The Red Room Tapas Lounge Participates in Raleigh’s First Friday

Rocky Top Hospitality Restaurant Offers Dancing, Music, Food Specials for Monthly Raleigh Event.

Raleigh, NC, August 05, 2011 --( Dean Ogan, owner of Rocky Top Hospitality, ( has announced that the Red Room Tapas Lounge will participate in First Friday on Aug. 5, an event that is one of Raleigh’s most popular evening escapes, taking place at various local venues on the first Friday of every month. To mark its first time participating, the Red Room will offer a buy two tapas, get one free deal, and also feature Natalia Weedy, a local dance instructor at Barriskill Dance Studio in Durham. Weedy will be at the Red Room from 8 p.m. until midnight, and she will be available for lessons and discussion about the different ballroom dancing styles of Latin influence. For more information on First Friday, visit

“First Friday is a great opportunity for Raleigh to get out, meet their neighbors and have a great time enjoying local venues,” said Ogan. “We are excited to add the Red Room to the First Friday lineup, and we look forward to having Natalia Weedy join us for the evening.”

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About The Red Room Tapas Lounge:
The Red Room Tapas Lounge, located at 510 Glenwood Ave. in downtown Raleigh, is a Spanish-influenced tapas lounge. Appetizer-sized portions are reasonably-priced and made for sharing. Menu items can be served with sangria, any one of the signature red cocktails or wine from the extensive and unique Spanish wine list. With the lounge groove of the disc jockey, The Red Room offers a unique atmosphere that is perfect for festive and intimate gatherings. Lounge and Latin music is played Sunday through Monday, and on Thursday the restaurant offers free salsa lessons for Salsa Night. For more information, visit

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. Five different restaurant concepts operate under the Rocky Top Hospitality name: The Twisted Fork Grill, Market & Bar, The Red Room Tapas Lounge, Draft Carolina Burgers & Beers, The Mash House Brewery & Chophouse, Tribeca Tavern with two locations in Cary and Raleigh, 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). For more information, visit

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