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TheBeltlineBuzz                 August 22, 2011

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Fryer Cluck
The Thrill of the Hunt
Live Music Venues
The Bargain Buzz

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JLR Cookbook

Certain Things

Mosquito Authority

Perpetual Home Care


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Leland Little Auction  

Olde Raleigh Real Estate
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Zaytoun Orthodontics
Kenna Custom Painting


Safe Haven for Cats 


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Fryer Cluck - Beasley's Chicken + Honey Opens


Life's No Picnic without Fried Chicken.  Now drizzle that southern tradition with the taste of honey and you've got something special.  That's exactly what Chef Ashley Christianson (Poole's Downtown Diner) does with her newest downtown Raleigh restaurant, Beasley's Chicken + Honey.  Located on the corner of Wilmington and E. Martin streets, Beasley's MenuBeasley's is the first of three new establishments that Christensen will open (coming soon is Chuck's, a counter-service burger joint next door, and Fox Liquor Bar - planned opening during the Hopscotch Music Festival Sept. 8-11).


See Biscuits:  Beasley's menu is simple and true to its name.  Delicious honey crusted chicken is offered three ways; Fried Chicken Biscuit ($6.75), Quarter Fried Chicken ($7.50), and Fried Chicken and Waffles + Honey ($10) (Sat/Sun Brunch & Late Night Only).  Our chicken orders arrived hot, crunchy (with a drizzle of honey on the outside), and moist on the inside.  The seven Southern Sides ($3.50 apiece) feature all the traditional standards and are prepared with a special flair.   Patrons enjoyed the Sliced German Johnson Tomatoes, Hook's 3-Yr Cheddar Pimento Mac-N-Cheese, "Muddy Pond" Sorghum Baked Beans, and the triangle Kennedy Biscuits w/ Butter + Honey.   The sodas and tea come in mason jars and the bar is resplendent with assortments of NC beers, unique Southern cocktails,Beasley's Chicken champagne, and wine (by the glass or bottle).  Try if you can to save room for the cake or pie desserts ($5.75) including their Buttermilk Cheesecake w/ Peach Jam and Rhubarb Compote.


Square Meal:  Beasley's motif is like its concept - simple corner restaurant but with a touch of high tech flair.  Inside, atop beautiful old hardwood floors, are basic tables (long and short), stools, and a bar.  Like Poole's, the only menu is a large, chalkboard featuring the chicken, sides, desserts, and drinks.  The meals are served on tin plates and organic, Beasley's Square Mealbrown paper goods abound (including the check cover).  The wait staff was very friendly and (although very busy) patiently explained the menu and also fetched "non-menu condiments" - like real maple syrup (instead of honey) - for the waffles.   Expect to be elbow to elbow communal with your neighbors ... but that is part of the charm.  Also, there are no reservations so it's first come, first served.  Savory chicken with a unique flair ... your taste buds will beg for more!


Beasley's Chicken + Honey:  200 S Wilmington St, Raleigh; Hours: Sunday-Wednesday 11:30 am-10 pm, Thursday-Saturday 11:30 am-midnight; Website (under Construction); No Reservations





To Bee or Not To Bee


The Thrill of the Hunt  

Hunt & Gather,  Fine Estate Furnishings


You still lament the farm table you didn't ship home from Tuscany, the chandelier you left behind in Seville, and that antique Belgian map you let somehow slip through your fingers.


Get another shot on well adorned antique treasures at Hunt & Gather, located at 1910 Bernard Street and 8724 Glenwood Avenue. These two Hunt & Gather Vintage Lampsantique 'malls' are packed with artwork, accessories, and home furnishings sourced from flea markets, estate sales across Europe, the US, and hosted by more than 100 vendors.  Each vendor has its own space specializing in an array collectables and services.  Services run the gamut from full-blown interior design to simple staging, accessorizing, and custom drapery, bedding and more.   Some vendors even specialize in reworking your existing pieces.  If you don't have something to tweak, then hunt down that one-of-a-kind treasure, including mirrors, lamps, tables, chairs, rugs, china, silver, original artwork and much more.


 Hunt & Gather  opened its original store in High Park Village (off Whitaker Mill Rd.) at 1910 Bernard Street in 2004. It has grown over the years, nowHunt hosting over 50 vendors and having over 11,000 square feet of merchandise. Inside you'll find everything from collectible antiques to high end furniture and decorative accents.


In 2010, Hunt & Gather opened its second location in North Raleigh at 8724 Glenwood Avenue. The new location, with 15,000 square feet features both vendors and consignment items where you'll find many unique gift or decorating ideas, estate furniture and fine jewelry, carpets, plates, lamps and many more special items. Come check them out today, then come back tomorrow to find something different!


Missed opportunities will soon be forgotten once you spy that pair of gilded French armchairs that just happened to fit in your SUV.  A marble-topped Italian coffee table makes the perfect living room conversation Huntpiece, and vintage bistro bottles are ideal for transforming your home into an eccentric manor.  Rounding out the mix: a cloisonné lamp, Chippendale pagoda mirror, original English countryside paintings, and '50s French garden furniture.  Affordable timeless treasures done right!


