I had the pleasure of seeing this production twice— once in NYC at the Westside Theatre/Upstairs, and again this past weekend in the Raleigh Memorial Theater production. Both productions were excellent, though venues are vastly different and, due to circumstances of the day, the Screwtape character was played by different actors in each one. Steven Hauck's (Max McLean's understudy) presentation in the July 4th NYC version was wicked and deliciously evil, fun, and intimate, which is the nature of the Westside Theatre. For this kind of show, theater in the small(-ish) is superb. But Max McLean's performance at the vastly larger and less intimate Raleigh Memorial carried all the necessary energy to reach out into the bigger venue. Still, I am glad of being seated relatively close to the performers. I am biased in thinking that distance may diminish some of the really fun visual impact of the piece, the impact that comes from seeing facial expressions along with the changes in mood, tempo, lighting, and body postures and attitudues—that constitute the main 'action' in this show. I would definitely see it again, a few more times. Very glad it came to Raleigh.
Only buy from KCJ if you are ready to have everyone comment on your gorgeous jewelry! KCJ has the most unique and original pieces.
I love her affordable silver and it is one of my favorite things to give girlfriends as gifts. Always a pleasant and enjoyable experience in store.
Based on reviews from google, we took our out of town friends here for a "taste of country southern" breakfast. It was shockingly bad.
It began with the coffee, served in tiny styrofoam cups, lukewarm and weak. The food, also served on styrofoam, accompanied by plastic utensils, was as bad. Biscuits and gravy consisted of two tiny biscuits served with gummy bland gravy. The eggs, (over hard, no easy), were served with toast made from off the shelf grocery store bread. The "butter" was some sort of vegetable spread. The pancakes were tiny, served with bottled "syrup", and were so gummy, even my five year old who never met a pancake he wouldn't eat, turned them down. This restaurant is bad even if graded on a truckstop/cafe scale. Save your money and go to "Biscuitville." Although I've never been there, it truly has to be a leaps and bounds above this truly awful food.
Kim Son has been our favorite "comfort food" spot for years, and it just keeps getting better. It's a family owned-business and the food is consistently fresh and delicious. The place is spotless, warm and cheery with a bit of a diner quality. But it also exudes a subtle French and Asian Vietnamese ambiance, from the delicate lace tablecloths and curtains to the subtropical flowers and bamboo lantern sconces. Every dish is beautifully presented and many are accompanied by fresh plates of crisp lettuce, julienned carrots and turnips, perfect bean sprouts, slices of lime, and large sprigs of Vietnamese basil. These get added by the diner to various soups and other dishes. One of the standards on the menu is a very good selection of pho or noodle soup (12 kinds on the menu - my favorite is pho tai with rare roast beef) . There are big selections of other dishes served with rice, vermicelli, or fried rice. An entire section of the menu is devoted to bamboo steamer meals. And there are 15 house specialties on the menu. My favorites are the dishes that come with skewers of grilled meat or shrimp wrapped around sugar cane, plates of vermicelli and vegetables, and a pile of super-thin rice paper that the eater dips into a hot bowl of water at the table and then fills with the other ingredients to construct spring rolls. Another unexpected pleasure is the special #40, fresh thick rice noodles that look like small accordion-folded clouds, arranged on a plate with crisp fried tofu,rich bean cakes, piles of salad veggies and a special ginger sauce. For the sweet tooth, there are about 30 flavors of bubble tea (total fun!) and the desserts are homemade. They brought us a free piece of coconut flan pie last time we ate there. Most of the dishes on the menu are under $10 and portions are very generous. There's beer and wine, too. And once you've been there, when you return you're welcomed like family.
I have had several custom pieces created at Kerry Catherine Jewelry over many years. My husband now enjoys buying jewelry for me because he trusts their knowledge, craftsmanship, quality and business dealings. Perhaps there was some misunderstanding on sellers part? My daughter married recently and the couple had their wedding rings created with KCJ and they are thrilled. Kerry made the process a very special part of their wedding memories.
There are 2 more artists displaying at the Ashe House. Celine Meador and Eric Saunders will be artists in addition to Michael Brady, Mirinda Kossoff, Jude Lobe, Pat Merriman, Katherine Nelson and Ellie Reinhold.
One of the best nights at Southern Rail. Same dj we saw at the Wailers show. Great spot on a summer night.
Seven artists will be displaying their works for sale here Nov. 6 and 7, Nov 13 and 14. Saturdays 10-5pm. Sundays 12-5pm. Check out their site:
We cannot get enough of this restaurant! David is an outstanding sushi chef! We frequent this place at least once a week! Service is always outstanding. Fish is amazingly fresh! Don't go anywhere else in the area for great sushi. Prices are great! Even better with the punch card that they offer! Scary Jerry, the Heikkido and MinWoo are some of our favorite rolls!
35 has a great selection, reasonable prices for both lunch and dinner.
The best part tho, is that '35' is my 2 grandson's (ages 3 & 10) favorite place...why? Because of the endlessness of their favorites, especially desert!
When Devon, now 10 was little, he always asked if we could go to the 'dark place' to eat, & now his little brother Conner asks the same question when they visit. My 17 yr old grandaughters love the food and love the dark place whenever they don't want to be seen with the old folks! it's a win-win all the way around.... 5 stars for all those reasons....and I LOVE their crisp, flavorful veggies.
