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Back-to-back Restaurant Weeks Are a Real Thing in Raleigh This Year

For the first time ever, North Hills is hosting it's very own Restaurant Week which officially kicked off today. Dine with friends or family and try out new restaurants from August 6th through August 12th. Enjoy prix fixe menus, specials, giveaways and more at all your favorite eateries. A total of 20 restaurants will be participating in the inaugural event in North Hills. Then Downtown Raleigh will be in the spotlight as they host the 10th year of Restaurant Week...

Thousands Expected at The First Ever Summer Daze Music Festival in North Hills

Tickets are selling fast for the first ever Summer Daze music festival, an all-day party in Raleigh. Attendees will have the opportunity to celebrate the summer with good vibes at Coastal Credit Union's Midtown Park in North Hills on Sat, Aug 18th from early afternoon into the evening. Experience one of Raleigh's best outdoor music venues with fun performances by the headliners -- Shwayze and Cisco Adler, who are celebrating their 10th annual summer tour. They will be hitting...

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...

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 trying to find “the go-to place” to grab a late night pastry, consider one of these heavenly cupcake spots in Raleigh that will not disappoint. We...

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...

It’s Game On! Raleigh Pro League Returns For a Fun & Exciting 2018 Tennis Season

Entering the 6th year, the 2018 Raleigh Pro League is gearing up for its best season yet. As the only professional prize money tennis league in the Triangle area, sports fans and tennis enthusiasts will be treated to the most fun and exciting tennis competition around. This year the team-oriented league has expanded to 6 teams with a good mix of returning and new players consisting of local tennis teaching professionals, former ATP tour, NCAA, and Davis Cup players,...

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 be fantastic, and there is no shortage of food for every palette. But while in Raleigh for brunch, the holiest of meal outings when the...

New Raleigh Restaurants Shine at Thrive NC!

The month of May was definitely a memorable one that won't soon be forgotten for the local foodie scene here in Downtown Raleigh. Thrive NC, a two-day foodie festival & community gathering event attended by thousands, held in the historic city market near Moore Square, presented a unique opportunity for new Raleigh restaurants to provide samples of their best dishes and to also get to know the community. With so many fantastic restaurants, bars, and breweries in the Raleigh...

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 Chan originally opened Poke Burri in Atlanta with Chef Ken Yu in 2016. Their restaurant quickly became very popular and has been featured on Eater and...

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 our community. Considered the "path to the pros" its players compete to earn their PGA Tour card and their enthusiasm for the game and the...

Take Your Crew Out for Brunch on a Budget in Raleigh or Durham

Many times, a social gathering for new friends and old usually consists of either drinks out one evening, or a meal shared on the weekend when life has (hopefully) slowed down a little. One of the more leisurely meals to suit most occasions is, of course, brunch. With such a busy social life, those brunches can add up quickly. No worries though! There are a number of options in Raleigh and Durham to get the most out of your brunching...

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 Bakery in 1977. It eventually expanded into a standalone restaurant with multiple locations throughout the Triangle. In 2011, Mounir decided to start his own restaurant, Sassool....

Top Rated Luxury Subdivisions & Established Communities Near Wake Forest

Wake County hit 1,000,000 people in 2014, and is expected to reach 2,000,000 people by 2054. And, the current growth rate is 62 people per day. So, you have to ask yourself a few questions: Where are all these people moving to? What types of housing will accommodate the influx of growth? Where is the best city/town to move to? Wake Forest is currently the 3rd most popular destination to establish residence to behind Raleigh and Cary. And, homebuilders are...

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...

New Pizza Food Truck Debuting in Raleigh – Enjoy Italian “Pizza-in-a-Cone” On The Go…

Kono Pizza will be officially launching in Raleigh this weekend. The authentic Italian mobile food truck will be the first of its kind in North Carolina, offering a menu of creative Pizza cones for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and of course dessert. The fun & unique menu at Kono includes over a dozen of the most popular all-time pizza varieties and legendary Italian desserts as well, all stuffed into a thick deliciously unique cone. Their flavors will include meat kones, veggie kones,...

Real Estate Millionaire & Star of BRAVO’s “Million Dollar Listing” Sending Team to NC

Josh Altman's team will be in The Triangle area for a couple of days next week, holding free "Flip for Life" events in Raleigh & Durham. The Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles TV star went from being broke to $1,000,000 in sales per day, thanks to a partnership with his brother. Together they built a real estate business that has sold more than $3 billion in properties to date. Registration for the events is free via Eventbrite.com. The website mentions that there...

New Poke Burri Opening in Raleigh – Sushi Burritos, Poke Bowls & More…

In about a month or so, you will be able to get your hands on freshly made Sushi Burritos, Sushi Donuts, Poke Bowls, Sushi Corndogs, Sushi Nachos, and more from Poke Burri. The innovative & award-winning Atlanta based Sushi restaurant is expanding to Raleigh this Spring. The menu will also include more traditional items, along with an option to make-your-own roll or bowl with your choice of a protein, veggies, sauces, and toppings. Fun & unique secret menu items and...

Raleigh’s Best Adventure Theme Parks & Entertainment Centers

Did you know there are three fun and exciting amusement parks located within the city limits of Raleigh, featuring tons of indoor and outdoor activities for kids of all ages? They are Galaxy Fun Park, Adventure Landing, and Frankie’s Fun Park. Activities at these family-friendly local entertainment complexes include bumper cars, miniature golf, laser tag, trampolines, arcades, batting cages and so much more. Next time you are looking for a fun family outing, keep it local. Less driving means more...

Where Raleigh Foodies Wine & Dine in Style

Raleigh is a great place to be if you are a foodie! It’s a fast-growing city, so the foodie landscape changes frequently. There are always new restaurants to try, and Raleigh chefs work hard to create unique dishes that are sure to please. In addition to the many restaurants, there are also frequent wine dinners, tastings, and all types of fun celebrations centered around food. So grab a glass of Bordeaux and peruse this short guide to the Raleigh foodie...

Raleigh’s Best Food Trucks & Where To Find Them!

The local obsession with Food Trucks in the Raleigh area primarily started just a few years ago and has been exploding in popularity ever since. Each and every year, it seems there are new food trucks setting up shop in the city and introducing us to unique international cuisines and hard-to-find delicacies. There are now actually close to 100 local Raleigh based food trucks driving around! It was in 2015, in response to the growing popularity of food trucks and...

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...