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Support 50+ Badass Ladies of the Triangle for International Women's Day

Sunday, Nov 19 2017

In honor of International Women's Day, we're highlighting some of our favorite Triangle businesses that are owned, co-owned or run by kickass women.


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Videri Chocolate Factory

This Raleigh staple offers self-guided tours of the facility, plus a coffee shop stocked with Stumptown Coffee and delectable bonbons.

Sip Coffee & Snack on Confections at Videri
$   .  Videri Chocolate Factory   .  Raleigh
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Garland is, itself, a work of art. The food and the ambiance are incommunicably beautiful—this is global cuisine that you have to try.

Enjoy Raleigh's Most Stylish Dining Experience at Garland
$$   .  Garland   .  Raleigh
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Edge of Urge

If you've got spunk and you like your clothes and accessories a little funky, you're sure to find some treasures at Edge of Urge.

Score Funky Fashions at Edge of Urge
$   .  Edge of Urge   .  Raleigh
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Yellow Dog Bread Co.

Sit by the huge windows at Yellow Dog Bread Co. and escape with a latte and a freshly baked treat.

Enjoy Baked Goods & Coffee at Yellow Dog Bread Co.
$   .  Yellow Dog Bread Co.   .  Raleigh
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CAM Raleigh

Spark new thinking and engage your artsy side as you explore contemporary pieces in this modern art museum in downtown Raleigh.

Get Out of Your Mental Comfort Zone at CAM
$   .  CAM Raleigh   .  Raleigh
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Raleigh Raw

Raleigh Raw challenges you to rethink fast food with fresh, organic offerings that fully nourish the body and the mind. Think superfoods, think Crack Coffee and think cold pressed juices!

Fuel Your Hustle at Raleigh Raw
$   .  Raleigh Raw Juice Bar & Cafe   .  Raleigh
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Wylde Flowers

Wylde Flowers is a flower shop in DTR. What started as a floral arrangement biz now includes a brick-and-mortar storefront with fresh blooms and beautiful gifts!

Shop Flowers & Curated Goods at Wylde
$$   .  Wylde Flowers   .  Raleigh
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This Mexican restaurant with a community focus offers a rich menu of traditional entrees, tacos and more.

Nom on Delicious Mexican Fare at Centro
$   .  Centro   .  Raleigh
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Gallo Pelón

If you're dreaming of a Mexican vacation, but don't have the time or the money to spare, head to NC's first Mezcaleria for a spirit similar to tequila, but that packs a punch all of its own.

Make It a Mezcal at Gallo Pelón
$$   .  Gallo Pelón Mezcaleria   .  Raleigh
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Death & Taxes

Stop in for an edgy yet sophisticated vibe to accompany your top-notch meal—Death & Taxes is guaranteed to delight your eyes and taste buds!

Ditch Drab Dining with Death & Taxes
$$   .  Death and Taxes   .  Raleigh
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Poole's Diner

Enter food euphoria after eating one bite of the Mac & Cheese Au Gratin.

Enjoy Mac & Cheese Au Gratin at Poole's Diner
$   .  Poole's   .  Raleigh
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Eating a classic quarter-pounder is as close as you can get to buying comfort, and no restaurant in Raleigh delivers a better burger than Chuck's.

Savor Classy Burgers and Pomme Frites at Chuck's
$   .  Chuck's Burgers & Frites   .  Raleigh
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Shop local in downtown Raleigh. With over 60 featured local artisans, you'll find the perfect gift, and maybe something for yourself too.

Shop for a Unique Gift at Deco
$   .  Deco Raleigh   .  Raleigh
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Bombshell Beer Co.

Bombshell is a short ride from Cary, Raleigh and even Chapel Hill. Get adventurous—set your GPS, book a tour, sample a flight and grab a Bombshell!

Head Out to Bombshell Beer Company
$   .  Bombshell Beer Company   .  Holly Springs
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Indulgent cocktails and home-baked desserts make Bittersweet the perfect place to satisfy your adult sweet tooth! They also have movie nights with themed beverages—bourbon and Mad Men, anyone?

Relish Homemade Desserts, Craft Cocktails, & Coffee at Bittersweet
$   .  Bittersweet   .  Raleigh
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Vita Vite

Vita Vite unites a curated wine selection with local art in a stunning space. Equipped with cozy fireplaces and plenty of seating, it's the perfect place to enjoy the finer things in life.

Blend Fine Wine & Art at Vita Vite
$   .  Vita Vite Midtown   .  Raleigh
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Carroll's Kitchen

Carroll's Kitchen is dedicated to offering affordable and delicious grab-and-go bites while supporting local women in need. All purchases go toward ending homelessness in our city!

Grub for Good at Carroll's Kitchen
$   .  Carroll's Kitchen   .  Raleigh
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Fiction Kitchen

Fiction Kitchen is Raleigh's finest vegan restaurant—so fine that it may even convert the most ravenous carnivores into open-minded omnivores.

