Thanksgiving Week & Black Friday

November 19, 2018


$1 Ice Cream and Tea for Rise Against Hunger
Want to give back around Thanksgiving? We definitely do! Join at Milk Lab and just by simply enjoying a cup of rolled ice cream or tea we can make a difference to help end global hunger. All proceeds – including gratuities – will be donated to Rise Against Hunger. Limited to 1 product per person (Tea or Ice cream). Tuesday, 11:30 am – 10 pm; 6418 Tryon Rd, Cary, NC 27518

Free Thanksgiving Wines Tasting
Taste Thanksgiving Wines with Kellogg Selections during a very special free wine tasting at Taylor’s Wine Shop. Tuesday, 6:30 – 8 pm; 10005 Six Forks Rd, Raleigh, NC 27615


Pre-Feast Fest at Unscripted
The biggest eating holiday of the year is upon us.  Before the big night, celebrate with a round of cocktails at Unscripted Hotel’s Pre-Feast Fest. Seasonal hot cocktails will be served in a chill, lounge atmosphere with a curated playlist. The event is free, but space is limited. Please RSVP to secure your attendance. Free; Wednesday, 8 pm; 202 Corcoran St, Durham, NC 27701


Thanksgiving at Midtown Grille
Have Thanksgiving dinner at the restaurant or order a take-home meal. Thursday, 11 am & 4 pm; 4421 Six Forks Rd, Raleigh, NC 27609; 919.782.9463

Thanksgiving at Plates
Enjoy a full Thanksgiving dinner and dessert for charity. “Plates for the World” is available for dine-in or take-out. $20 from each meal sold will benefit Rise Against Hunger. $42; Thursday, 12 – 5 pm; 301 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh, NC 27603

Thanksgiving at The Pit
Dine in family-style or take the BBQ. Feast on green bean casserole, pit-cooked turkey, candied yams and pecan pie at the Durham and Raleigh locations. $29.99, $14.99/12 and under; Thursday, 11 am – 4 pm; Durham: 321 West Geer Street, Durham, NC 27701; Raleigh: 328 W Davie St, Raleigh, NC 27601

Thanksgiving at Hibernian
The restaurant and pub will be serving a special Thanksgiving menu at both locations. You have a choice of turkey or ham dinners. $16, $18/combo of both; Thursday, 11 am – 2 am; 311 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh, NC 27603; 8021 Falls of Neuse Rd, Raleigh, NC 27615

Thanksgiving at Metro Diner
This north Raleigh restaurant’s menu will include pumpkin stuffed waffles, turkey pot pie and a stuffed waffle dinner with turkey, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce and gravy all over a waffle made from traditional stuffing. Thursday, 7 am – 2 pm; 6325 Fall of Neuse, Raleigh, NC

Thanksgiving at Mia Francesca
The Italian restaurant be hosting a Thanksgiving day buffet. $46, $18/under 12; Thursday, 11 am – 7 pm; 4100 Main at North Hills St, Raleigh NC 27609

Thanksgiving at 41Hundred
They are serving up a Thanksgiving buffet. $55, $18/ages 12 years and younger; Thursday, 11 am – 3 pm; 4100 Main at North Hills St, Raleigh, NC 27609

Thanksgiving at The Capital Grille
The restaurant is serving Thanksgiving dinner with slow-roasted turkey and brioche stuffing, French green beans with Marcona almonds, cranberry pear chutney and Sam’s mashed potatoes. $42, $15/children; Thursday, 11 am; 4242 Six Forks Rd, Raleigh, NC 27609

Thanksgiving at Rye Bar and Southern Kitchen
The restaurant will be serving a turkey dinner and all the sides. That evening the restaurant will offer a Blue Plate Special from 5 – 10 pm with either turkey or ham for $18 per person. $34, $12/children, free/under 5; Thursday, 11:30 am – 3 pm; 500 Fayetteville St, Raleigh, NC 27601

Thanksgiving at Seasons 52
Dinner includes roasted turkey, pan gravy, Yukon mashed potatoes, herb stuffing and more. $27.95, $13.95/children; Thursday; 4325 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh, NC 27612

Thanksgiving at Margaux’s
This north Raleigh restaurant is serving a four-course prix fixe menu including herb roasted turkey and lump crab cakes. $46.95, $16.95/children; Thursday; 8111 Creedmoor Rd, Raleigh, NC 27613

Thanksgiving at Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club
This decadent spread feature slow roasted turkey, NC Heritage Pork Roast, smoked gouda macaroni and cheese and much more. $82, $25/ages 6 – 12. Thursday, seatings are at noon, 3 pm & 6 pm; 3001 Cameron Blvd, Durham, NC 27705

Thanksgiving at Counting House
The restaurant inside the 21c is serving up Thanksgiving dishes classic and new. Thursday, 1 – 9 pm; 111 Corcoran St, Durham, NC 27701

