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The November issue of Raleigh Magazine will be on stands around town and delivered to your doors and mailboxes in just a few days! If you can’t wait until then, here’s a quick look at some of the stories we have in store.
Ever seen a unicorn? Well if you’re a bourbon lover in NC who’s happened to land an impossible-to-find bottle of Blanton’s or Buffalo Trace, then maybe you are one of the lucky few. So why can’t you get the bottles you want? Why do people make a break for SC and other states for bottles? (Spoiler alert: Ours is one of only seven where the state owns all the liquor stores directly). Here, we do a deep-dive into NC’s arguably archaic state-run system.
Picture this. Riding your bike on rolling waterside greenways before propping up for a brew with views. Strolling with your partner or pup before popping into a hip retail spot. Perching with a book before meeting friends for a bite on the banks. All positioned in a reimagined high-density residential area chock-full of 7- to 12-story mixed-use buildings with residential, retail and restaurants. Enter the Midtown Waterfront District, the City of Raleigh’s newest anticipated project.
Raising the Bar
Feeling aged out of the bar scene? Time to rethink your weekend plans. Hear us out. Local hospitality entrepreneurs are reimagining—and elevating—their spaces to “age in” those who feel they don’t “belong” and re-attract patrons of all ages Downtown.
48 Hours in Raleigh
Got visitors in town this holiday season? Whether you’re hanging with your hip single besties, friends with young kids, your empty-nester parents, some art-savvy culture vultures or your octogenarian grandparents, we’ve got you covered with 48-hour schedules of what to do—and where to put them up—during their time here. With this in-depth guide, they’ll experience not a second of boredom—and you’ll be left feeling oh-so stress-free. Also, our planner easily transitions to a self-help staycation guide.
Let’s Get Fizzical
White Claw, who? Meet your new go-to RTD (aka ready to drink) obsession: Ranch Water Hard Seltzer. A riff on the trending Texas sipper—dubbed Ranch Water—this new sipworthy canned creation from Lonerider Brewing Company features notes of Ranch Water, agave, lime puree, sea salt and tequila essence, and weighs in at a mere 80 cals and 3.6% ABV. Rolling out in November, we betcha can’t stop at just one…
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