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July Marrow Magnum Mondays are for… rosé!

Summer is in full swing, and nothing says summer like a good rosé. Not all rosés are created equal… this type of wine has a rich, new history and is making huge strides in its production and evolving varietals. For all of July AND August, we’re devoting our Marrow Magnum Mondays to the celebrated pink drink: rosé. July is for rosé selections from the USA, while August is for Provençal selections of rosé.  

On July 1st, our selection is Matthiasson Rosé, from North Coast, California. We are kicking off our 2 month run of some of the season's best rosé with a staff favorite from our friends, Steve & Jill Matthiasson.  Year after year, this wine shows what an exciting place Northern California is for beautifully balanced and delicate rosé. A glass of this citrusy and refreshing wine is a great complement to any of seasonal vegetable dishes and of course, bone marrow! 

On July 8th, we’re featuring Wolffer Estate “Summer in a Bottle”, from Long Island, NY. Come check out the limited edition packaging on Wolffer's 5th vintage release of this rosé. This wine hails from Long Island and packs tons of lush, elegant berry fruit followed by a zesty, fresh finish. A glass of this wine may even transport you to the Hamptons for a day...

On July 15th, our selection is Gramercy Cellars “Olsen Vineyard”, from Columbia Valley, Washington. This single vineyard rosé from Gramercy Cellars hails from the Pacific Northwest of the US. It is complex, intentionally-made wine with layers of fruit flavor from pink grapefruit to cantaloupe to strawberry to watermelon, all capped off with pretty floral notes and smoky minerality.  

On July 22nd, we’ll be pouring “Red Car Rosé”, from Sonoma Coast, California. This rosé is lively, delicious and will wake up a tired palate. It is made from all Pinot Noir grapes from cool climate vineyards right along the Pacific Ocean. Red Car rosé is appealing from start to finish with its gorgeous aromatics of lychee, passionfruit, tangerine, rose petals and racy acidity.  

On July 29th, we’re finishing off this month of rosé with Division-Villages, “L'Avoiron”, from Yakima Valley, Washington. Division Wine Company (DWC) is a unique urban winery in Portland, Oregon whose wines are inspired by those of Beaujolais, France.  DWC makes several Gamay-based wines that are incredibly expressive and rival those from that very region. The rosé is no exception with high-toned aromas of watermelon, strawberry, sour cherry and chalky earth.  

It's time to rosé all day... at least for every Monday in July and August. Make your reservations here.

July Fourth Holiday Hours

As you make your Independence Day plans, please keep in mind the 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

We will resume normal business hours at all of our restaurants on Friday, July 5th. Wishing you a safe and happy holiday! 

AC Restaurants Guide to Fourth Of July Week

Summer means longer days, hotter weather, weekends at the lake and endless cookouts. July is right around the corner, and that means Fourth of July festivities are quickly approaching!

On Thursday, July 4th, Poole's Diner, Death & Taxes, and Fox Liquor Bar will be CLOSED; Beasley's Chicken & Honey and Chuck's Burgers will be open for regular business hours, from 11:30am to 10pm.

Though you can’t dine with us at Poole’s on the fourth, we can still be with you in the form of Poole’s Cookbook. Think of your family's reaction when you carry out trays of Charred Summer Squash with fresh herbs, Short Ribs, and Warm Broccoli Salad with Cheddar and Bacon Vinaigrette. You’ll have a feast to make Ashley herself proud! Get your copy of Poole’s: Recipes and Stories from a Modern Diner here or pick up a copy at the shop this weekend. 

All our restaurants will be open for regular business hours starting Friday, July 5th. We hope you have a very happy and safe holiday!

A Rainbow Of Dishes To Celebrate Pride

Happy PRIDE Month! We love this time of the year. In addition to celebrating all month long, we are having pride-inspired features at all of our restaurants this week. All proceeds from these specials will be donated to LGBTQ Center Of Raleigh.

Head over to Beasley’s and get the Pride Bowl, a bowl of hot fried chicken served over mashed potatoes and drizzled with buttermilk herb dressing. Next door at Chuck’s we’re featuring totchos, a cross between tots and nachos, topped with either hot buffalo chicken dip or drenched in cheesy bacon goodness (we’re already drooling). Be sure to grab a rainbow shake to round out your colorful meal!

At Fox Liquor Bar we’ve crafted the Pride Flight, a set of six rainbow-colored shooters, pleasing to both your eyes and your tastebuds. Fox is featuring totchos too, for all of your late-night snack needs.

And when the weekend rolls around, be sure to pop by Poole’s for brunch. We’re featuring funfetti hotcakes on Saturday and Sunday this weekend. You can’t miss a brunch like this...

Try one, try ALL. Grab your pals, and come celebrate with us!

May means Chardonnay

One Wine, Many Faces

With the warm weather looking like it’s here to stay, we’re very excited for the theme of this month’s Marrow Magnum Monday. Our May selections showcase the many different faces of a warm weather favorite wine, Chardonnay. We’ll be featuring four different Chardonnays from regions all over the world, including France’s Jura and Burgundy regions alongside Napa Valley.

What’s Marrow Magnum Monday? Each Monday, our beverage director Cappie Peete picks a different magnum of wine to offer by the glass. The magnum picks are organized by a monthly theme, giving you a chance to do a deep dive into a region or style by trying wines in large format.

Monday is also the only day of the week that we offer our embered bone marrow--not to be missed!

On May 6th, we’ll be featuring Domaine Cheveau Vieilles Vignes from Pouilly-Fuisse, France. This small production wine from southern Burgundy comes from a domaine that has been family-owned and operated for three generations. This wine has powerful flavors like expressive fruit and brightness, with an accent of French oak.

On May 13th, we will be closed for staff appreciation celebrations.

On May 20th, our selection will be Domaine Pelican Arbois from Jura, France.  Domaine Pelican’s owner, Guillaume D’Angerville owns Domaine D’Angerville in Burgundy, and has started producing wine in a lesser known region, Jura. This wine stands out with its fresh and bright flavors, and takes on more Burgundy wine qualities than the typical oxidative style of a Jura wine.

On May 27th, our final selection this month is Hyde Vineyard Massican from Napa Valley, California. We’re imploring you to free your mind from past experiences of California Chardonnay and try this selection by Dan Petroski. He turns some of the best fruit in Napa into a wine rich and full, but with vibrant acidity that brings forth the tropical fruit and mineral tones.

Chardonnay, four different ways. You won’t want to miss the experience to try each of their individualistic flavor profiles. Make your Monday reservation(s) here.

James Beard Award 2019Outstanding Chef James Beard Award 2014Best Chef: Southeast
2019 James Beard AwardOutstanding Chef 2014 James Beard AwardBest Chef: Southeast
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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

Poole'side Pies

428 S. McDowell St, Raleigh NC, 27601

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