March 14, 2016
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Hoppily Ever After - Easter Treats Made in NC

With only two weeks till Easter it's time to get hoppin! Whether you're gathering your eggs or filling Easter baskets, you may want to add these delicious NC specialties to your stash. Hop at it, cause times a-tickin and some bunny's gotta get it done!

Chocolate Enrobed Easter Sugar Cookies - The classic paper-thin Moravian Sugar Cookies cut in Easter egg shapes. Enrobed in premium semi-seer chocolate for a decadent finish.

Dating back to the18th century, when settlers from the European kingdom of Moravia journeyed to America and founded the town of Salem in 1766. They created these thin cookies as a way to preserve and enjoy rare, treasured ingredients like molasses, allspice and ginger. Because of the precious ingredients and the time required to roll the dough so thin, the cookies were traditionally made only during the holidays.

The town eventually became the vibrant community of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, where Salem Baking Company was founded in 1930. These are the hallmarks of the Old World Moravian baking tradition, a celebration of pure and cherished flavors.

Salem Baking Company - Order Online or call (800) 274-2994. Or purchase at Southern Season in Raleigh's Cameron Village.

The Videri Chocolate Bunny Box has two (2) solid 70% dark chocolate blend bunnies and two (2) dark milk chocolate bunnies just in time for Easter. These bunnies don't multiply! They're only available for a limited time.

Videri Chocolate Factory began as the shared dream of three chocolate lovers: Sam, Starr, and Chris. Sam's mission was to turn his passion for handcrafted bean-to-bar chocolate into his profession. His wife, Starr, and his longtime friend, Chris, came on board to head up the business side of the company, and the three have been having a blast ever since. Now a few years on, the chocolate factory is even more beautiful and delectable than they had dreamt it would be.

Videri Chocolate Factory - 327 W. Davie Street, Sweet 100, Raleigh, 27601 Hours: Mon-Thurs 8am-8pm, Fri 8am-10pm, Sat 8am-10pm, Sun 11am-5pm. *Retail counter opens at 11am. Website.

Hands down, the best Shortbread Cookies ever! We found these delicious cookies at the Groovy Duck Bakery in Raleigh on Edwards Mill Rd. Made by Beth Flynn, owner of Groovy Duck.

Beth sold her bakery in Virginia and moved back to the state she was born. She brings her talents and products to the people of Raleigh. Beth traveled up and down the East Coast, to learn about her trade from master bakers from different areas and different cultures. Her style of baking is not limited to one specific area's techniques or any specific ethnic technique. She loves incorporating local seasonal fruits and vegetables into her menu.

These Shortbread Ducks are made daily, dipped in yellow glaze. Other shapes are available by special order and during holiday specials. Groovy Duck's Shortbread cookies are so delicious you'll find yourself re-ordering a batch every week!

Groovy Duck Bakery - 3434 Edwards Mill Rd., Suite 110, Raleigh, 27612. Phone: 919-787-9233. Hours: Mon - Sat 7:00am - 7:00pm. Website

Escazu Artisan Chocolates are hand painted and almost too beautiful to eat. But you won't be able to help yourself in consuming these decadent eggs and bunnies.

On Saturday, March 26 Escazu will be celebrating their 8th Anniversary. Join them for cake and an ice cream Sunday Bar. 20% of all sales will be donated to the Interfaith Food Shuttle.

Escazu Chocolates source, sort, roast, winnow and grind cacao beans to bring out the complexity of their flavors. The chocolate is then aged, tempered and poured into bars or handcrafted into truffles and chocolate confections.

Escazu visits and works closely with the Organic farm in Costa Rica, and travels to Venezuela to meet with the family who provides the fine Venezuelan cacao. After the lengthy process of bringing the beans into the US, they use an antique (1920's) roaster and stone grinder to make the finest chocolate that they can, in a traditional method. After an aging process, they handcraft bars and a continually evolving selection of confections.

Escazu Artisan Chocolates936 N Blount St, Raleigh, 27604, Phone (919) 832-3433. Hours: Tues-Thur: 11am-9pm, Fri-Sat: 11am-10pm, Sun: 11am-6pm. Website.

So what are you waiting for? Make like a Bunny and hop to it! You've got some shopping to do!

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Rev Your Engines - A Day Trip Getaway to Little Washington for Great Bargains

Make the drive - it's less than two hours to Little Washington, NC for the Semi-Annual Warehouse Sale of Tassels & Mainstreet Collection (MSC) March 28-30.

