The kitchen staff at Cafe Nirvana fuses together southern and northern Indian specialties, from tandoor chicken tikka cooked in a traditional clay overn to cottage cheese simmered in spicy sauce. The menu changes regularly, and it features vegetarian options.
Only the boldest, most ambitious, or hungry visitors to Los Tres Vaqueros would dare to take on their chef's Burrito Largo?an 18-inch mammoth of a burrito, bursting with beef, chicken, or shrimp and decorated like the Mexican flag with cheese sauce and green and red salsa. For more moderate appetites, the cooks extend their culinary expertise to a wide variety of authentic Mexican fajita, enchilada, and taco dishes, along with more than 10 varieties of more sensibly sized burritos. Fresh-fruit margaritas and Mexican beer accompany plates in the colorful dining room, where streamers dangle from the ceiling and brilliant Mexican murals adorn the walls and wooden tables, depicting pastoral Mexican landscapes and awe-inspiring portraits of legendary piñatas.
Hatched from a simple creole cottage in Mandeville, Louisiana, in 1996, Another Broken Egg has expanded to more than 20 locations in the south and California. The homey eatery flaunts more than 130 menu items that spotlight southern and creole twists on breakfast classics such as omelets, scrambles, pancakes, and benedicts. The Hey Ricky omelet, a Spanish-inspired creation filled with chorizo, avocado, green chilies, and housemade salsa, even caught the journalistic eye of the Dallas Observer, who named it Best Omelet in 2009. Another Broken Egg’s French country charm welcomes locals, tourists, and off-the-clock roosters from 7 a.m. until 2 p.m. daily.
Art was the driving force in Craig Burt and Marianne Conti Burt's lives long before they opened Cary Wine and Design. The two met at The School of The Art Institute of Chicago in the early 1980s, when both were pursuing BFA degrees. Eventually, the two?now husband and wife?settled in Raleigh, and in 2011 they opened the first Wine & Design franchise in the state. They made sure their particular brand of art lived up to their high standards, from the quality of their professional instructions to use of cloth napkins. They also assembled an expert team of fellow instructors who are all talented artists in their own rights.
Together, these professional artists host nightly classes for students of all skill levels. Stroke by stroke, they help groups create one of more than 1,000 painting options, including works in the style of Van Gogh. The instructors work within two studio rooms, each equipped with a separate sound system that plays music during lessons. When they're not leading adult classes and kid's classes and camps, the artists host pet portrait sessions and private painting parties or bring their mobile studio to homes and businesses in Cary and surrounding area. Cary Wine and Design was recently honored with a Community Service Award from the Cary Chamber of Commerce, and was recognized as the Highest Performing Wine & Design franchise in 2012.
Within the luxurious confines of an Italian Renaissance–style mansion built in 1918 by John Hampton and Elizabeth Adams, Chef Steve Smid draws on seasonal and locally grown ingredients to craft a menu of fine dining fare. Now known as the J.H. Adams Inn, the restaurant’s historic venue bears traces of its Old World sophistication in its dark wooden fixtures and stunning windows, which look out on a courtyard where esteemed patricians debate the world’s flatness. In the kitchen, Chef Smid slices fresh meats and preps seafood to plate a rotating array of dishes that includes shrimp-crusted Atlantic salmon, Maple Leaf Farms duck breast, and braised Colorado lamb shank. Apart from the elegant dining room, the restaurant’s exclusive Club Room opens its doors for business dinners and private events.
Four Points by Sheraton Asheville Downtown is in the heart of Asheville, walking distance from Asheville Community Theatre and Asheville Civic Center. This hotel is within close proximity of Basilica of Saint Lawrence and Asheville Art Museum.
Make yourself at home in one of the 150 air-conditioned guestrooms. Complimentary high-speed (wired) Internet access keeps you connected, and satellite programming is available for your entertainment. Bathrooms feature shower/tub combinations, designer toiletries, and hair dryers. Conveniences include complimentary weekday newspapers and coffee/tea makers, and housekeeping is provided daily.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Be sure to enjoy recreational amenities including a fitness facility and a seasonal outdoor pool. Additional features include complimentary wireless Internet access, a concierge desk, and gift shops/newsstands.
Enjoy a meal at a restaurant, or stay in and take advantage of the hotel's room service (during limited hours). At the end of the day, relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include a business center, limo/town car service, and audiovisual equipment. Event facilities at this hotel consist of conference/meeting rooms, a ballroom, and banquet facilities. Free parking is available onsite.