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3rd Annual Brewgaloo Local Beer Fest ~ Saturday April 26th in Raleigh

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Shop Local Raleigh  presents the third annual Brewgaloo local beer festival on Saturday April 26th (2-10pm) in downtown Raleigh’s City Plaza. Brewgaloo 2014will feature more than 40 craft breweries from North Carolina including several favorites from right here in the Triangle. There will also be 30 local food trucks on hand to feed the hungry crowd and live music  provided on two stage from 11 different local bands.

General admission is free and includes a pint glass (special unbreakable acrylic souvenir glasses will be available while supplies last). Beer is sold by the pint or by the taste. 1 token= 1 pint; 1 token= a taster card with 5 samples available.

This event supports Shop Local Raleigh and its mission to sustain programs that strengthen our local businesses.

As with any event, I always recommend getting there early to beat the crowds. It is also smart to utilize public transportation like the free R-Line and have a designated driver. Enjoy NC Beer Month!

Event Details
Brewgaloo 2014 Saturday, April 26  rain or shine
Raleigh City Plaza (Map)
2:00 – 10:00PM

Website: http://www.shoplocalraleigh.org/care-2/brewgaloo/
Twitter: @Brewgaloo
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Brewgaloo

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Weekend Picks! April 3-6th

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Weekend Picks ~ April 4-6th

I know this week’s picks are coming out a little sooner than usual, but it is going to be a busy week and I wanted to share the news of some truly fantastic stuff coming up later this week. Of course today also marks the launch of NC Beer Month, starting off with “Casks on Fools” at Crank Arm Brewery today (4/1) at 3pm. To learn more bout local beer related activities in April visit my recent post here.

This weeks picks kick off with the Durham Bulls season opener on Thursday followed by a weekend featuring art, film, motorbikes, and a PopUp Ramen noodle bar! See all the details below and a great week!

Thursday April 3rd
Opening Day Game – Durham Bulls Baseball
The curtain will be lifted on the “new” Durham Bulls Athletic Park on Thursday, April 3 at 6:05pm when 605 West Apartments presents Opening Day. Gates open at 5:00pm for the game against division rival Gwinnett, giving fans plenty of time to enjoy pregame festivities that will feature a special entrance by Wool E. Bull, christening of new stadium video displays, full roster introductions, and National Anthem performed by the Duke Pitchforks.
www.DurhamBulls.com


Friday April 4th
First Friday Art Walk – Raleigh
First Friday is a free self-guided tour of downtown’s cutting edge cultural hot spots. Local art galleries, art studios, alternative art venues, and museums stay open late the first Friday of every month to welcome thousands of art-seeking enthusiasts downtown. The event runs from 6 pm-9 pm, but some venue hours may vary.  While downtown I also suggest stopping by the new Raleigh Wine Authorities to enjoy a glass of wine in their front sidewalk seating area to welcome the warmer weather that has finally arrived.
http://www.godowntownraleigh.com/first-friday-raleigh

Gregario’s Cuba Steakhouse Grand Opening Celebration
Celebrate the grand opening of Gregario’s in Durham Friday 6-8 p.m.! This after-work event will include free food, festive music and $2 drink specials. Enjoy the beautiful outdoor patio seating just in time for spring!
http://www.gregoriassteakhouse.com


Saturday April 5th
Full Frame & Food Trucks – Durham
Come out for a Food Truck Round Up at Durham Central Park and a FREE outdoor screening of one of the Full Frame Festival’s documentaries. Food trucks start at 5:30 and fim begins at 8:30. Food trucks scheduled include Iced Cupcakes, The Parlour, Pie Pushers, Sympathy for the Deli, Triangle Raw Foods, CJ’s Street Food.
http://durhamcookery.com/latest-news

Eurobike Show – Raleigh
From 9 AM to 3 PM, the Shops at Seaboard Station will welcome the fourth-annual Raleigh Eurobike, a celebration of the two-wheeled lifestyle and the machines that have become synonymous with style, performance and speed. From exotic Italians to the finest examples of German engineering to the British motorbikes that inspired a café racer revolution, Eurobike Raleigh will showcase some of the most exciting European motorcycles in central North Carolina.
http://www.raleigheurobike.com

Duke Garden Spring Plant Sale – Durham
Duke Gardens at Annual Spring Plant Sale is this Saturday from 8 a.m.-noon. You’ll find an array of plants ideal for this region, including Duke Gardens plants, trees, shrubs, vines, bulbs, decorative plant pots and lots of fantastic plants from specialty vendors. And you can get free gardening advice from our staff and master gardeners.
https://gardens.duke.edu/events/plant-sales

