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Pass the Plates - Plates Neighborhood Kitchen Opens in Glenwood South


Stack 'Em: Not long ago, Zely & Ritz restaurant in Glenwood South went through a huge renovation   and then closed its doors. Sadly, downtown diners lost their "farm to market" restaurant that featured meat and produce from Coon Rock Farm. But, as one plate emptied, another arose in the form of Plates Neighborhood Kitchen.  Plates serves dishes that are globally inspired and locally produced. Owner Steve Day began his culinary career training at Le Cordon Bleu in London and worked at Le Bouchon Breton before returning the US (to work at the Umstead Hotel & Spa in Cary). Day has collaborated with Chef Sam Bradford (also from the Umstead) to produce a menu representative of Europe and Asia.  Plates seats 50 patrons and already the place is packed (code for make reservations).  Rack 'Em and Stack 'Em.


Show 'Em Who's the Sauce:  Plates' dinner menu offers a handful of entrees, priced between $13  and $16, as well as appetizers, desserts, and bar snacks. The idea is that folks can enjoy a three-course  meal for around $30. Plates also has a moderately-priced wine list, a bunch of local beers on tap, and a real bar (something absent from Zely & Ritz). The lunch menu is similar but also offers paninis and other sandwiches ($8). The Sunday brunch menu includes "bottomless mimosas".  So far there have been rave reviews of the Duck Spring Rolls, the House Gnocchi, and the Sticky Toffee Pudding.  Coming in a close second are the Five Spice Short Ribs and the Chocolate Chess PieMenus




Plates Neighborhood Kitchen: 301 Glenwood Avenue, Ste 100, Raleigh; Hours: Tue-Wed 11:30am - 11:30pm, Thu-Sat 11:30am - 12am, Sun 11am - 2:30pm; Contact: (919) 828-0018; Website




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Roam For The Holidays - Christmas Can't Miss Events


Yes, there are visions of sugarplums (and cars, and coats, and boots, and kittens) dancing in our heads. However, there's a whole new world outside and "If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it".  So check out these can't miss Christmas events .... and keep dreaming this holiday season.


A Christmas Carol
December 12 - 15, 2013 (Recurring daily)
Times: Thurs. & Fri., 7pm; Sat., 2pm & 7pm; Sun., 3pm
Venue: Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts
Area: Downtown Raleigh

2013 marks the 39th anniversary year of Ira David Wood III's beloved musical comedy adaptation of A Christmas Carol.


Story Night at Videri     December 13, 2013
Venue: Videri Chocolate Factory

Area: Downtown Raleigh
Free hot chocolate for the kids, and a reading of "The Polar Express." Kids and parents welcome to come in their PJ's.



Miracle on 34th Street
December 06 - 22, 2013 (Every Sunday, Friday, Saturday)
Times: Fri.-Sat., 7pm; Sun., 3pm
Venue: North Raleigh Arts & Creative Theatre Area: North Raleigh
Admission: Evening: Adults $15, Students/Seniors $12; Matinee: All tickets $10
Miracle on 34th Street tells the story of Kris Kringle, a department store Santa Claus who is so convincing that his employer begins to doubt his sanity.  


American Girl Doll Christmas Workshop

December 14, 2013
Times: 9-11am
Venue: L. L. Polk House
Area: Downtown Raleigh
Admission: $20; Siblings $18
Bring your favorite doll and enjoy an American Girl Doll Christmas Workshop at the Historic Polk House. We will be making crafts and doll accessories and having creative time with the dolls.


Holiday Pops
December 13, 2013
Venue: Cary Arts Center

Area: Cary
Admission: Adults $20; Seniors (55+) $18; Students Free (in person only) 

The concert will feature singer/songwriter Karen Hart and a small chamber orchestra, with the chorus under the direction of Larry Speakman. 


N.C. State Capitol Christmas Tree Lighting & Holiday Festival  

December 12, 2013
Times: 5-7:30pm
Area: Downtown Raleigh

Festivities begin with the lighting of luminaries and musical performances on the Capitol grounds. The Governor and First Lady will light the State Christmas Tree during the traditional ceremony.


State Capitol Holiday Open House
December 12 - 14, 2013
Venue: North Carolina State Capitol

Area: Downtown Raleigh 

The Capitol will be decorated for the holidays. Local performing groups will provide concerts of holiday music daily during the open house. Reservations not required.


Wake Forest Christmas Parade  

December 14, 2013
Times: 1-3pm
Venue: Wake Forest Chamber of Commerce
Area: Wake Forest

Admission: Free

Area residents are invited to experience the sights and sounds of the holiday season at the Wake Forest Christmas Parade on Saturday, Dec. 14.


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Cameron Clothing Co. - the Amy Kahn Russell jewelry Trunk Show now till Christmas.

