Dean Ogan, owner of Rocky Top Hospitality, has announced that Draft Carolina Burgers & Beers will host a “Hoppy” New Year celebration on Saturday, Dec. 31, that will feature $20 bottomless glasses for customers on all of its 44 drafts in-house, as well as some unique beers for the event. Located at 510 Glenwood Ave., Draft will open at 5 p.m. New Year’s Eve, and will have a $10 cover charge starting at 9 p.m. allowing revelers entry into The Red Room Tapas Lounge upstairs as well. While Draft will be providing two DJs playing music from 9 p.m. through 2 a.m. for guests to enjoy at the restaurant’s two dance floors, The Red Room Tapas Lounge will offer a special four-course meal for people wanting to dine in preparation for the arrival of 2012. The latter’s menu includes shrimp ceviche for an appetizer; choice of lobster and arugula salad or crispy duck confit salad; entrées including grilled filet mignon, pan seared scallops and crab stuffed flounder; and desserts including chocolate hazelnut cheesecake and lemon poppyseed pound cake.
“We wanted to launch our first New Year’s Eve celebration at Draft with a special deal, and this setup allows our guests to eat, drink and be merry in the setting of their choice, with the convenience of accessing The Red Room Tapas Lounge at their leisure,” said Ogan. “On behalf of our staff, I thank everyone who has supported us in our first seven months of operation and encourage newcomers to visit us on this occasion and in 2012 to experience the great food, drinks and deals Draft has to offer.”
Focused on delivering a fresh and local menu, Draft Carolina Burgers & Beers serves more than 40 North Carolina draft beers, including Rocky Top Hospitality’s own Mash House beers, and offers casual and affordable fare, featuring gourmet burgers made using grass-fed, hormone-free all natural beef. Located at 510 Glenwood Ave. in Raleigh, N.C., the tavern-casual atmosphere includes five 9-foot billiards tables, an 18-foot shuffleboard table, video games and HD televisions throughout the restaurant. For more information, visit http://draftraleigh.com.
Rocky Top Hospitality restaurants have consistently rated among the Triangle’s most popular local dining choices since its first restaurant opened in 1998. Six different restaurant concepts operate under the Rocky Top Hospitality name: The Twisted Fork Grill, Market & Bar, The Red Room Tapas Lounge, Draft Carolina Burgers & Beers, The Mash House Brewery & Chophouse, Tribeca Tavern with two locations in Cary and Raleigh, Rockwell’s American Grill, and Rocky Top Catering & Events, a thriving events facility and catering business. All Rocky Top restaurant menus provide items not found anywhere else, and focus on using local North Carolina beef, seafood, poultry, pork, dairy and organic produce. Pastas and desserts are made daily, in house by the chefs and never come out of a box. Rocky Top beef and pork have had no growth hormones, additives, antibiotics or chemical feed. Owner Dean Ogan is known for actively giving back to the community and was named the 2011 Restaurateur of the Year by the North Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Association (NCRLA). For more information, visit http://www.rockytophospitality.com.