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April 5, 2024

Carolina Ale House Contribution to St. Patrick’s Day Party with a Purpose

ALE YEAH! Carolina Ale House North Raleigh has earned praise for the generous support of Celebrate for Good, Inc.'s recent charity event. The 2024 St. Patrick’s Day Party with a…
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April 5, 2024

LM Restaurants at the FAU Career Fair

LM Family at the FAU Career Fair – ALE YEAH! OPA!! 👨‍🎓 Over 300 active and graduate students attended the event, and we were proud to be the sole hospitality group…
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April 5, 2024

LM Private Events Team Bridal Shows from the NC Coast to Raleigh

Our fantastic LM Restaurants Private Events Team brought the magic of our Bridal Shows to the Raleigh area! Hosting a series of Bridal Shows within a week, from the NC…
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March 25, 2024

Location #25 for Carolina Ale House Unveiled for Deerfield Beach, FL

Big news for the LM Restaurants' Family! The next Carolina Ale House location will be Deerfield Beach, just steps from the Atlantic Ocean and the Deerfield Beach Pier.  With an Autumn…
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March 15, 2024

LMR GM Conference Charity Event Provides Aid to the Asheville Community through BeLoved

Nourishing our community is at the heart of all we do. An example of living out this mission is our community service project during our annual General Manager's Conference in…
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March 12, 2024

Peek-In for the 2024 LM General Manager’s Conference Award Winners!

The Annual LM General Manager's Conference serves as a cornerstone event in the company's calendar, for a unique blend of team building, knowledge sharing, and leadership development. More than just…
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March 6, 2024

The Name Is…. BIRDIE’S!

Welcome to the family, Birdie's Barroom & Kitchen! Our 10th brand for the LM Family of Restaurants, Birdie's is a special partnership with Highwoods Properties to revitalize Fayetteville Street into a vibrant…
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February 22, 2024

Lex Collazo of Vidrio Receives the 2024 NCRLA Restaurant Employee of the Year Award

Recently, the North Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Association (NCRLA) hosted a dazzling ceremony, shining the spotlight on industry luminaries whose passion, dedication, and commitment have left a mark on the…
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February 22, 2024

Lou & Joy Moshakos Receive the Honorable 2024 NCRLA Griff & June Glover Award

In a glittering ceremony hosted by the North Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Association (NCRLA), the spotlight shone on industry luminaries whose passion, dedication, and commitment have left a mark on…
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February 14, 2024

Vidrio Named Best Bar 2024 by Raleigh Magazine

Sip, Savor, and Celebrate! We are honored to announce that Vidrio, LM Restaurants’ Downtown Raleigh crown jewel, was awarded for Best Bar 2024 by Raleigh Magazine! At Vidrio, we believe…
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February 5, 2024

Lucky Fish Pompano Beach has Award-Winning Burgers!

In a sizzling showdown at the Great American Burger Bash benefitting Make-A-Wish-Southern-Florida, Lucky Fish, a gem under the LM Restaurants' umbrella, won third-place in the Voter's Choice for Best Burger! General Manager,…
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February 5, 2024

Carolina Ale House Wilmington’s Success with Heidi’s Hope

Team Carolina Ale House Wilmington recently collaborated with Heidi's Hope. The volunteer event, aimed at building a stronger foundation for animals in need, proved to be a success as the team…
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February 1, 2024

The Votes Are In!

Let's take a moment to applaud the recent victories that have solidified our restaurant as local favorites. AND THE WINNERS ARE… drum roll please…   Midtown Magazine & 5 West Magazine, Diamond Awards:…
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January 23, 2024

LM Restaurants Purchases Fayetteville Street Office Building In Downtown Raleigh

LM Restaurants has acquired the 227 Fayetteville Street building as an investment in the vibrant future of Downtown Raleigh.  Lou Moshakos, our visionary and founder of LM Restaurants, expressed his…
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January 22, 2024

Carolina Ale House Wins Award for Best Appetizers 

ALE YEAH! Best Apps FTW! Carolina Ale House won the Wake Living Readers' Choice Award for Best Appetizers 2024. This not only recognizes the restaurant's exemplary culinary expertise but also serves as…
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January 10, 2024

Amber Moshakos Joins National Restaurant Association Board for 2024

LM Restaurants is ecstatic to announce the National Restaurant Association (NRA), a leading voice for the restaurant industry, has elected Amber Moshakos to join its esteemed Board of Directors for…
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January 5, 2024

LM Restaurants wins Triangle Business Journal’s Fast 50 Award for 2023

Our vision is to be a respected industry leader and an admired community partner by being a dynamic and collaborative gold-standard organization. LM Restaurants We are thrilled to announce that…
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August 31, 2023

20 Years of OPA!

Taverna Agora celebrated 20 Years of OPA! It was a night continuing Old World traditions of live bouzouki music, belly dancing, and iconic Green Night energy. Taverna Agora was once…
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August 31, 2023

NCRLA Foundation’s 2023 Future of Hospitality Golf Classic

LM Restaurants was a proud sponsor of the 2023 Future of Hospitality Golf Tournament! It was unforgettable day of golf, camaraderie, and giving back at the NCRLA Foundation’s 2023 Future of…
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August 14, 2023

Rebuilding Pompano Beach… one fish at a time!

