Sometimes I wonder if we are spoiled here in Raleigh with great local restaurants and a blend of culture that allows the new to neatly and often seamlessly weave into the old. This past Friday we experienced some of the best both worlds have to offer – on the new side Martin Street Pizza and on the classic side 401 Par Golf and Pelican’s SnoBalls. Martin Street Pizza was a great find – they sell pizza by the slice in the evening and they have terrific salads. We stayed pretty basic on the menu but a lot of what they had to offer sounded good – we’ll definitely be back. The bar looked good as well with several beers on tap. It wasn’t too busy on a Friday evening so the service was quick. Overall I thought the food was definitely on par with some of my favorite pizza places in Raleigh and including Moonlight.
401 Golf was the site of the highly anticipated McLeod/Potichko Mini-Put challenge. Delayed by rain and out of town trips this match was anything if not cut-throat. I’ll spare you the 14 hole (yes 14 holes) play by play but when the final ball was hit the score was team McLeod +7 and team Potichko victory. To say that this game win or lose didn’t have a sweet ending would be wasting an excellent play on words because the next stop was Pelican’s Snoballs – we loaded up on the best shaved ice in the triangle and were treated to Monster’s Inc playing for a small crowd behind the shop. Classic family entertainment at its best. From what we were told by a lady in line that was definitely a “regular” the movie night is moving to Saturday this fall and will start earlier as darkness comes earlier.
Anyway – good times – not a ton of pictures just a new place and a couple of classics for you to check out if you are out and about in Raleigh.