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On the Square Restaurant & Wine - Puts Tarboro On the Culinary Map
We're all for uncharted territory. So we've plotted our way down east to Historic Downtown Tarboro, one of the oldest towns in our state. On the Square Restaurant & Wine low-key charms haven't faded since its opening in 2002, but rather have increased with every weekly menu change.

Seasonal, sustainable ingredients are celebrated accordingly throughout the ever-changing menu that ranges from subtle to blunt and is teamed nightly with recommendations from a value-driven eclectic yet classic wine offering. The majority of patrons come from out of town. Those who discover this off-the-beaten-path dining experience are ardent supporters.

No Place Like Home - Owners, Inez and Stephen Ribustello have dedicated their lives to creating and providing their guests with the ultimate culinary encounter. The couple met in the discerning confines of our US dining capital, Manhattan, each honing a skill that makes them a fierce tandem in the world of food and wine.

Their continual search for great food and fine wine pairings has evolved into a deeply pleasant and comfortable restaurant that serves up uncomplicated and inspired plates and cocktails. Boasting an attentive, sociable staff, Inez and Stephen are dedicated to providing a memorable dining experience for both tourists and locals alike. Leaving an after taste that yearns for a repeat performance, dining at On the Square Restaurant & Wine is an experience that competes with an evening spent on Broadway.

After New York, their next move was to return to Inez's hometown of Tarboro. Together they decided to open their own restaurant, wine bar and retail store called On the Square. Inspired by Best Cellars, (where Inez worked as Cellar Master) they created a user-friendly, non-intimidating wine list, which was well received by people and press in the North Carolina region. Stephen and Inez oversee every aspect of the restaurant.

Today, Inez oversees the dining room and wine menu while Stephen runs the kitchen, and the two meet weekly to discuss the direction of the restaurant's menu and 500-bottle wine list, which is also available through the restaurant's adjacent retail wine shop.

Dinner -  Driven by the local bounty and tastes of each season, dinner and wine selections change every week. Menus will feature seasonal, weather-inspired creations with European, Asian and Latin-American-inspired flavors, all favorites of Chef Ribustello.

Lunch - The focus for On the Square lunches is good food made with the freshest ingredients. Touting the best pimento cheese burger in North Carolina, their lunch menu has a few consistent favorites complemented by inventive, ever-changing daily specials and soups. Click Menus for lunch.

Catering - Whether your next event is a birthday dinner for 8 or an engagement party for 80, On the Square would love to provide the food and wine. Their goal is to prepare and present beautiful, delicious food with wines that will complement your selected menu.

Our compliments to the chef!

On the Square Restaurant and Wine - 115 East St. James St. Historic Downtown Tarboro, NC 27886. Ph: (252)823-8268.
Hours - Lunch: Monday -  Friday 11:00am - 3:00pm, Dinner: Thursday, Friday & Saturdays 5:30pm - 10:00pm. Website.

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Meat our new obsessions; we alter our cravings from ice-cream to soft served frozen yogurt about every other day. Here's 'the scoop' on two local frozen treats worth hunting down. We're softees for both!

A chef by training, he took a year off to study ice cream making. Owner Buck Buchanan of Lumpy's Ice Cream was determined to use local grass-fed cows, fresh ingredients grown nearby, and make his ice cream in small batches. Lumpy's Ice Cream has been around for 13 years now.

Buchanan began with a handcart, which he took to events all over Raleigh. Later he added a truck. Demand continued to grow, and in 2012, he opened a store in Wake Forest. Until then, Lumpy's was truly "home-made" in his kitchen. Now "hand-made" at the store. However, the process remains the same.

Buchanan's theory is to strive for the best. The best cows, best ingredients and he tastes every batch and adjusts the flavors himself. Buchanan even makes his own extracts, grinding vanilla beans, for example, for the perfect vanilla flavor. It's a difference you can taste.

Buck knows the strawberry, peach and pecan farmers and loves supporting his neighbors. He buys his ice cream base from Maple View Farm in Hillsborough. He takes Maple View's pure combination of cream, milk and sugar and turns it into ice cream with flavors like Kenny's Kickin Chocolate, Bernie's Butter Pecan, Georgie's Fuzzy Peach Dream, Bennie's Bacon & Bourbon, Bubba's Backyard Blackberry, Madd Mac's Mint chip. Flavors change at a whim.

The store in Wake Forest has the look and feel of a 1950s soda shop,  and reflects a similar spirit. You may also find Lumpy's Ice Cream at all Carolina RailHawks Soccer Games at the Wake Med Soccer Park in Cary, Raleigh's Downtown Farmers Market, Carousel Farms Rodeo and all events at Koka Booth Amphitheatre in Cary.

