Friday, April 16, 2010

Friday Fun Food Facts - April 16, 2010

Looking for something to do this weekend? Might want to check out the Great Grapes Wine Event in Cary. It features wine tastings, cooking demonstrations and live music from 11 am -7 pm Saturday at Koko Booth Amphitheater. More information here...Today is Free Order Friday at the Chick-fil-A in Cary's Waverly Place Shopping Center (this location only). With your purchase today you will receive a special receipt. Just bring your receipt back and receive the same order for FREE. Check out the store's Web site for more details...Did Tax Day give you the 1040 blues? No worries, the N&O's Greg Cox has put together a list of cheap eats that will keep you smiling. Check it out here...Dos Perros in Durham has some major changes heading your way - including new lunch and dinner menus, expanded vegetarian fare, Monday Taco Night, and, unfortunately, the elimination of breakfast. Check out more here...This weekend, the new Bruegger's at North Hills (next to the CapTrust building) will have giveaways, raffles, and special offers. Also, the first 5 in line when the store opens at 7 am Saturday and Sunday will receive a Bottomless Mug Card, good for free coffee, tea or soda through December 31. More information here...Durham's Revolution is now open for lunch on weekdays from 11:30 - 2 pm. The menu will include meatloaf and mashed potatoes, chicken and dumplings as well as soups and salads. More information here...PF Chang's is still offering their Warrior Cards that save you 10% every time you eat there all year long. Get one here (free to sign-up)...I think my plan on losing a few more pounds before the summer is working. I've just learned that Krispy Kreme on Person St. is closed for "about 45 days" to remodel. I love it when a plan comes together...TGI Fridays has a two-for-one entree coupon good through Sunday April 18th. It's online and printable so use multiple times...Dairy Queen is celebrating the 25th birthday of the Blizzard with Customer Appreciation Week April 19-25. During that week, customers can purchase one Blizzard and get the second for only $.25 cents...If you love Quizno's, here are a couple of coupons good through April 25...I just read the other day that the Sonic Drive-In's are bringing back the roller-skating carhops. Must be part of the national trend to return to simpler times...There is a lot going on along 5-501 in Durham. The former On The Border is now the home of Torero's Mexican restaurant. Just a little further down 15-501, Raleigh's owners of Shaba Shabu opened a second location in the former Macaroni Grill space. And the Bavarian Brathaus is opening in the former O'Charley's space...And we'll close with a bit of good news, March sales at restaurants (open for at least a year) were up 1 percent compared with March of last year. While that might not seem like much, it broke a string of 10 months of negative sales. Keep supporting the area's restaurants!

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