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April Means Five Marrow Magnum Mondays

Wine Selections From Loire Valley

April is a special month for many reasons, but mainly because we get FIVE Mondays, and you know what that means. Our Marrow Magnum Monday selections this month are from Loire Valley. This fertile river valley region in France was once the unofficial capital of France for aristocrats and royals; and its rich agriculture makes it one of the country’s top wine-producing regions.

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 April 1st, our selection is Bernard Baudry’s Les Grezeaux Chinon. The Loire region in France boasts some of the world's best white wines; however the reds are not to be shunned. This single vineyard Chinon is from one of the appellation's most outstanding producers, Bernard Baudry. His wines are known for their delicious texture and food-friendliness.

On April 8th, we’re featuring Clisson Muscadet-Sevre-et-Maine by Domaine de la Pépiere. Marc Ollivier has become the standard-bearer for natural winemaking in the region and consistently produces wines with impressive concentration, especially this deliciously complex Muscadet from Domaine de la Pepiere. This wine shows classic aromas of pear, Meyer lemon, salty minerality and lip-smacking acidity.

On April 15th, our selection is Terres Rouges Saumur-Champigny by Arnaud Lambert in a giant 3L bottle (because Tax Day deserves a little something extra). Lambert is driving a revolutionary movement in the appellation of Saumur Champigny and is re-discovering the potential of these vineyards through organic viticulture and precise winemaking. This wine is produced using only stainless steel to preserve its freshness and show off its ethereal aromas of roses, herbal tea and ripe raspberries.

On April 22nd, we’ll be featuring Lucien Crochet’s Sancerre Rosé. This highly quaffable wine, produced by Lucien Crochet, is made from all Pinot Noir and continues to get better with age. A glass of this exquisitely balanced and food-friendly wines is what makes this one of our all-time favorite roses!

On April 29th, we’ll end the month with Chenin Blanc & Cabernet Franc by Lieu Dit. Lieu Dit is a winery in Santa Barbara County that was founded to focus solely on the indigenous varieties of grapes from Loire Valley. Both their Chenin Blanc and Cabernet Franc display balance, elegance and purity; and they truly represent the essence of Loire Valley wines.  

These five selections from this incredible French region will not disappoint, guaranteed. Make your Monday reservation(s) here.

Stir The Pot with Jeremiah Langhorne

“Best Mid-Atlantic Chef” heads to the South

Our dinner series, Stir the Pot, which benefits the Southern Foodways Alliance’s documentary initiative, returns this spring at Death & Taxes.

Join us on Sunday, April 7th for a five-course meal with wine pairing by chef Jeremiah Langhorne. Tickets are $150 and available here.

Jeremiah Langhorne is chef and co-owner of The Dabney, located in Washington, D.C. In 2018, he won the James Beard Award for Best Chef: Mid Atlantic, and The Dabney was awarded a Michelin star in 2016, 2017, and 2018. Langhorne worked all over the world, from Charleston to Copenhagen to the mountains of Colorado, before settling in D.C.

Needless to say, this is going to be a phenomenal night, and all in support of one of our most cherished organizations.

Join us for Stir the Pot!

Holiday Hours at AC Restaurants

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


Thanksgiving Eve: Wednesday, November 21

All restaurants open with regular hours


Thanksgiving Day: Thursday, November 22

All restaurants closed


Black Friday: Friday, November 23

Beasley’s:  opening early at 11am, brunch menu available 11am-4pm

Chuck's, Fox, Poole's, Death & Taxes open with regular hours


Christmas Eve: Monday, December 24

Beasley's: open until 9pm

Chuck's: open until 9pm

Fox: open until 9pm

Poole's: open until 9pm

Death & Taxes: open until 9pm (make a reservation here)


Christmas Day: Tuesday, December 25

All restaurants closed


New Year’s Eve: Monday, December 31

Beasley's and Chuck's: extended hours, open until midnight

Fox: 5pm to 2am

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 Year’s Day: Tuesday, January 1

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

New Year’s Eve at Poole’s Diner

Ring in 2019 with us at Poole's! Join us for our three-course prix fixe menu on New Year's Eve. Dinner is $75++ per person, with wine pairings available. Limited reservations can be made here; if you don't see your preferred reservation time, consider joining our waitlist by selecting "Notify"--you'll be notified if a table becomes available. 

~Course One~

(choice of):

Holiday charcuterie plate with rabbit rillette, Lady Edison country ham, and chicken liver mousse with our pickles, fig conserva, and two mustards

Local lettuces with avocado, roasted beets, pickled carrots, radish, sunflower crunch,  blue cheese, and thyme-white balsamic vinaigrette

Cauliflower veloute with Maine lobster, saffron oil, and charred scallion relish

Steak carpaccio with smoked trout roe, whipped buttermilk, fried basil, and Marash chili

~Course Two~

(choice of):

Cacio e pepe aged carnaroli arancino (stuff with caramelized onion, artichokes, and Castelvetrano olives) with smoked tomato and rosemary-braised escarole

Chateaubriand of grass-fed beef with broken potato gratin, ruby chard, and caramelized shallot marrow butter

Duck confit cornmeal cobbler with melted kale, young roots, balsamic-roasted pearl onions, and preserved truffle

Roasted black cod with white sweet potato-lump crab hash, mushroom conserva, and roasted pepper emulsion


New Year’s Eve at Death & Taxes

Ring in 2019 with us! Join us for our four-course prix fixe menu on New Year's Eve. Dinner is $95++ per person, with wine pairings available. Limited reservations can be made here; if you don't see your preferred reservation time, consider joining our waitlist by selecting "Notify"--you'll be notified if a table becomes available. 



~Course one~

(choice of one)

Steak tartare, smoked oyster aioli, grilled bread

Buried garlic veloute, black truffle

Grilled squid, turnip puree, black olive

~Course two~

Mixed lettuces, celery, apple, pecorino, almond & date vinaigrette

~Course three~

(choice of one)

Chateaubriand, smoked cauliflower, chestnut

NC fish, grilled lobster bisque, tarragon

Grilled duck breast, butter poached carrots, charred orange

Smoked risotto, artichoke, king trumpet mushrooms, poached egg

~Sides for the table~

Sweet potato gratin

Embered greens

Grilled mushrooms



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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237 S. Wilmington St, Raleigh NC, 27601

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105 W. Hargett St, Raleigh NC, 27601

Death & Taxes

105 W. Hargett St, Raleigh NC, 27601

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426 S. McDowell St, Raleigh NC, 27601

[919] 832-4477

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