Rock & Shop Market – Durham
The Rock & Shop Market, an indoor fashion, art and music market featuring independent, emerging designers and bands from North Carolina, returns to Durham on Saturday, April 5th, 2014, from 11 to 6 p.m. Admission is $5
https://www.facebook.com/rockandshopmarket

 

Sunday April 6th
The Lucky – PopUp Ramen Noodle Bar – Raleigh
Two foodie friends have teamed up to create The Lucky, a pop-up Japanese noodle restaurant. They will transform Cafe Helios for one night only into a popup ramen restaurant to serve delicious ramen, in the style of the Tokyo noodle bar.  Sunday April 6th starting 7pm until the noodles run out!
http://jupitersgrocery.com

Triangle Tweed Ride – Raleigh
Part of Raleigh’s 10-day Oaks & Spokes Bicycling Festival! Registration opens at 1pm with crafts and mingling on the streets of City Market. Riders take to the streets in full fashion promptly at 2. We recommend laying out your duds and doing your nails the night before. To thoroughly enjoy the day, you’ll need to follow these simple guidelines: Bring $10 (cash only) to benefit Oaks and Spokes programming. Each participant of  will get 2 drink tickets.

http://oaksandspokes.com/event/2014-triangle-tweed-ride/

First Sunday – Pittsboro
Pittsboro’s First Sunday is an artisan market featuring handmade crafts, music, and food every first Sunday of the month from March through December. Join us from 12-4 p.m. in Pittsboro’s historic downtown.
https://www.facebook.com/PittsboroFirstSunday


Picture of the Week - Wafflegato!

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Jubala’s Wafflegato

Earlier this week I shared a post about Jubala Village Coffee celebrating their birthday by offering some special menu items this week. I made good on my promise and stopped by this morning for the famous Wafflegato. This is a shot of espresso poured over a scoop of vanilla ice cream with a small wedge of waffle added to the mix. It is a delicious treat and it is my picture of the week! They will be serving this Tuesday only as part of their “Re-tweet” Tuesday special!

 

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Weekend Picks! March 28-30th

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March 28-30th

 

As the last week of March wraps up I am looking forward to warmer weather, spending more time outside, and of course NC Beer Month kicking off in April. There are several cool things going on this weekend. For more suggestions about upcoming NC Beer Month related activities check out my recent post here. If beer is not your thing I have several other suggestions for the weekend below. Hope you have a great weekend. Here’s to warmer temps!


Friday March 28th
Jazz Trumpeter at Beyu Café in Durham Beyu Caffe is honored to present the city of Atlanta’s Jazz Hero of the national JJA Jazz Award, Danny Harper. Sure to be a fun evening of Jazz and good food & drink at Beyu. Located in the heart of downtown this is a great way to end an evening in Durham taking in some incredible jazz. Mr Harper will play two sets (8pm and 10pm). Tickets are $12 per show or $20 to attend both.
http://beyucaffe.com/events/atlanta-jazz-hero-danny-harper/

White Street “Koschei the Deathless” Bottle Release
White Street Brewery in Wake Forest is having their first bottle release as part of their new “Back Alley Series”. This Russian imperial stout is aged in bourbon barrels and bottled in 750ML cork & caged bottles at 13% ABV. Bottle sales begin at 2pm in the taproom ($13.99 each). Samples available for $2.
http://www.whitestreetbrewing.com/happenings/


Saturday March 29th
Fairview Garden  Flora & Food Trucks After a highly successful inaugural run, local retail garden center, Fairview Greenhouses & Garden Center, Inc. will host the second annual “Flora and Food Trucks” series this spring. The Flora and Food Trucks series promotes the idea that local food and local plants go hand in hand.  Event attendees will have the opportunity to attend classes on vegetable gardening, herbs, perennials and container gardening.The events are family friendly and admission is free.  The food trucks will be charging their regular prices for the food offered. This Saturday 11am-2pm they things off with American Meltdown, Chick-N-Que, Baguettaboutit, Sympathy for the Deli, Sweet Traditions by LeAne. http://www.fairviewgardencenter.com/2013/02/events/floraandfoodtrucks/

LoneRider Showdown
LoneRider is taking over Blount Street for another evening of great music, food and of course a ton of great beer. This is a ticketed event – follow the link for more details and ticket info.
http://loneridershowdown.com


Sunday March 30th
Serving Up Spring – A Pop-Up Brunch at HQ Raleigh Check out HQ Raleigh’s new space in downtown Raleigh and support a great cause! For $19 you can enjoy a PopUp brunch at HQ Raleigh this Sunday featuring crepes, chicken, pastries, coffee, a juice sampling from Raleigh Raw, and more delicious brunchy goodness! Each brunch ticket also includes free admission to to the Contemporary Art Museum, conveniently located right next door. Online registration required. Dine anytime between 10 AM and 2 PM. Proceeds benefit Activate Good’s Activate Schools program, empowering teens to lead and serve to make an impact. Tips humbly encouraged and contribute to funds raised. Register online at http://activategood.org/servingupspring.


