Archives: May 2014

Raleigh City Farmers’ Market Returns!

The move towards farm fresh and local isn’t just for foodies! The Triangle area has seen a rise in farmers’ markets and pop up markets designed to help small, local growers and producers connect with folks that want quality and to know where their food is coming from. Now, 100 years after its establishment, the […]

American Meltdown Wins Big

One of the area’s most popular food trucks, American Meltdown, has returned victorious after a trip to L.A. for The Grilled Cheese Invitational. The Invitational hosts both “amateur” and professional grilled cheese “sammich” makers from across the country and offers several competition categories. The entries are judged by bloggers, food press and adoring fans. American […]

Forbes: Raleigh Best City To Raise A Family

Pullen Park We constantly talk about Raleigh’s many accolades and reasons to love our city, and Forbes has bestowed us with a pretty great new title: “Best City To Raise A Family“. We’ve got all of the attractiveness for businesses and new graduates, but this is a great reason to consider Raleigh and the Triangle […]

Spring Listing Tips!

  Are you listing your house this spring? Here are some easy and affordable ways to get your home ready to show! Easy DIY projects you can knock out in a day or two and really make your home stand out and look its best! 1. Declutter Clean up and clear out. Go room by […]

Raleigh Chef Wins James Beard Award

Ashley Christensen, one of Raleigh’s most well-known chefs/restauranteurs, has been awarded one of the nation’s top culinary prizes. The James Beard Foundation, considered the highest culinary authority in the country, named Christensen as the top chef in the Southeast. Only two other Triangle-area chefs have won this honor. Christensen competed against chefs in Georgia, Kentucky, South […]

Charging Up In Apex!

Photo credit: cleanfotos / This Friday downtown Apex will make a big move on the road to green-living by opening its first public car-charging station. There will be three charging spaces in the Saunders Street parking lot, across from the Apex Police Department, that are free of cost and available to the general public. The […]

Pig Out In NC

As the debate rages on about the “real” way to prepare barbecue, TripAdvisor has taken on the task of ranking the top states in the US for barbecue, as reported by the website’s community of millions of travelers. North Carolina has taken the #2 spot, trailing behind Georgia but topping Texas. The site ranked states […]

Got To Be NC Festival

Mark your calendars for three days of family fun at the 2014 Got To Be NC Festival! The annual celebration of North Carolina agriculture returns to the NC State Fairgrounds starting May 16th. Children will love exploring the Agri-Plaza and Kidz Corral between the Jim Graham and Expo buildings where they’ll be able to see baby […]

Raleigh, Durham And Garner Are Most Playful!

Raleigh, Durham and Garner are among the 13 North Carolina cities and towns that were named as “Playful City USA Communities” by KaBOOM!, a nonprofit dedicated to ensuring that children, especially those living in poverty, get the active play they need to become healthy and successful adults. In partnership with the Humana Foundation, KaBOOM! honored […]

North Person Business District

Marsh Woodwinds, North Person Street District –photo credit: Greater Raleigh CVB USA Today recently compiled a list of 10 up-and-coming neighborhoods across the country that they recommend exploring and Raleigh’s North Person Street Business District made the list! This cozy neighborhood and its surrounding area has quickly become a hotbed for new restaurants and specialty […]