November 23, 2015
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Bountiful Thanksgiving Trends for 2015

Get ready to gobble up the most notable, most beautiful, and downright most delicious trends for this year's holiday feast. We've dug a little deeper than just declaring "Friendsgiving" potlucks are a thing. (They are, but we've all heard that already.) Instead, we dove into tabletop trends, food crazes, and even the "it" turkey of 2015. (Hint: It involves pork!).

Meet the 'Porchetta-Style' Turkey - Put away the deep fryer. Please, please stop doing the whole "turducken" thing. This year's "it" turkey dish is "Porchetta-style," aka turkey tarted up like pork! Yep, this recipe calls for adding panchetta and/or bacon to your bird. Check out the latest recipe.

A New Cut for an Old Spud - 'Hasselback' Potatoes are one of the most-searched-for dishes each Thanksgiving, and while we always love 'em mashed, this accordion-style cut, which results in crispy edges and creamy middles makes a spud exciting again. Any potato works; the trick is in the slice: straight down, just short of all the way through. Check out this recipe to give the technique a try.

Get Saucy and Spike Those Cranberries - Hard cider, spiced rum, cassis, whiskey. ... Orange was once the mix-in du jour for cranberry relish, but this year bump up your classic recipe with a dash of booze. Spiced Cranberry Sauce Recipe.

Whole Pies Are Still Great (Duh!), but Mini-Pies Are Where It's At - You're gonna be stuffed no matter what, right? Serving yourself and your guests a trendy personal-size pie like these teeny salted caramel pumpkin cheesecakes, cooked in a muffin tin might sorta kinda cut down the urge to work your way through a pie bar... But then again, maybe not! Recipe.

Simple, Modern, and Elegant Is the Look You'll Want This Year - We laughed when Home Decor said that Benjamin Moore named humble "white" as it's color trend of the year for 2016. But for this year's Thanksgiving decor, white feels right. We're moving away from rustic-everything and all that burlap, and just going clean. After all, a bright white tabletop makes your food the star! Your Thanksgiving table has never looked this beautiful.

Looking Back... Thanksgivings of the Past

Are you feeling the guilt because you never want to deep-fry a turkey again? Remember when that was a thing? Here are a few trends we all thought were the rage. Some we've embraced, and others we've gladly moved on!

2013: Bruleed Pumpkin Pie - Fire up the blowtorches. Three leading food magizines, Martha  Stewart Living, Bon Appétit and Saveur offered up pumpkin pies with the crackling torched-sugar tops.

2012: Creamed Kale  - Kale, t's not just for salad. Kale mania grips the nation, pushing spinach, mesclun and arugula off the plate. Is there anything this super veggie can't do? We're still waiting to find out.

2011: Cornbread Stuffing - Southern food is smoking-hot, as reflected in the sudden resurgence of this down-home classic.

2010: Turkeys Glaze Over - Molasses, pomegranate, maple, cider, soy sauce, even malt beer: The foodie press abounds in photogenic glazed birds.

2008: Hello, Brussels Sprouts! We discovered the amazing versatility of Brussels sprouts: They're great whether shaved or shredded into a slaw, or separated into leaves and quickly sauteed.

2002: Turducken - Up from Cajun country flies the turducken, a boneless beast composed of a chicken stuffed into a duck stuffed into a turkey. Three birds in one, requiring virtuoso technique on the part of the butcher.

1996: Deep-Fried Turkey - Martha Stewart Living magazine gets the (butter)ball rolling on this one, and it's pushed along by Alton and other Food Network stars.

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Come Fly With Me - The Pour House Celebrates Sinatra 100

Blue Eyed Soul: Born Francis Albert Sinatra on December 12, 1915 in Hoboken, New Jersey, Frank Sinatra considered himself one of the luckiest people in the world. We believe it's the reverse ... that the world was reshaped by "Ol' Blue Eyes". December 12, 2015 marks the 100th year for the "Chairman of the Board" who sold hundreds of millions of records worldwide, received 11 Grammy Awards, and starred in 60 motion pictures.  In tribute, The Pour House (downtown Raleigh) is sponsoring a special Sinatra night featuring The Shakedown who will take you through a journey in time as they celebrate Sinatra's legendary career.

Dress For Success: The Shakedown is a Raleigh-based band whose passion is performing high-energy dance music. Hear dozens of your Sinatra favorites including: "That's Life," Nice 'n' Easy," "You Make Me Feel So Young," "Fly Me To The Moon," "New York, New York," "My Way" and many, many others. Come dressed to "Class Up the Joint" and the Pour House will knock off $3 from the cover charge. Tickets are $12 pre and $15 at the door. Tickets

Sinatra Fun Facts: Almost died at childbirth; Favorite color was orange, favorite drink was Jack Daniel's, loved dogs and collected / operated toy trains; NC Connection - married to Eva Gardner.

Sinatra at The Pour House: When: December 12th from 9pm-1am; Where: The Pour House - 224 S. Blount Steet, Raleigh; Cost: $12 pre, $15 at the door; Attire: Classy attire gets you a $3 discount! Live Entertainment: The Shakedown, Peter Lamb and The Wolves open; The Shakedown Website


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Hunt & Gather Annual Holiday Open House - Holiday magic is on the way! Sat., Dec. 5, 10am to 6pm & Sun., Dec. 6, 12pm to 5pm. Bring your friends and enjoy refreshments together while you shop. Great Sales throughout the store to help you with your holiday hunt! Find Christmas cheer and warm, holiday inspiration in a winter wonderland.  The perfect time to find the most unique gifts for everyone on your list!
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 311 Gallery - Till November 28 at 311 Gallery: Raleigh Warehouse District Plein Air Juried Show. Small paintings produced onsite during the October Warehouse District Plein Air Paintout and other plein air paintings are the focus of the November show at 311 Gallery. The First Friday Opening Reception is November 6 from 6:00 to 10:00 pm. Normal hours Thursday-Saturday 11:30 to 4:30.
311 Gallery - 311 W. Martin St. Raleigh 27601. Website

Photo left: Artist, Rick Bennett, plein air painting. 

Share the Pie - StepUp Ministry in Raleigh and Alliance Medical Ministry have teamed up this Thanksgiving. Local bakeries have donated thanksgiving themed pies that will be available for purchase with all proceeds supporting StepUp and Alliance Medical Ministry. To help with this fundraiser, Click Here to purchase your Thanksgiving Pies.
Pumpkin, Pecan or Chocolate pies for Thanksgiving are $25/pie or $45 for 2 pies. Pick up dates are Nov. 24 or 25.  
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