future foodies
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Future Foodies

Nov 6, 2017 Addie Ladner
As a follow up to our recent story “Where the Chefs Eat,” let’s hone in on the younger City of Oaks generations for a minute. They’re the children lucky enough to be growing up in a […]
SPARKcon
November 2017

Festival Fallout

Nov 6, 2017 Jane Porter
Local businesses feel the heat from a heavy schedule of events downtown. Fall is festival season in Raleigh and with it comes colorful sidewalk drawings, twangs of bluegrass music, concerts and club hopping, and motorcycle stunt […]
Jubala Coffee Cafe
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Double The Pours

Oct 16, 2017 Lauren Kruchten
Raleigh is an ever-growing and expanding city that continues to surprise its residents with new and exciting restaurants, bars, cafes and more, building up the innovative food and drink scene the city is known for. In […]
Chef John Wright of Glenwood Grill
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Small & Mighty

Oct 2, 2017 Jane Porter
The kitchen in the bustling neighborhood eatery Glenwood Grill is long and narrow. Stainless steel prep stations back up against four walls—one for produce, one for meat, one for seafood and one for rolling silverware. A […]
Red Hat Amphitheater
October 2017

Music = Money

Oct 2, 2017 Jane Porter
With the IBMA World of Bluegrass and Hopscotch music festivals, plus events such as SPARK Con and Ray Price’s Capital City Bike Fest, September is a busy month for downtown Raleigh. It’s also the best […]
June 2017

On a Roll

Jun 12, 2017 Alexandra Drosu
The Raleigh bikeshare program just rolled one step closer to reality. Last month, potential vendors exhibited their bicycles on Fayetteville Street. The teams were there in person to field questions by the selection committee and […]
Garland in Raleigh
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The Sound of Spices

Feb 6, 2017 Cameron Walker
Cheetie Kumar is fueled by twin passions: food and music. In a three-story building on Martin Street downtown, her dreams are stacked like a layer cake—basement-level bar Neptune’s Parlour, third-floor music venue Kings and, sandwiched […]
Reindeer with Santa's sleigh
November 2015

Raleigh Christmas Parade Facts

Oct 28, 2015 Annie Grant
The Raleigh Christmas Parade always takes place before Thanksgiving to kick off the shopping season—this year Nov. 21 at 9:40 a.m. in downtown Raleigh. You’ll want to get there a few hours ahead to get […]
Downtown Raleigh
September 2015

Downtown Affluence: What’s It Really Cost?

Aug 21, 2015 Christa Gala
Back in January, Bill King, planning and development manager for the Downtown Raleigh Alliance (DRA), took inventory of his downtown storefronts and realized retail shops needed help staying downtown. (We’re talking soft goods—clothing, shoes, home […]