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The wait is over…POOLE’SIDE PIES IS OPEN!

Pooleside Pies © Lauren V. Allen

Poole’side Pies, our new pizza concept takes inspiration from the Neapolitan style of pizza: thin crust cooked in a high-temperature wood fire oven. Stay traditional with our margherita--made with mozzarella that we stretch in house, sauce from Bianco diNapoli tomatoes, basil, olive oil, and parm. Or venture into creations like our Five Cheese with chile garlic crunch oil, or our Eggplant Confit pie with ricotta and oil-cured olives. 

But it’s not all about the ‘za: balance things out with a salad, like the pickle juice caesar with iceberg lettuce, and parm cracklings; and finish your meal with something from our dessert menu, like soft serve ice cream with olive oil and flaky sea salt. Our beverage director Cappie Peete, has curated an all-encompassing, Italian-focused beverage menu with everything from refreshing spritzes to frozen drinks rounded out with an Italian-focused wine list. See the full menu here

Poole’side Pies is located in the building next to Poole’s Diner, at 428 S McDowell Street. We’ve transformed the building to resemble a bright, airy swim club, including details of a 50-foot skylight, custom-built wood banquettes, and glass globe chandeliers that were originally used as street lights in Paris. 

Poole’side is currently open for dinner only; lunch will follow soon. We offer walk-in seating only, and we have not yet started take-out, but will soon! 

We look forward to seeing you for some pizza soon! 

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!

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,
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

[919] 803-8660