Thanksgiving at The Durham
A feast of oysters, roasted turkey and dessert will be served from 1 to 4:30 p.m. $75, $35/under 12 years of age; Thursday, 1 – 4:30 pm; 315 E Chapel Hill St, Durham, NC 27701

Thanksgiving at JB Duke Hotel
Enjoy a Thanksgiving Day family style brunch and dinner, including carved ham, beef, turkey, seasonal side dishes and desserts. $55, $17/ages 6 – 12 years; Thursday; 230 Science Dr, Durham, NC

Thanksgiving at Kababish Cafe
Try something new! This Indian/Pakistani restaurant’s menu features tandoori masala turkey, roasted butternut squash, mashed potatoes, glazed carrots and cranberry sauce. Join in their all-you-can-eat Thanksgiving buffet. $25, $12/under 12; Thursday, noon – 7 pm; 201 W Chatham St, Cary, NC 27511

Thanksgiving at Dean’s Seafood Grill & Bar
Their Thanksgiving buffet includes fried and oven roasted turkey, honey glazed ham, carved roast beef, oysters, shrimp, salmon, stuffing, sweet potato casserole, dill and garlic mashed potatoes, collard greens, fresh salads a pie bar and more! $45, $15/ages 3 – 10;  Thursday, 11 am – 6 pm; 1080 Darrington Dr, Cary, NC 27513

Thanksgiving at Chef’s Palette
Their Thanksgiving buffet has classics like turkey with gravy and sage sausage stuffing as well as Atlantic salmon. $37, $18/ages 6 – 12; Thursday, noon – 5:30 pm; 3460 Ten Ten Road, Suite 118, Cary, NC 27518

Thanksgiving at Herons at The Umstead
Herons’ Thanksgiving meal is sure to wow you. The menu includes truffled macaroni and cheese, sweet potato soufflé and more. $89, $25/ages 3-10; Thursday, 12 – 6 pm; 100 Woodland Pond Dr, Cary, NC 27513

Thanksgiving at Lucky 32
Thanksgiving dinner includes a three course menu featuring smoked turkey breast, pumpkin bisque and a cranberry and apple spice cake. $27; Thursday, 11 am – 7:30 pm; 7307 Tryon Rd, Cary, NC 27518

Thanksgiving at Peak City Grill
A buffet-style meal for Thanksgiving with dozens of options, including turkey, a seafood bar, a mac ‘n cheese bar and green been casserole. $39.95, $33.95/65 and older, $21.95/12 and under, free/4 and under; Thursday, 11 am – 4 pm; 126 N Salem St, Apex, NC 27502

Thanksgiving at City Kitchen
This buffet includes soups, brunch items, a spread of salads and cold platters, sides and a selection of signature City Kitchen entrees and Thanksgiving favorites. $38, $15/ages 3 – 10, free/under 3; Thursday, 10:30 am – 4 pm; 201 S. Estes Dr, Chapel Hill, NC

Thanksgiving at Il Palio
Feast on a four-course Thanksgiving dinner will be served until 5:30 pm. Thursday; 1505 E. Franklin St. Chapel Hill, NC 27514

Gobbler’s Run
Why do we wake up early on Thanksgiving morning to run? Not only is it a great way to make room for turkey, but all of the proceeds from Gobbler’s Run goes to the Wake Forest Boys & Girls Club. The Wake Forest Boys & Girls Club has been a staple in the community since 1998. Today, they serve 1,100 children. Thursday, 8 am; Wake Forest, NC

2018 Trophy Trot 10K
Burn those calories before you calories load for a good cause. Support Healing Transitions’ who offer innovative peer-based recovery oriented services to homeless and underserved individuals with alcoholism and other drug addictions. The program is specifically designed to rekindle a person’s desire and ability to return to a meaningful and productive life. Healing Transitions has been providing peer driven long term residential services since January of 2001. During that time we have been very successful in empowering people who are homeless and suffer from substance use issues transition to a fulfilling life. Along with our community partners, we have been able to reduce Wake County homeless population by 25% even as the overall population in Wake County has grown 45%. That constitutes an approximate 50% drop in the number of un-sheltered homeless individuals on our streets. Thursday, 8 am ; 1251 Goode St, Raleigh, NC 27603

North Carolina Chinese Lantern Festival
The North Carolina Chinese Lantern Festival puts hundreds of larger-than-life lanterns on display at Cary’s Koka Booth Amphitheatre, creating an incredible, colorful adventure for you to walk through during the holiday season. In all, the lanterns and more than 15,000 LED lights make up 20 distinct displays, including a 200-foot-long, 21-foot-tall Chinese Dragon that sits on Symphony Lake. $15, $10/ages 3 -1 7; Friday through January 13th (Tuesday-Sunday, 6-10 pm, performances: Tuesday – Thursday, 6:30 pm & 8 pm, Friday – Sunday, 6:30 pm, 7:30 pm, & 8:30 pm); 8003 Regency Pkwy, Cary, NC 27518


