Rocky Top Hospitality Receives Nine 2012 Best of Downtowner Awards
Submitted by: MMI Public Relations
Raleigh, NC (OPENPRESS) March 28, 2012 -- Dean Ogan, owner of Rocky Top Hospitality, has announced that its local restaurants and catering services received nine 2012 Best of Downtowner Awards by Raleigh Downtowner Magazine. Draft Carolina Burgers and Beers ranked number two for Best Sports Bar and ranked number three for Best Appetizer with its Hangover Tots, Best Wings, Best Burger and Best New Restaurant Opening in 2011. Tribeca Tavern tied with Draft Carolina Burgers and Beers for Best Burger ranking at number three. The Twisted Fork ranked number three for Best Grilled Cheese and for Best Dessert. Rocky Top Catering ranked number one for Best Catering. Presented annually and typically open only to downtown Raleigh operations, voting for the 2012 Best of Downtowner Awards was opened to all of Wake County bringing in twice the number of total votes for 2011 and a broader range of entries.
"We are honored to have several of our restaurants as well as Rocky Top Catering be recognized among some of the best eateries in Raleigh," said Ogan. "We would like to thank all of our loyal customers, readers of Raleigh Downtowner Magazine and everyone else who voted for their ongoing support. We hope to see everyone at one of our restaurants soon."
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ABOUT ROCKY TOP HOSPITALITY
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, Draft Carolina Burgers & Beers, The Mash House Brewery & Chophouse, Tribeca Tavern with two locations in Cary and Raleigh, Rockwell's American Grill & Bar, 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).