Get Your Veggie Fix at the Fiction Kitchen
$$   .  The Fiction Kitchen   .  Raleigh
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Kings Barcade brings together local music enthusiasts, beer lovers, dance-floor heroes and humorists alike.

Mosh & Boogie at Kings
$$   .  Kings   .  Raleigh
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Indulge in southern comfort and try the famous chicken and waffles at Beasley's.

Try Beasley's Famous Chicken & Waffles
$   .  Beasley's Chicken and Honey   .  Raleigh
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Union Camp Collective

Union Camp Collective is a dream for vintage and antique junkies. The space is stocked with gorgeous goods from all eras and spanning all price points.

Shop Vintage Gems at Union Camp Collective
$   .  Union Camp Collective   .  Raleigh
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Neptune's brings Raleigh's dance floor eccentricities and libation lovers together into one fascinating place—gyrating hips and vodka have never been paired better than at this hipster paradise.

Shut Down the Dance Floor at Neptune's
$   .  Neptune's Parlour   .  Raleigh
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Fox Liquor Bar

A custom crafted cocktail just for you. Tell the bartender what you like and they'll make you something special. Don't like it? They'll fix it. Actually—scratch that—you'll definitely like it.

Risk the Bartender's Choice at Fox Liquor Bar
$   .  Fox Liquor Bar   .  Raleigh
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Raleigh Denim

The Curatory is Raleigh Denim's multi-brand store, located in the front of the denim workshop on Martin Street in downtown Raleigh.

Visit Raleigh Denim + Workshop
-   .  Raleigh Denim   .  Raleigh
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Red Line Beer & Wine

Whether you're a wino or a local beer fanatic, Red Line will have the perfect pick for you. Scour the shelves and take home something that'll rock your taste buds. Oh, did we mention they deliver?

Pick Up a Bottle at Red Line Beer & Wine
$   .  Red Line Beer and Wine   .  Raleigh
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Raleigh Brewing Co.

Raise you glass to Raleigh Brewing Company! They love the City of Oaks and they're brewing some fine brew, including regular, unique small batches.

Visit Raleigh Brewing Company
$   .  Raleigh Brewing Company   .  Raleigh
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Escazu Artisan Chocolates

Have a sweet tooth? Pay a visit to Escazu Artisan Chocolates to delight your taste buds with "bean-to-bar" chocolate treats.

Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth at Escazu Artisan Chocolates
$   .  Escazu Artisan Chocolates   .  Raleigh
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Port of Raleigh

Port of Raleigh is downtown's first home accessories and lifestyle shop. With a mix of globally-imported and locally sourced goods, you're sure to find quality, design-driven products for your home.

Shop Sleek Design at Port of Raleigh
$$   .  Port of Raleigh   .  Raleigh
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Anisette brings sweet treats inspired by the flavors of the Mediterranean—from tarts to meringues to Turkish delights—to Raleigh's Five Points neighborhood.

Savor Euro-Inspired Sweets at Anisette
$   .  Anisette   .  Raleigh
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Living Kitchen

Vegans and veg-heads, this is not a drill! Living Kitchen specializes in plant-based and locally sourced ingredients, crafting a menu packed with rich, delicious flavor.

Eat Well at Living Kitchen
$$   .  Living Kitchen Raleigh   .  Raleigh
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Parker & Otis

Peruse a well-curated selection of gifts or settle down on the Parker & Otis' porch with a finely crafted sandwich.

Hearty Sandwiches and High Class Gifts
$$   .  Parker and Otis   .  Durham
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Cocoa Cinnamon

Cocoa Cinnamon is stunning inside and out, but it's the menu of carefully curated coffee, sipping chocolates and herbal teas that will hook you.

Caffeinate & Converse at Cocoa Cinnamon
$   .  Cocoa Cinnamon   .  Durham
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Monuts Donuts

What started as a mobile cart of donuts has turned into something more. Pedal your way to Monuts Donuts' brick-and-mortar for a sweet or savory treat.

Pedal Your Way to Monuts Donuts
$   .  Monuts Donuts   .  Durham
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The Parlour

Honey chai, vanilla and espresso chip, oh my! Enjoy The Parlour's handcrafted, local ice cream while strolling through downtown Durham.

Get Frosted and Enjoy an Ice Cream Cone at The Parlour
$   .  The Parlour   .  Durham
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The ZEN Succulent

The ZEN Succulent, creator of beautiful, modern terrariums and plant projects in the Triangle, now has a brick-and-mortar in downtown Durham. Come shop gifts, make terrariums and more!

Step Into The ZEN Succulent
$$   .  The ZEN Succulent   .  Durham
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Chet Miller

This quaint shop specializes in gifts, decor and artifacts and is sure to have you swooning!

Peruse Wonders at Chet Miller
$$   .  Chet Miller   .  Durham
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Vert & Vogue

Vert & Vogue features classic and modern looks for stylish, urban women.

