December 7, 2015
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Feed That Addiction... Cantina 18 Reopens

We discovered Cantina 18 withdrawal syndrome was a legitimate illness. It was hard, but the worst is over. Your severe shakes are nearly gone, and soon your body won't be craving delicious, fresh, southwest cuisines and varieties of high quality cocktails any more. Your 7 month shakes have finally stopped!

Cantina 18 has just reopened after a 2,000 square foot expansion with white-washed exposed brick walls (circa 1959) and pressed new bamboo floors. It had outgrown its digs in Cameron Village and closed temporarily this past June for a major expansion and makeover project.

The newly renovated Cantina 18 added a second story with an upstairs horseshoe bar, covered balcony, glass elevator and private dining room that can accommodate large groups. The large accordion windows capable of being opened on both floors will give the dining rooms an open air feeling.

Although owner/chef, Jason Smith improved the aesthetics of the space, he's not about to mess with the formula that has made Cantina 18 a Cameron Village hot spot since it opened in 2010: his seasonally changing menu of fresh, contemporary Mexican/ southwestern fare and margaritas are still the best in the Triangle.

Jason Smith is best known as the chef-proprietor of 18 Seaboard, one of Raleigh's first farm-to-table restaurants, also owns the new Harvest 18 in Durham. All three of these restaurants reflect his passion for serving artfully prepared, locally sourced food in a comfortable, upscale setting.

Open since March 2010, Cantina 18 is located in Raleigh's historic Cameron Village, just minutes away from downtown. Smith relentlessly searches for the freshest seasonal ingredients from North Carolina farms and purveyors for his affordable take on Southern-Tex cuisine.

Open for lunch, brunch and dinner, seven days a week, Cantina 18 offers a variety of dishes ranging from taco platters, nachos, sandwiches and seasonally inspired entrées. A family-friendly neighborhood favorite, Cantina 18 provides great food, creative drink options, outdoor-patio seating and hospitable service... and always affordable.

Cure Cantina18 withdrawal syndrome with a quick fix of fresh, local Southern-inspired Tex-Mex meals....they're all addicting!

Cantina 18 - 433 Daniels St, Raleigh, 27605. Ph (919) 835-9911
Lunch & Dinner: Sun.-Thurs. 11am-10pm, Fri. & Sat. 11am-11pm
Brunch: Sat. & Sun. 11am-3pm

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Roam for the Holidays - Entertainment for All Ages

Overcooked turkeys. Raucous relatives. Malls without parking spaces. This year, skip the typical holiday stress. Preheat the festivities with our latest batch of entertainment for you and the kiddies. These local getaways will give you a reason to celebrate.

Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer the Musical - First airing in 1964, Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer has become a beloved Christmas classic capturing the hearts and wonder of generations of fans. Now, 50 years later, something magical is happening as the beloved classic soars off the screen and onto the Fletcher Opera Theater stage this holiday season.
Event Info: (919) 733-2750, Price:$22.69-$54.71, Tickets and info.

Disney on Ice: 100 Years of Magic - Relive some of the magical moments from Walt Disney's generations-spanning tales as Mickey, Minnie, Jiminy Cricket, and the Mouseketeers celebrate Walt Disney's 100 Years of Magic.
Event Info: (919) 467-7825, Price:$10-$85, Tickets and info
Schedule: Wed 12/9/15 - Fri 12/11/15 at 7:30pm  
Sat 12/12/15 at 10:30am, 2:30pm, and 6:30pm  
Sun 12/13/15 at 2:30pm and 6:30pm

La Farm Bakery Classes
Brioche & Challah Bread Baking Class - Learn to handcraft delicious sweet breads for the holidays in your own home kitchen. Lionel Vatinet, owner of La Farm Bakery will share his techniques and recipes using challah dough.
Dec. 9, 5:30-8:30pm. Price:$85.
La Farm Bakery - 4248 N.W. Cary Pkwy, Cary, (919) 657-0657, Website.

La Farm Bakery Desserts Class - Join Lionel Vatinet for a class in rustic French desserts. He shares recipes from his childhood in France where Mama Vatinet was a master at desserts!  Dec. 10, 5:30-8:30pm, Price:$85.
La Farm Bakery - 4248 N.W. Cary Pkwy, Cary, (919) 657-0657, Website.

Durham Spirits Co. Cooking Classes
Holiday Entertaining Dinner Party Class - Don't let preparing those holiday meals stress you out! In class you will learn how to prepare a classic three-course meal with all of the flavor and none of the stress! Menu includes: Holiday Cheese Puffs; Roasted Persimmons Salad with Goat Cheese; Braised Short Ribs with Creamy Polenta, Gremolata and a Red Wine Reductions; Roasted Mushrooms; Brussels Sprouts with a Cranberry Browned Butter; Chocolate Ginger Cake with Bourbon Sauce, Signature Cocktail. Dec. 11th, 6:00pm, Price:$59.
Durham Spirits Co. - 311 E. Trinity Ave, Durham. (425) 463-5430, Website.

