January 25, 2016
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Forever and the Day - A Bride's Guide from Dresses to Desserts
The Carolina Inn's Bridal Showcase Sunday, Jan. 31st

You've got the guy and the ring; all that's left is designing the wedding of your dreams (no biggie). Attend the Carolina Inn's Bridal Showcase on Sunday, Jan. 31st to make the planning process a piece of (fondant-covered, buttercream-filled) cake.
The Carolina Inn celebrates more than two decades of bringing the best and most talented wedding vendors in the Triangle and the Carolinas together for an afternoon filled with inspiration.   
Enjoy this creative gathering where you will be able to delight in a feast of sample wedding cakes, view the most exquisite wedding gowns from top couture designers, and experience an interactive approach in choosing your most valued wedding vendors.  
Plan Away! Whether you are looking for a florist, ceremony musicians, flawless hair and make-up artists, invitations, bands that will rock your reception, photographers who'll capture your magical affair; The Carolina Inn joins 70 premier vendors to offer an elegant afternoon full of information and inspiration for all things wedding for more than 1,200 attendees, not to mention outstanding Southern cuisine and libations and the latest trends in wedding design.

"The day will be full of new ideas but steeped in timeless etiquette, phenomenal food and exquisite charm," said Director of Catering Heidi Werner. "The Carolina Inn Bridal Showcase is a masterpiece more than two decades in the making that offers you the opportunity to take all the stress out of planning your special day."
Pulling it Off Without Breaking a Sweat - You dream big, and your big day is no exception. Find inspiration from this larger-than-life Bridal Showcase to ensure your nuptials will go down in history.

The Carolina Inn's 21st Annual Bridal Showcase - Sunday, Jan. 31st. The event is open to the public from 1pm to 4pm.
Online tickets ($15 per person) are now available. (Tickets are complimentary for brides getting married at The Carolina Inn.) Address: 211 Pittsboro St., Chapel Hill, NC 27516. For more information, call 919-918-2715, email or visit Website.

Photography by: Mike Bayley Photography, Inc. Website.
Flowers by: Kelly Odom. Website.
Cake by: Catering Works. Website.

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Battling Cabin Fever - Soups On!

Stay home. Wear pajamas. Don't fight the cold. Embrace it! There's nothing like a nice hot bowl of soup to get you through this miserable weather.

Pork, White Bean & Kale Soup
Last week, as the news stations tried to outdo each other with their coverage of the weather, everyone went into a frenzy to make preparations for a blizzard. As usual, by the time many of you went to the grocery store, you were shocked to find the shelves ransacked. It occurred to us that not only should the milk and bread be out, but fresh vegetables for making homemade soups.

There's something about snow that piques the desire for a spicy and creamy soup. Even when the blizzard turns into a dusting, soup makes a great winter meal. We're not complaining that our sleet and snow was just enough to last a weekend. But it inspired us to make soup.

Soups, chili and stews all freeze wonderfully, so why not package some up for the freezer and
Coconut Carrot Soup
you'll have prepared meals for a busy night when you don't have the time or feel much like cooking.
One of our favorite warm and creamy soups is Coconut Carrot Soup. Using fresh ginger really makes this recipe pop, but in a pinch, you can use powdered ginger.  Recipe.

Tomato Soup
Pimento cheese Sandwich
Fresh Tomato Soup - Nothing says comfort more than a warm bowl of tomato soup. Ditch the can and prepare this homemade soup with fresh veggies. Buying in season is smart on so many levels: Produce tastes best in season, and it's usually less expensive. Since we crave tomato soup beyond summer, this recipe calls for plum tomatoes, which tend to be flavorful all-year long. Recipe.

Tomato soup needs a companion - we recommend a homemade pimento cheese on sourdough. Grilled, of course. Recipe by Lynn Wells.

Pork, White Bean & Kale Soup - Kale is matched up here with white beans and chunks of lean pork tenderloin to create a soup that's satisfying and quick to make. Smoked paprika gives the soup a Spanish flair so some warm bread and sliced Manchego cheese would go well on the side. Recipe.

