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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...

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...

The Secret is OUT About Bartaco in North Hills — One of The Best New Restaurants

Bartaco recently opened their 3rd restaurant location in North Carolina, within the popular North Hills shopping area, a unique lifestyle destination in the heart of Raleigh. The newly opened hotspot is inspired by the beach culture of Brazil, Uruguay, and Southern California. Bartaco is an upscale street food concept with a coastal vibe in a relaxed environment. They are mostly known for their freshly-squeezed juices, specialty cocktails, and impressive taco selections. Bartaco evokes a visit to a stylish beach resort...

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 that any gamer, anime lover (Japanese animation for the non-initiated) or adventurous diner willing to eat outside the box will genuinely enjoy. Kaiju, meaning ‘strange...

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...

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...

Time is Running Out for Local Raleigh Chef — Votes Needed to Win JBF Competition

Chef Sean Fowler Burger Raleigh NC
The prestigious James Beard Foundations' Blended Burger Project competition runs from May 28 to July 31, 2018. Currently, Mandolin restaurant chef/owner & Raleigh native, Sean Fowler's unique burger creation is not anywhere close to winning or making it to the top 20, in order to advance to the next stage of the competition which will conclude in NYC. But there is still a bit of time left for the popular Raleigh based farm-to-table restaurant operator to make some noise...

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...

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...

Enjoy It While You Can — Global Street Food For Lunch @ Buku in Downtown Raleigh

Buku is a trendy dinner spot in the downtown Raleigh area, but did you know they also serve lunch as well? We can’t think of a better escape from the daily grind! Buku is known for serving the best in global street food. Their culinary team just launched a brand new lunch menu recently to add excitement to your lunch hour. Though there are fewer options on the lunch menu than the dinner menu, there is still a great...

At Soca Restaurant – You Can Get an Authentic Taste of the Caribbean, Right Here in Raleigh

Did you know that there’s a Caribbean paradise right here in Raleigh? At the corner of Oberlin and Clark, conveniently located in Cameron Village and just outside of Downtown Raleigh -- you will find Soca, a Cocina Latina featuring menu items found in regions such as Jamaica, Rio de Janeiro, Lima, and Fajardo. The name of the restaurant is the Peruvian word for sugarcane and is also a popular style of Carribean music. The new concept was brought to life...

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...

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...

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...

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...