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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!

Hot weather calls for chillable summer reds

It’s looking like this summer is going to be HOT. In regards to wine, most people associate this season with lights whites or refreshing bubbles, but what about reds? Our beverage director Cappie Peete knows that summer can be the perfect weather for a red wine.

What’s Marrow Magnum Monday? Each Monday, 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--and we’ve come up with some  new ways to feature it!

On June 3rd, we’ll be featuring Las Jaras Glou Glou, from Mendocino County California.  This vibrant red blend is just what you need to beat this heat!  In the words of winemakers Eric Wareheim and Joel Burt, this is a wine that is "fresh, chuggable, and light that tastes like sparkles and bright, summer fruit."  

On June 10th, we will feature Marziano Abbona Papa Celso Dolcetto di Dogliani. This juicy and luscious Dolcetto is named after the father of Marziano, who planted every vine in this vineyard.  This wine strikes a beautiful balance between power and elegance with juicy dark fruits and very delicate tannins.

On June 17th, our selection will be Domaine du Pavillon de Chavannes Cote de Brouilly. This old school Beaujolais comes from the highest elevation cru vineyards and offers complexity that you won't find in other Gamays.  It is full of intense fruity and floral aromas with a burst of juicy refreshment.

On June 24th, our final selection this month is Girolamo Russo A Rina Etna Rosso. This exciting red comes from the up and coming region of Etna in Sicily and is great for the Pinot Noir lover. Made from the Nerello Mascalese grape, this selection is full of red berry and currant fruit with a strong mineral backbone that lends incredible complexity and balance.  

These chillable reds will make you rethink everything you thought you knew about red wines. Make your Monday reservation(s) here.

Ready for warmer weather? Crushable, refreshing drinks are the perfect compliment.

It’s official… spring menu, now here.

One of our favorite parts of a new season is seeing what fabulous new cocktails our bartenders come up with. This spring, we have four new cocktails, plus two new mocktails, with flavors that everyone in your crew will love. Whether you want to get boozy, or have an alcohol-free night out with your pals, we’ve got you covered.

Now, for the introductions:

Pepper? I Hardly Know Her!

This cocktail was a previous concoction for one of our “People’s Cocktail” events this spring. It was such a crowd pleaser that we’ve decided to welcome it to the menu. This drink is made up of muddled lime, habanero agave, Cocchi Americano, Ramazotti, and vodka.

Old Hound's Tale

We’re putting twists on the old classic, The Greyhound, in this tart, sweet cocktail. It has Peychaud’s bitters, rosemary syrup, lemon, ginger, grapefruit juice, gin and soda, garnished with rosemary and grapefruit. It’s almost too pretty to drink…

Springing Forward

This next cocktail will definitely have you “springing forward”, for another round! Served up and garnished with a begonia flower, this cocktail has Bitterless Marriage Crude bitters, dry vermouth, yellow chartreuse, applejack, and gin. Wowza!

Scout's Honor

Our last new cocktail is dark, dreamy, and delicious. We start with both Peychaud’s and Angostura bitters, then add Montenegro, sweet vermouth, cognac, and rum with a twist of orange.


Flavor explosions of this mocktail may make you forget that it’s booze-less. Lime, habanero agave, grapefruit, soda, and a taco spiced seasoned rim are all pulled together with a garnish of lime. Pucker up for this one!

Berry Lemonade

Simple, and sweet, our second mocktail is everything that it seems. Lemon, berry tea, strawberry, and soda, served in a goblet with garnished that are picture worthy. No one has to know it is sans alcohol...

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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