Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Tobacco Road Sports Cafe welcomes new Executive Chef

Our new Executive Chef Patrick Cowden comes to us from a long stint at A Southern Season in Chapel Hill where he was the Executive Chef at The Weathervane Restaurant. As a long time resident of the Triangle he has steered the course at such places as Michael Jordan's 23 Sport Cafe, The Grill at Glen Lennox, Michael Dean's, and his own restaurant Patrick's Seasonal Cuisine which was located in North Durham.

As a Chef who is committed to North Carolina products and local producers he was a recent finalist in the Best Dish of North Carolina sponsered by the Dept. of Agriculture. This committment coupled with a passion for exciting Southern inspired cuisine makes Chef Cowden a natural fit for us here at Tobacco Road Sports Cafe.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Raleigh - Endless Event Options

In Raleigh, General Manager Chad Messick is a veteran events coordinator. If you have at least 10 people in your party, we offer a viewing room with a bar area that is great for smaller parties. If you have a larger party or prefer your own space, we have a private dining room that comfortably fits up to 24 people, as well as our main dining room that can hold up to 80 guests.

Throughout the years since the Raleigh location was opened, it has played host to a wide variety of parties. Along with the wedding parties, Greek organizations, and alumni clubs, we have had NCSU sports teams, ESPN sponsored events, Kentucky Derby parties, and company holiday parties.

Raleigh is also prepared to meet any audiovisual needs. We can hook up almost any computer or DVD player to one of our many TVs through HDMI, component-video, s-video and PC inputs. Due to this capability, we have a limited supply of laptops that are able to access games shown via the internet/ESPN 3. Additionally, we offer any package available in order to broadcast all sporting events. In regard to sound, each of the three rooms has its own sound options. The private dining room has its own TV and sound feed, the main dining room has three large TVs with one sound feed for the whole room, and the viewing room has one sound feed to accompany the 14 interior TVs.

All parties have the option to organize their menu options however they see fit. We can always provide our regular menu, but also provide our catering menu that sets up their party as more of a "buffet" style. A third option would be to offer guests a limited menu, where the items are chosen by the party and we limit their guests to the customized menu discussed.

But don’t take our word for it, come in today to see the space and discuss your upcoming event with our General Managers. The Reservation line in Raleigh is 919-995-4384. The holidays are just around the corner, so don’t hesitate to book your upcoming event!

Photos coming soon!

Durham - Built With Events in Mind

In Durham, General Manager Darren Birt ensures that your event surpasses expectations. Our Durham location is just a year old and was built with events in mind. From the vast covered patio to the partitioned indoor rooms, the restaurant can accommodate parties up to 700 people. In the last year, we have hosted the Durham Visitor’s Bureau, various fraternity and sorority cocktails, the Duke Emergency Medicine division, almost 60 rehearsal dinners, and countless collegiate and professional sports fan clubs.

For our tech savvy parties, we have extensive audio-visual capabilities as well. In order to ensure optimal audio, we have four separate spaces that are capable of individualized audio including the patio, main restaurant, and two smaller rooms. If it’s a band you want, we have a booking agent that will provide a band befitting your party. If it’s video that you want, our innumerable TVs connect to display presentations, slideshows, games and anything else you might want to share.

The Reservation line in Durham is 919-449-4899.

Photos coming soon!