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                                        December 30, 2013

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Best Restaurants In The Triangle 2013

Full Bellies, Tight Pants, Can't Loose


We came, we ate, we conquered. From chicken wings to cured meats, spring rolls to soft-serve, the wildly inventive dishes at these new spots won us over. Here, in no particular order, are the superlative-worthy places you gotta go (or go back) to in the New Year.


King of Burgers - Bad Daddy's Burger Bar in Seaboard Station.  Based out of Charlotte, Bad Daddy's is migrated east with a well established "rep" for amazing burgers, scratch kitchen ingredients, and homemade ice cream milkshakes. Combine that with their famous Fried Pickles, Giant Chopped Salads, and a bar stocked with locals, crafts, and "Spiked Milkshakes & Lemonades", it is clear that the urban dictionary is right ..."Bad" Means "Good".



Most Addicting - Newest drug of choice: Rise serving handmade biscuits, biscuit

sandwiches, and  hand-rolled and cake donuts from a menu that changes daily (posted on their facebook page). For those looking to fill the early hunger gap, Rise has something for the traditionalist and the enthusiast ... with plenty of enticing options that make it "oh, so addicting!



Most Open-Minded (& Bring Your Sombrero) - Dos Taquitos Xoco in Glenwood South dressed in bright colors, bright lights, and "American Pickers" junk décor. But there's more to this "Mex and the City" than just funky looks. It's the opportunity to sample fresh, authentic Mexican fare and drinks.



Best Lip Smacker - Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt has 16 decadent, fresh quality flavors to choose from, you can create endless combinations of the best yogurt in the Triangle. Just like their flavor choices, the toppings bar is a place where you become the master of your Orange Leaf Yogurt dessert. From fresh fruits and nuts to brownie bites and chocolate syrup, the possibilities are endless!



On a Roll - The Cowfish, the unconventional Sushi & Burger Bar in North Hills serves up sushi and burgers, with equal attention paid to each. In addition, it invented "Burgushi ", a fusion of burgers and sushi that includes rolls created using burger components and sandwiches made with sushi ingredients.



Best Coffee Break - Sosta Cafe in downtown Raleigh on Davie Street; a unique place for great coffee and freshly made to order breakfast and lunch. When you need a break come to Sosta for a fine espresso, tasty desserts and good company.



Talk of the Town - Bida Manda's Lao cuisine combines Asian and French influences while using simple, fresh ingredients. The spices and textures combine to create amazing flavors ... some spicy, all delicious. Enter Bida Manda located in downtown Raleigh on Blount Street welcomes you with a unique dining experience that is both exotic and comforting. The menu has so many interesting choices that it begs for sharing. The innovative cocktails and desserts are a perfect compliment. Needless to say, Bida Manda is a most welcome addition to the Triangle dining roster!




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Meowing in the New Year - First in Flight Cat Club Competition & Show (Jan 3-5)


Did you hear about the cat who swallowed a ball of wool? She had mittens. Ok, we really   liked "Best In Show ", the dog show movie. So, shouldn't attending a cat show be just as entertaining? ... or at least the same sociological experiment? Well, here's your chance to find out. The First in Flight Cat Club will be holding its seventeenth annual championship and household pet show on January 3-5, 2014 at the North Carolina State Fairgrounds. Up to 250 cats will be in competition with exhibitors and judges from all across the US and Canada. See all from the Ashera (leopard-like looks) to Tonkinese (Tonk for short) and every cat breed in-between. In addition, the First in Flight Cat Club will have numerous vendors with items for you and your feline friends. Looking for a new, purrfect companion? Rescues will also be in attendance with felines looking for forever homes.  Happy Mew Year!


20 Rings - 17 All Breed/3 Specialty Breed: In the event that you were unsure how cats are shown  (as they can't really trot around in a circle on a leash) this is how they do it.   

  • Pull the cat out of show-ring cage
  • Try to talk about the cat's marking and breed while it squirms and, if you're lucky, hisses
  • Pat the angry cat's head while it glares hatefully
  • Spray down showing platform while bantering with the audience, making cat-related puns and telling cat-show inside jokes
  • Repeat ... and don't forget to put sparkles on everything.

For the Cat in Your Cradle: Seriously, there will be six judging rings running throughout the day on    Friday (Jan 3) and seven judging rings running throughout the day on Saturday and Sunday. All cats in the show will be judged by each ring each day and you will be also be able to see them at their benching area throughout the day. And, if viewing all the crazy cat breeds isn't enough, there will also be lots of ladies wearing cat sweatshirts and every cat-related product you could ever imagine. However, unlike PetSmart, you must leave your own cats at home. Only cats prearranged to be at the show are allowed in the showhall. Hiss.



First in Flight Cat Club Competition & Show (Jan 3-5): Location - Holshauser Building - NC State Fairgrounds, 1025 Blue Ridge Road; Times: Friday, January 3 (2pm to 9pm), Saturday, January 4 (9am - 5pm), Sunday, January 5 (9am - 4pm); Admission: Adults $5, Seniors $4, Children (2 - 12) -$3, Under 2 free. Click here for a dollar off coupon for admission.; Contact: 919-870-8624 (prior to event hours), Website.



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How to "First Night" - Plan in advance by visiting their website for full schedules and to purchase online passes ($10) up to December 30th. At the event, Adult passes are $13, Children (ages 6-12) $10, and Children 5 and under, free. All Day Pass admission wristbands and First Night Souvenir T-Shirts will be available on site at several Information and Merchandise Sales Tents located throughout the festival - On Bicentennial Plaza, near the giant Ferris wheel, in several locations along Fayetteville Street, and at City Plaza near the Main Stage. Ample parking is available throughout downtown.  

Click Here to Buy a Pass and help plan your evening. Happy New Year!


Acquisitions, Ltd. is having an After Christmas Sale with 50% off Holiday Items....Plus 20% off, or more, throughout the store. Stop by now and shop! 


Acquisitions, Ltd. - 2003 Fairview Road, Raleigh, North Carolina 27608, (919) 755-1110.

Hours: Mon - Fri: 10:00am - 5:00pm, and Sat: 11:00am - 4:00pm. Website.



Leland Little's Upcoming Auctions for 2014 - Save the Dates!

  • New Year's Auction: Saturday, January 4, 2014, 10:00am
  • Featuring selected objects from The Bob Timberlake Collection: Saturday, January 11, 2014, 11:00am
  • Saturday Estate Auctions: January 25, 2014, 11:00am, February 1, 11:00am, February 22, 11:00am
  • The Collection of Arthur & Gretchen St. John: Saturday, February 15, 2014, 10:00am
  • Rare & Fine Wine Auction: Thursday, March 13, 2014, 6:00pm
  • 20th Century Arts & Design Auction: Friday, March 14, 2014, 6:00pm
  • Fine & Decorative Arts Auction: Saturday, March 15, 2014, 9:00am

Leland Little Auction & Estate Sales, Ltd. 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


Core Results - New Year, New You! 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.   


multi-paint-cans.jpg 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! 

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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.

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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