Amy Kahn Russell was the first important designer in the naturalistic trend in jewelry design. Her distinctive pieces incorporate fossils, natural minerals, pearls, and semi-precious stones with sterling silver. Amy painstakingly designs every piece herself, often using rare and unusual materials which make duplication impossible.

Cameron Clothing Co.  4351-111 The Circle at North Hills, Raleigh, 27609, Phone: (919) 420-0411, Hours: Mon. - Sat. 10am - 6pm. Website


Three Homes For Sale In Olde Raleigh

3800 City of Oaks Wynd: $599,900

3610 SF (3000SF down), 1.5 story, 'Ranch-Like' Traditional, 4bdrs/3.5 baths, Office, Bonus, 2-garage, Circ Drive, .35 Acre. (photo left)  

4308 Johnston Busbee Wynd: $1.195 or Executive Rental @


7,214 SF, Transitional w/ All Hardwoods, Gracious Formals, Keeping Room, Master Wing w/Gentleman's Office, 6 bdrs/5.5 baths, Children's Study, Fin. 3rd Floor, 3-garage, .57 Acre. (photo right)

4101 John S. Raboteau Wynd: $699,000

4,012 SF, Large Living Areas, Sunroom,4 bdrs/3.5 baths, Bonus,.52 Acre. (photo left)


Olde Raleigh features three beautiful lakes with centerpiece fountains, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, clubhouse, veranda and two tennis courts. 

Contact: Jill Rekuc, Owner-Olde Raleigh Real Estate



Phone: 919-389-0555

Lu Harris at Certain Things  

The Knitty Gritty at Certain Things - Fall and Winter Sweaters galore! Come see the variety of sweaters in all weights, colors and sizes. Pair them up with slenderizing jeans, leggings, and skirts to make that cute holiday outfit for work, parties or play.  

Certain Things of Cameron Village - 404 Daniels St. Raleigh, NC 27605, (919) 828-5055Hours: Monday-Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday 1-5pm.  Website.



CT Weekends - Looking for a great fitting jean? Look no further. Jag and Liverpool jeans are available in denim and colors only at CT Weekends in Cameron Village.  

New Holiday Hours Mon-Sat 10am-6pm, Sunday, Dec 15th Noon - 4pm, and Sunday Dec 22nd Noon - 4pm. 

To accommodate your shopping needs they are available by appointment for additional hours. Call for an appointment: 919-787-9073 or email Website. 


Core Results - Personal Training is teaching people from all over the Raleigh, Cary and Triangle area how Core Results to meet their fitness goals. From kettlebells to TRX, everything is top of the line and brand new at the private Core Results studio. Call and make your first appointment for a Complimentary Session!

Core Results: 1330 St. Mary's Street, Suite A00, Raleigh, 27605, Phone: (919) 946-1737,, Website.   


Kenna Custom Painting is available to tackle your residential painting needs.  With their great crews that perform very professional jobs on residential homes, you won't believe how quiet and unobtrusive they are.  So if you have that "itch" to freshen up your home, interior or exterior before springtime, contact them now.  Call 919-855-0082 or Email:  Website.


How to Decorate When You're Starting Out or Starting Over

No need to feel overwhelmed. Michele from Zaytoun Interiors will help put together a home you'll love, one room at a time. Few things in life are as daunting as decorating your first home. With so many options available and so many decisions to make, it's hard not to feel overwhelmed. Whether you're starting out or starting over, call Michele for some much needed help. Visit her blog Simply-Refined for inspiration. This Interior Design team will inspire and help you with your designs and decorating needs. Website. Email, Phone: 305-793-8510.



A Young Entrepreneur - Please Support! 

Car Wash Car Wash Service  

I am a High School student athlete looking to pay for my athletics. I previously had a very successful car wash business in Miami, FL. Now, I'm starting my business in Raleigh. I have all my supplies and I use professional products. If you don't own a hose, I will bring one. I clean the inside (vacuuming and cleaning all surfaces) and wash the outside. I will come to you. Prices: Cars $25, SUV's $30. Contact: Blaise Waters at or (305)903-1550 (texting is best!) For more info click here.


Send a Holiday Honor Card that makes a donation to Urban Ministries of Wake County.  Urban Ministries serves those affected by poverty by providing food and nutrition, promoting health and wellness, and by laying the foundations of home. Several cards are available, featuring art by renowned painter William Mangum.  All revenues go directly to services at Urban Ministries.  For more information, contact Carol Schwartz at 919-256-2179 or Email. Website.  


Did You Know?  For every $100 spent at a locally-owned business, $68 stays in the local economy compared to only $43 if spent at a national chain. Please support our local businesses!  This is what the Beltline Buzz is all about.

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