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Last Month Of Magnum Mondays Will Leave You Sparkling…

It’s December, and the countdown to 2019 has officially begun on Marrow Magnum Mondays at Death & Taxes. So, what could be our featured magnums this month, you ask? An abundance of bubbles, of course! Champagne, aka the official drink of celebration, will be helping us float through the holiday season, and most importantly, assist bringing in the new year!

We’ll be pairing these bottles of bubbles with our featured embered bone marrow for an over-the-top experience:

On December 3rd, look for Laherte-Freres Ultradition Brut. This 7th generation, family-run house makes wines with distinction and personality which is exciting to taste, and a great launch to our sparkling month.  

On December 10th, we’ll be featuring two varietals of Champagne in the Brut family: the Aubry Brut  & Laurent Perrier Cuvée Le Brut.  Experience the difference between a well-established Champagne house making consistently beautiful wines, from classic varieties and an up-and-coming Champagne grower making seriously complex wines from Champagne’s forgotten varieties.

On December 17th, it’ll be a classic evening, highlighting one of the oldest Champagne houses: Lanson. This producer continues to make improvements to the quality and production of their wines creating fresh, elegant styles with loads of complexity.  Tonight the flavorful Black Label and the beautifully floral Rosé are both by the glass!

On December 24th, Christmas Eve, we’ll finish out our Magnum Monday 2018 year with grandeur! We’ll be featuring Pierre Moncuit Cuvee Moncuit-Delos Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru (can you say that five times fast?!) This wine is made from 100% Chardonnay grown in the best vineyards in Champagne. Grab a friend and treat yourself to some calm before the storm tomorrow. You deserve it!

Make your Monday reservation here.

Passport To Giving!

 

We're always looking for ways to give back to our community, especially during this season of giving!

Our Passport to Giving campaign is a great way to support a very important cause--the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina--while you're out enjoying meals at our restaurants! We’ve created a special feature cocktail at Poole’s, Death & Taxes, Beasley’s, Chuck's, and Fox Liquor Bar; and $2 from each purchase of one of these cocktails will be donated to the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina—from now through December 24th. So every time you drink one of these cocktails, you’re effectively donating $2 to support feeding those affected by hunger in our state. How great is that!?

Here are the cocktails:

At Poole’s, try the Goodnight Diner, featuring Makers Mark bourbon, sweet vermouth, amaretto, and apple bitters

At Beasley’s, try the For the Good of Grapefruit, featuring Old Overholt rye, Giffard Pamplemousse, sweet vermouth, grapefruit, and bitters

At Chuck's, try the Mexican Hot Chocolate shake, with vanilla ice cream, chocolate, cinnamon, and tequila.

At Death & Taxes, try the Rum Ham, featuring fat-washed Cruzan rum, sweet vermouth, dry curaçao, clove, and orange bitters

At Fox Liquor Bar, try the Jane Taylor, featuring Hornitos Reposado tequila, Creme de Violette, coconut cream, cucumber, and lime

To maximize our impact as a community, we're organizing a self-guided bar crawl! Grab a Passport to Giving card (available at any of our restaurants) and get a stamp for each of the 5 cocktails you try. If you complete the full crawl and get all 5 stamps on your passport card, you can redeem your Passport to Giving card at Fox Liquor Bar for a complimentary snack--Garlic Fries with Cheddar Mayo--our way of saying thanks for supporting our team efforts to raise money for the Food Bank! We'll also enter your name into a drawing to win a $250 gift card to the AC Restaurants location of your choice.

So start your engines! It's time to drink for a good cause!

 

 

 

Terms and Conditions
i. Name: Passport to Giving  ii. Description: Passport to Giving Bar Crawl starts 11/25/18 at 12:01am EST and ends on 12/24/18 at 11:59pm EST. To participate in the Bar Crawl, entrants must visit Poole's Diner, Beasley's Chicken & Honey, Chuck's Burgers, Fox Liquor Bar, and Death & Taxes, and get proof of their donation to the Food Bank through the purchase of the designated Passport for Giving cocktail at each location. Proof of purchase must be in the form of a stamped and initialed Passport to Giving card (available for free at each location). No other form of proof of purchase (such as receipts) will be validated. (Alternate entry: Participant shows proof of a donation to the Food Bank of Central and Eastern NC in the amount of $60 or more, made during the duration of the campaign. This will also be accepted for redemption of prize; same rules of prize redemption apply. )The fully stamped and initialed Passport to Giving card can be redeemed for 1 order of Garlic Fries with Cheddar Mayo at Fox Liquor Bar. The prize can only be redeemed by the cardholder, during business hours, before the expiration of the crawl campaign. The sponsor of this Bar Crawl is AC Restaurants, LLC, in support of the Food Bank Of Central and Eastern North Carolina. Additional questions regarding this campaign can be directed to info@ac-restaurants.com. iii. Eligibility: Crawl participants must be 21+ years of age with valid identification. Limit of 1 card per person. iv. How to Play: Participants must acquire a Passport to Giving card at one of any AC Restaurants locations. Upon the purchase of one the designated cocktails (Goodnight Diner at Poole’s Diner,  For the Good of Grapefruit at Beasley’s Chicken & Honey, Rum Ham at Death & Taxes, Mexican Hot Chocolate Shake at Chuck’s, Jane Taylor at Fox Liquor Bar), the participant can request that their card is stamped. Card must be stamped and initialed by an on duty employee of the sponsor company on the premises of the restaurant. One stamp per cocktail purchased per card. Participants must visit all 5 locations and get stamps for all 5 cocktails to be eligible. To redeem, participant must present the completed card during business hours to an on-duty employee at Fox Liquor Bar. No purchase is necessary at the time of redemption. v. The prize for completing the crawl is one order of garlic fries with cheddar mayo at Fox Liquor Bar, which has a fair market value of $6. No substitutions can be made for the prize, and Fox is not able to accommodate additional requests or dietary restrictions in relation to the redemption of the prize. The prize must be collected before the crawl campaign end date; outside of that window, redemption attempts will not be honored.

