Archives: May 2014

Raleigh City Farmers’ Market Returns!

The move towards farm fresh and local isn’t just for foodies! The Triangle area has seen a rise in farmers’ markets and pop up markets designed to help small, local growers and producers connect with folks that want quality and to know where their food is coming from. Now, 100 years after its establishment, the […]

The Wander Box

Over the past few years the Triangle has seen a big boom in the food truck community, with new trucks and community rodeos popping up all over the place. The latest take on the food truck concept is now coming to us in the form of a shipping container. That’s right, a shipping container. Next […]

North Person Business District

Marsh Woodwinds, North Person Street District –photo credit: Greater Raleigh CVB USA Today recently compiled a list of 10 up-and-coming neighborhoods across the country that they recommend exploring and Raleigh’s North Person Street Business District made the list! This cozy neighborhood and its surrounding area has quickly become a hotbed for new restaurants and specialty […]

Raleigh, Durham And Garner Are Most Playful!

Raleigh, Durham and Garner are among the 13 North Carolina cities and towns that were named as “Playful City USA Communities” by KaBOOM!, a nonprofit dedicated to ensuring that children, especially those living in poverty, get the active play they need to become healthy and successful adults. In partnership with the Humana Foundation, KaBOOM! honored […]

Got To Be NC Festival

Mark your calendars for three days of family fun at the 2014 Got To Be NC Festival! The annual celebration of North Carolina agriculture returns to the NC State Fairgrounds starting May 16th. Children will love exploring the Agri-Plaza and Kidz Corral between the Jim Graham and Expo buildings where they’ll be able to see baby […]

Pig Out In NC

As the debate rages on about the “real” way to prepare barbecue, TripAdvisor has taken on the task of ranking the top states in the US for barbecue, as reported by the website’s community of millions of travelers. North Carolina has taken the #2 spot, trailing behind Georgia but topping Texas. The site ranked states […]

Charging Up In Apex!

Photo credit: cleanfotos / This Friday downtown Apex will make a big move on the road to green-living by opening its first public car-charging station. There will be three charging spaces in the Saunders Street parking lot, across from the Apex Police Department, that are free of cost and available to the general public. The […]

Raleigh Chef Wins James Beard Award

Ashley Christensen, one of Raleigh’s most well-known chefs/restauranteurs, has been awarded one of the nation’s top culinary prizes. The James Beard Foundation, considered the highest culinary authority in the country, named Christensen as the top chef in the Southeast. Only two other Triangle-area chefs have won this honor. Christensen competed against chefs in Georgia, Kentucky, South […]