Picture of the Week – Functional Art!

Bike Rack in front of Bad Daddy’s Burger – Raleigh

I grabbed this photo yesterday while visiting Tyler’s Taproom in Seaboard Station last night for the Raleigh Beer Guide Launch Party. Apparently this bike rack has been around for a while but it just caught my eye last night. You may have noticed that recently there are some creative looking bike racks poppin up around downtown. This is one of my favorites so far. As you can see, it is located right in front of Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar. Moments after I took this shot somebody came up and locked their bike to it. Functional art. I like it!

 

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Weekend Picks! March 7-9th

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Friday March 7th

Coffee Cupping & “Sustainable Spring” Beekeeping Info Session
Counter Culture Coffee will be holding their weekly FREE coffee cupping at the training facility in Durham this Friday at 10am. The cuppings provide a great opportuntiy to learn more about the different flavors and profiles expressed by different coffee. The tasting is followed by a tour of the roastery. As an added bonus Counter Culture is kicking off their “Sustainable Spring” series and will have an iformation session about Beekeeping after the cupping and tour.
https://www.facebook.com/events/503795603064143/

Saturday March 8th

Public House at The Cookery in Durham
Belly Up to The Cookery’s bar for is their second Public House Night this Saturday from 6-11pm! Sympathy for the Deli is roasting a pig and providing delicious dinner, and Iced Cupcakes will be serving sweet treats! The Duke vs. UNC basketball game will be shown on a 15 foot HD big screen. Great beer, wine and cocktails for sale at the bar. FREE ENTRY.
https://www.facebook.com/events/727847107240580/

Sunday March 9th

Durham Food Truck Rodeo w/ PitchBlak Brass Band
The Spring Durham Food Truck Rodeo is this Sunday from 12-4pm. The rodeo will host over 40 Triangle Food Trucks. Local beer will also be available for sale. Musical Performance by PitchBlak Brass Band out of Brooklyn. The weather looks to be beautiful on Sunday and it is sure to be a great time. After the rodeo head down the street to two of my favorite spots: Cocoa Cinnamon for coffee and Fullsteam Brewery for more great beer!
http://durhamcentralpark.org/event/food-truck-rodeo-4/

 

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Weekend Picks! September 13-15th

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Weekend Picks! September 13-15th

There are so many fun things going on this weekend it is really hard to narrow it down to just handful of picks! My picks span from local beer in Wake Forest to a fashion show in downtown Raleigh to a pepper festival in Oxford and live music in Chapel Hill. No matter where you are in the Triangle this weekend there are great things going on!

Friday September 13th
Sparkcon – circusSpark Circus Under The Sea – Raleigh
Sparkcon is going on all weekend but this is my top pick for Friday night. Starting with circusSPARK showcase: Under the Sea Friday at City Plaza in Downtown Raleigh from 8-9p. This event is a showcase for all circus talents in the Triangle– clowns, magicians, jugglers, fire performers, hoop dancers, aerialists, unicyclists, mimes, make up artists, acrobats, belly dancers, stage hands, costume designers, balloon twisters, etc…
Info: website

Live Music at Motorco – Dirty Bourbon River Show – Durham
An awesome band playing is at Motorco in Durham tonight at 9pm! The Dirty Bourbon River Show is comprised of Noah Adams (vocals, piano, guitar, accordion, trumpet), Charles “Big Charlie” Skinner (vocals, trombone, wind toys), Matt “Slyfox” Thomas (vocals, tenor, bari and Mississippi saxophone, clarinet), Jimmy Williams (bass, sousaphone) and Dane “Bootsy” Schindler (drums). See website below for ticket information.
Info: website

North Hills Friday Night Tribute Music Series – Raleigh
Every Friday from September 6th through October 11th, Midtown Events will be hosting a block party from 7-9pm on Park Street at North Hills. This new series will pay tribute to some of your favorite music legends and is sure to have something for everyone! This Friday enjoy the tunes of Jimmy Buffet tribute band Coconut Groove.
Info: website