Beaujolais Nouveau

It’s the holiday season, alright. But here’s a day worth celebrating that you may not be aware of: November 15th. That’s Beaujolais Nouveau Day, highly anticipated by French wine lovers across the world. On the third Thursday of every November in Beaujolais, wineries release the very first bottles of the new harvest. These young, easy-drinking expressions of Gamay are popped and enjoyed in restaurants and gatherings all over France.

But who says France gets to have all the fun?! On this Thursday, November 15th at Death & Taxes , we’re throwing a little Beaujolais party of our own, with three Beaujolais Nouveau offerings available by the glass, plus features from the kitchen inspired by Burgundy.

The menu? Think embered duck liver mousse, steak frites, and a wood-fire influenced play on coq au vin.

And here are the Beaujolais offerings we’ll be pouring by the glass:

  • Domaine Foretal Beaujolais Nouveau 2018
  • Laurence et Remi Dufaitre Beaujolais-Villages Nouveau 2018
  • Jean-Paul Brun Vieilles Vignes Beaujolais Nouveau 2018 (out of 3-liter)

 

Want to join? Make a reservation here. There’s no prefixe or ticket, just an opportunity to dine with us and be the first to taste the 2018 vintage of Beaujolais.

À bientôt!

 

Holiday Hours at AC Restaurants

We're excited to celebrate the season with you! Please see below for special holiday hours at our restaurants.

 

Thanksgiving Eve: Wednesday, November 21

All restaurants open with regular hours

 

Thanksgiving Day: Thursday, November 22

All restaurants closed

 

Black Friday: Friday, November 23

Beasley’s:  opening early at 11am, brunch menu available 11am-4pm

Chuck's, Fox, Poole's, Death & Taxes open with regular hours

 

Christmas Eve: Monday, December 24

Beasley's: open until 9pm

Chuck's: open until 9pm

Fox: open until 9pm

Poole's: open until 9pm

Death & Taxes: open until 9pm (make a reservation here)

 

Christmas Day: Tuesday, December 25

All restaurants closed

 

New Year’s Eve: Monday, December 31

Beasley's and Chuck's: extended hours, open until midnight

Fox: 5pm to 2am

Death & Taxes: New Year's Eve four course prix fixe dinner (see the menu and make reservations here), 5pm to midnight

Poole’s: brunch from 11am to 2pm; New Year's Eve three course prix fixe dinner (see the menu and make reservations here), 5pm to midnight

 

New Year’s Day: Tuesday, January 1

Beasley’s: open regular hours, brunch menu available 11am to 4pm

Chuck’s: open regular hours

Fox: open regular hours

Death & Taxes: closed

Poole’s: closed

New Year’s Eve at Death & Taxes

Ring in 2019 with us! Join us for our four-course prix fixe menu on New Year's Eve. Dinner is $95++ per person, with wine pairings available. Limited reservations can be made here; if you don't see your preferred reservation time, consider joining our waitlist by selecting "Notify"--you'll be notified if a table becomes available. 

 

~Amuse~

~Course one~

(choice of one)

Steak tartare, smoked oyster aioli, grilled bread

Buried garlic veloute, black truffle

Grilled squid, turnip puree, black olive

~Course two~

Mixed lettuces, celery, apple, pecorino, almond & date vinaigrette

~Course three~

(choice of one)

Chateaubriand, smoked cauliflower, chestnut

NC fish, grilled lobster bisque, tarragon

Grilled duck breast, butter poached carrots, charred orange

Smoked risotto, artichoke, king trumpet mushrooms, poached egg

~Sides for the table~

Sweet potato gratin

Embered greens

Grilled mushrooms

~Dessert~

 

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Beasley's Chicken + Honey,
Chuck's, Fox Liquor Bar

237 S. Wilmington St, Raleigh NC, 27601

[919] 322-0127, 322-0126, 322-0128 Respectively

Bridge Club

105 W. Hargett St, Raleigh NC, 27601

Death & Taxes

105 W. Hargett St, Raleigh NC, 27601

[984] 242-0218

Poole's Diner

426 S. McDowell St, Raleigh NC, 27601

[919] 832-4477