Here Fishy, Fishy!  Have you noticed the Pompano Beach Pier? It's nestled nicely between Oceanic Pompano and Lucky Fish and providing breath taking views of Pompano Beach, one of south…
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July 19, 2023

Support Local & Indulge in Delicious

Moving_To_Raleigh added Vidrio to it's TOP PICKS for newcomers exploring the Raleigh area!  Check out the tops spots that, as they put it, "stole our hearts and tastebuds!"
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July 19, 2023

Powered by Purpose

This July, Carolina Ale House Wilmington held a Dining For A Cause event for Heidi's Hope For Homeless Animals at WMA. Heidi’s Hope is a 501c3 organization committed to saving the lives…
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July 19, 2023

Heart for Hospitality Halftime at NC Courage

On Saturday, June 24th, LM Restaurants partnered with NC Courage, North Carolina's local professional women's soccer team, for a night to spotlight our Heart for Hospitality team members!  We began the…
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July 19, 2023

LM Family Scholarship Awards

LM Restaurants and the Moshakos family have an unwavering commitment to supporting educational opportunities for our restaurant family. Joy & Loy Moshakos created the LM Family Foundation Scholarships to support deserving, motivated…
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July 19, 2023

Cue the Bubbles for Vidrio!

This announcement calls for celebration! Vidrio won the 2023 Wine Spectator Award of Excellence for their wine program. Wine Spectator's Restaurant Awards recognize restaurants whose wine lists offer interesting selections, are appropriate to their…
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July 19, 2023

Community Partners at the Pop-Up Shop at Martin Street

Meet the first 4 tenants of our retail incubator, the Pop-Up Shops at Martin Street.  The Pop-Up Shops is a program LM Restaurants partners with local neighbors, Lenovo, Wake Tech…
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March 16, 2023

Beautifying Raleigh with LM Restaurant’s Rock Stars

Downtown Raleigh, NC is known for its murals and creative sidewalk installations, and during the 2023 GM Conference, LM Restaurants played our own part in the beautification! If you were…
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January 13, 2023

And the WRAL Voters Choice Winners are…

Have you heard, LM Restaurants represented last night at WRAL‘s Voters Choice Awards! A’VERDE: Five Star New Restaurant of the Year PHIL MADEY: Five Star Boss of the Year **…
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January 11, 2023

Taverna Agora: Midtown Magazine & Cary Diamond Awards

Let's break plates and "OPA" together! Taverna Agora has won TWO Awards in the Midtown Magazine and Cary Living Diamond Awards! Best Outdoor Dining – First Place GOLD Best Mediterranean Food – Bronze…
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January 6, 2023

Living out our Mission to Nourish our Community

LM Restaurants strives to live out our mission to nourish others, and by giving back to our communities. In 2022, we were recognized in the Triangle Business Journal Book of…
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January 3, 2023

Cooking up new flavors with Katsuji Tanabe in the Triangle Business Journal

As we know, industries and especially the restaurant industry has been facing some tough years, according to the Triangle Business Journal, "the demand for good food, interesting concepts and exciting…
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December 8, 2022

Getting in the Holiday Spirit on the Coast

It's the LM Restaurant philosophy to nourish those around us. And the Bluewater Grill team, in Wilmington enjoyed time with one another, all while nourishing those even closer to home…
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November 30, 2022

Taylor Martinez: Nominated for Best Bartender from Vidrio

Ladies & Gentlemen, we have the Nominees... Raleigh Magazine hosts a top podcast, Office Talk w/ Raleigh Magazine, every Tuesday, this past Tuesday was extra special... or should we say, Tasty!…
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November 29, 2022

Day of Giving

We are the Fast & Furiously Passionate. Four decades ago, Lou and Joy Moshakos opened their first restaurant in Florida. Fast forward to today, and LM Restaurants has grown into…
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November 22, 2022

Gather for Thanksgiving

Whether your Thanksgiving plans are trying the annual Turkey Plate with all the fixins' from Carolina Ale House; or swinging by for a Family Holiday spread from the coast of Bluewater;…
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November 16, 2022

Folds of Honor – Fueling our Local Community

Each year, Carolina Ale House participates in raising funds for Folds of Honor through inviting guests to partner together for a meaningful within each, individual community. Folds of Honor is a nonprofit organization…
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November 14, 2022

Topping the TBJ Fast 50 Chart at #15!

