June 15, 2015

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High Praise: Garland Restaurant Delivers in Downtown Raleigh

"It's just... So... GOOD!" ... When Ashley Christensen (celebrated chef and owner of Poole's, Beasley's, Chuck's, Joule, and the eagerly-awaited Death and Taxes and Bridge Club) says she has the biggest crush on Garland (headline lifted from recent tweet), it is time to investigate. Garland is a downtown, Raleigh pan Asian eatery that has taken Raleigh by storm. It was originally a take-out window working out of the Kings Barcade/Neptunes building. It is now in a stylish, retro space on West Martin Street; a perfect setting for a culinary adventure. Garland is open for lunch, dinner, and cocktails (note: dinner reservations are highly advisable) and prices are very reasonable. Our advice ... Put Garland on your must try list! Reservations

Penny For Your Thoughts:  From the silver mirrored entry and "mod" waiting area to the "penny-floored" bathrooms, the eclectic design touches provide a sensory starter for the culinary surprises. Garland's chef Cheetie Kumar brings explosive but surprisingly well balanced fusion flavors to her Indian inspired dishes. Lunch features their amazing MOROCCAN HUMMUS as well an array of tempting meal choices. Ask your wait staff for Ashley's favorites.

Bowl'd Over:  Garland's dinner menu offers a combination of small and large plates.  The fan favorite, CHICKEN 65 (fried boneless chicken with fresh chilies, lime, yogurt, and cilantro) is spicy and flavorful. Other "small" must-tries include the LAURAL BRANCH GARDEN SALAD (with Toscano cheese, toasted cashews, and medjule dates) and the HOUSE MADE LAMB SAUSAGE. Large plate choices are varied and include LAMB or VEGETABLE CURRY, PORK or TOFU RICE BOWL, and LAMIAN NOODLES with GRILLED LOCAL RIBEYE. The BO SSAM (glazed pork belly with white kimchi and chili sauce) is a more classical Asian dish getting rave reviews. Top it off with a three-course, one-bite dessert flight ($5) and your adventure is complete. Menu

Garland: 14 West Martin Street (between Fayetteville & Salisbury Streets), Raleigh; Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday, 5:30pm - 10pm, Friday & Saturday, 5:30pm - 11pm; Lunch: Wednesday - Friday - 11:30am - 2:30pm; Contact: 919.833.6886, Online Reservations, Website

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Bless Your Heart - Love It or List It Wants You!

North Carolina is now the new home to HGTV's hit show "Love It or List It". The show gives homeowners the opportunity to see the potential of their beloved home with newly renovations and designs or find another home of their dreams that's on the market and within their budget. Starring realtor, David Visentin and designer, Hilary Farr this popular home makeover show is now filming in the Tar Heel State.

The dynamic duo of Hilary Farr and David Visentin say the move was necessary to better relate to their target audience in the US. Previously filmed in Toronto, with a large US following, the producers said while viewers enjoyed the show, there was a big disconnect with the value of homes in Toronto versus US. So for a better realistic housing market they've chosen NC! Overall, the show will employ more than 250 North Carolinians while it films in the area and will spend close to $5 million.

Lost in Translation - But with the move comes other changes mainly focused on the iconic sweet Southern hospitality that North Carolinians are known for.

"They're very shy about telling you exactly how they feel," says Visentin. It takes him a bit
Love It or List It After photos of a Triangle Home
longer to figure out what the potential buyer wants in a house. Southern translation: "If you can't say anything nice, then don't say anything at all".

Farr says she's learning the language... finally! If someone says to her "Bless your heart," while continuing to smile; this means "I don't really like it" or "Nope, this isn't working out for us".

Casting for Homes, Couples & Conflict - Love It or List It is looking for Triangle homeowners whose home, for whatever reason, doesn't suit their needs anymore. If you're currently in this situation, they would like to hear from you. To submit your home to be considered for the show, Click here to Big Coat Productions.

It feels like every week a new accolade is bestowed on our city. And Love It or List It is no exception. The stars of the show have been seen at many of the best restaurants and bars we've written about to keep you in the loop. So if you happen upon them, pour on that southern charm and Bless their hearts!

Love It or List It - Casting information with Big Coat Productions. Website.

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A very special Leland Little upcoming Auction - The Oakwood Inn Antique Collection, an Online Auction begins Wed, June 17th through Wed, June 24th. This Single-Owner Collection is a historic opportunity to own an object from Raleigh's longest running bed & breakfast. Online bidding opens Wed, June 17, at 6:00pm and closes Wed, June 24 at 6:00pm.  
Public Preview at The Oakwood Inn at 411 N. Bloodworth St, Raleigh, 27604 is Thursday, June 18 from 10:00am to 3:00pm.

Leland Little Auctions - Website


Acquisitions LTD...By the Sea! Best shopping at Atlantic Beach! The Pop Up Store at 1010 West Fort Macon Rd, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512. Ph: (252) 222-4544. (Atlantic Station Shopping Center near Food Loin, Ace Hardware, Cinema 4 & Atlantic Beach Ice Cream) Hours: Mon - Sat 11am - 5pm, Sun 1pm - 4 pm.

If the lights are on and furniture's on the sidewalk, then they are Open. Stop by and see the store filled with antique furniture, accessories, mid-century items, modern art, newly lacquered pieces as well as their Christmas Corner with some favorite holiday items. Website


311 Gallery -  June Show: Birds Eye View; Joe DiGiulio, Jacob Joubert, and Anthony Casaletto Joe DiGiulio's look down views of abstract landscapes are complemented by the collaborative works of Jacob Joubert and Anthony Casaletto showing the birds doing the looking--a true marriage of Yin and Yang.
311 Gallery - 311 West Martin St. Raleigh, 27601. Hours: Wed.-Sat. 11:30am-4:00pm. Website.


C.T. Weekends - The Summer Extravaganza! Save 50% off original retail throughout the store. A large selection of Summer tops, sweaters, tunics, dresses, accessories and more!
CT Weekends in Cameron Village. 437 Daniels St, Raleigh, NC 27605, Ph:  (919) 787-9073. Hours Mon-Sat 10am-6pm. Website.  





Olde Raleigh Real Estate 
Jill Rekuc 
919-389-0555 Email 
11213 Ridgegate Dr
  Raleigh 27617
Classic Distinguished Transitional, Click Here for MLS listing. 
 3712 Camp Mangum Wynd $1.075m   
Olde Raleigh 
5 bdr, 4.5 bath, 6280 SF Basement, Gorgeous Lakefront Traditional, Click Here for MLS listing.  
4104 City of Oaks Wynd $860,000
Olde Raleigh 
5 bdr, 4.5 bath, 4765 SF
Bonus Rm & Home Office, .60 acre, Executive Transitional 
Click Here for MLS listing.

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.     

Phone: 919-755-2401.


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

Car Wash

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 (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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