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                                        June 24, 2013

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Best Cellar - Wine 101 opens at Duraleigh Corners


Drink yourself smart at Wine 101 where the floor is patrolled with sommeliers on hand to help you sort through an array of wine options and lend advice on what to serve at posh parties or what to pair with Chinese take-out.


Wine 101 has just opened its second location at Duraleigh Corners in Raleigh (near Waraji Restaurant). Wine 101 Owners, Lori and Joe O'Keefe have been avid wine enthusiasts for almost twenty years. The desire to offer unique social, learning, and tasting opportunities for their friends, neighbors and patrons were the reasons behind opening Wine 101 in Wake Forest 5 years ago.


Wine 101 quickly developed a reputation around the Triangle for creating a very welcoming environment to learn about and share wine and beer. With a focus on the customer, classes, and special events, the shop quickly became the go-to-place for wine, beer and fun. Their goal is simple... take care of everyone, don't judge what people like and dislike. The attention to their customers has been their calling card from the beginning. They look forward to translating that vibe and passion to the new Wine 101 Duraleigh location. 


The new store is configured so there are two distinguishable sections: the "Wine Lab" and the "Beer Library". Most of the wines featured are from small, estate producers with about 75% of them under $20. The "Beer Library" has hundreds of craft beers alongside a tap system featuring 8 different craft beers. Regular tastings will be held on Fridays from 5-7 and Saturdays from 2-5.


Tasters Choice: Take advantage of specials, classes, programs hosted by Wine 101 that will include food trucks, wine makers, food pairing classes and much more. Classes are unique in that they are usually led by Wine 101 an importer or a wine maker for only $10 per person and they include food for pairings with 6-7 wines per class. These classes feature certain varietals, regions, countries or wineries. Classes are capped at 20 people so the setting remains intimate and each participant can get the most out of their own experience. Or join the Wine Club and/or Beer Club for even more discounts.


The Wine 101 philosophy is real simple: share good wine with good people. Then swirl, sniff, sip, repeat! Looks like you've passed with flying colors!


Wine 101: 5910 Duraleigh Road, Suite 141, Raleigh, 27612. Open: Tues - Thurs 11am - 7 pm and Fri - Sat 11am -8pm.

Sign up with your email address to take advantage of "Bottle Grabs" where featured wines can be purchased for up to 30% off. (New website will be up by July 1st )but you can still be added to their email list by clicking here. 

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The Boogie Woogie Bistro of HB - Hayes Barton Café & Dessertery


Patriotic Plenty: Step into the Hayes Barton Cafe & Dessertery and you are immediately drawn to Hayes Barton Cafe the retro display case with huge slices of cake (famous Coconut, Boston Crème, Chocolate Pudding) and Key Lime Pie. The "boogie woogie reveille" continues as you take in the 1940's motif with WWII vintage memorabilia, checkerboard tile and chrome. Finally, a glance at the diners delightfully attacking classic portions of comfort food let's you know that this bistro is a fun, blast from the past. Since 1998, owners Frank and Margaret Ballard have been dishing out huge slices of cake and memories at this unique, Raleigh restaurant. Amongst the war-veteran photographs is a 1940's photo of Frank's parents as sweethearts. As we look forward to the Fourth of July, what better place to make a patriotic pit stop!


Something for Rat Packers & Cosmopolitans: This culinary gem is housed in the 1930's Hayes Barton Pharmacy at Five Points on the corner of Glenwood Avenue and Fairview Road. Far from a "greasy spoon diner", the HB menu is a mixture of classic and contemporary fare starting with Previews (must try - MGM [Margaret's Great Mussels] & Opening Credits (full & half Salads). The Feature Presentation offersHayes Barton Cafe Key Lime Pie  something for everyone - from Crab Cakes to Chicken Pot Pie to Pork Medallions. Of course, the stars of the show are the sumptuous desserts - made from scratch daily on the premises. All this can be enjoyed with your favorite libation. The Gold Marga "Rita Hayworth" and the "Rat Pack" Single Malt Scotch / Rocks are house specialties and there is a nice selection of wines and cold beer.


Lunch / Dinner Outings: The Hayes Barton Café is a great central dining spot to kick start an afternoon of browsing the Fairview boutiques and antique stores or an evening at the The Realto (1942) movie theater. The lunch menu features burgers, salads, and classic sandwiches with children's fare (hot dogs, grilled cheese, etc.). Big and little kids will enjoy their thick milkshakes and Hayes Barton Coconut Cake cherry cokes. The food is cooked to order, first come, first served and is plentiful. Prices are reasonable and reservations are taken for 4-8 people for lunch and dinner.


Hayes Barton Cafe & Dessertery: 2000 Fairview Road - 5 Points, Raleigh; Hours: Lunch - Tues thru Sat 11:30 am - 2pm;   Dinner - Wed thru Sat 6pm - 9pm (or 9:30 F & S); Contact: 919.856.8551; Website 




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