Triangle Business Journal held its 2022 Fast 50 Awards event Wednesday with hundreds of people in attendance. The awards honor the 50 fastest-growing private companies in the Triangle. It was a…
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November 9, 2022

Holiday Dining out with Midtown Magazine

The holidays bring out delicious meals and holiday festivities with family and friends. Vidrio Executive Chef, Saif Rahman, and Taverna Agora Executive Chef, Spyros Skellas' share their favorite holiday meals. Get…
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November 8, 2022

Tasty Weekend in Wrightsville Beach, NC

It was a TASTY weekend in Wrightsville Beach, NC and Bluewater Grill and Oceanic both were serving up delicious small bites for guests to enjoy.  The Oceanic Wrightsville Beach tantalized taste…
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November 7, 2022

Supporting our Local & Dynamic Community

We take pride in fueling our local community with fresh ingredients, and warm hospitality. It was an honor to be a sponsor to, The N.C. International Festival, showcasing 30 different…
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November 1, 2022

Fueling the Community: Tasty Food at the Voracious & Rare Beer Festival

So many spooky things happened this weekend for the LM Restaurants Family!  Like a true family-outing, the LM Family served over 400 beer lovers at the Live Oak Pavilion Amphitheatre in…
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October 31, 2022

Ed Mitchell: American Royal BBQ Hall of Fame Inductee 2022

American Royal Barbecue Hall of Fame 2022 Inductees announced Elite barbecue enthusiasts recognized for achievement and service. Ed Mitchell, knows as "The Pitmaster" among many barbecue enthusiasts, began cooking whole-hog…
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October 31, 2022

Ft. Lauderdale Boat Show 2022

Sun, Sea and Amazing Food... Oceanic Pompano was featured in the Ft. Lauderdale Boat Show with fantastic cuisine.
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October 31, 2022

Dia De Los Muertos at A’verde!

Traditional Festivities we hosted this past weekend at A'verde! Face painting, amazing cocktails, and a community altar!
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September 29, 2022

Running for the Cove Community!

The Cove was happy to be involved in the Dunn's 5K Run supporting the Boy's & Girls Club!
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August 31, 2022

Mark Zecher: Who’s Who of Wilmington

We know Mark as LM's high-energy GM of Oceanic, but to the Wrightsville community, Mark Zecher is a staple of ensuring guests are satisfied on every occasion.  Mark received the…
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August 30, 2022

Fall is serving up Hearty dishes for taste buds

Your favorite LM restaurant has been waiting to feel the slightest chill in the air.... then we know it's time to bring out those hearty fall plates. Warm malfaldine with…
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August 30, 2022

LM Collaborates for Local Art Concepts

As downtown Raleigh continues to expand their foot-traffic, the LM Family is happy to collaborate with Julian Jacobs, owner of The Burrow. Julian Jacobs is also the entrepreneur behind Unorthodox Village,…
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August 22, 2022

Connect behind the Kitchen

Raleigh Magazine took some time with Chef Katsuji Tanabe on their Podcast... Connect with a'Verde's Executive Chef on a personal level here: https://lnkd.in/dZ3qFXBs
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August 15, 2022

Relaxing on the Bluewater…

You know that feeling when you're relaxing by the water? We do too. But we have a ocean-view bias... and that is Bluewater Grill in Wrightsville Beach, NC. Private Events…
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August 15, 2022

Folds of Honor – Supporting Local Scholarships

For the entire month of August, Carolina Ale House will be supporting the Folds of Honor Foundation. This non-profit community organization, helps to provide the families of fallen and disabled…
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August 5, 2022

Passion-Lead Mission from LM Family

Passion-lead mission do not go unnoticed! Check out this shout-out from Midtown Magazine. "North Carolina–based hospitality management company LM Restaurants surpassed its company-wide goal of raising $100,000 in July for World…
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August 2, 2022

LM Restaurants raised more than $140,000 for World Central Kitchen’s work in Ukraine

The Raleigh, N.C.-based hospitality management company achieved the goal via events, guest donations and selling a special Ukraine cocktail at 28 restaurants throughout July. RALEIGH, N.C. (Aug. 2, 2022) —…
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August 2, 2022

The Infatuation is Real

We've made it on the International Map! How exciting to be included in The Infatuation's article about, Where to Stay and Eat in Raleigh: 15 best restaurants and hotels in…
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July 25, 2022

More than a Cocktail… a Sip of Hope

What's with this new featured Cocktail? Not only did one of LM's team members' create this cocktail with the palette of Ukraine in mind, but 100% of all sales from…
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July 21, 2022

Relocate to NC

North Carolina may be known for First in Flight (via the Wright Brothers), but NC locals are now adding to our list! Per CNBC, "NC ranks No. 1 in America's…
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July 18, 2022

