Dean Ogan, owner of Rocky Top Hospitality (www.rockytophospitality.com), has announced that all Rocky Top Hospitality’s restaurants will participate in a Triangle-wide Dine Out for Haiti relief fundraiser. The Dine Out event will support aid efforts in Haiti, with restaurants across the Triangle donating proceeds to two relief agencies. All of the Rocky Top restaurants: Michael Dean’s, Bogart’s, Red Room, Hi5, Twisted Fork, and the Mash House will host the event on Sunday, Jan. 24 and donate 10% of all sales to support aid efforts in Haiti.
“It’s great to see restaurants around the Triangle together on this,” said Ogan. “We are proud to be a part of a community that is so willing to band together and help out.”
Chef Amy Tornquist of Watts Grocery has organized the event. Other restaurants in Durham, Chapel Hill, and Raleigh will host on Sunday (Jan. 24) or Monday (Jan. 25) night. In addition to the Rocky Top restaurants, the others participating in this event include Watts Grocery, Six Plates, Rue Cler, and Pop’s (Durham); Lantern Restaurant, Saxapahaw General Store, and Crooks Corner (Chapel Hill); as well as Globe Restaurant and Ruckus Pizza Pasta and Spirits (Raleigh).
Rocky Top Hospitality has been devoted to improving Raleigh, North Carolina’s local dining scene since 1998, when its first restaurant opened. Michael Dean’s Seafood Grill and Oyster Bar was the culmination of years of planning by Dean Ogan. Six other restaurants have now opened under the Rocky Top Hospitality name and include The Twisted Fork Grill, Market & Bar, The Red Room Tapas Lounge, Bogart’s American Grill, Hi5, The Mash House Brewery & Chophouse, as well as 1705 Prime Catering & Events, a thriving events facility and catering business. Rocky Top Hospitality always builds restaurants from the menu-out, so the emphasis is always on the food and how to create an experience you cannot find anywhere else. For more information visit the Web site at www.rockytophospitality.com.