December 19, 2011
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The Holiday Shopping Clock Is Ticking -
Sweet & Spicy Gifts Made in NC
Hear it now. Scrambling to shop on Christmas Eve is a terrible idea! Take advantage of these last-minute ideas to cross off the remainders on your list with (a little) time to spare. And let them know you conscientiously purchased gifts made in NC! They'll be even more impressed.
Sugar and Spice
Have yourself a Tarheel Christmas: Carolina Candy Company offers the most delicious toffee creations that you are sure to love from the very first bite. Whether you love almonds, pecans, or macadamia nuts, or creamy milk, white, or dark chocolate, Carolina Candy has your favorite toffee ready for you. All Carolina Candy products are made by hand and packaged in their Wilmington, NC store so you are guaranteed a fresh gourmet candy with each and every bite. Carolina Candy's signature candy is Tarheel Toffee. It is an incredibly rich and delicious soft butter crunch that is absolutely irresistible!
Carolina Candy Company: 1045 B South Kerr Avenue, South Kerr Village Center, Wilmington, N.C. 28403. Toll-free: 866-794-9905, Fax: 910-794-9906. Website. Order Online or download a gift list to fax to them.
Nuttier than a fruitcake? You'll love this for all your nutty and not so nutty friends! Why does fruitcake get such bad press? Yes, it's dense. Yes, it's sweet. Yes, it's... ponderous. Still, if it's a tasty fruitcake, eccentric though it may be, you'll be hooked. That's why you've got to taste the Southern Supreme Fruitcake.
From its humble roots in the Scott's garage in Bear Creek, North Carolina, Southern Supreme has grown to its present size as an internationally known mail-order gourmet food company; with its most popular product the Fruitcake. However, despite its growth, Southern Supreme continues to be a family-oriented business that carries on the tradition of quality and service that is tasted in their products and reflected in praise from satisfied customers.
This isn't just another fruitcake. It's a legacy of a Scott Family tradition. Southern Supreme's famous fruitcake comes in 8 oz, and 1 to 4.5 pounds; all are hand decorated and beautifully packaged.
So if you're ever in Bear Creek, NC, near the Harper's Crossroads stop by and visit the retail showroom and share a slice of fruitcake and coffee with them!
This Fruitcake won't get tossed, re-gifted or left on the pantry shelf for 10 years. Your friends will go Nuts over it!
Southern Supreme: Toll Free:877-815-0922, Website. You can also purchase Southern Supreme Fruitcakes at Fresh Market.
Hot & Spicy
House Rules: Williamson House is a Cary, North Carolina company that started from love of barbecue with family and friends. The sauces are based on family recipes: the traditional red sauce is from Donald Williamson's mother, the vinegar-based sauce is from Shay Williamson's father, and both Donald and Shay worked countless hours on perfecting the special blend of dry rub and the Rib Kit. (Now found in the meat department at Harris Teeter's)
The Williamson House Traditional Red Sauce is a sweet tomato-based recipe that is perfect for chicken, ribs, brisket, and most other meats. The Spicy Vinegar Sauce is an eastern North Carolina vinegar-based sauce that combines a blend of 11 complimentary spices with cider vinegar that make it the perfect marinade, basting, and serving sauce for pork, chicken, seafood, or vegetables. This is an authentic North Carolina Vinegar Sauce recipe that was developed for pig pickins. The dry rub seasoning is a versatile combination of spices that can be rubbed on ribs, chicken, salmon, made into dips, or used as a snack seasoning on potato chips and fresh popcorn.
Williamson House: Website - Place orders Online or call: (919)380-0943, or Email.
Zing em with a Zinger: Since 1979, Capsicana Zing Gourmet Sauce has tantalized the palates of food lovers everywhere. Its inventors, Cheng and Weng Ng, grew up in Malaya, Malaysia, and were used to peppers being used on various dishes. When Cheng and Weng came to NC, they discovered that delectable seafood was being served with a limited range of boring sauces. They invented Capsicana Zing to salve this culinary crisis and adapted their sauce to the palates of their friends. It soon became a favorite sauce for everything from barbeque pork to vegetable dips, from salads to seafood. Capsicana Zing is the mature blending of East and West. It's the result of Cheng and Weng Ng's romance with the red pepper! Zing is made with all natural ingredients. It contains no artificial preservatives. The sauce is made with Apple Cider, Vinegar, sugar, raisins, hot peppers, garlic, salt and spices.
You may purchase this North Carolina sauce at Kroger's, Lowe's, Harris Teeter, Piggly Wiggly, Food Lion and Whole Foods in the Triangle.
Capsicana Gourmet Zing Sauce Website: Phone: 919-563-1128, Fax: 919-563-8488, Email.
Package these Sweet & Saucy Tarheel Goods together for the perfect Gourmet Gift and you'll have them eating out of the palm of your hand!
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Heavy Gifting - Last Minute Gift Card Options
Think one-stop holiday shopping means Yani CDs for everyone? Well, we suggest a change of course. At the restaurants and wine shops below, you can find gift cards for all - and no one will be the wiser.
All The Bite Stuff: Here we come a-waddling, a-waddling to the table. Tickle their tongue with a gift card to one of these fine restaurants:
The Mint: Experience Chef Chris Hylton's culinary masterpieces. Since its opening on Fayetteville Street in Raleigh, The Mint has never disappointed. The main menu attracts even the most ambitious diners. The dessert menu is decadent and the wine list extensive. The metropolitan ambiance is attractive, inviting, and comfortable.