Shop Fresh Looks at Vert & Vogue Femme
$$$   .  Vert and Vogue Femme   .  Durham
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Everyday Magic

Get ready to enter a world of crystals, jewels, tinctures, tarot readings and more. Everyday Magic is sure to add some much needed whimsy to your day.

Shop Mystical Goods at Everyday Magic
$$   .  Everyday Magic   .  Durham
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NOSH offers a warm, colorful environment to cozy up with something delicious.

Nom on Comfort Food at NOSH
$   .  Nosh   .  Durham
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Vaguely Reminiscent

This little shop on Ninth Street will have anything you are looking for, along with everything else you never knew you needed.

Score Something Snaztastic from Vaguely Reminiscent
$   .  Vaguely Reminiscent   .  Durham
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Lantern is a marriage of Asian flavors and North Carolina ingredients—it's a match made in heaven. With a James Beard Award under their belt, Lantern does Far East cuisine right.

Savor Award-Winning Asian Fare at Lantern
$$   .  Lantern   .  Chapel Hill
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Pine State Flowers

Pine State Flowers sources blooms from NC only to create beautiful bouquets for all occasions. Visit the brick-and-mortar for take-home arrangements, potted plants and adorable goods.

Shop Flowers, Plants & Curated Gifts at Pine State Flowers
$$   .  Pine State Flowers   .  Durham
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The Pinhook

This downtown Durham bar offers a hefty libation menu coupled with local acts, karaoke nights and dance parties on a regular basis.

Get Rowdy at the Pinhook
$   .  The Pinhook   .  Durham
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Vimala's Curryblossom Cafe

Vimala learned to cook from family in Bombay—now she's translating that knowledge from her kitchen to the Chapel Hill community's plate.

Expand Your Palate With Home-Style Indian
$$   .  Vimala's Curryblossom Cafe   .  Chapel Hill
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Growler Grlz

With taps rotating daily, Growler Grlz offers endless brew sipping options. Fill up your growler with something special!

Gulp 'Em Down or Grab 'Em To-Go at Growler Grlz
-   .  Growler Grlz   .  Durham
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This underground bar and lounge brings together craft cocktails, tarot readings and DJs.

Sip & Summon the Spirits at Arcana
$$   .  Arcana   .  Durham
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The Durham Hotel (Restaurant + Bar)

With rooftop yoga, trendy restaurant eats and farm fresh breakfast, this place lives up to its name as the place for a true Bull City stay.

Do a Night at The Durham
$$   .  The Durham Hotel   .  Durham
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Alley Twenty-Six

At Alley Twenty-Six, they take spirits seriously and craft them with care. If you're looking to refine your drinking palate, this is the place to be.

Relish a Cocktail at Alley Twenty Six
$$   .  Alley Twenty Six   .  Durham
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The Motherhood

The Motherhood (formerly the Makery) offers a selection of NC-only artisan goods you won't find anywhere else.

Shop Local at The Mothership at Mercury Studio
$$   .  The Makery at Mercury Studio   .  Durham
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Purses, candles and jewelry—with a dedication to American-made and totally cute merchandise, we are in love with this boutique in historic Brightleaf Square.

Discover Décor and More at Indio Durham
$$   .  Indio Durham   .  Durham
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The Scrap Exchange

Getting crafty on a budget is insanely easy thanks to the Scrap Exchange.

Scavenge the Shelves and Barrels of The Scrap Exchange
$   .  The Scrap Exchange   .  Durham
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Honeygirl Meadery

Honeygirl Meadery is mixing up some yummy mead in Durham. These alcoholic artisans have taken this wine made with honey and infused it with aromatic herbs and delicious seasonal fruits.

Imbibe with Bee-Based Wines at Honeygirl
$$   .  Honeygirl Meadery   .  Durham
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Snag a sweet treat and coffee in the AM or swing by after work for innovative, upscale cuisine—no matter the time of day, you're sure to enjoy exceptional dishes in an eclectic environment.

Grab a German Bite at Guglhupf
$   .  Guglhupf   .  Durham
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Other End Of The Leash

At Other End of The Leash they will stuff your dog's face with free, homemade, organic, gluten free treats while you shop for everything from supplements to toys. Careful, don't eat one yourself!

Pamper Your Pup with Organic Treats & Toys
-   .  Other End of the Leash Pet Boutique & Bakery   .  Durham
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Durham Distillery

Durham Distillery creates signature gin and delicious liqueurs. Take a tour and taste 'em all.

Sip Local at Durham Distillery (Flight of 6 Drinks + Shot Glass Included)
$15   .  Durham Distillery   .  Durham
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Savor a Sweet Slice at Baby Scratch

Lovingly deemed, Baby Scratch, Phoebe Lawless' second location offers the same Scratch goodies you know and love (mmm, pie!) plus more coming soon.

Savor a Sweet Slice at Baby Scratch
$   .  Baby Scratch   .  Durham
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