The Daily Planet Café Wins Midtown Magazine Diamond Award for Most Kid-Friendly Dining Experience

Rocky Top Hospitality’s Downtown Raleigh Restaurant Recognized in Fifth Annual Diamond Awards for Family Friendly Dining Experience.

Raleigh, NC, January 25, 2013 --( Dean Ogan, owner of Rocky Top Hospitality (, has announced that The Daily Planet Café recently received a Diamond award from Midtown magazine as the most kid-friendly dining experience in Raleigh. The award was presented during the magazine’s 5th annual Diamond Awards ceremony on Jan 3. A North Hills lifestyle publication, Midtown magazine’s Diamond Awards honor the community’s favorite dining, shopping and entertainment locales across the City of Oaks. Situated in the heart of downtown Raleigh, The Daily Planet Café is a dining experience unlike any other, as it is connected to the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences. With access to the museum and its newly expanded Nature Research Center, families have the opportunity to dine and tour the world of science all in the same visit.

“Having been open for less than one year, it is truly an honor to be recognized by Midtown’s Diamond Awards as the area’s most kid-friendly restaurant,” said Ogan. “At The Daily Planet Café, we work to make the dining experience of all our customers an enjoyable one, and with close proximity to the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, children can explore science and enjoy a meal that highlights the freshest local ingredients from our great state.”

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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. The Rocky Top Hospitality name includes a variety of unique restaurant concepts, such as The Daily Planet Café, The Twisted Fork Grill, Market & 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).

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