Lumpy's Ice Cream Store - 306 East Wait Avenue, Wake Forest 27587
Hours - Closed on Mondays. Tues. - Thurs. 11.00am-9.00pm, Fri. & Sat. 11.00am-11.00pm, Sun. 1.00pm-9.00pm. Website.

LoYo On The Go is the South's first mobile frozen yogurt food truck that spins four flavors and over thirty toppings. LoYo on the Go is based in the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill area, yet will cater special events all over the East Coast.

For your special event, you can choose from the extensive flavor list of frozen yogurts including their signature Original flavor which is a smooth creamy, slightly tart flavor. Other flavors to choose from include Vanilla, Chocolate, Peanut Butter, Coffee, Red Velvet Cake, Cake Batter, Thin Mint, Cookies & Cream, Honey Lavender, Mango, Strawberry, Blueberry, Lemon, Raspberry and Pistachio.

LoYo on the Go also carries refreshing non dairy, non fat sorbet flavors including Mango, Kiwi Strawberry Lemonade, Key Lime and Orange. For those who need to limit sugar in their diets, LoYo has no sugar Vanilla, Chocolate and Cheesecake.

The toppings list is everything one could dream of including favorites like strawberries, dark chocolate curls, sprinkles, cookie dough, reese's peanut butter cups, oreo, mochi, lychee, local honey, ginger snaps, granola and more. And fresh fruits are always a preferred topping; giving you choices to create your own perfect customized creation.

LoYo On The Go will cater your next birthday party,college outing, wedding, or special event.  You can book the mobile unit by calling 252-917-0332. Website.

Now that's some sweet relief.
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Nominate Your Hero! - Bailey's Fine Jewelry wants to recognize those who protect us day in and day out. Nominate your Hero First Responders - including Fire, Law Enforcement and Emergency Medical Personnel - who go above and beyond the call of duty. Click this link and tell Bailey's why your hero deserves to be recognized then vote for your hero from August 12th through the 22nd. Nominations must be submitted by August 12th.
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Save-the-date for Downtown Raleigh Restaurant Week: August 17 thru August 23, 2015. This year, Downtown Raleigh Restaurant Week has expanded to include lunch menus and an exciting new Do-It-Yourself Progressive Dinner option. This option will encourage patrons to visit a different restaurant for each course on a tantalizing tour of downtown dining. Participating dining establishments will offer three-course prix fixe dinners for either $20 or $30 per person, $5 or $10 lunch menus, and/or a special appetizer, entrée, or dessert for the Progressive Dinner option, depending on the venue (tax, tip, and beverages not included). Start planning for Downtown Raleigh Restaurant Week. Website.


 Acquisitions, Ltd. at Atlantic Beach, NC - Christmas in July! Christmas is just 6 months away. Get a start on your holiday shopping with many North Carolina made items at Acquisition Ltd.'s beach store. The trees are 3-d and are made in Raleigh. Each one is laser cut in balsa wood. And papered with Italian and Japanese papers. The stockings are knitted by Grace, 84 year old lady from Asheville and can be personalized with names. The Santas and snowmen are made by a lady from Boone from recycled bed spreads and blankets. The wreaths are made in Raleigh from ornaments from last Christmas. Come by and see these great holiday items in person and start your shopping!
Acquisitions Ltd. at Atlantic Beach - 1010 West Fort Macon Rd. Open most days 11am to 5pm. Website


311 Gallery will host the largest and best collection of plein air paintings by Dan Nelson ever assembled. Dan is North Carolina's preeminent plein air and live event painter. These paintings of Raleigh and Wake County bring you home with the warmth and vitality of their desi gn. The show runs July 1-24. Normal gallery hours are 11:30-4:00 Wed-Sat. Dan will be with at 311 Gallery for the First Friday Opening Reception on July 3 from 6-9 pm.
311 Gallery - 311 West Martin St. Raleigh, 27601. Hours: Wed.-Sat. 11:30am-4:00pm. Website.


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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.     

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Join Tankk, The MPS Project, and Bruteus for an unforgettable night of progressive jazz/rock fusion music at Chapel Hill's newest music club: PLAN B.
Bill West and Brad Newell, owners of the popular music venue 54 West in Graham, have moved their venue to Chapel Hill. On Saturday, August 1, the doors will open for the first time to feature three of the Triangle's most original progressive rock/fusion bands. The club is located next to the New Hope Commons Shopping Center, 5504 Durham-Chapel Hill Rd./Durham NC 27707. Doors open at 8PM. $8 cover charge.

Hillsborough Gallery of Arts -
121 N. Churton St., Hillsborough, July 27 - August 23 Join them this Friday, July 31st, from 6-9pm, for the opening reception for Reflections, with paintings by Lolette Guthrie, clothworks by Alice Levinson and pottery by Evelyn Ward. Website.


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 (305)903-1550 (texting is best!) For more info click here.

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