KDog's Hot Dog Grill dishes out a menu of hot dogs, nachos, and other stadium-style snacks in a casual, baseball-inspired environment. Original K Dogs⎯Nathan's all-beef hot dogs on Martin's rolls⎯slide down the long wood-paneled counter, slathered in a choice of 18 complimentary toppings including red-onion sauce, hot-pepper relish, and sauerkraut, each one inspired by the embarrassing secret pet name of a famous baseball player. Kitchen coaches use secret seasoning signals to bring half a pound of red-potato fries home (a $2.95 value), and Cal's Plate O'Taters arrives fully loaded with chili, cheese sauce, bacon, hot peppers, sour cream, and salsa (a $6.95 value). Like a Norman Rockwell–designed dinner mint, slices of apple pie (a $1.95 value) or soft pretzels (a $2.50 value) end each meal with the flavor of quintessential Americana.
While the heart of Johnny Carino's menu is rooted in genuine Italian traditions, forward-thinking creativity has birthed what they like to call their signature dishes. Led by executive chef Chris Peitersen, the seasoned kitchen staff blends fresh ingredients along with extra time to create high-quality preparations. Diners will find entrees such as 16-layer lasagna with made-from-scratch sauce, and pizzas made with home-baked crust. Other signature choices include the all-natural beef tuscan ribeye, baked stuffed mushrooms topped with house lemon basil cream sauce, and tiramisu made from the ground up. Entrees can be paired any selection from Carino's extensive wine list and drink menu.
A towering stack of hickory and fruitwood sits in front of Bar B Q Heaven’s brick building, reminiscent of a rural homestead. That stack quickly diminishes over the course of the day, though, as the logs are plucked to fuel the kitchen’s open grill. Chefs grill up turkey, chicken, and pork over these special woods; in turn, the meats take on a distinct smoky aroma and a local Eagle Scout will arrive to tell ghost stories. To round off the meal, you can tack on heaping side dishes, such as beans and mac ‘n’ cheese. Inside, you can take in the game on flat-screen TVs, or head to the outdoor patio to chew in syncopation with live music on select days.
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.