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First Friday at Oak City Cycling Project with Slingshot Coffee Co. HQ Opening Tonight!


Oak City Cycling Project
212 East Franklin St. Raleigh, NC

This past summer I stopped by Oak City Cycling Project during a First Friday in downtown Raleigh. I was blown away by how cool this place is and intrigued by the idea of a bike shop featuring art and serving as a community meeting place. Oak City Cycling is all that and more. It is now one of my favorite places to visit on First Fridays in Raleigh. If you haven’t been by their shop yet you have another chance to check them out tonight, Friday November 2, starting around 6pm for this month’s First Friday celebration presented by the cool people at NewRaleigh.com.



As described on their website, Oak City Cycling Project is “a local, independent cycling shop focused on increasing bicycle ridership through sales, service, outreach, and community.” When I was there I notice a wide range of awesome used bikes and I have heard great things about the people there and the services they offer. Though I am not currently and avid cyclist I plan to purchase a bike in 2013 and plan to hit up Oak City Cycling when I am ready to pull the trigger on a purchase.


Checking out artwork inside Oak City Cycling Project

Tonight’s first Friday event at Oak City Cycling is extra special because it will not only feature great artwork by local Raleigh artists Becky Joye, but it also marks the opening of Slingshot Coffee Company’s new headquarters which is now located within part of the Oak City Cycling building. The festivities tonight also include acoustic music and three local food trucks: American Meltdown, Captain Pancho’s Tacos, and Bulkogie Korean BBQ.


Slingshot Coffee Sampling at previous First Friday

About Slingshot Coffee
Slingshot Coffee Co. was started by Raleigh resident Jenny Bonchak earlier this year. Jenny creates hand-crafted cold brew coffee in small batches using fair trade organic coffee beans from local roaster Counter Culture Coffee in Durham. The 16 oz. bottles of cold brew are sold in two forms, a ready-to-drink version and in concentrate form. The ready-to drink bottle makes for two servings while the concentrate will create 6 individual servings. Cold brew can be consumed both as a cold beverage or combined with other ingredients to make delicious hot & cold cocktails.


Slingshot Coffee Cold Brew

Slingshot Coffee Co. cold brew is made with beans that are in season, meaning the flavor is evolving seasonally throughout the year. I last had it during the summer and look forward to trying it again now that it is fall and it is being made with a new variety of beans. You can read more about Slingshot Coffee and where you can purchase it from local retailers on the company website and facebook page.


Oak City Cycling Lounge Area

First Friday at Oak City Cycling – Presented by New Raleigh

Friday, November 2, 2012 at 6 p.m.

Oak City Cycling Project/Slingshot Coffee Co. HQ
212 E. Franklin St.  Raleigh, North Carolina (Map)

For more information about tonight’s First Friday event at Oak City Cycling check out the facebook event page.


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Food Truck Showcase Returns to Carrboro ~ December 4th 4-7pm


Following the huge success of the first showcase in November, the parking lot of Al’s Garage in Carrboro will once again play host  to the second food truck showcase this Saturday (December 4th) from 4-7pm.  In addition to the trucks featured at the last first event (Parlez-vous Crepes, Carrboro Raw, and Captain Poncho’s Tacos) this weekend’s showcase will also include Indian Food on Wheels.  I hear that there will also be some live music as well.


When I attended the showcase earlier this month I had an awesome chicken quessadilla from Captain Pancho’s taco truck. This was no ordinary quesadilla, the marinated chicken and mixture of cheeses they stuff the tortilla with made this one of the best I have ever had and rivals anything you will find in a restaurant.  The service is very quick and the prices are also very reasonable.  I wish we had ataco truck like this in Raleigh!  To learn more about Captain Pancho’s truck and where you can find them visit their facebook fanpage.


My wife and I also shared a green smoothie from the Carborro Raw truck.  They make fresh smoothies with organically and biodinamically grown fruits and vegetables (local whenever possible).  The healthy (and tasty) smoothie we had was was called a “Mint Thrill”.  It is made with a blend of organic kale, apple, and mint.  Carrboro Raw use to be found in lot just behind the Spotted Dog in downtown Carrboro, but a lengthy road construction project has temporarily displaced them so finding them at the showcase is a nice rare treat!  You can learn more about Carrboro Raw on their website and their facebook fanpage.


I haven’t had the pleasure of enjoying a Crepe from Parlez-Vous crepes yet, but I hear great things about them and am looking forward to trying one at the showcase this weekend.  Now I just need to decide between one of their sweet or savory crepes.  They all look so good!  You can typically find the Parlez-Vous Crepe truck set up on Saturdays outside of Johnny’s in downtwon Carrborro, but to keep tabs on and where they will be next and check out their menu visit their website or facebook fanpage.

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