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Raleigh Weekender: Christmas Lights, SantaCon Pub Crawl + 30 More Things To Do
Deck the halls and mark your calendars—here is our curated list of the most awesome events and best things to do in Raleigh during the weekend of December 14-17.
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Edwards Mill Bar & Grill
Find Out Which Raleigh Classic Just Got A Major Revamp
Edwards Mill Bar & Grill is Raleigh through and through. After 17 years of wooing a loyal crowd of Raleighites with its neighborhood vibes and American comfort food, the classic spot was due for a spruce. Intro a new chef, a new...
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The Ultimate Triangle Christmas Lights Crawl: How To See Over 3 Million Lights
Even though there's something nostalgic about loading into the car and aimlessly cruising the neighborhood scouting the best lights, ain't nobody got time for that in this hectic holiday season! All hope isn't lost though, we did...
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8 Surprises From Our First CycleBar Class (Spoiler: There's a Mimosa Bar)
We'll admit it, we don't work out as much as we should. So when approached to try a trendy cycle gym (yes, for free*) we were pretty stoked. We had dreams of turning into effortless athleisure gals with Giselle-like legs and...
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Live It Up! Hillsborough Street
Shop Small: Your Complete Gift Guide to Hillsborough St.
If you want to stay away from the crazy, hustle and bustle of the big shopping hubs this holiday season but don't know where to start, don't panic—Hillsborough Street has everyone on your list covered. As you hop from shop to shop,...
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The Ultimate Guide to New Year's in Raleigh
Whether you're looking for low-key fun or plan on pulling out all the stops (and all the cash) before 2017 ends, this list of New Year's Eve happenings in Raleigh has something for everyone. Cheers!
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12 Treats of Christmas: The Triangle's Tastiest Holiday Drinks & Desserts
It's the holiday season! So, we're celebrating the best way we know how—by unveiling our 12 favorite, lick-your-lips delicious, holiday-themed drinks and desserts! AND we're giving away gift cards, prize packs and more to some of...
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Everything you Must Do in Raleigh This December (9-Ton Dragon Included)
The year is coming to a close, but before we kiss 2017 goodbye, you've gotta get your fill of Raleigh's holiday happenings. From makers markets to world-class performances to spiked beverages, there's a little holiday cheer for...
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20 Locally-Made Gifts You'll Only Find in the Triangle
Stumped on where to find the perfect gift to give those on your nice list? Triangle shops, markets and artisans are here to make it easy for you to find one-of-a-kind items to delight everyone this season, even if you wait until the...
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These Triangle Dishes are Friendsgiving Game-changers (Gobble Gobble-ooshi, anyone?)
If you love food, there’s no debate that Thanksgiving is the best holiday by far. So when November comes, it’s hard to think of anything other than all your favorite dishes. If you don’t want to limit all that deliciousness to just...
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Your Guide to Raleigh & Durham's Best Holiday Pop-up Markets
As the holiday season approaches, it’s important to keep that #shoplocal mentality when it comes to snagging gifts for everyone on your list. If getting around to each individual maker and crafter in RDU sounds daunting, no worries....
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6 Epic Triangle Sandwiches to Add to Your Bucket List
There’s something undeniably comforting about a good sandwich. But sometimes, a basic ham and cheese just doesn’t cut it. Sometimes you’re craving something unique, like a burger with peanut butter on it. Sometimes, you *need*...
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Drinkin' & Thinkin': 10 Trivia Nights in Raleigh
If you’re looking for a night out that involves a bit of brain power, there are tons of great trivia options around town! Grab some pals, study up, and get ready to feel just a little inadequate while you answer questions for a...
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Go Global: 7 Must-Try International Restaurants In the Triangle
Daydreaming of stepping on a plane tomorrow and exploring a new country? Or are you simply dying to get your hands on that new global dish that keeps popping up in your Instagram feed? While jetsetting to a far off destination for...