Downtown Washington, NC has quickly become a destination for fine gifts, bridal registry, monogram services and stationery. Tassels retail shop grew its reputation regionally through gift shows such as A Shopping Spree! in Raleigh and The Nutcracker in Houston.

On March 28 through March 30 you have a chance to purchase gift items at its lowest prices. The Warehouse Sale has become a tradition in Eastern NC with women traveling from Raleigh, Greensboro and  Chapel Hill; taking day trips for a shopping extravaganza. Sale items are from Tassels & MSC lines which include baby clothes & accessories, everyday tabletops & decor, gifts for men, handbags, pet accessories, women and children's apparel, and so much more.

The Warehouse Sale merchandise includes samples, discontinued, and/or secondhand items. Please check merchandise before buying because all sales are final. Prices range from a $1 and up! Mainstreet Collection contributes a percentage of each sale's proceeds to local charities. Young Life, Young Lives, Caring Christian Carpenters, Ruth's House and Bright Futures were recipients of the Fall Warehouse Sale proceeds.  

A Little History - Tracy Mayo, president of Tassels, recognized a need in the industry, for gifts in a moderate price range for smaller, main street type shops. Thus, Tassels and Mainstreet Collection was formed in Washington, NC. She began in the upstairs of Tassels with sewing equipment and seamstresses that had been displaced by the closing of a local shirt factory. The focus at this time was creating quality products that could be monogrammed. As her business grew, she added the whimsical calendars and Christmas ornaments that continue to be a mainstay in the wholesale line.  

Join the Warehouse Sale Texting Club by texting Tassels to 41411. You will receive texts only prior to the Warehouse Sale and once a day during the sale about the daily specials. But you must have the text on their phone to receive the special at checkout. You can also join the Warehouse sale email list by going to the Website and clicking on the banner in the middle of the page.  

Directions - Washington, NC or Little Washington, as know by everyone outside of Washington, is located 2 hours east of Raleigh on 264 E. It is an easy drive. (Hwy 64 to 264.) The Warehouse is easy to find as you enter Little Washington, it's two blocks from 264 at the corner of Wilson and Third St.

There's lots to do in Washington - The waterfront has a lovely board walk that leads to the North Carolina Estuarium.

Visit Washington's quaint shops and restaurants while you're in town. (Website
The famous Bill's Hot Dogs opened in 1928 by Bill Jackson. Hotdogs, chips and drinks are all they have ever served. The chili is the original recipe.
Rachel K's Bakery - A wonderful Bakery and place for lunch. Check out their menu.
Other places downtown include Grubb Brothers, Down on Main St., The Bank Bistro Bar and Grill,  and The Meeting Place Cafe.

Tassels Warehouse Sale - March 28-30, 9am-5pm
1201 W. 3rd Street, Washington, NC 27889.  Phone: (866) 319-2469. Website.

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Easter Brunch at Nofo - Sunday, March 27, 10am-3pm
Dress up in your Easter best and hop on over to NOFO for a tasty Easter brunch! Nofo is taking reservations, so give them a call to reserve your table today!
Nofo @ the Pig - 2014 Fairview Road. Raleigh 27608. (919) 821-1240 Website.

C.T. Weekends' Annual Spring Fashion Show - Thursday, March 24th Noon until 1:00pm at 18 Seaboard. Call to make your reservations now! (919) 787-9073. Tickets are $25 and will be supporting SAFEchild.
Hopkins Farm Grilled chicken salad - with strawberries, Holly Grove goat cheese, pecans and basil balsamic vinaigrette.
Pamlico Sound Shrimp- with Sea Island red pea Hoppin John and green tomato marmalade.
Mint and Basil Panna Cotta with fresh orange.
C.T. Weekends - Cameron Village, 437 Daniels Street, Raleigh, 27605. Phone (919) 787-9073, Website.
Olde Raleigh Real Estate
Jill Rekuc, Broker
Ph: (919)389-0555, Email, Website

8717 Valentine Ct.
Raleigh, 27615. $659,900.
5bdr,4.5bath, 5249 SF Executive Traditional w/Transitional Interior & Open Floor Plan. MLS
#2035321, Click Here 

715 Rosemont Ave.
Raleigh, 27607. $549,000
4bdr, 2,5bath, 2341 SF
Walk to Cameron Village from this ITB University Park home.
MLS #2053019, 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

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! After Snow Car Cleaning...Call Now! 
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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