Thai Cooking Class - Learn to make your own Thai from scratch. Good Thai food comes from using fresh ingredients. In this class you'll start by making your own curry pastes, then create a Thai feast fit for a Bangkok queen. Dec. 16, 6:00-8:00pm, Price: $59.
Durham Spirits Co. - 311 E. Trinity Ave., Durham. (425) 463-5430, Website.

Taste Carolina Gourmet Food Tours/Raleigh - Talk with chefs and owners serving innovative ethnic and Southern cuisine, with an emphasis on local products. Fridays & Saturdays: 1:30-5:00pm & 4:00-7:30pm. Price:$50-$65.
City of Raleigh Museum - 220 Fayetteville St., Raleigh. (919)832-3775, Website.

Taste Carolina Gourmet Food Tours Chapel Hill/Carrboro - The 11am tour includes food at three restaurants, tastings with farmers and vendors at the Carrboro Farmers' Market, and beer and coffee tastings and demonstrations. The 3:15 pm tour includes visits to four to five restaurants with wine or beer pairings, plus coffee and dessert.
Saturdays 11:00am-2:30pm, 3:00-6:30pm. Price: $50-$65.
Open Eye Cafe - 100-C E. Main St., Carrboro (919)968-9410, Website.

Raleigh Craft Cocktail & Cultural Walking Tour - Go behind-the-scenes and meet bar owners, bartenders, and industry experts for a unique cocktail experience at four Downtown Raleigh cocktail havens. Drink delicious, well-balanced libations from the nation's top mixologists. Learn about Raleigh's integral role in the revival of the cocktail culture, as well as the origins and back-stories of the spirits in the cocktails. What a delicious way to be a cocktail insider. Cheers!
Saturdays, 4:00-7:00pm, Price:$48.98 plus $2 service fee (includes 4 cocktails).
Rye Bar and Southern Kitchen - 500 Fayetteville St., Raleigh, (919) 227-3370,  Website.

Raleigh Tour & Local Brewery Tasting Buzz'n Go: Raleigh Guided City Tour & Local Brewery Tasting is the best way to discover Raleigh's incredible sights and historical attractions. Ever wonder about Moonshine, White Lightning, Hooch, Mountain Dew? These are terms used to describe high-proof distilled spirits, generally produced illicitly at first. Our fair state produced a good amount of the corn-laden alcohol, and still does today, but legally of course.
Wednesdays-Saturdays 1:00-4:00pm, Price:$59.
Downtown Raleigh - Fayetteville St, Raleigh, Website.

Wine Wednesday at Mosaic Wine Lounge - Wednesdays at 8:00pm
Mosaic Wine Lounge - 517 W. Jones St., Raleigh, (919) 829-5886, Website.

Fridays Uncorked - Fridays 5:00-8:00pm, Price:$15.
Southern Season - 201 S. Estes Dr., Chapel Hill, (919) 929-7133, Website.

Cloer Family Vineyards - Fridays Noon-5pm. Saturdays 11:00am-5:00pm, Price:$5.
Cloer Family Vineyards - 8624 Castleberry Road, Apex. (919) 387-5760, Website.

Wine Authorities - Free tastings take place at both Durham and Raleigh stores. Check the website for classes that provide more in-depth wine study.
Saturdays Noon-3:00pm;Tuesdays 5:00-7:00pm. Free.
Wine Authorities - 211 E. Franklin St., Raleigh, and 2501 University Drive, Durham. Website.

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The Bargain Buzz

  Christmas Past & Present @ Acquisitions Ltd. - Decked out with the most incredible holiday decorations. Come see the holiday splendor of Santas, Elves,Trees, Crèches, Reindeers and more! Many vintage and antique goods will take you back to favorite childhood magical memories as you browse their rooms full of Christmas decorations that will put you in the holiday spirit with a yearning to deck your halls! Nether the less, you will be inspired with awe!
Acquisitions Ltd. - 2003 Fairview Rd. Raleigh, 27608. Ph: (919) 755-1110. Website.

C.T. Weekends New Holiday Hours: Mon. Wed. Fri. & Sat. 10am - 6pm
Tues. & Thurs. 10am - 8pm
Sun. 12noon - 4pm
C.T. Weekends - Cameron Village, 437 Daniels Street, Raleigh, NC 27605, Phone (919) 787-9073. Website.

Olde Raleigh Real Estate Olde Raleigh Real Estate - Jill Rekuc, Broker, Ph: 919-389-0555, Website
3712 Camp Mangum Wynd $1.05m  
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5 bdr, 4.5 bath, 6280 SF Basement, Gorgeous Lakefront Traditional, MLS #:1990632, Click Here for MLS listing.

311 Gallery  311 Gallery - The End of the Year is "Present" - Find just what you are looking for at 311 Gallery with a wide selection throughout the gallery. Small pieces selected just for gift giving for family, friends or treat yourself!
Normal hours Thursday-Saturday 11:30 to 4:30.
311 Gallery - 311 W. Martin St. Raleigh 27601. Website.

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.
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 $30, SUV's $40. Contact: Blaise Waters (305)903-1550 (texting is best!)

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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