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Kaiju is Open For Business, Finally! Serving Up Yummy Asian Bowls and Buns

In a move that’s been over a year in the making via cryptic "coming soon" signage and sporadic posts via social media of what is in the making, Kaiju Bowl and Bao is now finally open in the heart of Downtown Raleigh! The hot new spot is dishing out Asian specialties in an environment...

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...

Poke Burri Brings Creative Asian Fusion Fare to the Raleigh Food Scene

If you love sushi and burritos, we have amazing news for y'all - now you can have both, served fusion style! Atlanta-based Poke Burri has opened its first North Carolina location in North Raleigh. The creative and award-winning Asian fusion menu includes Hawaiian poke bowls, sushi burrito rolls, and even sushi donuts. Owner Seven...

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...

Famous & Highly Celebrated Local Chefs/Restaurateurs in Durham & Chapel Hill

Both Durham and Chapel Hill have solidly established themselves as foodie destinations over the past decade. These cities are home to incredible restaurants of all kinds! Naturally so, Durham and Chapel Hill have attracted talented chefs from all over the country to make their mark on these popular destinations that are renowned for being...

Rex Charity Golf Tournament Takes Over TPC Wakefield Plantation in North Raleigh

Returning for its 31st year, the Rex Hospital Open will be held from May 31 - June 3 this year at the TPC Wakefield Plantation Country Club. The fun and family-friendly professional golf tournament features golfers from the Web.com Tour and has raised close to $9 million for patients in need, right here in...

Taste Years of Mediterranean Traditions at Sassool in Raleigh / Cary

To tell the story of Sassool Mediterranean Cafe, you first have to tell the tale of Neomonde Bakery. When the Saleh family came to America, they longed for the Lebanese food they left behind, particularly fresh pita bread. Inspired by family recipes going back generations -- four brothers, Sam, Joe, Mounir, and DeGaulle, opened Neomonde...

Chef Sean Fowler’s Raleigh Restaurant is The Essential Farm to Table Local Spot

Sean Fowler experienced a long culinary journey before opening Mandolin, his debut restaurant in Raleigh back in 2011. He attended culinary school in Colorado and refined his skills at some of America's best fine dining establishments such as the award-winning Le Bernardin in NYC and Fearrington House in near-by Pittsboro over in Chatham County....

Downtown Durham’s Most Popular & Highly Celebrated Local Restaurants

Durham is quickly becoming known as one of the most popular "foodie destinations in the entire South" with good reason. The restaurant scene, especially in the Downtown Durham area, has exploded over the years, thanks to a few standout restaurants that have received national attention. Foodie travelers take note... These are the restaurants you...

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...

Top 10 Best Sports Bars in Chapel Hill – On Game Night, Be There!

Chapel Hill bleeds Carolina Blue all day every day! We love to see Tar Heels in action on the football stadium and especially on the basketball court. Watching the home teams win is pretty awesome in person, but if you can’t be there for one reason or another, the next best thing is cheering...

Some of The Most Delicious & Instagrammable Cupcake Shops in Raleigh

Everyone loves a delectable treat, right! And Raleigh has many decadent bakeries, cupcake and dessert shops that cater both to the sweet tooth and visual eye. So, whether you are heading out to work and just need a little something sweet to complement your cup of coffee, breaking away for an afternoon confection, or...

One of The Best Asian Fusion Restaurants is Located in Cary – Eighty8 Asian Bistro

Dai Nguyen, owner of Eighty8 Asian Bistro in Cary, has already made a name for himself in North Carolina with over a decade experience under his belt. His previous restaurant, Wasabi 88 in Greenville, was the only Asian restaurant featured in Our State Magazine’s 100 Foods You Must Eat in 100 Counties. In 2016,...

Cary’s Local Craft Beer Scene – It’s Hot & Worth Checking Out Y’all!

Not that long ago, local beer aficionados of Cary would have to drive over to Raleigh or Durham for local brews and craft beer, but so much has changed lately around town. The craft beer scene in Cary has been exploding in popularity over recent years and today, Cary is home to three great...

Yummy Brunch Dishes in Raleigh Which You Won’t Forget Anytime Soon!

Trendy new restaurants pop up all over the Triangle with nary a complaint. And while there’s the desire to try every new diner, café and cinema drafthouse (looking at you, Alamo Drafthouse Raleigh) as soon as the Instagram photos appear on your feed, there is something about the “old reliables.” So yes, new places can...

Popular Downtown Raleigh Bars: Beer, Wine, Cocktails & More!

In Downtown Raleigh, we have bars literally for everyone. Whether you want to relax with a cold beer, want a uniquely crafted cocktail, or if you are on a health kick and want some fresh-pressed juice, there’s a place for you to hang somewhere in the downtown area and enjoy. We gathered the top three...

10 Best Places in Downtown Raleigh for Late Night Cocktails & Drinks

It’s after midnight in Downtown Raleigh, and your crew is still up for a nightcap. Preferably one that you can sip on instead of chug! Check out these late night spots for craft cocktails and drinks: Watts & Ward Watts & Ward opened in the spring of 2017, and the basement bar quickly became a popular spot...

Most Popular Local Farm-to-Table Restaurants in Durham & Chapel Hill

People living in Durham and Chapel Hill take healthy eating seriously and love to support the local farming community as much as possible. The farm-to-table food movement has been incredibly successful here, and that is reflected in the restaurant selection. Farm-to-table, also known as farm-to-fork, refers to the process your food takes to get...

The Best Outdoor Dining Spots in Chapel Hill

Here in Chapel Hill, we are fortunate enough to have mild weather for most days of the year. The summers might get a little hot occasionally when temps hover in the 90s during the day, but on most afternoons or evenings, it’s comfortable enough to dine on the outdoor patio or the deck at...

Awesome Affordable Eats in Downtown Raleigh

Going out for a bite in Downtown Raleigh doesn’t have to be expensive. In fact, there are restaurants at just about every price point. At these seven Downtown Raleigh spots, you can easily get a delicious and filling meal for under $10. The less money you spend on food, the more you can spend...