December 14, 2015
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Roam in Numerals - Sassool Mediterranean Cafe Opens in Cary

Family togetherness can be trying unless you're a member of the Saleh family. This close-knit family has been feeding the Triangle the best authentic Lebanese and Mediterranean dishes since 1977.

There are now five Mediterranean restaurants created and run by the Saleh family and they continue using authentic recipes that were handed down to them from their mother, Cecilia the matriarch of the family. (Neomonde on Beryl Road, & Morrisville Square in Morrisville, Sitti in downtown Raleigh, Sassool in North Raleigh on Strickland Rd. and now in Cary on Kildaire Farm Rd.)

The newest restaurant, Sassool Mediterranean Cafe just opened last week in Cary at the Shoppes of Kildaire at the intersection of Kildaire Farm Rd and Cary Parkway. Owner, Mounir Saleh operates it as well as Sassool in North Raleigh with his wife, Lisa, and their two oldest daughters, Noelle and Simone, the third generation of an extraordinary family!

For Mounir, it is so satisfying to see Noelle and Simone running Sassool; it's one of the many blessings he has received. He never expected them to love what he does but he is incredibly grateful they do. Throughout this entire journey one thing is evident at Sassool, it starts and ends with family. Demonstrating his Lebanese & Southern hospitality and a desire to give back to the community, Mounir is following the ideals that his mother taught him at an early age as well as using the authentic recipes she taught him to cook.

Sassool expands on the traditional Lebanese offering with a variety of contemporary Mediterranean-inspired dishes such as quinoa salad, kale salad, and the newly introduced sweet potato salad. Vegetarian and gluten-free options are well-represented among the colorful assortment of hot and cold dishes on display in the cafeteria-style offerings. However, your food is brought to your table if you are dining in. Longtime fans will be happy to know there's still tabouli, kibbeh, mjadarah, and of course the hummus and baba ghanouj.

Like its North Raleigh restaurant, the Cary Sassool features an in-house oven that turns out freshly baked pita and flatbread pies with toppings ranging from spinach and feta to lahem b'ahjeen (lean ground beef mixed with parsley, tomato, onion, garlic and spices). Popular North Raleigh weekly specials such as Family Night (Tuesdays after 4pm, children 10 and under get a free kid's meal with purchase of an an adult meal) and Wine and Dine Night (Wednesdays after 4pm, half price house wine bottles and a $5 appetizer special) are also offered in Cary's Sassool.

Customers who come to Sassool feel as if they are part of the family while they enjoy healthy, delicious, fresh, quality meals. Its time you join the family... eat, drink and be merry!

Sassool Mediterranean Cafe - 1347 Kildaire Farm Road, Cary 27511 (Shoppes of Kildaire) Ph: (919) 300-5586. Hours: Monday - Sunday from 10am-9pm
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North Raleigh Location- 9650 Strickland Rd, Raleigh, 27615, Ph: (919) 847-2700, Hours: Monday - Sunday 10am-9pm. Website, Like us on Facebook

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Give Yourself the Gift of Stress-Free Shopping -  Uniquely Made in NC

Breathe in. Breathe out. Breathe in. Breathe out. Relaxed yet? We didn't think so. Holiday shopping can be daunting (case in point: the ankle you twisted trying to sneak the last pair of cashmere mittens off a mannequin). Relax. Here's a helpful list of made in NC gifts. Your final days of shopping will be a breeze.

Have you been Nautical or Nice? - Ella Vickers Sailcloth Collection is offering a Free Complimentary Navigation Wine Gift Bag when you purchase a lightweight duffle; an easy bag for getaways. The Ella Vickers Sailcloth Collection has been handcrafting totes, duffels and other high quality items in Wilmington, NC since 1988. They have converted over 10,000 sails into over 100,000 bags and other high quality items.

Ella Vickers Retail Shop - 2035 B Eastwood Rd, Wilmington, NC 28403,  Ph: (910) 350-8878, Email, Website.

A Southern Family's Tradition - In the South, cheese straws are a family tradition. There's even an old saying: "If you didn't have cheese straws at your wedding, you may not be legally married." Ritchie Hill Bakery was founded on this tradition in 2010 by brother and sister team Heath Ritchie and Beth Alm. Their secret family recipe has passed from generation to generation for over 100 years.

When the recipe was handed to Heath the requests to make them for friends were so popular that out of necessity Ritchie Hill Bakery was born. The bakery resides at the historic Old Creamery building in Concord, NC where the cheese straws are still prepared exactly the same, with the original family recipe, in small batches. Website.

Clock Rocker and More by Glen Miller - Unique, whimsical and traditional, high end custom made grandfather clocks, rocking chairs, swings, table clocks and more are made by Glen Miller of Thomasville, NC. Call Glen and tell him exactly what you want. He can make practically anything. All orders at Clocks Rockers and More are custom made to order. Please visit their Facebook page to see the craftsmanship and different woods used to create these one-of-a-kind works of art.

Clock Rocker and More - 215 Walker Blvd, Thomasville, NC, Ph: (336) 529-3760. Website.

Nothing could be finer than Fish Hippie, an apparel and accessory brand that celebrates the finer side of outdoor life from Mount Airy, NC.

Fish Hippie re-establishes lost traditional values and the importance of equal parts quality and character through its apparel, specialty gear, fine spirits, outdoor furniture and lifestyle accessories.

Relax and unwind with a bottle of Fish Hippie wine. Made in North Carolina with locally grown grapes, you'll love the taste of their wines. Fish Hippie wine collections feature wines  dry or sweet appealing to your taste. Cheers!

Fish Hippie - Ph: 336-789-3474, Email, Website

When Pigs Fly, or whistle! You can't make great barbecue without a great sauce (that's a well-known barbecue fact), and Pig Whistle has got it covered. Their sauce has been blowin' the doors off of North Carolina tastebuds since the 1960's. A little bit East, a little bit West; they call it The Great Carolina Compromise.

Pig Whistle can be purchased at Southern Season, Chapel Hill & Raleigh, Sutton's Drug Store, Chapel Hill, Carrboro Family Pharmacy, Carrboro, and Our State Store.

Pig Whistle - located in Chapel Hill, serving the surrounding areas for catering. Contact them to cater your next event. You won't be disappointed. Website.

We Took to the Woods - candles that celebrate the changing of seasons, most often apparent in the woods. We Took to the Woods is meant to involve all the senses that each season awakens, while at the same time embracing the change that comes with the turning of time.

Their scents are meant to be enjoyed in subtlety, stirring memories of the past and creating memories for the future. These hand-poured candles are made with pure soy wax and 100% cotton wicks and are hand-crafted from start to finish in Greenville, SC. (our sister state...almost local) Candles can be found at Nofo @ the Pig.

We Took to the Woods
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Now go and conquer the remaining of your Christmas shopping with Carolina pride.

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Acquisitions Ltd. is open Mon-Sat from 10am to 5pm. Come let them help you with your holiday shopping. They have Christmas decorations and Tree Ornaments.They have a large selection of nativity, crèche, manger scenes. The pricing starts at just $10 and go up from there. Great holiday gifts. Bring your friends and stop by for some unique yet beautiful gifts.
Acquisitions Ltd. - 2003 Fairview Rd. Raleigh, 27608. Ph: (919) 755-1110. Website.

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

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