Weekend Picks: August 18th – 20th


Tacolpalooza Food Truck Rodeo in Knightdale this Sunday 12-4pm

This weekend’s picks include three of my favorite things: Music, Coffee, and Food Trucks. Also, there is some exciting restaurant news this week with the opening of Namu Durham, a collaboration between the NCBulkogie and Bo’s Kitchen Food Truck. I’m looking forward to checking them out soon for some great Korean food food – plus they have a coffee bar! No matter what you do this weekend try to stay cool and happy exploring!

Friday – August 18th

Music at Nash Street Tavern in Hillsborough
The Haw River Social and Pleasure Club is a local 3 piece acoustic band, Vocalists and multi-instrumentalists John Worthington, Michael Covington and Todd Gambling. Music is from 8-11pm at Nash Street Tavern in Downtown Hillsboorugh. No Cover. While your in Hillsborough I suggest checking out the New Whit’s Frozen Custard on Nash Street before the show!

Saturday – August 19th

Coffee & Churros at Cocoa Cinnamon’s New Lakewood Location
Cocoa Cinnamon started operating their new location in the Lakewood area of Durham on limited hours this week. On Saturday they will be open for the full day from 8am to 10pm. They will be closed this Sunday and Monday so make sure you swing by on Saturday to check out their coffee and churros! Location is 2013 Chapel Hill Road in Durham. Follow them on facebook here to keep tabs on the new shops hours during the coming weeks.

Sunday – August 20th

Tacopalooza Food Truck Rodeo in Knightdale
On Sunday the RDU Mobile Food Association is hosting Tacopalooza food truck rodeo and competition at Knightdale Station located at 810 N First Ave., Knightdalefrom 12-4pm.

The event will have 10 mobile food vendors and will highlight the best tacos in the Triangle. Each food vendor is required to only serve tacos or taco themed foods. Admission is free and attendees can purchase tacos directly from each food truck. There will also be games and fun for the children like a bouncy house and slide.

Food Trucks Scheduled:
Bandido’s Mexican Cafe
Chirba Chirba Dumpling
Curry In A Hurry Truck
European Bistro Food Truck
Qspresso Food Truck
Tacos Las Gringas
The Humble Pig
The 13th Taco

Dessert Trucks:
Cocoa Forte
Jay’s Italian Ice

Bonus Coffee News – Back Alley Coffee Under New Ownership
I also wanted to share some exciting local coffee news. It was announced today that ownership of Back Alley Coffee in Wake Forest has been transferred over to local coffee pros Lem Butler and Kyle Ramage. Lem and Kyle are both US Barista Champs (2016 and 2017 respectively) so you know they bring a ton of coffee knowledge and expertise Back Alley. I’m looking forward to great things from them and their latest coffee adventure!


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