What’s the best way to wind down from the week? A spritz, naturally.
And we’re happy to oblige at Poole’side Pies with our Poole’side Aperitivo, starting this Friday from 4 to 5pm, and occuring every Friday for the rest of the month!
Aperitivo is an Italian tradition, typically at the end of the work day, where you relax over a low-alcohol beverage (often a spritz or a beer) and enjoy some light snacks. All over Italy, right around the end of the work day, bartenders will set out platters of snacks for guests to enjoy with their beverages. It's a relaxing way to wind down the day or week.
We wanted to bring that tradition to Poole'side. Every Friday, we invite you to join us for "Poole'side Aperitivo", a casual cocktail party with Aperol Spritzes, Peronis, and a variety of snacks (think deviled prosciutto toast and brown-butter potato chips with cacio e pepe mayo). Your ticket ($20) is all-inclusive of food and beverage. Please note that this event ends promptly at 5pm. Our regular food and beverage menu is not available during this event. We regret that we are not able to honor dietary restrictions for this event.
We have a small amount of tickets per event, so be sure to snag a ticket for your first-choice Friday! Tickets are available here, and be sure to bring your whole crew. We hope to see y'all soon and share in some Raleigh-Italian hospitality together!
Here’s our version of a perfect Sunday: An Italian-inspired cooking demo hosted by three James Beard Award-winning chefs! Our very own Ashley Christensen alongside Tandy Wilson (of City House in Nashville, TN), and Sarah Grueneberg (of Monteverde in Chicago) are teaming up to show off their best tips and techniques.
Each chef will take a turn demonstrating their dish in the test kitchen of Bridge Club, and afterwards, you will get your own sample of their creation. Their inspiration will be taken from Italian cuisine, because pasta and fresh mozzarella sound like a dream for breakfast, right? We’ll be providing the essential brunch libations as well: coffee and brunch cocktails, in the form of a spritz!
This unique experience will take place on Sunday, August 25, from 11:00-12:30 at our events loft space, Bridge Club. Even better? The proceeds from this brunch will go to benefit Southern Foodways Alliance. There are limited spots for this intimate brunch experience, get your tickets here.
HappyPRIDE 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!
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 byLieu 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.