tumblers, Thymes Bath & Body, Tyler Candles, Gund Baby, Crane stationery, and more. Never fear! You'll still be able to shop for personalized stationery, wedding and party invitations at . Watch for their website coming soon!


4th of July Celebration on July 2nd in the North Hills Commons Area Line up for children and dog parade begins at 9:45 in front of Moes. The parade begins at 10:00 and festivities begin immediately after and run until 12:00 noon. Free and fun for the whole family!  


Congratulations to Leland Little Auction & Estate Sales! Landmark Auction for Leland Little Auction & Estate Sales, Ltd. Conducted their first million dollar sale with their June 18th Summer Catalogue Auction. Gross sales hit 1.15 million dollars!!  Held at the Leland Little new auction gallery at 620 Cornerstone Court, Hillsborough, NC.


Summer Grill and Chill - Wednesday, June 29. A special culinary event is happening this week at Seaboard Wine & Tasting Bar.  This special food and wine event featuring wines and libations from John Lambrakis (of Bordeaux Fine & Rare) with food pairings by Toy's Cooking.  The menu pairs "off the grill" delights (salmon / spiced pork tenderloin / salad & dessert) with cool libations and fine French wines from Loire, Beaujolais, and Rhone.  All Inclusive Event Price: $29 per person and credit card reservations are required (call Seaboard Wine - 831-0850 - with credit card ready).  Space is limited so act now!  Seaboard Wine & Tasting Bar: 802 Semart Drive, Suite 118, Raleigh; 919.831.0850.


Coffee & Crepes of Cary - July 14th from 7-9 PM Book reading event. Naked and HungryLocal author Ashley Memory reads from her new novel, Naked and Hungry, whose main character loves crepes! Stop by to sample her book and her recipe for blackberry crepes!  Located at 315 Crossroads Blvd, Cary 27518. Phone 919-233-0288. Website.






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