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40+ Events You Don't Want to Miss in Raleigh This November
When it's dark before 6p, it's easy to slip into a routine of getting cozy on the couch and ditch exploring the city. Resist the urge with our list of November must-dos! From fashion shows to city-wide parades to festive food events...
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Top 10 Veggie-Approved Restaurants in the Triangle
If you're looking for a meatless meal in the land best known for barbecue, you're in luck. That's right, the restaurant revolution has brought plenty of veggie options to the Triangle so you can chow down on something more than a...
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Fried & Fixins: The Ultimate Guide to Southern Food in Raleigh
Southern hospitality brings everyone to the table. Whether you're craving soul food, barbecue, scratch-made biscuits, fried chicken or a helping of it all, Raleigh's got it and with an ambiance ranging from no-frills to fine dining....
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Vinyl Lovers: The Best Record Shops in the Triangle
The Triangle is home to a thriving music community, a number of notable record labels and, of course, some great record stores. Over the past few years vinyl has made a huge comeback, becoming the most sought after collectible for...
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Find Your Perfect Cheese Plate: 25 Amazing Spreads Across the Triangle
Put the Kraft singles down... Your guide to the Triangle's best cheese plates has arrived! Whether you're looking for the perfect nosh to pair with after-work drinks or you're on the hunt for the latest in local cheese offerings,...
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7 Local Coffee Shops Worth The Drive
Raleigh has many wonderful coffee shops, but the Triangle coffee scene is so much bigger than any one city. Whether you're on the road to find a new café, hunt down a sensational season coffee (guilty) or just exploring the vibe of...
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Cider Donuts, Corn Mazes & Pumpkin Patches: 8 Ways to Get Your Fall Fix
Autumn in NC is a widely celebrated season everywhere from the mountains to the coast, with foliage, apple picking and a wide array of seasonal treats popping up. But you don't have to trek far to ring in the season. Farms in the...
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Badass Breakfast Spots Across the Triangle
Whether you think it’s the most important meal of the day, or choose to count coffee as your main food group before noon, everyone has an opinion about breakfast. For breakfast lovers, the Triangle offers up some pretty...
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10 Fall Date Ideas Under $20 (Corn Mazes, Pumpkin Patches & More)
With the temperatures in Raleigh (finally) dropping, it’s time to cozy up for some seasonally inspired date nights! Whether your idea of romantic means pumpkin brews or pumpkin picking, here are a few ideas for enjoying the best of...
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Beyond The PSL: 10 Fall Desserts You Need to Try
Fall is officially here and we couldn't be more excited for cooler temperatures, tailgating, all things spooky, and of course, the smell of delicious fall treats wafting out of every cafe and bakery in town! Here are 10 fall...
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13 Ways to Turn The Triangle Into Your Classroom
Jealous of the kiddos going back to school? Or simply want to emerge yourself in a new hobby? The Triangle has tons of ways to get your nerd on and learn a new skill (or 13).
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9 Famous Raleigh Dishes To Add To Your Bucket List
Raleigh is experiencing a golden age of openings. It seems like every weekend there are new restaurants to explore. We all love hitting up the new spots, but there are some oldies that are so quintessentially Raleigh that you can’t...
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23 Most Buzzed About New Openings In The Triangle
The spring and summer have been slammed with new opening after new opening. Stay updated on the Triangle's most exciting openings from the last couple of months and get acquainted with the most buzzed about places that'll open their...
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Cheers to the Brunch Bill — 20 Triangle Spots to Booze Before Noon
Forget the old "5 o'clock somewhere" adage — the Triangle has officially gotten with the times, letting you good citizens enjoy a drink before noon. Thanks to the Brunch Bill, early rising booze-hounds can now cheers as early as...
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From Almost Free to Fancy: 8 Dates at Any Price Point in Five Points
Instead of gravitating towards downtown's hub of eateries for your next date night, bust out of your bubble and look to Five Point's charming array of drinking holes or fine dining destinations. Whether you're looking to go casual...