AILLEA’s Black Friday
Get 20% off store-wide. This promotion is happening both in-store and online. Online, use code CHEERSAILLEA.  Friday through Monday; Raleigh, 2032 Cameron St, Raleigh, NC 27605; Atlanta, 3796 Roswell Rd, Atlanta, GA 30342; Charleston, 344 King St, Charleston, SC 29401

Pop-Up Holiday Cocktail Bar Concept, Miracle
Miracle, the Christmas-themed pop-up bar launched in 2014 in New York City, continues spreading holiday cheer around the globe in 2018, as the brand celebrates its five-year anniversary. This year, Miracle will launch in over 80 locations around the world with Sippin’ Santa expanding to multiple locations in partnership with notable tiki-connoisseur Jeff “Beachbum” Berry. Miracle locations throughout the United States will offer seasonally-themed cocktails in a festive setting through New Year’s Eve. Miracle will return to its original hometown of New York City with several locations opening for the holiday season. Cocktails include Christmopolitan made with vodka, elderflower, dry vermouth, spiced cranberry sauce, rosemary, lime, and absinthe mist; Snowball Old Fashioned made with butterscotch rye, spiced Demerara, wormwood Bitters, Orange Zest; Bad Santa (served hot) with apple cider, Applejack, Manzanilla Sherry, lemon, cinnamon syrup, popcorn & bacon butter, and baked apple bitters; Christmas Carol Barrel made with aged rum, Aquavit, Amaro, pumpkin pie, Demerara syrup, lime, vanilla, and Angostura bitters; Koala-La La La, La La La La made with gin, pine, dry vermouth, lime, eucalyptus syrup, and orange bitters; Gingerbread Flip made with bourbon, gingerbread syrup, Elemakule Tiki Bitters, whole egg, and nutmeg; Run Run Rudolph made with prosecco, gin, mulled wine puree, lemon, and cane syrup; Yippie Ki Yay Mother F****r! made with sweet potato Barbados rum, Cachaça, Trinidad over proof rum, dry curacao, marshmallow orgeat, and lime; Jingle Balls Nog made with cognac, Pedro Ximenez Sherry, brown butter, cinnamon, cherry, vanilla, almond milk, cream, sugar, egg, and nutmeg; And A Partridge In A Pear Tree made with Reposado Tequila, pear brandy, mezcal, spiced Demerara Syrup, lime, egg white, club soda, Angostura Bitters, and cinnamon; along with shots: Nice Shot made with rum, peppermint, and chocolate and Naughty Shot made with bourbon and cinnamon. 2018 Miracle Partners include MG Road (Asheville); Tapa Tapa (Atlanta); Buckhead (Atlanta); Mutiny Pirate Bar & Island Grille (Baltimore); Queen’s Park (Birmingham); The Kimpton Hotel Marlowe Lobby Bar (Cambridge, MA); Death or Glory (Delray Beach, FL); Alley Twenty-Six (Durham); Madrina’s (Gainesville, FL); The Archer (Jersey City, NJ); Sapphire (Knoxville, TN); Twin River Casino Hotel (Lincoln, RI); Cork & Kerry (Long Island, NY); Mystic Station (Malden, MA); The Copper Grouse (Manchester, VT); Civil Pour (Memphis); Over Under (Miami); New Haven (New Haven, CT); Latitude 29 (New Orleans); Boilermaker (New York); at Mace (New York); Cowan’s Public (Nutley, NJ); The Courtesy Bar (Orlando); The Old Hickory Whiskey Bar (Pensacola, FL); In the Valley (Philadelphia); Subversive Cocktails (Pittsburgh); Blyth & Burrows (Portland, ME); Miracle at The Haymaker (Raleigh); The Jasper (Richmond, VA); Pangea Alchemy Lab (Sarasota, FL); PACCI Italian Kitchen + Bar in Kimpton Brice Hotel (Savannah, GA); Intermezzo Coffee & Cocktails (St. Petersburg, FL); Sippin’ Santa at Archipelago (Washington, D.C.); Seventh Street by Drink Company (Washington, D.C.); Highland Brass Co. (Waterbury, CT); Death or Glory (West Palm Beach, FL); and The Citizen (Worcester, MA).

Raleigh’s very own Miracle at The Haymaker
From the day after Thanksgiving, The Haymaker will transform into a holiday wonderland serving seasonally-themed drinks including favorites like the Snowball Old Fashioned and Run Run Rudolph, among the festive décor. Miracle at The Haymaker will also join locations around the country in selling holiday mugs featured on the signature cocktail menu with 10% of all sales donated to Action Against Hunger, making the perfect gift that keeps on giving. Friday through December 29th; 555 Fayetteville St #115, Raleigh, NC 27601

By Whitney

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