DRA’s The Raleigh Mix Returns for Summer 2014

Isaac Hunter's Hospitality has signed on to sponsor the 2014 remix of "The Raleigh Mix", a merchant program produced by the Downtown Raleigh Alliance (DRA) to promote downtown Raleigh nightclub venues to the Triangle community, with their Common 414 … [Read more...]

Night Kitchen Bakehouse Coming to Seaboard Station

Thanks to Cheryl Fraser of Seaboard Station's Galatea boutique for sharing this tasty tidbit: TBJ reports a bit more on the plans for the bakery and its ownership, but this Raleigh thinks we may see a name change in this Downtown Raleigh … [Read more...]

News & Observer’s Shop Talk features new Wine Authorities store in Downtown Raleigh

Virginia Johnson, the News & Observer's editor of the Shop Talk column, published a nice full-length feature on Downtown Raleigh's latest wine retailer, Wine Authorities, yesterday: The East Franklin Street store, which opened near the Oakwood … [Read more...]

Raleigh Beer Guide Launch Party happening Thursday at Tyler’s Taproom

On Thursday evening, WRAL Out & About will be co-hosting the official launch party for the inaugural print edition of the Raleigh Beer Guide, soon to be distributed throughout Wake County and across travel rest areas across NC, helping beer lovers … [Read more...]

@NewRaleigh sharing that Berkeley Cafe re-opens Friday, full menu Saturday

[View the story "@NewRaleigh reporting that Berkeley Cafe is back in action" on Storify] (Image via Berkeley Cafe on Facebook) … [Read more...]

Hot dogs, pastries, and restaurant name confusion in store for Downtown Raleigh

There's been a flurry of news related to Downtown Raleigh in TBJ this week, in no particular order: March 20: Five-star Umstead Hotel's pastry chef leaving to open bakery in downtown Raleigh "LucetteGrace will be located at 235 S. Salisbury St. … [Read more...]

Groucho’s Deli to open in Raleigh tomorrow

Announced on Twitter today, a new "neighborhood deli" will be open on Horne Street, near NC State University, tomorrow (Thursday, March 20). @GrouchosRaleigh has been CLEARED FOR LANDING! We will OPEN tomorrow at 11am! Can't wait to serve you! … [Read more...]

Christensen back in the running for James Beard Foundation award

Thew News & Observer's Andrea Weigl is that Poole's Diner/Chuck's/Beasley's/Fox's Liquor Bar, etc. owner Ashley Christensen is a finalist for a second year in a row for the James Beard Foundation "Best Chef Southeast" award. Raleigh chef Ashley … [Read more...]

Isaac Hunter’s Oak City Tavern announces farewell event

I'm sad to say this fixture in my Fayetteville Street rotation of "bars that are good for at least one drink" will be coming to a close this month. The official send-off event is posted on Facebook. Well gang, it's been an amazing run but … [Read more...]

Happy and Hale hiring delivery drivers for new storefront location on Fayetteville Street

Posted to the Facebook feed of one of the proprietors: CALLING ALL BIKERS WHO WANT TO CHANGE THE WORLD: Happy+Hale is a new salad & cold pressed juice delivery company in downtown Raleigh and we're looking for delivery drivers to drop the goods to … [Read more...]