The Angus Barn: Generations continue to make the Angus Barn a cherished part of their lives. Consistently ranked as one of the 100 best restaurants in the United States. The Angus Barn is famous as a "Beefeaters Haven,". However, the menu of the Barn has expanded to meet the dietary demands of even the most discerning, nutrition-conscious guests.
Magnolia Grill: It is hard to believe that it has been 25 years since the opening of Durham's premier, Southern restaurant. Award winning and always innovative, Karen and Bill Barker have created a culinary institution with national acclaim. They were one of the first to support the network of NC farmers, livestock, and seafood producers. Come taste the difference.
Elaine's on Franklin: Having received rave reviews from Southern Living, Delta Airlines Sky Magazine, Metro Magazine and the Raleigh News and Observer, Elaine's on Franklin features chef and owner Bret Jennings' unique style of regional American cuisine. Jennings was honored to cook at the James Beard House in New York City, an honor few chefs receive.
Mandolin: A must-try newbie, Mandolin has just opened in Hayes Barton, Raleigh. Featuring a double dose of Nouveau Southern Cuisine AND Southern Hospitality, Mandolin is a fast rising star. One warning, you MUST save room for dessert.
How Merlot Can You Go? Looking for wine related gifts to enjoy over & over? Then look no further than your independent NC wine retailer for "grape expectation" gift cards .
Seaboard Wine: Looking to enjoy the fruit of the vine minus the wine-snob yammer? No matter what your flavor, Seaboard Wine Warehouse has created a friendly place where wine selection is not a pretentious ordeal. From novice to oenophile, Seaboard is a favorite for those seeking to Wine Down.
The Raleigh Wine Shop: Where do you get 12 wines on tap at all times for tastings, wine by the bottle or by the glass, AND ... hand crafted beers, packaged coffee, pasta, olive oils, and local meats and cheeses? At The Raleigh Wine Shop just opened at 126 Glenwood Avenue in Raleigh.
A Southern Season: Since its opening in 1975 as a tiny coffee roaster, this Chapel Hill landmark is now an expansive "visual and gustatory delight." A Southern Season now enjoys national acclaim and a loyal following. After all, taste is exactly what they're about!
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Live Music & Entertainment
Wannit? Come'n Get It!
Leland Little Auction in Raleigh:
Clark Art Auction - Wednesday, January 4th, at 6:30 pm. Come for a wine and cheese reception and celebrate a
Raleigh Art Gallery legacy. Clark Art in Raleigh was established in 1923 as a picture framing business. In the late 1940's the 2nd generation Doris Clark Walker and Owen Walker Jr. began offering contemporary traditional oil paintings and prints in the gallery. In the 1970s, the third generation, Owen Walker III, added to the contemporary oils with antique oil paintings, antique watercolor paintings, and fine art hand-produced antique prints. In Mr. Walker's words: "After 88 years of serving our friends - it is time to retire."
Please plan to join fellow collectors to celebrate a Raleigh art gallery legacy and take a special piece home for your collection. 300 Glenwood Ave. Raleigh, 27603. (Across the street from Zely and Ritz.) Website
.First Night Raleigh 2012:
In less than 2 weeks First Night Raleigh 2012
be in full swing. Do you have your All Day Pass yet? The only way to experience everything that First Night has to offer is to have your "All Day Pass" (admission button) which grants you access to every venue, every performance, every activity all day and all night. First Night Raleigh 2012
passes cost $9 in advance and are on sale from now through the 31st at Harris Teeters, Rite Aid Pharmacy's and other retailers in the Triangle. You may also purchase your passes Online
. Children 5 and under are admitted free when accompanied by an adult with an admission pass. The Beltline Buzz
is a proud sponsor of First Night Raleigh 2012
For your Tar Heel fan:
Purchase this Chapel Hill map from Great Big Canvas
for a unique Christmas gift by Alice Feagan, illustrator. As a
freelance illustrator Alice works in the unique medium of cut paper. Her playful illustrations contain bold colors and a graphic style that make them appealing. The style and technique Alice uses makes her work applicable to book, editorial, and advertising illustrations. Alice is a UNC graduate now working in Oregon, but Tar Heel born and bred. Website
Fall Savings at McKenzie Tribe: The fall season is here, and so are great selections of new clothes & accessories at McKenzie Tribe! New items from Johnny-O, Bird Dog Bay, Collared Greens, A Tail We Can Wag, Peter Millar, and more! Fall Woven Shirts - 40% Off. McKenzie Tribe has the perfect outfit for Basketball games, Holiday Parties or a night out on the town. Please stop in the store and to see the new fall line. Website.
Let Michele from Zaytoun Interiors
and blogger of Simply-Refined
help you with your Christmas decorating. Call or email for an appointment. Zaytoun Interiors has been doing residential
and commercial design for over 20 years with happy clients from Florida to NC! Website
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, phone: 305-793-8510.
The Perfect Christmas Gift:
Raleigh's favorite JLR Cookbook recipes from The Junior League of Raleigh
. You'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, 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
.The Mint Restaurant:
Live Jazz on 1st Thursday of the month! Thursday's are Jazz nights with half price on lounge menu and live music. Remember, parking is no problem when having dinner at The Mint. Please use their Complimentary Valet Parking just outside of their door. The Mint is located at 219 Fayetteville Street. Raleigh, 27601. 919-821-0011.
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. Call: 919.621.5735 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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