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6 Hidden Gems in Five Points
Although Five Points is one of Raleigh's historic neighborhoods, that doesn't mean everything has to be "been there, done that." There are plenty of people and places that continue to reinvent themselves, keeping the neighborhood...
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15 (Mostly Free) Outdoor Concert Series
What better way is there to spend a summer evening than swaying to live tunes with the breeze in your hair and a cold one in hand? The Triangle's chockful of opportunities to catch an outdoor show this season. Best part? Most of...
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13 Free (or $5) Outdoor Summer Movie Series
The weather is warmer, the days are longer and we're just coming up with excuses to spend a little more time outside. The Triangle is making the most of summer temps with a wealth of outdoor movie screenings (some free!), creating...
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Top 10 Dog-Friendly Spots To Hit This Summer
My husband and I have two rescue dogs adopted from Wake County SPCA, a six-year-old German Shepherd/Chow mix named Winston (after Winston Churchill) and a two-year-old German Shepherd/Australian Cattle Dog named Gizmo. There are few...
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The Triangle's Top 9 BBQ Joints
I am a self-proclaimed BBQ snob. I grew up in eastern North Carolina eating chopped BBQ from little no-name places every weekend—so I decided to go on a mission to find the best BBQ places in the Triangle that would satisfy both my...
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Best Bang For Your Brunch in Raleigh
Welcome to everyone’s favorite meal of the weekend—brunch! Raleigh has tons of great options for brunch, so it's really just a matter of what you're hankering for this weekend. In this list, you'll find all my favorite local spots...
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12 Mind-Blowing Triangle Running Trails
When you tire of the treadmill and you can't stand to take the neighborhood loop again, it's time to take to the trail. We partnered with Triangle Explorer, an avid runner and local scout, to bring you 12 of the Triangle's top...
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Empower Triangle #GirlBosses for Women's Entrepreneurship Day (50+ Local Spots to Support)
In honor of Women's Entrepreneurship Day, we're highlighting some of our favorite Triangle businesses that are owned, co-owned or run by kickass women.
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Raleigh's Top 12 Patios
Warm weather means it’s time to pack the patios! We rounded up a few of our favorite places around the Oak City, featuring rooftops and scenic skyline views, to grab a much needed beverage while enjoying the breeze. Whether you’re...
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Work in the Triangle
30 Triangle Must-Dos in 30 Days This Fall
Whether you're brand new to the Triangle or you've been here for ages, there are certain things around town that you just shouldn't miss. We've rounded up a list of 30 fall must-do experiences to give you a taste of all the Triangle...
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8 Best Spots to Sip Handcrafted Cocktails in Glenwood South
A handcrafted cocktail may not be the first type of drink that comes to mind when you think of Glenwood South, which is anchored by brewpubs and a beer garden, but think again! This go-to drinking destination offers a great...
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5 Under $5: The Best Cheap Eats in Glenwood South
Too lazy to cook but too broke to eat out? No problem — Glenwood South's got you covered. We've pulled together a list of the best deals in the area for to keep your stomach (and wallet!) happy. All you need is 5 bucks and an...
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Everything You Must Do in June
Raleigh's kicking the summer into high gear this month! From moonlit movies to outdoor concerts to seasonal sips, your June calendar is guaranteed to be jam-packed.
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Day Trip to Pittsboro
With vintage shops, natural escapes, upscale dining and pastoral vibes, Pittsboro makes the perfect day trip. This Triangle town in rural NC is chockful of hidden gems—you just might turn your adventure into an overnight...
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Top 11 Shops in DTR for Summer Style
It's summertime and the livin' is easy! Summer is made for hosting—whether it's a backyard cookout, a girls' night or book club, you're going to want your pad and your patio ready to impress. Lucky for you, downtown Raleigh is...
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36 Hours in Raleigh
The NY Times did it—but we'll do you one better! Offline is bringing you the real 36 Hours from the perspective of true Raleighites. First up—Chana Lynn, the face behind RaleighWhatsUp, taking you on a tour of her favorite spots to...
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