Great variety of classes, and beautiful park. However, Sertoma makes you pay for a whole 8-week session. You can't pay for 1 class to see if you like the class. I wanted to try NIA to see if I liked it with this instructor, but they wanted me to pay $80+ dollars for the whole 8-week session when I didn't even know if I would like this class. So I went elsewhere. Bad way to do business.
When approaching from outside the building I was awestruck by the large aesthetically pleasing mural incorporating the venue logo, lit up by multicolored LED spots contained within the walled in outdoor seating area.
The bar is beautiful with its relaxing lounge area- candle light with large bench covered in lots of pillows that traces the walls and there are many other comfortable chairs and coffee tables. The Bar is fully stocked with liquor and many local brews on draft (about 12 taps I think) plus there are even some wine selections.
Then I was drawn through the three inviting pillared arches welcoming me into the stage area. Across the room a large stage occupies the back wall. The sound is incredible- state of the art JBL line array system mixed from a Midas board. As one can't help but notice the impressive arsenal of lights that move and flash in all directions, fading from one scene to another- It is evident that no expense was spared in bringing the best possible live production quality I have ever seen in a triangle 300 capacity venue.
checked it out on my way to Baltimore this afternoon and I think I had the best service I have ever had in my life! I also ordered a cup of coffee and my server-which was outstanding and very hot- made me a fresh pot and brought me an ice water in the meantime (which I hadnt asked for but it was very refreshing while waiting for my coffee) I had the cherry bombs signature burger and it was the best burger I have eaten in my life. I travel to SC often and WILL be back on my way to (AND FROM) each trip. This place was fantastic!!!!!
Trosa Grocery store is a much needed necessity in East Durham. Trosa Grocery welcomes Foodstamps and soon Wic.
I don't know if I love this park just because it's close to my house, but I highly recommend checking it out. For me, the highlight is the New Hope Creek Trail and the easy access to it that's now afforded by the Old Chapel Hill Road Park. The trail has been there for years, but it was previously difficult to access and not well-maintained. Now, from the park, there's a paved asphalt path that dead-ends into the New Hope Creek Trail + the addition of way-finding signs (with trail mileage noted) and a bike rack if you ride your bike to the trail. For dog walkers, there are also plastic bag dispensers and trashcans in the park (not too far from the trail entrance).
The trail itself offers a really lovely hike with chirping birds and an old (but now repaired) boardwalk that weaves through the woods to carry you across muddy areas. There's also a new drop-in to the trail off of Old Chapel Hill Road just down from Githens Middle School (and connected to the middle school by a new sidewalk) - it's an extension of the aforementioned asphalt path and runs along the edge of the school next to the woods leading up to the new park. At this particular entrance, the path is packed sand (not asphalt - in case you're looking for it). I entered the trail/park from there after a 10 minute walk from my house, didn't even walk the full New Hope Creek Trail loop, and still clocked close to an hour and 1/2 long hike once I was back home.
I don't get it!! I went to Stella Mare's last week and it was super!! What's the problem? The food was great...inexpensive...the service was fine...I really like the little waitress; she's kinda new, but tries really hard to please everyone and I didn't hear anyone complaining about a single thing. I recommend this restaurant totally! I also enjoyed the live entertainment... not too loud and he plays all the old favorites on the keyboard ( great voice too!) I'll be back for sure!
Sometimes, people stretch the truth and exaggerate things just to make trouble... I just can't believe that negative review; I've eaten at Stella Mare's at least six or seven times and I NEVER ...I mean ever, had a bad experience! I would have to dispute the credibility of this review; it must have come possibly from a person who has an interest in a competitor restaurant or something ...who knows, maybe because the word is slowly (but surely) getting out that Stella Mare's Ristorante and Pizzeria is ...back?
Obviously, since they re-opened the place they must be doing things right because "recently", (besides the only one negative review), all of the others are very good! All the other negative reviews are over two years old! Look people, if you want good food, go see for yourself, don't take ANYBODY'S word for it, okay? As far as I'm concerned, I'm very a very happy customer. I like the food, the prices, the service, and now, they have some live entertainment going on sometimes ( jazz, blues, oldies) on weekends that I particularly enjoy over an ice cold beer...Check it out... see for yourself!
I happened to come across Stella Mare's restaurant on the internet (when I was looking for a good pizza restaurant- I really hate fast food places for pizza!) but I couldn't tell if this restaurant was good enough to visit ...or not! There was this one single bad review...and then, quite a few great ones, so I was skeptical about the negative one...I decided to go there in person, and see for myself. I was quite pleased that I checked it out personally, because if I would have passed on it because of the bad review, I would have missed out on a fabulous experience!! ........Great service! The waitress was extremely pleasant and efficient and I made it a point to meet the owners, who were not anything like the bad review spoke of...(You can't get people any nicer than this!!) There was even great live entertainment to go with the superb food...in fact, I ended up getting more than just pizza, after I saw their great menu and low prices...I'm so glad I went... Honestly, I think you will be too!! I recommend it for a wonderful experience.
Lunch for under $10 for salmon, steak, soup, four different salads and a variety of desserts...this is the best kept secret in the Triangle.
small pricey portions of ok tasting yogurt in a biodegradable cup.
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