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                                      January 6, 2014

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Mex and the City - New Choices Join Old Favorites


Beans, Beans, the Musical Fruit: The More you Eat, the More you Toot! (& better you feel).  Well, whoever invented that schoolyard saying was way ahead of his or her time.  Perhaps it was Nostradamus who predicted this Holy Frito Bandito explosion of Mexican restaurants. All we know is that "Mex Sells" and there are now more Triangle salsa choices than ever ... from Chubby's  to Chuy's, Ganza  to Gringo, and every "Dos, El & Las" in between.  And just when you think they can't fit any more Mez, up pops another Cantina 18  with killer margaritas (see our newest additions, below).  So let's have beans for every meal!


 Gringo A Go-Go

Gringo is Now A Go-Go: It has been a couple months since we announced the coming of Gringo A Go-Go.  Well, it finally opened last Friday (Jan 3) for lunch and dinner. Located in downtown Raleigh (in the former Ruben's Downtown Diner at 100 N. Person Street), Gringo's menu is  filled with authentic Mexican foods, including fish tacos, pinto beans with rice and cornbread, ceviche tostados, and a gazpacho-like shrimp cocktail.  Hunting for the perfect salsa? It's there along with a bar serving Mexican and local beers and liquors such as Mezcal tequila. The exterior décor includes its signature "Gringo Bike Rack". Website


Something to Chew On - Chuy's Opens in North Hills: The famous Austin, Texas-based Tex- Mex restaurant chain Chuy's opened before Christmas at North Hills. This 8,000 square foot restaurant (pronounced CHEW-eez) serves a distinct "Big as Yo' Face" menu of authentic, made from scratch Tex-Mex inspired dishes in a fun, eclectic atmosphere. Each location offers a unique look and feel, as expressed by the concept's motto "If you've seen one Chuy's, you've seen one Chuy's!. Bean Me Up!  Website, Menu


Go Gonzo over Ganza Tacos Y Tequila: Started in North Raleigh (Lead Mine Rd) & now in Wake   Forest (S Main St), Ganza Tacos Y Tequila is definitely not your "Run of the Strip Mall" Mexican fare. It's much more ... a cross between fun, razzle-dazzle and contemporary, Latin American culture. The owner, Ganza Salamanca, is a member of the Salamanca family whose Mexican restaurants (Dos Taquitos Centro, Xoco) have pioneered the Mex and the City explosion.  But Ganza is not a "me too" ... it's menu of 10 hand-made tacos rival anything in town and its specialty items (De la Tierrita, De los Gabachos, & The Ghost Menu) are distinctive.  Check out the face paint and the "moving mannequins" ... and it pays to make reservations.  Website, Menu


Remember ... Si comes frijoles no eructes jamón.  Translation: If you eat beans, don´t burp ham.



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A Hairy Situation - Raising the Bar at Hair Salons


The scene is always chic, never shady at primo salons where top-notch technicians have mastered everything from brush to brows to bartending. Get nailed at the mani/pedi bars and peruse beauty products for purchase while you pony-up and order your favorite cocktail. Let's party!


Primp Salonbar The Triangle has stepped it up a notch when it comes to pampering and enjoying cocktails all in the same place and at the same time. The full menu runs the gamut from head to toe, keeping all hairlines in check.


Color, Cut, Cocktails at Primp Salonbar - Grand Opening


Grand Opening at Primp Salonbar is Saturday, Jan. 11th from 6-10pm. Come meet the team and enjoy appetizers by View Bar, and giveaways every 30 minutes, with a grand prize of a full spa day including manicure, pedicure, highlights, color, cut, style and facial. (cash bar in service throughout the evening)


Primp Salonbar guests enjoy a hip, urban, high energy environment that offers a unique alternative to the average salon. Experienced staff of stylists and nail artists will provide the latest trends in cuts, color, waxing and feather extensions. 

While being pampered, you'll enjoy the convenience of wireless Internet access, high-fashion magazines, entertainment news, and all with the amenities of a cocktail bar. They even offer special rewards, promotions, and discounts each day. 


Get Primped while enjoying your cocktail while getting a cut, a beer before your Brazillian, or a martini at the Tini's and Toes Party. 


Primp Salonbar: 401 N. West Street, Raleigh, NC 27603, Phone: 919.821.9885.

Hours: Tues.-Fri. 10am-9pm, Sat. 10am-6pm, Website.


Coming Soon: Parlor Dry Bar - No cut, no color, no mess! 


Welcome to Raleigh's first blow dry bar. Where you can get in, get gorgeous salon-styled strands and get out-with plenty of time left in your day and cash left in your pocketbook. Get the experience of affordable luxury at its best.


Celebrity Treatment - At Parlor Dry Bar, they'll make bad hair days-and the countless hours you've spent trying to avoid them-a thing of the past. Whether it's a part of your weekly beauty regimen, an occasional indulgence or styling for a special occasion, their expert stylists are poised to pamper you and primp your hair to perfection.   


Who says your locks should only look their most luscious after you've spent hours and oodles on a color and cut? The stylists of Parlor believe you deserve to look and feel your best anytime and all the time. So they've taken the luxury of the salon experience and shifted the focus on affordable blowouts and styling.


Parlor Dry Bar - Should be opening by mid January 2014

402 Oberlin Road Suite 118, Raleigh 27605, at The Crescent Cameron Village

Phone: (919) 665-9816, Website.  


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Cameron Clothing Co. - Lafayette 148 New York Trunk Show - Now till Sat. Jan. 11th with Eileen Lover of Lafayette 148 at the store. Hours: Mon. thru Sat. 10am to 6pm.

Cameron Clothing Co.  4351-111 The Circle at North Hills, Phone 919-420-0411. Website. (Photo left: Lafayette 148 Spring 2014 line.) 


Winter Sale! At Cameron Village Shopping - Get cool styles and fabulous finds at the first annual Cameron Village Winter Sale! That coat you didn't get for Christmas? Come find it now! On January 10, 11 & 12 Cameron Village has got the best deals around!    


CT Weekends - Store-wide Fall & Winter Clearance Sale! Fur vests, jackets, and coats now on Sale from  $250 and up; Assorted Fall Curio sweaters 30% off original price; Assorted styles and colors from Lisette 30% off original price; Liverpool jeans select styles and colors for only $50.00; Plus assorted sportswear, outerwear, scarves, and dresses 30% to 50% Off original retail prices.

CT Weekends - Cameron Village Raleigh, Hours: Mon-Sat 10am-6pm. Phone: 919-787-9073. Website.  (Photo right: Coat & scarf 50% off at CT Weekends) 


The North Carolina Museum of Art (NCMA) will extend the dates of its current special exhibition Porsche by Design: Seducing Speed. The exhibition was originally scheduled to run through January 20, 2014, and now will remain open through February 2, 2014.


Additionally, due to the popularity of the Museum's two members-only "Hoods Up" events, the Museum will host an entire "Hoods Up" weekend open to the public. During this four-day event, visitors will be able to see under the hoods of a select number of cars in the exhibition and examine the Porsche engine, considered one of the highest accomplishments of modern automotive engineering. Website.


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!

  • 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


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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! 

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.

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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