August 10, 2015
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Endless Possibilities with Italian Connections -
Nina's Ristorante & Positalia Italian Eatery

You can take Nina Psarros  out of Italy, but you can't take Italy out of Nina Psarros- or her cooking skills and love of Italian foods. This Raleigh restaurant owner of Nina's Ristorante at 8801 Leadmine Rd. in North Raleigh has shared homemade recipes with happy customers since 1999.

Nina began cooking as a child learning from her mother in Palermo, Sicily. Her first restaurant was in Suffren, NY called Da Nina's. It quickly became a four-star restaurant, culling remarks like "you'll never taste cuisine like this in this country" to "extraordinary restaurant at an ordinary price."

And today Nina's restaurant provides this ever-growing area with Tuscan cuisine that is heavy on flavor and light on the ingredients. Click here for menu. The exclusively Italian wine list allows one to further the education of Italian wine and its grape varietals while offering something new and wonderful for  guests to experience.

This amazing chef not only runs her restaurant with her husband Chris in Raleigh but is also the new Executive Chef at Positalia Italian Eatery; a restaurant and a new concept in enjoying fresh Italian fares that's just opened at Mayfaire Community Center in Wilmington, NC.

The brains behind Positalia comes from Bullard Restaurant Group's president, Clif Bullard with visions to open more in the Triangle area in 2016. But asking Nina to partner with him was even more genius.

Positalia Menu offers a create-your-own style experience where diners select pasta bowls, salads or piadinas (a thin Italian flatbread filled and wrapped around your choice of fresh ingredients). Then they select a topping hot off the grill; such as grilled chicken, meatballs, steak, grilled veggies and more. Next, make the dish your own by adding any combination of fresh flavors and delicious homemade sauces + dressings. Whatever you choose, you'll know it will be Positively Delicious!

The menu also includes one of Nina Psarros's specialties, Chicken Sicilian which is chicken and eggplant, lightly breaded and pan-seared topped with marinara sauce and mozzarella.

Nina spent many hours in the kitchen experimenting, recipe after recipe taking pleasure in providing a culinary experience that ensures quality, freshness and deliciousness. Her recipes are followed to a T with assurance of fresh, authentic Italian cuisine in a positive, fast casual atmosphere that is absolutely delicious!

Nina's Ristorante - 8801 Leadmine Rd. Raleigh, NC 21615, Phone: 919-845-1122, Hours: Mon - Sat 5pm -10pm. Website.

Positalia Italian Eatery - 6800 Parker Farm Dr, Ste. 150, Wilmington, NC 28405
Phone: 910-300-9522, Hours: Sun. - Thurs. 1am - 9pm, Fri. & Sat.11am - 10pm Website.

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Leland Little Auctions
Bailey's Fine Jewlrey

Nofo @ the Pig

Olde Raleigh Real Estate

To Bee or Not to Bee

Try Something New - Downtown Raleigh Restaurant Week Aug. 17-23

There are always places you've wanted to venture out and try. But you always seem to get hung up on the same ol' same ol'. Restaurant Week's dare you to step out of your comfort zone and try new intriguing places to dine. So now's the time to plan your week and try something new for a change!

Not to be confused with Triangle Restaurant Week, the Downtown Raleigh Restaurant Week will take place starting Monday, August 17 through Sunday, 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 today by clicking here to see who's participating and then making your reservations for next week. Participating restaurants may select one specific course to feature during restaurant week without price restrictions under one or more of the following categories: Appetizer, Entrée, Dessert.

Have it Your Way - Downtown Raleigh Alliance invites you to build your own progressive dinner by enjoying one course at as many different restaurants as you'd like, as opposed to a three-course meal at one venue. In preparation for this exciting new option, participating restaurants are encouraged to collaborate with one another to create a "tour of downtown Raleigh dining."

Downtown Raleigh Restaurant Week - Monday, August 17- Sunday, August 23  Website.

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Nominate Your Hero! -Only 3 Days Left! 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. Bailey's Fine Jewelry - Website.  


 Acquisitions, Ltd. at Atlantic Beach, NC  Christmas is just 5 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
311 Gallery August Show: Flowers & Gardens Juried Show August 5-28; The August juried show at 311 Gallery Flowers & Gardens runs from the whimsical to the sublime, with a variety of paintings, photographs, and collage/mixed media pieces to tickle your fancy. You do have a fancy, do you not?
311 Gallery - 311 West Martin St. Raleigh, 27601. Hours: Wed.-Sat. 11:30am-4:00pm. Website.


Olde Raleigh Real Estate 
Jill Rekuc 
919-389-0555 Website 
Under Contract 
11213 Ridgegate Dr
  Raleigh 27617
Classic Distinguished Transitional, Click Here for MLS listing.
Under Contract 
3712 Camp Mangum Wynd $1.075m   
Olde Raleigh 
5 bdr, 4.5 bath, 6280 SF Basement, Gorgeous Lakefront Traditional, Click Here for MLS listing.  
Under Contract 
4104 City of Oaks Wynd $799,000
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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