January 26, 2015
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Inflate Plate - Triangle Restaurant Week Jan. 26 thru Feb. 1

These past two weeks all we've heard is the phrase "DeflateGate" (football). Now's the time to take a deep breath and inflate your plate! Triangle Restaurant Week is upon us.

Triangle Restaurant Week (TRW) is a week-long celebration of culinary excellence designed to incorporate the premier Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill and surrounding area restaurants beginning today, Jan. 26 through Feb. 1st.

During TRW, participating restaurants offer special three-course menu options and fixed pricing, a great opportunity for residents and visitors alike to indulge in the area's finest cuisine. No reservations, tickets or passes required.

Pricing for the event is $15 for a 3-course lunch, and $20,$25, or $30 for a 3-course dinner. Some restaurants are participating in lunch and dinner. Make some reservations and let's inflate!

Our Picks for TRW and Prix Fixe Menus

Raleigh - Plates Neighborhood Kitchen at 301 Glenwood Ave in Raleigh will take you on a culinary journey produced by chef Steve Day. Trained at London's Le Cordon Bleu, and worked Le Gavroche in London and the Umstead Hotel in Cary, Steve's twenty years experience and travels around the world has made Plates Kitchen a culinary delight. From the first apple tarts in France, the Pecorino cheese in Tuscany, Weiss Wurst in Germany, Espada (scabbard fish) on the island of Madeira, to Hong Kong, Thailand and China, chef Day has learned new flavors and techniques to add to the outstanding food of the American South. With Day's ability to create favorite international dishes combined with regional southern flavors, you'll want to join them at TRW.

Plates Three-Course Prix Fixe Dinner Menu - $20.00/person
Starter(Choose one)
Steak Tartare - ginger, soy, truffle emulsion, herb salad, dentelle
Pickled Bonchon Shiitake - soy miso glaze
Octopus Escabeche - sweet vegetable pickle, coriander, cumin
Main (Choose one)
Seared Salmon - panache of winter vegetables, fennel & herb emulsion
Confit Pork Shoulder - mixed grains, cucumber, carrot, basil, cilantro, mint, walnuts, vinaigrette
Sweet Potato Gnocchi - caramelized sweet potato, crispy sage, quinoa pops, herb jus
Dessert (Choose one)
Sticky Toffee Pudding - vanilla toffee sauce, whipped cream
Warm house-made Cookies and Milk
Prickly Pear Mousse

Plates Neighborhood Kitchen - 301 Glenwood Ave. Raleigh 27603, Phone 919-828-0018
Hours: Sun-Thurs 5pm-9:30pm, Fri-Sat 5pm-12am, Sat-Sun Brunch 11am-2:30pm. Website.

Durham -  At Watt's Grocery you won't find checkout counters or aisles of canned goods at 1116 Broad St in Durham. Watt's Grocery is a casual-chic neighborhood restaurant where you'll find the menu loaded with enough locally grown produce and artisanal North Carolina products to put your average supermarket to shame. Owner/chef Amy Tornquist transforms this bountiful harvest into a Southern-inflected menu. Inspiration menus come from her childhood days living in Durham to her first restaurant job working for the legendary Bill Neal at Crook's Corner to La Varenne in Paris, her culinary alma mater, to her 21 years' experience as owner/chef of Sage & Swift Gourmet Catering. Watt's Grocery is participating in TRW for lunch and dinner. Prix Fixe  Lunch is $15 (see menu)

Prix Fixe Dinner-$30
First course (choose one)
Grilled Caesar Salad - grilled romaine, black pepper vinaigrette, white anchovies, and shaved Parmesan
Roasted Butternut Squash Salad with winter greens and warm French lentils
Smoked Salmon with toasted bread and beet/red onion salad
Main (choose one)
Steamed Mussels in white wine with house chorizo
Fried Catfish over black eyed pea hoppin' john and topped with crisp apple salad
Braised Pork Shanks - wilted spinach with raisins and pine nuts, creamy polenta
Vegan Entree available upon request
Desserts (choose one)
Coconut Pineapple Rice Pudding with plumped currants (vegan)
Banana Cream Pie in a glass-graham cracker bottom, banana cream filling, brûlée meringue topping
Chocolate, Pecan, Caramel Tarte

Watt's Grocery - 1116 Broad Street Durham, Phone: (919) 416-5040
Hours: Lunch Tues-Fri 11am-2:30pm, Brunch Sat-Sun 11am-2:30pm, Dinner Tues-Sun 5:50pm-10pm. Website

Apex - Little Hen Restaurant is a farm-to-table restaurant located at 5160 Sunset Lake Road, Apex, 27539. Serving a  modern-American cuisine in an upscale but casual setting, all of the items on the menu are primarily sourced from local farmers. They also carry a versatile range of NC beers, and offer uniquely distinct wines and cocktails.

