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November 06, 2013
Blog    Yates Mill Cornmeal Cook-Off
Yates Mill served as a water-powered mill for more than 200 years grinding corn and wheat into meal and flour for residents of Wake County. Historic Yates Mill County Park is a partnership between North Carolina State University, Wake County and the nonprofit group, Yates Mill Associates. The park opened to the public on May […]

November 01, 2013
Blog    PineCone Bluegrass Jam: Pickin’ at Busy Bee Cafe
Every second and fourth Mon. of each month, Busy Bee Cafe in downtown Raleigh hosts the PineCone Bluegrass Jam in its event space called The Hive. The Hive is the bar above Busy Bee Cafe. It offers local craft beers from Carolina Brewing Company and Big Boss Brewing Company to enjoy while you listen to the various musicians […]

October 31, 2013
Blog    31 Days of Art: Historic Oakwood District Tour
Reason #30 for visiting Greater Raleigh during 31 Days of Art: A change of scenery would do you good! Have you checked out Greater Raleigh’s 31 Days of Art? So many entertaining and educational events to choose from in October in the Wake County area. A favorite of residents and visitors alike are the tours […]

October 30, 2013
Blog    Competition Dining Series: Final Fire
Are YOU ready to be the judge? The Got To Be NC Competition Dining Series recently announced the participating chefs and brackets in the Final Fire competition. You don’t want to miss out on this interactive dining event. Final Fire will conclude the statewide chef competition and determine N.C.’s champion. Chef Dean Thompson of Flights at […]

October 24, 2013
Blog    Three Foodie Picks at the N.C. State Fair

October 22, 2013
Blog    Wine Authorities is Expanding to Downtown Raleigh
In mid-Nov. 2013, founder Craig Heffley will expand, opening a new Wine Authorities location in Downtown Raleigh. Person Street Plaza is already booming with neighboring businesses including other Foodie favorites like Yellow Dog Bread Company, PieBird, The Stanbury and Escazu Artisan Chocolates. Wine Authorities has generated national interest from their Durham-based store and a regional following for their value-oriented farmer-grown […]

October 18, 2013
Blog    31 Days of Art in Greater Raleigh: “Balanchine’s Rubies” at the Carolina Ballet
Reason #3 for visiting Greater Raleigh during 31 Days of Art: You’re looking for a special way to celebrate. Are you celebrating a birthday, anniversary, promotion or other great life event? Why not make a weekend of it and include a performance of Balanchine’s Rubies presented by the Carolina Ballet, part of Greater Raleigh’s 31 Days […]

Blog    Schoolkids Records
Schoolkids Records, was the first indie record store in Wake County and remains an active part of the music scene, even in this age of digital music. Owner and manager Stephen Judge has seen the store become a historical business throughout its 40 years of operation. Stephen, a North Carolina State University grad, worked at […]

October 16, 2013
Blog    Benelux Café’s Pumpkin Spice Latte
Steve Halaszi appreciates good coffee and desired to open his own café with a European spin. Steve and his wife opened the first Benelux Café in Aug. 2010, located in Downtown Raleigh’s City Market. They also have a second location in the foyer of the Alexander Family YMCA. Benelux is expanding and will soon be opening their third location in Cameron Village. […]

October 11, 2013
Blog    Downtown Raleigh Food Truck Rodeo
The last Downtown Raleigh Food Truck Rodeo of the year is this Sun. Head to Fayetteville St. from noon-5pm. to eat specialties from more than 50 food trucks. Just a piece of Foodie advice, get there early and map out where you want to eat. The rodeos have been a huge hit drawing thousands of […]

Blog    31 Days of Art in Greater Raleigh: The Tsars’ Cabinet and Windows into Heaven at the N.C. Museum of History
Reason 17 to visit Greater Raleigh during 31 Days of Art: You think art exhibits are great conversation starters. Here are a couple of exhibits that will give you a lot to talk about. The North Carolina Museum of History is presenting two concurrent exhibits of Russian art—The Tsars’ Cabinet: 200 Years of Russian Decorative […]

October 10, 2013
Blog    Iced Cupcakes
Alison Mecca and Erin Connelly started Iced Cupcakes to provide the area with delicious cupcakes. You’ll find Iced Cupcakes delivering sweet treats in their revamped mail van. Not only will Iced Cupcakes deliver free of charge, but you’ll also find the van at food truck rodeos and special events. Iced Cupcakes has a wide variety of […]

October 09, 2013
Blog    Jimmy V’s Osteria + Bar
Jimmy V’s Osteria + Bar recently celebrated their grand opening with a reception on Tues., Sept. 24. This Downtown Raleigh restaurant is located at 420 Fayetteville St., in the Sheraton Raleigh Hotel. The restaurant is named for Jim Valvano, the late North Carolina State University basketball coach. Jimmy V’s Osteria + Bar supports the community and is unique […]

Blog    Local Band-Local Beer at Tir Na NOg Irish Pub
Tir na nOg Irish Pub in Moore Square hosts diverse crowds as it offers different events everyday. Sun. is the PineCone Irish Jam Session, Mon. is comedy night, Fri. and Sat. nights offer local Celtic and Irish music and/or local DJ’s. Local Band-Local Beer is every Thurs. night, starting at 9:30pm. WKNC 88.1 and Younger Brother […]

October 03, 2013
Blog    31 Days of Art: Artstober
Reason number 22 to visit Greater Raleigh during 31 Days of Art: Greater Raleigh has more than 40 art-related venues and attractions. Did you know that October is National Arts & Humanities month–the largest annual coast-to-coast collective recognition of culture in the nation? And Greater Raleigh is celebrating with 31 Days of Art, which culminates with […]

September 26, 2013
Blog    31 Days of Art: “The Adventures of Alvin Sputnik: Deep Sea Explorer”
Reason #15 for visiting Greater Raleigh during 31 Days of Art: You find theatre intellectually stimulating. The winner of the best solo show at the New York International Fringe Festival takes Center Stage at N.C. State in October. “The Adventures of Alvin Sputnik: Deep Sea Explorer” is a one man micro-epic puppet spectacle melding technology […] This feed developed and powered by technology.