December 29, 2014
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Fired Up - Two Chefs, Six Courses, You Be the Judge!
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Fired Up - Two Chefs, Six Courses, You Be the Judge!

Here's a riddle... What's always the right size and the right color and the most fun you'll ever have on a Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday night out? Hungry for the answer? Why, it's the gift of an evening or two at the Got to Be NC Competition Dining Series, of course.

It's unlike any other dinner experience in the country! Taste course-by-course during a series of 15 competitions hosted in three regions of the state throughout the year. Each evening, two restaurants battle it out in a single elimination, blind dinner format. You'll eat it up!

What's this, you ask? The Got to be NC Competition Dining Series brings the most revered chefs together in an interactive culinary experience showcasing their passion, knowledge and sheer ability to cook! The most competitive chefs in North Carolina compete in any one of three rounds of the statewide competition that brings chefs, diners and farmers together over the table singing the praises of local food and drink.

How It Works: Paying guests will savor each course in a blind tasting alongside a panel of culinary and celebrity judges in a series of seven dinner competitions. Each evening, two restaurants "battle" it out side-by-side in a single elimination format. Guests savor a six-course menu (three dishes from each chef without knowing whose food they're tasting) created around a "featured" ingredient. For each dinner, the ingredient will come from a North Carolina farmer or artisan producer. The featured ingredient is revealed to the chefs only an hour before they start cooking, and it must be used in each of the three courses.
Diners, alongside culinary and guest judges, will rate each dish and determine who moves on to the next round and who goes home. At stake in each series is a grand prize of $2,000, a handmade chef knife by Ironman Forge in Charlotte, and the coveted "Red Chef Jacket." The runner-up receives $500.

The trio of 2015 North Carolina events will take place in three centrally located cities: Raleigh, Winston-Salem and Charlotte. Then, the three winning chefs and their teams will meet up to take it to the next level and compete for the statewide championship title at the exciting Final Fire.
Tickets to attend a preliminary and quarterfinal battle dinner in any region start at $59 excluding beverage, tax and tip. Community members are encouraged to attend as many dinners as they like. Make your reservations at

2015 is going to be an exciting year. Make reservations for specific battles in advance or purchase a gift certificate or two for your favorite fan of culinary competitions.

What makes these competitive dinners so different? YOU get to be the judge! And check out this years' new tiered ticket pricing.

For tickets to specific Raleigh battles, visit
For ticket to specific Charlotte battles visit
For tickets to specific Winston-Salem battles visit,
For gift certificates - which may be used for he purchase of specific battles based on availability click here.

The 2015 North Carolina schedule includes:
Got to Be NC Competition Dining Series - Triangle
       Preliminary battles: Jan. 19 to Feb. 3
       Quarterfinal battles: Feb. 9 to 17
       Semifinal battles: Feb. 23 to 24
       Final battle: March 2

Got to Be NC Competition Dining Series - City
       Preliminary battles: March 23 to April 14
       Quarterfinal battles: April 20 to 28
       Semifinal battles: May 4 to 5
       Final battle: May 11

Got to Be NC Competition Dining Series - Triad
       Preliminary battles: May 26 to June 10
       Quarterfinal battles: June 15 to 23
       Semifinal battles: June 29 to 30
       Final battle: July 7

All fired up? Make your plans now.

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Bridal Season Has Begun! - Event at Merrimon-Wynne House

Come and celebrate your engagement at the Merrimon-Wynne House Bridal Event! On Saturday, January10th there's going to be a day of wedding inspiration, delicious food, drinks and fun! Tours of the Merrimon-Wynne House will be available on the hour plus events, drawings, and more happenings throughout the afternoon.

This is a unique and unconventional bridal event: complete with hair and makeup by Parlor Dry Bar, Bouquet Bar, custom stationary, live models from Alexia's Bridal and Men's formal wear from Saks Fifth Avenue. There will be multiple table top displays and DJ Joe Bunn providing music for the event.

Advance registration is required by January 7th. And all proceeds from this event go to the Raleigh Rescue Mission.

Merrimon-Wynne House Bridal Event - Saturday, Jan 10th. 2pm till 7pm.
Cost:$15/person or $25/couple donation to attend.
100 % all proceeds will go to Raleigh Rescue Mission.
RSVP to or by Clicking Here:Register & Donate
Address: 500 N. Blount St. Raleigh, 27604. Phone: 919-906-1026 Website.

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First Night Raleigh 2015 is set to feature a plethora of "Out of This World" entertainment to ring in the New Year in downtown Raleigh. This Triangle tradition continues Wednesday, Dec. 31st.

Beginning at 2pm, First Night Raleigh invites families to enjoy the Children's Celebration that is spread throughout Bicentennial Plaza, NC Museum of History and NC Musuem of Natural Sciences. The Children's Celebration is capped off by the People's Procession at 6pm (beginning on Edenton St., north of State Capitol) and the Early Countdown at the Main Stage on City Plaza at 7pm. Back by popular demand is this year's Fantastical First Night Ferris Wheel, as well as the Alien Abduction ride, both running from 2pm - 11pm. Other interactive activities include a Pop Up Wedding Chapel, Pop Up Chorus, "It's a RAD RAD Dance Revolution" and more.

Evening performances include headliner Augustines, as well as Raleigh's own The Love Language and more. Countdown and the Acorn drop and fireworks will be the finale. Website   


311 Gallery ExhibitionIt's All in the Details featuring the abstract narratives of mixed-media artists, Sharon DiGiulio, Michelle Davis, and Jeanne Rhea drawing inspiration from nature, ancestry, memories, hopes, dreams, and the creative process.
311 Gallery - 311 West Martin Street, Raleigh NC 27601 Website.  


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Contact: Jill Rekuc, Olde Raleigh Real Estate, Phone: 919.389.0555. Email, Website   

Handsome Executive Transitional 
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1.99% Home Equity Line of Credit -Use for Home Improvements, Debt Consolidation, College Tuition and more. Call Stephen J. Waters, III, Personal Banker. 2101 Clark Avenue, Cameron Village Raleigh, NC 27605.     

Email: Phone: 919-755-2401 and 24-hr Client Care: 800-SUNTRUST(786-8787).


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I am a High School student athlete looking to pay for my athletics. 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.


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