April 20, 2015
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Destination Infatuation -  Southern Smoke BBQ in Garland, NC

Some may call it infatuation, but we call it counting our blessings! We took a road trip to experience what all the rage is about and returned with tales of having the best BBQ and fresh southern sides cooked by Matthew Register, owner of Southern Smoke BBQ and South  Catering from Garland, NC. This rage isn't going away... so grab a friend and head east!

Matthew's labor of love in creating new and innovative side dishes compliments his popular chopped oak-wood smoked BBQ, baby-back-ribs rubbed with his house rub, slow smoked, and finished with Sweet Grace sauce, and beef brisket, sliced and burnt ends...all cooked to perfection. A few sides you'll want to try are; Mac and Cheese (always on the menu), Southern Succotash, Sweet Potato Pork Belly Hash, Pickled Cucumber & Tomato Salad with feta cheese & balsamic, Squash Marmalade, and Pickled Watermelon Rinds. You'll need to follow Southern Smoke BBQ on Facebook to keep up with the flavorful sides and main dishes being offered each week; because the menus change daily.

There's something to be said for taking stock of the people in North Carolina that love what they do and love where they do it more than anything. Matthew Register's passion for cooking, dedication in supporting local farmers and creating new, unconventional recipes as sides for his traditional BBQ are just a few good reasons why folks head to Garland, NC for lunch every Thursday and Friday from 11:30am till 1:30pm (or when the food runs out).

Garland, population... 340, an agricultural promise land. And Southern Smoke BBQ is its main
Sweet Potato Pork Belly Hash
attraction! Cooking 24 racks of ribs on any given Thursday or Friday and selling out by 12:15 is a force to be reckoned with. The trend to follow great chefs around the state have become more prevalent. So driving for an hour and 10 minutes for lunch on Thursdays and Fridays to enjoy what's on Southern Smoke BBQ's "menu for the day" is no exception.  

Register appreciates the creative opportunity that comes with using seasonal ingredients, and he enjoys pushing the envelope with new recipes he'll offer for his Catering business, called South Catering as well as his outdoor seating restaurant, Southern Smoke BBQ. He's an avid reader of cookbooks; all kinds...current and from years gone by. They inspire him to continue trying new dishes and creating new and sometimes old-fashioned ways of preparing fresh dishes.  

South Catering - From corporate dinners, backyard parties, wedding receptions and much more, South Catering will handle your event so that you can enjoy it as much as your guests.
Pickled Cucumber & Tomato Salad
Menus are created uniquely for you. They will build it around your occasion or your theme and your budget. Presentation is just as important to South Catering as is using fresh local ingredients. Click Here for some sample menus, but keep in mind they will create anything you'd like. Matthew and his wife Jessica have a strong team that caters events for large gatherings to small intimate dinner parties. Call and inquire about catering your next event.

Sweet Grace & Two Brothers Sauces - In 2010 Matthew began smoking pork (and practically anything else he could get his hands on) the old-fashioned way, slow and low over oak wood. He then began experimenting with sauces and created Sweet Grace, named after their daughter and Two Brothers, named after their sons. These were the beginnings of Southern Smoke BBQ. Sauces are also available at the restaurant or can be found at Southern Season in Chapel Hill and Heritage Market in Wake Forest. Click Here for other retail stores.

It is time to make a pilgrimage to Garland, NC and taste southern cooking at its best!
Outside counter seating
Pre-orders on ribs are recommended (at least 24 hours notice).

Southern Smoke BBQ and South Catering - 29 Warren Street, Garland, NC 28441
Phone: (910) 549-7484,  Email: southernsmokebbqofnc@gmail.com
Restaurant hours: Thurs. and Fri. 11:30am-1:30pm, Website, Facebook.

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Locally Grown - House of Swank Clothing Company's NC-Themed Apparel

Raddest NC Shirts & Swag: According to founder John Pugh (aka Johnny Swank),"The mission of the House of Swank Clothing Company is to produce the raddest NC-themed shirts and swag on the planet, period".  So when the Charlotte Observer called Raleigh "boring" in a recent opinion article, House of Swank hit back with its "Keep Raleigh Boring" T-Shirt.  As you will see, promoting NC and local pride is good business.

Absolute Southern: The House of Swank Clothing Company is based in Raleigh and all products are printed or made downtown. Their mobile store has been a regular feature at local festivals and music events and now they have launched a permanent shop at 315 South Bloodworth Street (open Tuesday - Friday from 2-5 pm and for certain special events, sales and exchange dates). That said, the best way to sample their goods is to go straight to their online catalog.

Tank Tops (but no Beer Bellies): House of Swank T-Shirts are marketed to both men and women in four main categories (Absolute Southern, Food & Beverage, Represent Your City, and State Pride & School Colors).  Women can order Tank Tops (sorry  guys ... no Italian T's) and there is also a good selection of infant ware, koozies, hats, hoodies, and buttons. From "Collards" to "BBQ" to Moonshine", the House of Swank has more NC coverage than Kudzu and they make great souvenirs for your out-of-town guests.  Check them out and Tell Your Mama - Free Shipping Every Day!

