Friday, April 9, 2010

Friday Fun Food Facts - April 9, 2010

A Raleigh institution for 15 years, The Rockford (on Glenwood South) announced this week that it has closed permanently. The Rockford was a leader in revamping Glenwood South into a nighttime district. It will be missed...In the "interesting food website" category, check out this website that helps you find healthy options while eating out...Does this sudden heat have you thinking warm NC beaches and eating seafood? Then be sure to check out the list of Seafood eateries put together by News & Observer's Greg Cox - click here...Need more time to eat at Bear Rock Café? No problem, as they have extended their hours until 9 pm Mon-Sat...Tax Day got you down? Check out these offers that might cheer you up a little - Whole Foods Market will have a tax-free shopping day for all customers on April 15 at its four Triangle-area stores & P.F. Chang's customers will enjoy a 15 percent discount on April 15th in honor of Tax Day. That is a little bit of relief!...And keeping the "tax theme" going, IHOP is running a kids eat free promotion in April inviting parents to let 'your little tax deductions' enjoy a free dinner at IHOP (4 p.m. to 10 p.m. daily; check your IHOP for participation)... Are you a fan of Jumpin' Jonny's or BakeHouse Bistro? You get a chance to see owner Jonathan Munsell this Saturday on TLC's "Home Made Simple" at 12 noon. Good luck Jonny!...Mark your calendars, Baskin-Robbins is bringing back its annual 31-cent scoop night on April 28 from 5 to 10 pm. The event is a fundraiser for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation. More information here...Orange Leaf Yogurt just opened in Timberlyne Shopping Center in Chapel Hill. Orange Leaf is a specialty frozen yogurt retailer. Get more information here...A new restaurant is under construction in downtown Raleigh called Capital Club 16 that will feature American food. The new restaurant is entering the street level space formerly occupied by the Champa Thai restaurant...Sandwhich in Chapel Hill will remain in its current location through this weekend...Dunkin' Donuts just introduced new Bagel Twists. Check them out at your local Dunkin' Donuts...Listen up meat lovers, beginning on April 12, KFC customers across the country will get to try the fast-food chain's latest masterpiece: a bacon and cheese sandwich with fried chicken as the "bread" - it's called the Double Down...And we close with a reminder, voting in the Independent Weekly's Best of the Triangle 2010 ends next Wednesday - vote now!

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