Happy Hour at RockSalt
September 18, 2020 4:00 pm $1 Oyster Happy Hour is from 4-6pm Tuesday through Sunday. We have a large covered patio and a few indoor tables as well - all appropriately social distanced!
Shake Shack’s Hot Chick’n is back!
September 18, 2020 Some like it hot. Hot Chick’n is back at @shakeshack and hotter than ever. Order via the Shack App or order.shakeshack.com #shakeshack Allow us to reintroduce Hot Chick’n: our crispy, hand breaded, all white meat chicken sandwich dusted with a fiery blend of cayenne and guajillo peppers, topped with cherry-pepper slaw and pickles. It’s back for a third time, and is ready to throw down in the chicken sandwich category. In addition, Hot Chick’n is returning with brand new Hot Chick’n Bites, Hot Spicy Fries and Hot Spicy Cheese Fries, made with the same guajillo and cayenne pepper dusting. All four Hot Chick’n items are available in two spice levels - Hot and Extra Hot. Guests who order Hot Chick’n through the Shack App or order.shakeshack.com can get access to a third spice level… Fire!
Kids Eat Free – Osteria LuCa
September 17, 2020 5:00 pm Bring in your little ones with big appetites for our Kids Eat Free Special! Kids 10 and under eat for free from 5-7pm on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursdays & Sundays.
Cocktail Kits To Go from Dot Dot Dot
September 17, 2020 3:00 pm Pick up cocktail kits to go from dot dot dot for $25. Serves 10 people. Order here. Choose from a rotating menu of cocktails including these refreshing drinks: Old Fashioned, Mai Tai, Blackberry Mojito, Lily Wants a Pony and Strawberry-Basil Cooler. Alcohol not included. Pick up curbside Thursday - Saturday 3-6pm All orders will require I.D. upon pickup
Shake Shack Pumpkin Shake Launch!
September 8, 2020 While we may not know what day it is, we do know it’s that time of year again...our Pumpkin Shake is back! This fan-favorite features vanilla frozen custard, REAL pumpkin, marshmallows, cinnamon, nutmeg, whipped cream + toasted pumpkin seeds.
Online Cocktail Class with Dot Dot Dot
September 23, 2020 8:00 pm Drink like a gangster or a flapper going back to the early 1900’s. Thankfully we won’t have to hide or “speak easy” about the fantastic classic cocktails we will learn about in this class! We will learn about the history of some of these classic cocktails and how they have evolved since creation. Speakeasy Themed Cocktails: Gimlet, Sazerac, Sidecar, Manhattan (Digital Recipe Cards will be Included) **Please Note it is recommended to purchase ingredients for at least one cocktail from our class. Ingredient Lists will be sent to registered guests so that they can purchase prior to the class along with access to the zoom meeting. You don’t have to buy all the ingredients for all the cocktails but we recommend you pick one or two to make and enjoy along with us. Cost: $20 per ticket Sign up here.
Park Road Books presents Adam Sass, Tracey Deonn, + Nita Tyndall
October 14, 2020 7:00 pm A virtual celebration of these new local authors and their new YA releases! We will be showing this conversation through Zoom at 7PM on October 14, 2020. If you would like to order any of the books please order online here or if you could prefer you may call the store at 704-525-9239. Register for the free event here Surrender Your Sons Synopsis Connor Major’s summer break is turning into a nightmare. His SAT scores bombed, the old man he delivers meals to died, and when he came out to his religious zealot mother, she had him kidnapped and shipped off to a secluded island. His final destination: Nightlight Ministries, a conversion therapy camp that will be his new home until he “changes.” But Connor’s troubles are only beginning. At Nightlight, everyone has something to hide from the campers to the “converted” staff and cagey camp director, and it quickly becomes clear that no one is safe. Connor plans to escape and bring the other kidnapped teens with him. But first, he’s exposing the camp’s horrible truths for what they are— and taking this place down. Adam Sass Bio: Adam Sass began writing books in Sharpie on the backs of Starbucks pastry bags. (He’s sorry it distracted him from making your latte.) Raised in an Illinois farm town, his desire for a creative career took him to Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, and currently, North Carolina, where he lives with his husband and dachshunds. When he’s not dropping hot takes on Twitter, Adam is a recurring co-host on the popular Buffy the Vampire Slayer podcast Slayerfest98. Surrender Your Sons is his first novel. Legendborn Synopsis After her mother dies in an accident, sixteen-year-old Bree Matthews wants nothing to do with her family memories or childhood home. A residential program for bright high schoolers at UNC–Chapel Hill seems like the perfect escape—until Bree witnesses a magical attack her very first night on campus. A flying demon feeding on human energies. A secret society of so called “Legendborn” students that hunt the creatures down. And a mysterious teenage mage who calls himself