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Guest Bartender Night at Fox with Ryan Casey!

Update: this event has been postponed due to weather. Check back for the new date soon! 

Mark those calendars! Because on Tuesday, 9/11, we welcome Charleston’s Ryan Casey to Fox Liquor Bar to share some of his cocktail creations. Ryan is the beverage director of the Dewberry, which was a semi-finalist for the James Beard Award Outstanding Bar Program in 2018. Under Ryan’s leadership, The Dewberry’s Living Room bar was named Imbibe’s Cocktail Bar of the Year and was a 2018 Tales of the Cocktail Spirited Awards Nominee for Best American Hotel Bar.

So join us at Fox between 6pm and 9pm to meet Ryan, drink delicious drinks, and try out some of the new additions to our snack menu!

AC Restaurants Closed on July 16th

We are closed July 16thfor our annual staff appreciation day. While we’re away you can still enjoy our food, by using recipes from our cookbook, Poole’s Recipes and Stories from a Modern Diner. There are so many great recipes to choose from, but this time of year we’re particularly fond of making the watermelon salad. It’s one of our favorite recipes and it’s perfect for a hot summer day.

Enjoy this recipe and we’ll see you on the 17th!

Watermelon Salad with Avocado, Chèvre, Basil, and Sweet Onion Vinaigrette

SERVES 4

Ingredients:

4 (2-inch-thick) slices of ripe watermelon

Sea salt

Black pepper in a mill

2 ripe avocados

4 ounces chèvre

8 fresh basil leaves

¼ cup Sweet Onion Vinaigrette (recipe follows)

Place a watermelon slice on each of four plates and season with salt and freshly ground pepper. Cut each avocado in half, remove the pit, and carefully remove the peel. Thinly slice the avocado halves, leaving ½ inch at the top so that they stay together. Gently press at the center to form a fan. Season each half with sea salt and coarsely ground pepper. Place 1 avocado portion on top of each watermelon slice. Crumble 1 ounce of the chèvre over each plate. Tear the basil leaves into pieces and distribute over the four plates. Drizzle the vinaigrette over each plate and serve.

For the sweet onion vinaigrette: In a mixing bowl, cover 3 table­spoons minced sweet onions with 1/3 cup champagne vinegar. Let marinate for 15 minutes. Using a whisk, stir in 2 teaspoons honey and a pinch of salt. Begin whisking the vinegar mixture in a circular motion. Slowly drizzle 1 cup neutral vegetable oil in a thin, steady stream, whisking continuously until all of the oil is added to the bowl and the mixture is emulsified. Season with salt to taste.

Guest Bartender Night with Alba Huerta

Nothing makes us happier than to welcome our fellow bartending friends from other cities to hang with us at Fox, so we are seriously excited about what’s in store on July 10th.

Alba Huerta, owner of the incredible bar, Julep, in Houston, Texas, will be joining us as a guest bartender for one night only at the foxhole. We’ll be featuring several cocktails from her new book, Julep: Southern Cocktails Refashioned, for the entire evening, with Alba herself behind the bar from 6 to 9 pm. We’ll also have copies of the book available for purchase.

This event is free to attend. Join us!

July Holiday Hours and Closures at AC Restaurants

As you make your Independence Day plans, please keep in mind some holiday hours at our restaurants.

Beasley’s & Chuck’s will be open for regular business hours on July 4th.

Poole’s Diner will be closed on July 4th

Death & Taxes will be closed on July 4th

Fox Liquor Bar will be closed on July 4th

Please also note that ALL of our restaurants will be closed for business on Monday, July 16th to allow our hardworking staff to participate in our staff party.

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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