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Durham Food Truck Rodeo Rescheduled for Sunday January 31st


Captain Cookie & The Milk Man
Photo courtesy Paul Prause

Update: Due to the snow and ice from the weekend storm, the Winter Food Truck Rodeo in Durham Central Park has been rescheduled for Sunday January 31st from 12-4pm. There are 50 trucks scheduled including a few new trucks like the Captain Cookie & The Milkman truck pictured above. There will also be live music as well as local craft beer and cider from Fullsteam, Ponysaurus, Triangle Brewery, and Bull City Cidery. You can view the full list of all 50 trucks here.

Special thanks to my friend Paul Prause for the truck photo above. If you are a fan of North Carolina breweries and food trucks I highly recommend you follow Paul on twitter at @paprause.

Durham Food Truck Rodeo
Sunday January 31st, 12-4pm
Durham Central Park
501 Foster Street
Durham, NC 27701 (map)

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Weekend Picks! Nov. 1st-3rd


Weekend Picks! Nov. 1st-3rd

I’ve been busy preparing for my first marathon so this week’s list of picks isn’t as comprehensive as in the past, but I still think I’ve picked some great stuff going on each day nonetheless. I’ll admit I added the City of Oaks Marathon as the lone event Sunday because I want everyone to come out and watch me run – just kidding! This will be my first marathon, but I really didn’t include it because I’m running it. In fact I happen to think being a spectator at a road race is actually a lot of fun and the cheering and encouragement from people along the course is really appreciated by the tired runners. No matter how you choose to spend it, I hope you have a great weekend!

Friday November 1st

Music & Coffee at Oak City Roasters – Downtown Raleigh
Jacob Dixon and Candice Young are the headlining musicians for November’s First Friday celebration at Oak City Roasters tonight. Oak City recently opened their new roastery location in the Boylean Heights Area of downtown Raleigh right next to the Boylean Street Brew Pub. Stop by tonight for an evening of great music and coffee and check out their new place!

“Last Waltz” Outsiders Art Gallery Closing Sendoff! – Durham
Outsiders Art Gallery is closing and they want to go out with a last hurrah! So, on November 1, they are having their “Last Waltz” which will include an auction of one piece per artist that they’ve shown over the last four years. Please join them a night of art, a food truck mash-up with Only Burger, Pie Pushers & Ko Kyu and music performed by Matt Phillips and the Philharmonic, Katharine Whalen, The Blue Tailed Skinks, The Bulltown Strutters and special guests. $10 suggested donation at the door.

Baguettaboutit Grand Opening Celebration – Raleigh
Another Triangle Food truck has opened a brick & mortar restaurant (don’t worry they will still do the food truck too!). Check out the Grand Opening Celebration of their Baguettaboutit’s new brick and mortar location Friday from 5-8pm. The event will feature several food trucks in the parking lot out front including American Meltdown, Captain Poncho’s Tacos, and Red Hot & Blue, Chick-N-Que and Sweet Traditions Cupcakes.

Saturday November 2nd

Pop-Up Market at Sola Coffee & Cafe’ – North Raleigh
Sola Coffee & Café in North Raleigh is hosting their first Pop-Up Market this Saturday from 10am-2pm. At least 12 vendors will be set up in the parking lot outside selling and array of art, jewelry, vintage clothing and other handmade items. While you’re there I recommend popping inside for one of their great lattes made with locally roasted Counter Culture Coffee and trying one of their new gluten free scones.

Whisk Grand Opening Celebration – Cary
To help kick off the opening of this locally owned & operated store and in anticipation of the upcoming holiday baking season the folks at Whisk are holding a Grand Opening Event all weekend long (Nov. 1st-3rd) . The event will feature a series of free in-store cooking demonstrations and special discounts on cookware & bakeware. I’m a huge local coffee fan (surprise!) so I am hoping to stop by Saturday for the free coffee cupping being hosted by local roaster Muddy Dog Coffee. For a full list of their cooking demonstrations see the link below.

Oktoberfest at West 94th Street Pub – Durham
Celebrate Oktoberfest at West 94th Street Pub in Durham this Saturday from 2-6pm. They will hold the event in the parking lot in front of the pub and will have live music, German Style food and local beer from LoneRider, Triangle Brewery, White Street Brewery, and Foothills Brewery. The event is a benefit for the Food Bank of Central & Eastern NC. Tickets are $5 per sample station of $15 to sample all stations. If you donate 5 canned food items you can sample all the stations for just $10.

Sunday November 3rd

City of Oaks Marathon – Raleigh
Come on out and cheer on the runners of the half and full marathon this weekend! Bring a cowbell! This is a great way to spend Sunday morning outside on what is forecasted to be a beautiful day! I’ll be out there running my first marathon so keep an eye out for a guy wearing maroon Virginia Tech Hokies visor! If you snap a picture of me in the race feel free to tag me in it on instagram so we can all have a good laugh at how funny I look running!


