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
4 (2-inch-thick) slices of ripe watermelon
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.
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.
We're excited to celebrate the season with you! Please see below for special holiday hours at our restaurants.
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, reservations available here
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 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 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
It's March Madness here at Chuck's. Check out what we have going on for special features this month.
The Chicken-Fried Chuck: It was inevitable, right? A burger joint located next to a fried chicken restaurant means only one thing: deep-fried burgers, topped with lettuce, pickles, onions and mustard.
Classic Chili: We thought it was time to get in touch with our favorite ballpark classic. Hence, this month we'll be featuring a classic chili dog, topped with onions and mustard.
Hot Fries: Heat-freaks, meet your new obsession. We toss an order of fries with chili oil from the Nashville hot chicken sandwich at Beasley's, then serve it with our buttermilk-herb sauce, a bunch of pickles, and some iceberg lettuce wedges to help cool things down. (Available starting Monday, March 13)
Rathskeller Fries: There's a long story behind these crazy delicious cheese-fries. Ashley moved to Raleigh at age eighteen to attend North Carolina State University, and one of her first discoveries was the Rathskeller, a bar planted in the middle of the campus-adjacent main drag of Hillsborough Street. Sage friends who referred to themselves as “Olde Raleigh” showed her how to battle her hangovers with the magical combination of Monterey cheese fries (steak fries covered in melted Monterey Jack cheese and roasted green chiles) and a soup cup–size side of the most craveable tahini dressing you could ever dream up. This is our homage to that classic dish, with a few updates: in addition to Monterey Jack, the fries are topped with feta and molten cheese sauce. (Available starting Monday, March 13)
Photo: Tim Lytvinenko
Please see the following special hours for our restaurants today, based on the inclement weather.
Poole's Diner: Open for regularly scheduled hours, as long as conditions allow (call for the most up to date information: 919-832-4477).
Beasley's Chicken + Honey: Open for regularly scheduled hours, as long as conditions allow (call for the most up to date information: 919-322-0127).
Chuck's Burgers: Closing early at 4 p.m.
Fox Liquor Bar: Closed.
Death & Taxes: Closed.
Stay safe and enjoy the snow!