Snuggle up... Soups on!

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Join NOFO for Triangle Restaurant Week! Monday, Jan. 25th through Sunday Jan. 31st. Come for a delicious three course dinner for just $20. Reservations are recommended. Call NOFO at (919) 821-1240.
First Course
Fried Green Tomatoes - with mixed greens, pimento cheese and smoked bacon jam
Roasted Beet & Kale Salad - with crispy apple, local goat cheese, marcona almonds and maple balsamic vinaigrette
Crab Cake - with country ham creamed corn, tomato relish and pea shoots
Second Course
Shrimp and Grits - sautéed with bacon, mushrooms, garlic butter and green onions over pepper-jack grits
Garden Vegetable Lasagna - roasted seasonal vegetables with pesto cream and fennel scented tomato ragout
Chef Special of the Evening - local seafood selection
Blue Plate Daily Specials
-Tuesday: Spaghetti with meat sauce, side salad and garlic bread
-Wednesday: Pan Fried Chicken with country ham gravy, mashed potatoes and collards
-Thursday: Meatloaf with mushroom gravy, mashed potatoes and green beans
-Friday: Trout with red and green tomato ragout, jalepeno grit cake and creole remoulade
-Saturday: Prime Rib with a loaded baked potato and green beans
Chocolate Tort - with Homeland Creamery chocolate ice cream and candied almonds
Cheesecake - with Bing cherries and fresh mint

NOFO @ the Pig
- 2014 Fairview Rd. Raleigh, 27608. (919) 821-1240. Website.
Triangle Restaurant Week - Jan. 25 through Jan 31. Website.

Performance Edge 2016 Summer Showcase Intensive Auditions
- Thursday, February 4th 6:30pm - 8:30pm & Saturday, February 6th 11:00am - 1:00pm at Highland United Methodist Church Sanctuary (enter through front doors of church) 1901 Ridge Road, Raleigh, 27607.
The Summer Showcase is an auditioned, intensive, week-long music camp, held in June each summer and is comprised of concentrated sessions on vocal technique with the musical director, choreography styles with guest choreographers, staging and production, auditioning techniques, and separate judged auditions for spotlight solos. All participants learn music, staging and choreography. Musical styles range from a capella to ballad to fully staged production numbers, and the intense music camp culminates in a large scale performance.
Click Here to learn more. Click Here to learn more about auditions.
Certain Things in Cameron Village Winter Sale has begun! Beautiful selections at 50% off and more! Plus organic cotton hats and scarves from Indigenous at 40% off!

Certain Things
- 404 Daniels St, Raleigh, North Carolina, Phone: (919) 828-5055.
Hours: Mon - Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 1pm-5pm, Website.

Baby It's Cold Outside! ... Just in time for CT Weekends Winter Sale!! Outerwear 50% off, winter scarves 50% off, sweaters up to 50% off  and dresses, pants and tops up to 50% off and much more.

C.T. Weekends
- 437 Daniels St. Raleigh, 27605, Phone: (919)787-9073, Website. Hours: Mon-Sat 10am-6pm, Website.

Olde Raleigh Real Estate
Jill Rekuc, Broker
Ph: (919)389-0555, Email, Website

8717 Valentine Ct.
Raleigh, 27615. $685,000.
5bdr,4.5bath, 5249 SF Executive Traditional w/Transitional Interior & Open Floor Plan. MLS
#2035321, Click Here 

1840 Torrington St.  
Raleigh,27615. $699,900  
3bdr, 2.5bath, 3950 SF
Elegant, Grand North Raleigh Gem; Pristine Presence & Condition. MLS #2040602, Click Here

311 Gallery - Artist Studio Open House - January Featuring the Art of Cheryl McCardle and Susan Stott-Miller.
311 Gallery - 311 Martin St., Raleigh, 27601. Gallery closed until Thursday Jan. 7th at 11:30am-4:30pm.  

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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