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In Durham, 21C Museum Hotels Serves Up The Ultimate All-Inclusive Leisure Experience

In various parts of the country, there is a unique hospitality venture that incorporates hotel amenities, activities, and dining in one cohesive and artful experience. The 21c Museum Hotel properties allow a stay in a boutique hotel while contemporary art is just steps away -- and resides on multiple floors generally right below or above your hotel room. The concept is only enhanced further by a dining option with a dedicated chef and team that is hard to find anywhere...

Food Town: Durham, NC — Brand New TV Documentary is Worth Watching

The newly released food-focused documentary goes behind the scenes through lunch rush and nightcaps, from midnight bakery shifts to 7 am seafood deliveries, as Durham chefs hustle through the pulse of a dynamic restaurant scene. Charting 24 hours in the life of some of the bull city's best local chefs and tastemakers, Food Town: Durham, NC gives viewers a unique behind the scenes look at the city and some of its signature cuisines. The Food Town: Durham, NC show, which...

Shark Tank Star’s Entrepreneur Training Program Comes to Triangle For First Time

Daymond John's Success Formula will be holding numerous training sessions throughout the Raleigh - Durham region as part of a national tour. The primary topics to be covered during the free upcoming 2.5 hour training events this week will include how to validate your business concept, moving towards your product launch with greater velocity, engaging with your potential customers and transforming them into buyers, learning how to “listen for the pivot” and having the right product at the right...

Downtown Raleigh’s Restaurant Week Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary in 2018

Indulge your palate during the 10th year of Downtown Raleigh Restaurant Week — a week-long dining extravaganza showcasing the many culinary talents in the heart of the capital city, available for lunch or dinner, kicking off Aug 13th through 19th. Produced by the Downtown Raleigh Alliance, this year around 40 total participating restaurants will offer delectable, three-course prix fixe dinners for either $20 or $30 per person. Also, as a special amenity to downtown employees and other daytime downtown...

Raleigh’s First Food Hall Will Blow Your Mind — Get Familiar With The Hottest New Foodie Spot in All of NC

Thousands of foodies from Raleigh and beyond have been waiting with baited breath for the all-new Morgan Street Food Hall to open; a highly anticipated urban dining destination in Downtown Raleigh, a couple of years in the making. It seems like the delays have been endless. Some even began doubting its existence about a year ago! However, the 919 Blog crew has the inside scoop. We have been there, and we can confirm that the Morgan Street Food Hall will...

Relax in Style! Experience The Ultimate NC Staycation at Washington Duke Inn

If you are looking to add a touch of class to your next NC staycation by keeping it local, look no further than the prestigious Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club -- Durham's only resort-style luxurious destination. It offers large, comfortable, and inviting guest rooms and suites with fantastic views of its perfectly manicured golf course in the heart of the world famous Duke University campus. It’s also convenient to many of the City of Durham’s best spots for visitors, such...

XPA in Durham Offers Fun Interactive Activities For The Entire Family

Whether finding ways to occupy your kids’ time during the summer or cultivating a team-building opportunity for fellow staff, there is no shortage of activities for every skill level at Xtreme Park Adventures (XPA). From the newly-opened kid's gem mining zone, 26-obstacle ropes course and a couple escape rooms to the well-established paintball, airsoft and zipline, the place screams fun-filled day and really lets you get your hands a little dirty too. No need to drive far outside of...

Triangle Chefs Will Compete in The NCRLA Chef Showdown Competition in Charlotte

No one person from the Triangle has ever brought home the coveted titles of Chef of the Year, Pastry Chef of the Year or Mixologist of the Year, but maybe this is the year and third time's the charm? In 2016, Tim VanBeek of Durham's Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club won People’s Choice Mixologist. Nobody else since has gotten their hands on any of the coveted titles. This is the first time the main NCRLA Chef Showdown event...

Enjoy All Things Local, Southern Style at Local 22 Kitchen + Bar in Durham

Local 22 Kitchen + Bar is truly a hidden gem, located somewhat off of the beaten path in the Erwin Square directly on W. Main Street. This is between Duke's central campus and the 9th Street district. It’s worth hunting down, as this local spot is a unique farm-to-table gastropub serving up modern Southern fare in a relaxed, casual vibe that is all about "sharing what they love." The first thing you will want to do when you walk...

The Haymaker Cocktail Bar — It May Very Well Knock You Out!

Tucked away discreetly in the back of the newly built Charter Square Building in Downtown Raleigh's City Plaza, you’ll find The Haymaker, one of Raleigh’s most unique new cocktail bars which recently celebrated its 2nd anniversary. Inspired by fighters and 90’s rappers, the decor is as fascinating as that combination. Manager Josh Gagne describes it, as “....if your rich Grandma was out of town and you threw a house party at her house.” This is a pretty accurate description, right...