Summer Sale: this Saturday, Aug. 27th. 20% OFF everything in all vendor booths. (Consignments not included.)


Hunt & Gather 1910 Bernard St. and 8724 Glenwood Ave. stores are open Monday through Saturday 10 AM - 6 PM & Sunday 1 PM - 5 PM. Website.  



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Tir Na nOg: Award winning Irish Pub, voted the Best Irish Pub in NC 6 yrs Tir Na Nogrunning! The place is a buzz of activity 7 nights a week. With Run Club Monday: Tuesday a try out for Local Bands and Great Pint prices: Wednesday PUB Trivia at 9pm: Thursday Local band Local Beer 10pm FREE SHOW: Friday LIVE Irish music from 7pm until 9pm followed by LIVE local rock or international music. Saturday in fall and Winter Irish music from 7pm followed by Live rock bands. Every Sunday morning Brunch from 10:30 am until 2:30 pm: LIVE Irish session players from 3 until 6pm. ALL welcome to join in this amazing session!  218 south Blount St. Raleigh, 27601, (919) 833-7795. Website


The Mosquito AuthorityThe Mosquito Authority sighting.... Are you seeing these signs around town and wonder what they are all about?
Okay.. We needed the rain.  However, we didn't need those pesky mosquitoes that came along for the ride.  If you're interested in making your yard 'Mosquito Free', then call The Mosquito Authority.  Their program effectively kills all of the mosquitoes that are present at the time of application and serves as an Invisible Barrier keeping other mosquitoes away for up to three months!  Give them a call and enjoy your last days of summer outside without something taking a bite out of you! Call today! 919-710-5596, Website.  


Downtown Raleigh Restaurant Week is August 22nd-28th. It is similar to last June's Triangle Restaurant week, but only features Downtown RaleighDowntown Raliegh Rest. Week restaurants. Each of the participating restaurants will have a 3-course prix fixe dinner menu for the week, for either $20 or $30 a person. Some of the restaurants will also have a 3-course wine or beer pairing for $10. Menus Sorted by Price.  

Olde Raleigh Real Estate newsletter Changed Times for Real Estate in Our Olde Raleigh Real Estate newsletter Neighborhood - These are not changing times; they are changed times. If you need to sell your home, you must be a "Smart Seller." Every home is in a beauty contest and a pricing war therefore, Smart Sellers know they must be extra vigilant in prepping and preparing their home for sale. This includes scrutiny of one's curb appeal, cosmetic and preventative maintenance, staging efforts and a presentation that makes your home irresistible to buyers.  
Smart Sellers are also forward thinking, and know how to increase their odds of selling for top dollar, by pricing their home compelling instead of competitive. A carefully calculated pricing strategy is imperative if you want to win in this market! Read More ....This is from the Quarterly newsletter from Olde Raleigh Real Estate.
Contact Jill Rekuc, Owner & Broker: Olde Raleigh Real Estate, 919-389-0555,

Perpetual Home Care is the ideal solution for elderly or disabled individuals who want to maintain their independence and dignity by Perpetual Home CarePerpetual Home Carecontinuing to live in the comfort of their own homes.  They perform confidential initial assessments, where we develop a personalized, collaborative Plan of Care with the guidance of their clients and/or family members. They are licensed, bonded and insured to ensure the highest level of comfort to you and your loved ones. In addition to the basic background checks,they perform a CQA assessment on each caregiver hired. Services include:
·Meal Preparation
·Light Housekeeping
·Errand Services
·Grocery Services
·Transportation Assistance
·24-Hour Live-In Care Availability
·Medication Reminders
·Therapeutic Activities
·Free Initial Assessment
·Quarterly RN Supervisory Visits included with Care Plan
·Assistance with Dressing and Bathing
·Personal Hygeine
·Range of Motion Exercises


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Attention Young Entrepreneurs Grades 6-12 - NOFO will showcase six talented young Tar Heel artisans and entrepreneurs at The Saturday Fair, September 17 and provide them a marketplace to sell their work or promote their service business.
If you paint; make jewelry; sculpt; raise chickens for eggs; throw pots; raise plants and herbs; knit, crochet, weave or sew; grow produce or flowers; make toys; keep bees for honey; record music; publish; take photographs; invent products, or have a service business you wish to promote, apply today.  Six entrants will be selected to participate in the fair free of charge. Parental approval is required.  Applications are available at NOFO. By phone: 919-821-1240, By Fax: 919-821-2152, By mail: 2014 Fairview Rd., Raleigh NC 27608. Application Deadline: August 22 2011. Website

Y'all Hungry? Then be our guest for a second helping of Raleigh's favorite JLR CookbookJLR Cookbookrecipes  from The Junior League of RaleighYou're Invited Back is a 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; 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.




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