Happy #TastyThursday #TeaFreaks ! Open Now @McAlistersDeli #Raleigh #NC off Capital Blvd #McAlistersDeli

On Monday, July 25th , McAlister’s Deli celebrated its Grand Opening of its newest location at 5505 Capital Boulevard in Raleigh, NC ! As a North Raleigh resident, I was happy to learn McAlister’s Deli is now open and serving the community. 

Known for serving “American Regional favorites” with a smile, this restaurant serves good food and great tea to wash it all down with. Did you know there was a cult following of “tea freaks” who love McAlister’s Famous Sweet Tea?! Well, I have a confession..my name is Leslie and I am a tea freak.

Yesterday I went to the new location in Raleigh with my husband and daughter. While I was familiar with their beverage menu, I had never tried their food. Their menu is not your typical deli menu because it offers so much more than just hot/cold sandwiches. For example, McAlister’s serves nachos for starters, entree salads, giant stuffed potatoes known as ‘Spuds’, desserts and they offer a variety of vegetarian options. 
For our almost 5 year old foodie, we ordered from the kids menu. Her choice of mac & cheese included a drink (she loved the strawberry lemonade), a side item (fruit cup was selected) and a treat (graham crackers).  The Just For Kids menu is suitable for kids 12 and under and for $3.59 it’s a great value !

My husband was in the mood for a good sandwich, and by the looks of the menu he came to the right place. Hot Sandwiches, Grilled Sandwiches,Classic Sandwiches, Club Sandwiches..OH MY ! He went with the Spicy Southwest Chicken Griller and opted to substitute the baguette with a croissant. In my opinion, (yes, he thankfully offered me to have a bite ) it was not too spicy but oh so flavorful. It was served with a pickle and a choice of side (he got chips).

Speaking of spice, variety is the spice of life and McAlister’s Deli has a ‘Choose 2’ option for those of us who loves variety! I went with a cup of potato soup and their seasonal pecan berry salad. It was so good, especially once I added gorgonzola cheese to it. And of course with me being a tea freak and all, I ordered a peach sweet tea and wildberry tea. Very refreshing! 

We also enjoyed a sweet ending to our meal by trying two of their desserts: A fresh baked sugar cookie for her (she read the word cookie on the window before we even got in and thought she could have that for dinner, thanks McAlister’s Deli) and a brownie for us. 

Thumbs up for the sugar cookie! 

Some things I learned from our visit (besides how tasty everything is) : 

  • McAlister’s Deli does catering 
  • Online ordering is available at www.mcalistersdeli.com
  • There are 27 locations in North Carolina (lucky me!)
  • Tea by the Gallon is on the menu for $8.00 ( tea freaks rejoice! )

From the smiling greeter at the door to the delicious food we were served, our first dining experience with McAlister’s Deli Raleigh/Capital Blvd was enjoyable and filled with tasty memories ! We will definitely be back. 

Cheers and Welcome to the neighborhood!

Photographs of The Grand Opening of the Bohemian Garden @Boheme_Durham #beergarden

On Sunday July 10, 2016, SobeSavvy.com joined guests for the official grand opening of the Bohemian Garden courtyard at Boheme , Durham’s newest  farm-to-table restaurant .  

The event, which featured an all you can eat Luau BBQ and live music in a dog friendly environment, took place in its lush garden patio area. A casually stylish crowd showed up to enjoy a beautiful late afternoon in their zen like outdoor space.

Beer, wine, and liquor beverages were available for purchase as well.  The bar also had tropical cocktails to go with the polynesian cuisine themed spread. A jazzy quartet kept the mood fun while all the guests and their four legged friends had fun. A true sanctuary and the perfect place to enjoy a warm summer evening as seen here in my video montage : 

Hope your enjoyed the photos and make sure Boheme and their garden patio are on your must to do list this summer !!

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#SobeSavvy Celebrates #GrandOpening of @GreenEggsCafe #Miami #Aventura #SouthFlorida #GECMIA #greeneggscafe

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Today is the big day! Grand Opening of Green Eggs Aventura at 18729 Biscayne Blvd!
I usually askew any restaurant or establishment that puts too much emphasis on “the enviroment”. That is usually a red flag for boring and bland food.  Green Eggs Cafe has turned me around on my former opinion. 

They quickly became an institution in Philadelphia over the past 5 yrs. Their combo of good friendly service and great food is refreshing. Customers line up there most mornings to get their breakfast fix. Miami denziens no longer have to get on a plane to enjoy what people have called ” the worlds best french toast”. It has arrived in Aventura. Nutella Latte anyone ? How about home fries made from scratch ? Red Velvet Pancakes and Creme Brulee French Toast ? If you answered any of those in the affirmative than stop hitting the snooze button and get up there. Chicken and Waffles await you. 

Their website states ..Here at Green Eggs Café we value people and sustaining life on this planet. Green Eggs is unlike conventional restaurants because we have a commitment to doing our part for the environment. We are dedicated to serving high quality food at a low cost. We participate in buying fresh products locally which supports merchants in the area and in turn, so do you.  At Green Eggs we recycle all paper products, aluminum, glass and plastics. All food and organic waste is composted and also not put to waste. We prohibit the use of all Styrofoam products and plastic bottled beverages.

AND it is sinfully delicious. Get there.

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