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Holiday Hours 2017

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

 

Thanksgiving Eve: Wednesday, 11/22

All restaurants open with regular hours

 

Thanksgiving Day: Thursday, 11/23

All restaurants CLOSED

 

Black Friday: Friday, 11/24

Beasley’s: Brunch menu available, 11am - 4pm

 

Christmas Eve: Sunday, December 24th

Beasley’s: open 11 to 5pm, brunch menu available

Chuck's: open 11:30 to 5pm

Death & Taxes: open 5 pm to 9pm

Poole’s: brunch from 11 to 4pm, closed for dinner service

Fox Liquor Bar: closed

 

Christmas Day: Monday, December 25th

All restaurants closed

 

New Year’s Eve: Sunday, December 31st

Beasley’s & Chuck’s: extended hours, open until midnight

Fox: open 5 pm to 2 am

Death & Taxes: New Year's Eve prefixe dinner, 5pm to midnight

Poole’s: brunch from 11am to 2pm; New Year's Eve prefixe dinner, 5pm to midnight

 

New Years Day: Monday, January 1st

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

Stir the Pot with Jean-Paul Bourgeois

We are beyond excited to share that tickets are now available for our next installment of Stir the Pot, a guest chef dinner at Poole’s Diner that benefits the Southern Foodways Alliance.

Join us on Sunday, October 29th, as we welcome Jean-Paul Bourgeois, the executive chef of Danny Meyer’s Blue Smoke restaurants in New York City. Jean-Paul is a longtime member of the SFA and a longtime friend of Ashley’s. Born and raised in Thibodaux, Louisiana, and trained in France, Jean-Paul worked his way through the Union Square Hospitality Group’s empire before being named executive chef at Blue Smoke. But despite his New York City zip code, Jean-Paul’s food is rooted in the South.

Reserve your ticket here for a 5-course dinner with wine pairing here. Tickets include a one-year membership to the SFA.

 

Guest Somm Sunday at Poole’s Diner

Join us for a very special evening at Poole's Diner on Sunday, August 6th! As a part of our dinner service, we’ll be joined by two amazing guest sommeliers, Laura Rhys of Gusbourne Estate in Kent, England, and Max Kast of Broadbent Selections. With the assistance of AC Restaurants beverage director Cappie Peete, each of them will be sharing a selection of wines from their portfolios, which we’ll be offering by the glass.

We’re thrilled to have Laura in house to highlight two vintages of the Brut Reserve from Gusbourne Estate. The house is known for producing some of the best sparkling wines in England, on par with the finest Champagne. Laura joined Gusbourne in 2015, after more than a decade working as a sommelier in restaurants all over the UK, including Michelin-starred La Trompette. In 2009 she was named UK Sommelier of the Year, and passed her Master Sommelier qualifications in 2010.

Meanwhile, Max Kast needs no introduction among wine-lovers in the Triangle.  Formerly the sommelier at Fearrington House, he recently joined the team at Broadbent Selections where he passionately promotes and spreads the word of Broadbent’s diverse portfolio of family run estates through the Carolinas and other parts of the South. Max will be featuring three selections as a part of the evening: Badenhorst, Secateur, Rosé, Swartland, South Africa, 2017; Tyrrell’s, Semillon, Hunter Valley, Australia, 2016; De Martino, Cinsault, Itata Valley, Chile, 2016; and Quinta do Crasto, Tinto, Douro Superiore, Portugal, 2014.

Tickets are not required; this event is part of our regular dinner service at Poole’s. Laura and Max will be at the restaurant from 5:30 until 9pm. The bar at Poole's opens at 5pm, and dinner service runs from 5:30pm to midnight. Poole's does not take reservations; seating is first come first serve. 

Ten Years of Awesome: Poole’s at the James Beard House

It's hard to believe it, but Poole's Diner will turn 10 years old this coming December! Coincidentally, one of our favorite restaurants in the world, City House in Nashville, also turns 10...just three days before Poole's! To celebrate these milestones, chef Ashley Christensen and Poole's chef de cuisine Jason Tomaszewski will head to New York to team up with City House chef Tandy Wilson to cook at the James Beard House on June 12th. The menu is nothing short of mouth-watering and it promises to be an unforgettable night!

Join us: tickets can be purchased here. Need more convincing? Check out the menu, below.

Hors d’Oeuvre

Crispy Meatballs with Jezebel Sauce

Buttermilk–Cottage Cheese Bruschetta

Rugelach with Salami, Walnuts, and Parmesan

Fried North Carolina Softshell Crabs with Green Tomato–Charred Vidalia Rémoulade

Miniature Three-Year-Aged Cheddar Pimento Cheese Hand Pies

White Stone Oysters with Pickled Watermelon Rind and Roasted Sesame Seeds

Dinner

Octopus with Buttermilk Crema, Radish, Cress, Sumac, and Sesame

Heirloom Tomato Pie with Watercress, Crispy Okra, and Sherry

Sour Corn Cake with White Beans, Yellow Squash Sott’olio, Chiles, and Mint

Sweet Corn Soup with Piquillo Peppers and Summer Herbs

One Pig, Two Kitchens > Creamed Corn Grits with Smoked Tomato Gravy and Crispy Garlic; White Acre Peas with Ramp Chowchow; Turnip Greens with Turnip Fonduta and Hot Vinegar; and Chopped Salad with Alici, Pecorino, and Breadcrumbs

Dessert Bites > Sea Salt–Bourbon Caramel Pudding; Blueberry Rhubarb Tartlets; Chocolate, Pecan, and Sesame Sandwich Cookie; and Lemon, Strawberry, and Poppy Meringue

New! Brunch Returns to Poole’s Diner

We're thrilled to welcome our brunch service back to Poole's Diner! As of April 1st, 2017, Poole's is serving brunch on Saturday and Sunday from 11am to 3pm. The brunch menu, just like dinner, is sure to change with the seasons. But here's a peek at the opening menu:

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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