Morea – a South Florida Sensation

LM Restaurants, the North Carolina-based family-owned and operated restaurant group run by husband-and-wife team Lou and Joy Moshakos with daughter Amber, first established a foothold in South Florida with the 2019 opening of…
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July 18, 2022

Making an Impact on the NC Coast & Beyond

Check out the Port City Daily's write up on our Ukraine Fundraising Initiative featuring events from Vidrio, Oceanic Wrightsville, and a delicious shout-out to our Ukraine Cocktail! Small Bites: Indochine…
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July 16, 2022

Fry Day is really about the Tomatoes

Fry Day was this week and you know how Carolina Ale House feels about our Fries... we love them so much, we beer batter them! But the real question is,…
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July 14, 2022

Oceanic Wrightsville Beach Hosts CNBC announcing NC Best for Business

It's not often you have all eyes in the country on an LM restaurant, but Oceanic Wrightsville did just that on Tuesday, July 13th when hosting CNBC. NC was ranked…
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July 13, 2022

At Vidrio, Everything Comes Back to Cooking with Executive Chef, Saif Rahman

Midtown Magazine had a look into the culinary background and skills of Vidrio Executive Chef, Saif Rahman. Read all about it here! Chefs Table Vidrio – Midtown Magazine Executive Chef,…
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July 8, 2022

Ukraine Fundraiser

Join us during the month of July as we work together with our staff, guests, and all our resources to help fundraise for World Central Kitchen, and support their efforts…
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June 8, 2022

To the Suburbs and Beyond

The Triangle Business Journal takes a look at hospitality groups bringing elevated experiences to the suburbs of Raleigh. With these industry "risks" also could create a challenge to the growing creativity from…
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June 7, 2022

Morea Highlight in Venice Mag FL

When you have the taste of the Mediterranean and a stunning oceanfront view - people tend to notice (wink, wink) Congratulations to Morea for making the Venice Magazine and a…
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June 7, 2022

Garden & Gun Magazine Spotlights a’Verde

Blistered Okra with Basil Sauce Chef Katsuji Tanabe dishes out traditional Mexican dishes with Japanese and North Carolina twists. “In Mexico, we don’t eat okra,” says Katsuji Tanabe, the Mexico…
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June 3, 2022

Touches of Katsuji Tanabe’s cultural background…

It's no secret Katsuji Tanabe has made a name for himself, and a'Verde has truly become a platform to showcase his tradition in tantalizing tastebuds. Cary Magazine featured Top Chef…
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May 23, 2022

Cook like Jerry… with your Heart

Meet Jerry! Jerry is a fantastic Vidrio team member, that cooks with his whole heart! Jerry's motto is, "Cook like it's your last meal." At LM Restaurants, we see that…
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May 20, 2022

GM’s take over SoFlo

General Managers from across the company came together in Pompano Beach, FL for our annual GM Conference. This year's theme, Charting the Course, focused on nurturing and well-being, sustainability as…
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May 19, 2022

New Executive Chef, Spyros Skellas, of Taverna Agora

If you don't have a plate in your hand - grab one! Let's "OPA" to New Taverna Agora, Executive Chef, Spyros Skellas! He'll touch your heart with his kind smile…
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May 19, 2022

Katsuji & A’Verde on Rachel Ray

Some might call it a "Celeb Food Swap", but around the LM Family, we just say we're "...Sharing Family Recipes". LM's own, Katsuji Tanabe, "Chopped" winner,  "Top Chef" competitor, and Executive Chef…
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May 19, 2022

Giving Back From The Cove Waterfront Restaurant & Island Bar

The Cove Waterfront Restaurant & Island Bar is excited to present the donation from our Golf & Fishing Tournament in the amount of $33,362.96 to The Boys & Girls Club…
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May 19, 2022

Bringing Pop-Ups to the Community & Foot Traffic Back

The Pop-Up Shops at Martin Street is a partnership between StartUp at Wake Tech, LM Restaurants and the Downtown Raleigh Alliance. The program, which began in October, gives short-term leases to local retailers and entrepreneurs…
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May 19, 2022

Leading with Our Hearts

In April, LM partnered with the Carolina Hurricanes, to raise money for the Canes Foundation, an NC Community Non-Profit supporting youth and educational community-based programs in NC. This initiative is…
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March 11, 2022

Day of Giving

We’re fueling education by raising money for North Carolina Education, specifically the NC State School of Education, leading up to their Day of Giving on March 23! Commitment to Education…
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April 28, 2020

COVID-19 and Your Private Event

While we are all impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, you may have a lot of questions regarding an upcoming special day you have booked at one of our restaurants.We wanted…
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January 24, 2020

LM Family Scholarship 2020

In support of our team members and their aspirations, the Moshakos Family has designated TWO annual grants of $2500 each for the pursuit of higher education. Each year, eligible team…