House of Swank Clothing Company: 315 South Bloodworth Street, Raleigh; Contact: 919-413-7339; Website

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Join NOFO on Saturday April 25th for a jewelry trunk show featuring the NY based, Raleigh raised designer, Elizabeth Moore! Elizabeth will be here with her latest Everyday Luxury designs, just in time for Mother's Day! Whether you're going out on the town, or having a jeans and tee-shirt moment, these pieces can travel through any mood or event. Elizabeth will be at Nofo from 11am to 2pm.
On Sunday, April 26th NOFO on the Road is traveling to Rougemont for Dinner on the Porch at Elodie Farms. They're going to explore the farm, pat the goats and gather on the porch for dinner at 6:30pm. Chef Dan Gray from NOFO has planned a delicious 4 course meal, and you're welcome to bring your own wine! Reservations are required. To make yours, just call Elodie Farms at (919) 479-4606. If you want to sit with the NOFO group, give Jean a call at (919) 821-1240!
Nofo@the Pig- 2014 Fairview Rd. Raleigh, 27608. 919-821-2152. Website.

Father-Daughter Show - Simon Griffiths and Gillian Griffiths at 311 Gallery
Simon Griffiths is well known as a commercial photographer, but is also a painter. Simon won a juried show at 311 Gallery in October 2014 and was invited back for a solo show of his paintings and photographer in April 2015. Joining him is his 15-yr old daughter Gillian, who is an extraordinary pen and ink artist with a highly developed sense of humor that shines through her work.
Two photographs of work in this show are attached-a photograph of Simon's and a pen and ink drawing of Gillian's.
Next Saturday, April 18, Simon Griffiths will be playing guitar and discussing his paintings and photographs in 311 Gallery from 2:00 to 4:00 pm.
311 Gallery - 311 West Martin Street, Raleigh, NC 27601 Website
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Bailey's Fine Jewelry Big Sale begins Thursday, April 23rd.
Here's your excuse! Sale up to 60% off.
Bailey's Fine Jewelry - Raleigh, Cameron Village 919-829-7337, and Crabtree Valley Mall, 919-788-7500. Website.
Brewgaloo  Festival - And go ahead and mark your calendar for Saturday, April 25th to be in downtown Raleigh (City Plaza to be exact) for Brewgaloo - a festival celebrating craft beer...and they'll have 50+ food trucks there. Get all the details Here.

Scarves Galore
...Cameron Clothing Co. in North Hills has a wonderful variety of spring scarves. Check out their large variety of beautiful patterns in spring and summer colors, in all lengths, including extra-long as well as "infinity". Jenny Lamb of Cameron Clothing says they've never sold as many scarves in all their years as this season. "We can barely keep them in stock, and many, many more styles and colors are on the way." Cameron Clothing Co. -4351-111 The Circle at North Hills, Raleigh, 27609. Ph:919-420-0411. Hours: Mon-Sat 10am-6pm.

It's Time to Take Care of Your Furs - ThisThursday, April 23rd, Kriegsman Furs & Outerwear from Greensboro will be at C.T. Weekends in Cameron Village for you to drop off your Furs for cleaning, repair, restyle, and storage.
Kriegsman Furs & Outerwear is the Carolina's oldest and most respected furrier, founded in 1928 by two brothers, Max and A. M. Kriegsman. The family tradition reaches back to Austria in the 1870's, where the brothers' father and grandfather were prominent furriers.
CT Weekends - 437 Daniels Street, Raleigh, NC 27605, Phone:(919) 787-9073.
Hours: Mon.-Sat. 10am-6pm.       

Olde Raleigh Real Estate 
Jill Rekuc
919-389-0555 Email Website 
 3712 Camp Mangum Wynd $1.125m   
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5 bdr, 4.5 bath, 6280 SF Basement, Gorgeous Lakefront Traditional, Click Here for MLS listing.  
 4012 Edward Pride Wynd $625,000
  Olde Raleigh  
6 bdr, 4.5 bath, 4163 SF  
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4104 City of Oaks Wynd $899,000
Olde Raleigh 
5 bdr, 4.5 bath, 4765 SF
Bonus Rm & Home Office, .60 acre, Executive Transitional 
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2.99% 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: Stephen.J.Waters@SunTrust.com Phone: 919-755-2401.


Pollen Remover!!!! Yep, it's that time of year! Call Blaise Waters for a Super Detailed Clean Car!   

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Blaise is paying for his high school tennis. He has all the supplies and uses professional products. If you don't own a hose, he will bring one. He cleans the inside (vacuuming and cleaning all surfaces) and washes the outside. He will come to you. Prices: Cars $25, SUV's $30. Contact: Blaise Waters at tennisboy30@gmail.com or (305)903-1550 (texting is best!) For more info click here.


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