a “Merlin” and who attempts—and fails—to wipe Bree’s memory of everything she saw. The mage’s failure unlocks Bree’s own unique magic and a buried memory with a hidden connection: the night her mother died, another Merlin was at the hospital. Now that Bree knows there’s more to her mother’s death than what’s on the police report, she’ll do whatever it takes to find out the truth, even if that means infiltrating the Legendborn as one of their initiates. She recruits Nick, a self-exiled Legendborn with his own grudge against the group, and their reluctant partnership pulls them deeper into the society’s secrets—and closer to each other. But when the Legendborn reveal themselves as the descendants of King Arthur’s knights and explain that a magical war is coming, Bree has to decide how far she’ll go for the truth and whether she should use her magic to take the society down—or join the fight. Tracey Deonn Bio: Tracy Deonn is a writer and second-generation fangirl. She grew up in central North Carolina, where she devoured fantasy books and Southern food in equal measure. She is the author of Legendborn, a contemporary fantasy novel and ABA Indies Introduce Selection. After earning her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in communication and performance studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Tracy worked in live theater, video game production, and K–12 education. When she’s not writing, Tracy speaks on panels at science fiction and fantasy conventions, reads fanfic, arranges puppy playdates, and keeps an eye out for ginger-flavored everything. Who I Was With Her Synopsis There are two things that Corinne Parker knows to be true: that she is in love with Maggie Bailey, the captain of the rival high school’s cross country team and her secret girlfriend of a year, and that she isn’t ready for anyone to know she’s bisexual. But then Maggie dies, and Corinne quickly learns that the only thing worse than losing Maggie is being left heartbroken over a relationship no one knows existed. And to make things even more complicated, the only person she can turn to is Elissa—Maggie’s ex and the single person who understands how Corinne is feeling. As Corinne struggles to make sense of her grief and what she truly wants out of life, she begins to have feelings for the last person she should fall for. But to move forward after losing Maggie, Corinne will have learn to be honest with the people in her life... starting with herself. Nita Tyndall Bio: Nita Tyndall is a passionate queer advocate and literary translator who writes the kinds of books they needed in high school. Their translations from the German have appeared in World Literature Today, and they have previously written for outlets like Autostraddle and were part of the Lambda Literary Writer's Retreat in 2017. You can find them on Twitter and Instagram at @nitatyndall. They live in North Carolina with their partner and a beautifully fluffy cat.
Park Road Books presents David Menconi + Scott Avett
October 20, 2020 7:00 pm David Menconi and Scott Avett present Step It Up and Go The Story of North Carolina Popular Music Hosted by Park Road Books We want to gather (virtually, of course) to celebrate David Menconi and his new book that chronicles North Carolina's music. He will be conversing with and local musician and Grammy-nominated, Scott Avett, of The Avett Brothers. We will be showing this conversation through Zoom at 7PM on October 20th, 2020. If you would like to order the book please click on the cover to order online or if you could prefer you may call the store at 704-525-9239. Event link on zoom - free to join: https://zoom.us/.../tJIkdOGqrjIpE9F-VwdAT1hiquxNID6XEkKr This book is a love letter to the artists, scenes, and sounds defining North Carolina’s extraordinary contributions to American popular music. David Menconi spent three decades immersed in the state’s music, where traditions run deep but the energy expands in countless directions. Menconi shows how working-class roots and rebellion tie North Carolina’s Piedmont blues, jazz, and bluegrass to beach music, rock, hip-hop, and more. From mill towns and mountain coves to college-town clubs and the stage of American Idol, Blind Boy Fuller and Doc Watson to Nina Simone and Superchunk, Step It Up and Go celebrates homegrown music just as essential to the state as barbecue and basketball. Spanning a century of history from the dawn of recorded music to the present, and with sidebars and photos that help reveal the many-splendored glory of North Carolina’s sonic landscape, this is a must-read for every music lover. Author Bio: Music critic and journalist David Menconi spent twenty-eight years as staff writer at the Raleigh News and Observer. His most recent book (with Ray Benson) is Comin’ Right at Ya: How a Jewish Yankee Hippie Went Country, or the Often Outrageous History of Asleep at the Wheel. Host Bio: Scott Avett is an acclaimed singer/songwriter, painter and co-leader of The Avett Brothers, the Grammy-nominated rock band from Concord, North Carolina.