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Weekend Picks! Oct 11-13th

Weekend picks

October 11-13th

The second weekend of October continues to be packed with a variety of things to do. Live music, Porsche exhibit at NCMA, food trucks, and competitive badminton top my picks for things to check out. There truly is something for everyone going on this weekend! Enjoy!

Friday October 11th

Live Bluegrass Music at Sola Coffee – North Raleigh
Sola Coffee regularly hosts live music each Friday & Saturday around 7:00pm. This Friday they play host to local bluegrass band Ravenridge. While you’re there check out Sola’s new dinner menu featuring pizzas, cheese plates, bruschetta, and new wine & beer selctions in addition to their great coffee!

Deep River Brewery & D’Burritos Food Truck – Clayton
Have you been to Deep River Brewery in Clayton yet? I samples a few of their beers at a recent event and they are fantastic. This Friday the Brewery is open and the taps will be flowing. D’Burritos, a relatively new food truck featuring tex-mex dishes will be at the brewery selling food to feed the hungry local beer fans!

North Hills Friday Night Tribute Music Series – Raleigh
Midtown Events is hosting the last Friday Night Tribute band block party of the season this Friday night from 7-9pm on Park Street at North Hills. This Friday enjoy the tunes of the 1980’s tribute band The Breakfast Club!

Saturday October 12th

NCMA Porsche by Design Exhibit Opens – Raleigh
Porsche by Design: Seducing Speed marks the North Carolina Museum of Art’s first design exhibition, exploring the history and development of the Porsche lineage from the 1930s to the present day. Featuring 22 automobiles, Porsche by Design presents cars owned by Ralph Lauren, Steve McQueen, & Janis Joplin, as well as the one-of-a-kind Panamericana concept car on loan from the Porsche Museum in Suttgart, Germany. The exhibit opens this Saturday October 12th and runs through January 20, 2014.
Exhibit Website

Live Music at Uncorked – Donnie Howard Acoustic – Raleigh
Donnie Howard returns to the Uncorked Wine Bar in Falls River this Saturday night at 6pm. Enjoy craft beers and a wide variety of wines while listening to his great acoustic performance. Donnie will be joined by Chuck Brown on percussion.

Pop A Top: A Food Truck Rodeo – Raleigh
Rebus Works is hosting Pop A Top: A Food Truck Rodeo that will pair up seven food trucks with seven New Belgium canned beers. Pop A Top will include a Food Truck Rodeo, DJ, local art and craft vendors and New Belgium Brewing Company will have a “do it yourself” koozie silk-screening table manned by Oak City Collective.  There are a total of seven pairings and all the trucks will offer a $4 sample dish to go along with the $4 beers.

Shakori Hills Grassroots Festival – Silk Hope
A music lovers’ paradise, Shakori Hills is a family-friendly celebration of Music, dance, art, & education. 4, days, 4 stages, & over 60 bands in beautiful Chatham County. Make sure you stop by the Coffee Barn for some Larry’s Beans Coffee! Festival runs Oct 10-13th!

NC Adidas Badminton Open
Looking to enjoy something a little different this weekend? Badminton is an incredibly popular sport outside of the united states, but you have a unique opportunity to watch a host of competitive Badminton matches this weekend at the NC Adidas Open being held at NC State Oct 11-13th. Local resident Leon Grodski de Barrera of CocoaCinnamon  in Durham will be competing in a match this Saturday at 9am. You can view the full tournament schedule here.

Sunday October 13th

Massive Raleigh Food Truck Rodeo – Downtown Raleigh
Downtown Raleigh is set to host another huge Food Truck Rodeo this Sunday from 12-5pm. There will be over 50 food trucks lined up and running several blocks along end Fayetteville Street. There will also be beer and coffee for sale and seating. There is sure to be a crowd, so get there early and avoid the long lines!

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Weekend Picks! August 9-11th

Weekend Picks August 9-11th

Weekend Picks August 9-11th

Looking for something fun to do this weekend? This week I focus on Raleigh with three cool things to check out, from food trucks to unique art. Enjoy!

