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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!

Poole’s | A Cocktail For Every Era

Turning Back The Clock

Although the season may be springing us ahead, at Poole’s Diner we’ve decided to go back in time. Regarding cocktails, that is. It’s always fun and exciting to craft new cocktails, but there’s something truly comforting in the classics… at least we think so.

Our new seasonal cocktail menu features drinks through the ages, from eras like the Prohibition Age, Disco Tec, and Tiki Age. There’s a story behind each cocktail, and we thought we’d give you a behind-the-scenes look at our selections:

Antibes, a town along the French Riviera between Cannes and Nice, was briefly the home of F. Scott Fitzgerald and the namesake of our first drink. This Prohibition Era drink with gin, Benedictine, and grapefruit juice, was said to be a drink that Fitzgerald served guests at this home, including Hemingway and Picasso.

The Vieux Carre was created by Walter Bergeron at the Hotel Monteleone in New Orleans. His hotel was often the venue for the city’s annual Tales Of The Cocktail festival. This classic drink’s name translates to “Old Square” and references the hotel’s location within the French Quarter of the historic city.

Created by London bartender Dick Bradsell in the 1980's, Russian Spring Punch was a cocktail he created while trying to save money for a party he was hosting. This Disco Era cocktail is made up of of vodka, lemon juice, simple syrup, creme de cassis, and sparkling wine; though Bradsell had his guests provide their own sparkling wine for the original version of the beverage.

The Americano, by Gaspare Campari, was originally named Milano-Torino to identify Campari and Sweet Vermouth and hails from the Pre-Prohibition Era. This cocktail gained its new name after Primo Carnera, an Italian boxer, became the first non-American to win the US heavyweight boxing championship.

Pimm’s Cup, another Pre-Prohibition Era cocktail, has become the official drink every year at Wimbledon. The most basic version of the cocktail is Pimm’s, a slice of cucumber and lemon-lime soda, however many decide to spice up the cocktail by adding seasonal fruits and different mixers.

The Pina Colada, from the Tiki Age, has several different variations, and several different origins. The earliest mention of the cocktail salutes a 19th century Puerto Rican pirate as the creator; who gave the drink to his men to lift their spirits. The modern Pina Colada is said to be the creation of a bartender at Caribe Hilton’s Beachcomber, while the blended version of the drink was said to be the creation of Spanish bartender, working at Restaurant Barrachina in Buenos Aires.

Another Prohibition Era cocktail Horse’s Neck, was originally intended to be a non-alcoholic beverage, but became a classic cocktail when a heavy pour of bourbon was added to the glass. This drink gets its name from its garnish, an extra long lemon twist that acts as the “horse’s neck”.

Our last cocktail hails from the Modern Age. The Naked and Famous is a mezcal fueled, modern day variation of “The Last Word”, a cocktail created by bartender Joaquin Simo while working at Death & Co. in New York City.

Try one, try all, this season.

Valentine’s Day at Poole’s

Join us for a special three-course prefixe menu ($75++ per guest) this Valentine's Day, designed to celebrate love!

Reservations are available here; please note that our regular a la carte menu is not available during this service.

Here's the menu:

Course One (choose from:)

NC oyster and sunchoke veloute with smoked creme fraiche, golden trout roe, and chive

Charcuterie plate with rillette, Lady Edison country ham, and chicken liver mousse with our pickles and two mustards

Humboldt Fog Chèvre with roasted beets, sunflower shoots, seed crunch, and sherry brown butter vinaigrette 

Vodka-fried colossal crab with marinated avocado, piquillo mayo, and bottarga 

Course Two (choose from:)

Bone-in short rib with Brabant potatoes, horseradish-creamed chard, and marrow spiked red wine jus 

Black bass with Maine lobster, smoked tomato, saffron rice grits, and Castelvetrano olive relish 

Root vegetable + Comté gratin with braised winter salad, creamy polenta, and black truffle vinaigrette 

Cassoulet of confit duck leg, rabbit sausage, and crispy pork belly with the summer’s put up field peas, braised cabbage collards, and pimento cheese cornbread crumbs

Course three (choose from:)

Coconut cream tart with coconut granola and clementine marmalade

Chocolate layer cake with peanut butter-cream cheese icing and chocolate whisky cold brew glaze

Strawberry panna cotta with lemon-macerated strawberries and streusel

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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