All of the meals served are prepared from meat and produce grown locally by area farmers. During the early morning hours, owner and chef Regan Stachler visits local farmers for the freshest produce available. That freshness, along with Stachler's culinary skill, is what gives the Little Hen's offerings their special, robust character.

Stachler takes great pride in having built the business, quite literally, with his own hands. The counter, tables and benches were all built by Stachler. All of the interior finishing, decorating and painting were also done by him.

He opens each day at about 4pm to bake the artisan bread that gives the place its wonderful aroma. Dinner service starts at 5pm and continues until people stop coming by. The ambience is relaxed and friendly, and is a perfect place for friends to gather to enjoy dinner, some nice wine and spirited conversation.

Dinner Prix Fixe 3 courses: $30
Appetizer (choose one)
Charred Beets - brown sugar cider gastrique, black pepper pecans, almonds goat cheese fritter
Grilled Romaine - bacon bits, carrot, bleu cheese, honey mustard dressing
Creamy Potato Soup - sweet onion, sweet & sour vanilla-apple puree, thyme
Bibb Greens - orange supremes, almonds, black radish, goat cheese, citrus vinaigrette
Entree (choose one)
Chicken & Dumplings - potato gnocchi, braised chicken, chive
Hanger Steak - crispy fingerlings, pickled local mushrooms & shallots
Grilled Shrimp & Cheddar Grits - bacon-scallion vinaigrette, hoop cheddar
Dessert (choose one)
Chocolate Cheesecake - brandied cherries, candied hazelnuts, fresh whipped cream
Vanilla Bean Pannacotta - red wine gelee, orange reduction, walnut brittle
Coconut-Almond & Bourbon Semifreddo Layer Cake - toasted coconut lemon creme anglaise

Little Hen Restaurant - 5160 Sunset Lake Road, Apex, NC 27539, Phone: 919-363-0000
Hours: Monday - Saturday: 5pm, Bar 4pm, Saturday Lunch: 11am-2pm. Website.

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"DeepSea Challenge 3D" - Under the Sea, Wish You Could Be Part of That World? Now @ Marbles IMAX

As a boy, filmmaker James Cameron dreamed of a journey to the deepest part of the ocean.
DeepSea Challenge 3D is a dramatic film fulfillment of that dream. It chronicles Cameron's solo
dive to the depths of the Mariana Trench-nearly seven miles beneath the ocean's surface-piloting a submersible he designed himself. The risks were astounding. The footage is breathtaking. James Cameron's DeepSea Challenge 3D is a celebration of science, courage, and extraordinary human aspiration.
There are human footprints on the moon and rovers on Mars, but our deepest oceans remain a mystery. Largely unexplored, these dark depths are Earth's last frontier, yet they could unlock clues to understanding our planet. That notion inspires a history-making scientific expedition at the heart of a new large format film adventure from National Geographic Studios. Now at Marbles Museum's IMAX Theater, audiences will voyage to the ocean's deepest point with the opening of "James Cameron's DeepSea Challende 3D," a celebration of science, courage, and extraordinary human aspiration specially formatted as a new 40-minute giant screen film experience for release in IMAX®, dome theaters.

Directed by John Bruno, Andrew Wight and Ray Quint, the film is a story about determination, danger and a journey to the ocean's greatest depths, in which the risks are astounding and the 3D footage is breathtaking. It follows the scientific expedition led by Academy Award-winning filmmaker James Cameron (Avatar and Titanic), a National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence and veteran of eight deep ocean expeditions - whose boyhood dream was to be an underwater explorer.


Wells Fargo IMAX Theatre at Marbles - 201 E. Hargett Street Downtown Raleigh, NC 27601
Phone: 919.882.IMAX, Website.
Official Film Website: http://www.deepseachallenge.com/ 


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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   

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