Friday August 9th

Final weekend for ‘0 to 60’ exhibit at the N.C. Museum of Art: All weekend
Cool exhibition that explores the nature of time through contemporary art.
Info: website

Saturday August 10th

Logan Trading Company Festival of the Arts: 11am-4pm
This is a free art show at the plant nursery featuring all kinds of local art including 2D, 3D, performing, musical and more.
Info: website

Sunday August 11th

Downtown Raleigh Food Truck Rodeo: 4-9pm
This is the third large rodeo along Fayetteville Street in downtown Raleigh. Over 70 trucks expected. Visit the website to view the trucks. Make a list of the ones you want to visit and get there early to avoid the lines!
Info: website


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Weekend Picks! May 31st – June 2nd

Weekly Stuff

This weekend is jam packed with fun events. My list of picks features everything from celebrating the Triangle’s 25 Stylish movers and shakers, to food truck rodeos and dixieland jazz bands. See below for my full list of things to check out this weekend. Enjoy!

Friday May 31st

Carolina Style Magazine -Triangle’s 25 Most Stylish People
Join Carolina STYLE Magazine as we celebrate the 25 Most Stylish fashionistas, business leaders, socialites and philanthropists who are influencing positive change right here in the Triangle.

Begin your evening with photos on the STYLE Red Carpet, and make sure to smile for the cameras! Event is held at the gorgeous AIA Center for Architecture and Design and preview live fashion exhibits by featured designers. Complimentary Hors d’ Oeuvres & Open Bar.

When: Friday 7-10pm
Where: AIA Center for Architecture & Design in Raleigh
More Info: website

Decatur Street  Dixieland Band at Papa Mojo’s Road House
The Decatur Street Beat Dixieland Band has played foot stomping; toe tapping, New Orleans style Dixieland music since 2004. The group is made up of experienced Dixieland musicians, Dick Sloane – trombone, Keith Longmire – clarinet and saxophone, Mike Acquesta – banjo, and Irv Eisen – tuba. They bring to central North Carolina and the world what they feel is the happiest and liveliest music and you can’t help but feel their enthusiasm and love for the sounds of Decatur Street in New Orleans.

When: Friday 9 pm
Where: Papa Mojo’s Road House in Durham
Tickets: $8
More Info: website

Saturday June 1st

Help One Now Community Garage Sale
HUGE community garage sale at Hope Community Church in Raleigh to raise money for children rescued from human trafficking in Haiti.  The garage sale party that will feature moonbounces, games, food, and of course, good garage sale deals! People have been encouraged to sell their excess (not just junk), so expect great items for sale!

When: Saturday 7am-noon
Where: Hope Community Church- Raleigh
More Info: wesbite

FOOD WAGGIN’ Food Truck Rodeo to Benefit the SPCA
Chow down for a great cause! Bring your friends, bring your dogs, and enjoy the company of fellow animal lovers.  Enjoy fare from local Triangle food trucks, live music from ROCKSHOW, and a children’s play area. Confirmed food trucks include: Chirba Chirba Dumpling, Klausie’s Pizza, Captain Ponchos Tacos, Chick-N-Que and Porchetta. Each participating food truck will donate 10% of their sales to the SPCA, AND Wilkinson will match their donations dollar for dollar!

When: Saturday 1-5pm
Where: Wilkinson Supply Co. ~ 3300 Bush Street Raleigh, NC
More Info: website

Rebus Works Food Truck Rodeo & Gouge Wrestling
Free family fun event! The food trucks have offered to donate some of their profit to help pay for wrestling and the rest will go towards The Saturday Market. Not a rasslin fan? How about great food truck food (There will be 8 local food trucks), cold beer (including beer from several local breweries) and a nice spring evening outdoors. Maybe check out some really cool art at Rebus as well.

When: Saturday 5-9pm
Where: Rebus Works (301-2 Kinsey Street) in Raleigh
More Info: website

9th Annual Beaver Queen Pageant
The Beaver Queen Pageant is a family-friendly event with lots to charm the younger spectators, as well as the older ones. Bring a picnic, blanket, and chairs, and cheer on your favorite contestants! The pre-show entertainment begins at 4pm at Duke Park, and the pageant kicks off at 5pm with the parade featuring this year’s contestants. This year’s theme is “The Big Beaver Revival”. The contestants’ talents will dazzle you! Their costumes will amaze you! You never know what to expect from our crafty beavers.Proceeds from the pageant go to the Ellerbee Creek Watershed Association.

When: Saturday 4-7:30pm
Where: Duke Park Meadow in Durham
More Info: website

Sunday June 2nd

Raleigh 70.3 Ironman
This will be the first half-IronMan event held in Raleigh. The event features over 2,000 competitors starting off with a 1.2 mile swim at Jordan Lake, followed by a 56 mile bike course going through Chatham County and Wake County before entering downtown Raleigh where a 13.1 mile run course will take athletes to the finish on Fayetteville Street. Check out the event website for the various course maps and head on out to cheer on the competitors!

When: Sunday (All Morning)
Where: Various Locations – Wake, Durham, Orange County (See Website)
More Info: website


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