The Red Room Tapas Lounge Receives 2011 MetroBravo Award for Best Appetizers

Rocky Top Hospitality Restaurant Recognized by Metro Magazine in Two Categories.

Raleigh, NC, September 10, 2011 --( Dean Ogan, owner of Rocky Top Hospitality (, has announced that the Red Room Tapas Lounge, a Spanish-influenced tapas lounge in downtown Raleigh, has received a standing ovation in the category of Best Appetizers and an honorable mention in the Martini category by Metro Magazine, as part of its annual MetroBravo Awards. The MetroBravo Awards are voted on each year by readers of Metro Magazine, and are based on customer service, popularity and overall experience. To view all results, visit

“We are lucky and honored to have such loyal customers at the Red Room,” said Ogan. “This award recognition from Metro Magazine and all readers who voted is tremendously appreciated, and we plan to continue to exceed our customer’s expectations.”

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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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