Saturday September 14th
Big Boss Brewery Tour – Raleigh
Guided by the staff of well-oiled brewers, tours of the brewery take place the second Saturday of each month at 2 p.m. The 30-minute tour takes you through the entire facility where you will learn about Big Boss’s beer-making process. And afterward you can try a few sample brews for $1 each (limit three). There are usually a handful of food trucks there as well. Please bring a valid ID. They must ID everyone!
Info: website

Friends of Wake County Animal Shelter Mega Adoption Event – Raleigh
Mega Adoption Event for the Wake County Animal Center Saturday Sept 14 and Sunday Sept 15th at the Capital Bld PetSmart (2800 Milbrook Road) . Come out from 10am-4pm to meet animals from the shelter who are up for adoption. The shelter has a goal of 100 Adoptions in 2 days!
Info: wesbite

Spakcon – fashionSpark Runway Show – Raleigh
fashionSPARK runway show!at City Plaza in Downtown Raleigh from 8-9:30 pm. Activities all day lead up to the fashion show with a Main Stage line-up of music, dance and theater, street painting on Fayetteville Street and an art bazaar in City Plaza. Fashion show and film to screen in the evening. Galleries featuring design, art and new media/digital work in multiple venues.
Info: website

North Carolina Hot Sauce Festival – Oxford
The NC Hot Sauce Contest brings thousands of people to downtown Oxford to interact with friends, merchants, fans, artisans and vendors.   North Carolina’s finest hot sauces and  barbeque sauces, along with breweries and wineries spice up the blends and texture of downtown’s historical streets. Enter the NC Pepper Eating Contest. Watch as Artist Dan Nelson creates our Festival on Canvas.  NC Hot Sauces and Barbecue Sauces, all will be competing for the title of North Carolina’s Best!!!!!!!
Info: website

Live Music at The Bar – Beauty Operators – Durham

Great music and fun with an all ladies band playing rock, blues, and funk this Friday at “The Bar” in Durham 8-10pm w/$5 cover.
Info: website

Sunday September 15th
White Street Brewing 1st Anniversary Celebration – Wake Forest
Wake Forest’s White Street Brewery Celebrates its one year Anniversary Sunday September 15th! Noon-9pm There will be a full day of live music, food trucks, raffles & prize give-aways and much more! Alivia’s and Red, Hot, & Blue food trucks, Lumpy’s ice cream. Music by Todd Harris, The Andy Coats Trio, and The Will McBride Group. 96.1FM broadcasting live from 12-2pm and giving away prizes every 5 min for an hour. $3.00 pints (most beers) and $6 growler fills all day! All About Beer Magazine on site to give away World Beerfest tickets and a subscription to the magazine.
Info: website

Sundays at Six Music Series – Chapel Hill
FREE Sunday evening concerts, beginning each week at 6 pm at Southern Village in Chapel Hill.  Guests are invited to bring lawn chairs or blankets for seating, and to bring a picnic, or purchase food from any of the Southern Village food establishments. All performances are free, and will be held on the stage at the Village Green in Southern Village.This Sunday’s performer is  Bluegrass Battleship.
Info: website

Magnificent Mile Race – Raleigh
The 8th annual Magnificent Mile Race will be held in Raleigh, NC on Sunday, September 15, 2012 to benefit the Spastic Paraplegia Foundation.The Magnificent Mile features a men’s and women’s competitive mile, a recreational mile, and two kids’ races. The race begins at 2 pm at 330 Hillsborough Street. The Magnificent Mile is part of the fall portion of the Second Empire Grand-Prix Series. Food courtesy of The Q Shack and Whole Foods, as well as face-painting, a bouncy house, a mobile video-gaming van,  and great door prizes.
Info: website

 

Looking ahead to October
Pepper Festival in Chapel Hill on  October 6th!

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Make sure you save the date and get your tickets today for the 6th annual Pepper Festival. It is a celebration of sustainable agriculture, farmers, renewable energy, and the creativity of the Piedmont’s chefs, brewers and artisans! Live Music by Big Fat Gap, Loamlands, and Steph Stewart and the Boyfriends!  Cash bar with pepper-infused beers, wines, and liquors!  Interactive exhibits & kids’ funzone with face-painting, giant bubbles, circus performers!

When
Sunday, October 6th, 3-7pm at Boulder Park in Briar Chapel, Chapel Hill, NC
 
Tickets
$25 before Sept 13 at midnight, $30 after Sept 13, $35 at the gate.  Kids under 12 get in free! With your ticket you get an endless supply of pepper-themed dishes from some of the Piedmont’s best chefs and food artisans, made with locally-sourced pepper varieties! You can buy tickets hereFor more details about the Pepper Festival website.

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