Wake Forest 27587 Magazine

FALL 2017

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Wake Forest 27587 Magazine | Autumn 2017 61 There it is, a portrait of a mustached gentleman of old, wearing a flat — or newsboy — cap and grasping the sports pages of a newspaper, all depicted with a dash of artistic flair. It's part of the framed artwork, the ambiance just steps from the dining rooms of 1250 Heritage, the open-to-the-public restaurant at a club opened in 2001 (and remodeled in 2014). With views of the green and fountains, the clubhouse restaurant is at the heart of the Heritage Golf Club, the Bob Moore-designed "American Links" style course ranked 4 1/2 stars by Golf Digest's Best Places to Play. "It's interesting to see how far back golf has gone," said Sandra Ranney, the quick-to-smile hostess who greets arriving diners. And she has a sharp eye for the artwork's details. The golfer's just-below-the- knee pants, it turns out, are knickers, most popular back in the roaring Twenties. Many of the pieces of artwork found at the clubhouse were done by local artists and acquired by Jan Ammons, wife of Heritage developer Andy Ammons, he said. As for the collage noted for the knickers, Andy Ammons said, that was a somewhat less distinguished "off the rack" acquisition from a local retailer. Hey, sweetie... Most people who enter these doors can't resist the invitation to travel back in time and "come be a kid" again in downtown Wake Forest. It's Sweetie's Candy Shop, with the bubble machine humming and the lollypop decorated Volkswagen Beetle just outside. Yeah, you'll find such roll-back-the- clock treats as "It's a Girl" bubble gum cigars and an array of cute-as-a-button Teeny Tys ("Stack 'em. Collect 'em" goes the pitch), but the big draw, according to proprietor Darlene Stroud, is a confectionery known as a truffle. "They love the truffles," she said. "It goes with beer. It goes with wine. It goes with fish. It's big enough to share!" And they come with enticing names: "Sundae Bash" (pictured above),"Fudge Love," "Red Velvet Cake," and "Party Hardy," just to name a few. Sniff. Sniff. This is the place for specialty soaps with an attitude. They come with such names as soap for "YUGE MISTAKES" and for "AWKWARD MOMENTS." There's a soap for "QUEENS," which, we are told, "smells like major drama." There is seemingly no limit to the imagination at Ollies Café & Gifts in downtown Wake Forest. Take the soap for "HANGOVERS": "Smells like hair of dog … and don't talk to me again until I've had my second Bloody Mary." One of the real favorites: soap for "IT'S ONLY FRICKIN' TUESDAY." After all, who hasn't experienced its rub: "There is no way in hell I'm going to make it to Friday, people." More Metro on Next Page ❱❱ Knickers and all

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