The Triangle’s First Year-Round Indoor “Public Market” Launches in Chapel Hill

There really is no shortage of popular mobile food purveyors in the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill "Triangle area" such as food trucks and on-the-go mobile vendors, but another food movement that has been taking off as of late revolves around a new kind of convenience for customers: the food market or food hall. This brand new business model allows multiple different vendors to create and offer their delicious creations under one roof. Food markets have been on the horizon for some time in...

A Few of Raleigh’s Most Popular & Iconic Video/Photography Spots

If you call the City of Oaks home, you know it isn’t short on scenic spots that look great in pictures and videos! However, if you’re shooting film for your local business, not just anywhere will do in Raleigh. You’ll want to make sure that the location you choose is easily recognizable and unique so you can identify with your target audience - the locals! To help you out, we’ve compiled a short list with the help of Raleigh-based professional...

Thrive On, Raleigh! Foodie Wrap-Up of The 2018 Thrive NC Festival

The inaugural Thrive NC in 2018 opened stakeholders’ eyes and festival-goers’ palates to a cultural tool used to bring people together and create change: food. Thrive, presented by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of NC, aimed to support eight of the area’s nonprofits in hopes of reducing food insecurity and addressing childhood nutrition. In addition to the community Summit hosted as an awareness event to bring community leaders together and open the discussion on food’s impact, Thrive was also a...

5 Companies In The Triangle Using Video Marketing to Elevate Their Brand

In this day and age, more and more businesses are using video content to promote their services and tell a story about what they can do for their audience. With so many videos out there, your video production needs to be excellent if it’s going to stand out from all the rest. So, if you are looking to up your marketing game... We have good news -- Blueforest Studios, a local Raleigh based video production & marketing company selected some...

How and Why Business Deals Fall Apart With Local Buyers/Sellers

As a business broker in the Triangle, I have the opportunity to bring buyers and sellers together for the consummation of a deal. With a deal being the exchange of money for equity, there are a lot of things that have to work out right, and a lot of things can go wrong. Many sellers feel the need to celebrate when the contract is signed, but a signed contract is basically just entering the “Red Zone” in NFL parlance;...

Lunch With The Shark — Kevin O’Leary Will Be in Town

Kevin O'Leary, one of the mega-stars of TV's hit show Shark Tank, will be in the Raleigh area later this month. Kevin has been staying pretty busy this Spring with speaking engagements at "The Wealth Retreat" conferences all over the US and Canada. There are free tickets still available to see Kevin live in Cary on May 30th. To many, Kevin O’Leary is known as “The Shark with the Sharpest Teeth,” and he will share his prowess with you at...

Attorney Selection When Buying/Selling Your Local Business

As a business broker, I answer a lot of questions about how to sell a business. One of the FAQs that I share with all business owners planning to sell their company is about the total cost to sell a business. People don’t think about all the costs involved in selling a business.  The first question people always think is “How much can I get?” but the truth is It’s not how much you make, it’s how much you keep...

Explore Unique Desserts & Timeless Traditions at Mithai Indian Cafe in Cary

Did you know that Cary is home to the only local Indian confectioner in North Carolina? The desserts at Mithai Indian Cafe are all made fresh in-house. The owners of Mithai are committed to purity, so the confections contain no preservatives, no fillers, no high-fructose corn syrup, no emulsifiers, no synthetics, no trans-fat, no citric acid, no modified milk products, no stabilizers or thickeners, and no MSG. All of the scratch-made Indian desserts are vegetarian and eggless, and some...

Ride a Historic Train in The Triangle + Explore Railroad History at New Hope Valley Railway

Families, train enthusiasts and others living in the Raleigh - Durham area looking for a fun and educational day-trip destination should check out the Triangle Train aka New Hope Valley Railway (NHVR). The all-volunteer, nonprofit railway’s 2018 season officially kicked off earlier this month and runs from April to December with many fun & awesome themed event rides. For more than 30 years now, New Hope Valley Railway, the Triangle’s Train, has offered excursion rides on vintage equipment pulled...

Stars of HGTV’s Flip or Flop Offering Free “Real Estate Elevated” Education Program in Raleigh + Chapel Hill

Real Estate experts & big time flippers Tarek & Christina’s live real estate educational program will be holding a couple of FREE sessions come early May in NC. Real Estate Elevated preview events are primarily a house flipping and real estate investing educational program. Having previously made “every mistake in the book” as they learned to flip homes, Tarek and Christina El Moussa decided that sharing the knowledge that they had learned over the years could prevent others from going...

In Durham, 21C Museum Hotels Serves Up The Ultimate All-Inclusive Leisure Experience

In various parts of the country, there is a unique hospitality venture that incorporates hotel amenities, activities, and dining in one cohesive and artful experience. The 21c Museum Hotel properties allow a stay in a boutique hotel while contemporary art is just steps away -- and resides on multiple floors generally right below or above...