If you’re like me, sometimes you need to get out of the house or find refuge after braving the grocery store one last time on Thanksgiving Day. That’s why I like to keep a list of local coffee shops that will be open on Thanksgiving, usually with limited hours, that provide such an escape. Here is a quick list of local coffee shops I have confirmed will be open this Thursday:
Caffe Bellezza is a NEW solar powered, mobile coffee bar serving locally roasted Carrboro Coffee and tea. On Thursday they will be set up at Wakefield High School in North Raleigh for the Annual Skinny Turkey Half Marathon. Location: 2200 Wakefield Pines Dr, Raleigh, NC.
Caffee Driade and Open Eye Cafe will have pastries and coffee to go in case you are looking for coffee or desert items to pick up to bring to your Thanksgiving Dinner
Joule Coffee will also be offering pastries and light fare in addition to coffee. They will also have to-go boxes of coffee & pastries available in case you need to grab some goodies for the family at home.
Sola Coffee will also be offering their usual breakfast food menu which of course includes their famous mini donuts!
Hope you and your family have a Happy Thanksgiving!!
(i>Weekend Picks – September 6-8th, 2013
September is here and there are tons of things going on this weekend. By now I’m sure you have heard all about the Hopscotch Music Festival going on in downtown Raleigh all weekend long. There are also many other things going on alongside that great event and in other corners of the Triangle this weekend. Here are the fun things that peaked my interest this week and made my weekend picks!
Friday September 6th
Yellow Dog Bread Company Grand Opening Party
Yellow Dog Bread Company will celebrate their Grand Opening this Friday from 6-9pm. I’m really excited about this bakery coming to downtown Raleigh (near the Mordecai neighborhood). I don’t have many details about the grand opening festivities but I bet it will be fun to check it out and imagine samples may be involved. Once they are up and running they will offer an assortment of baked goods, fresh breads, and coffee and espresso drinks as well. A bakery is a welcome addition to downtown Raleigh and I look forward to being a regular Yellow Dog Bread!
ShopScotch at Rebus Works (Fri & Sat)
This outdoor event in downtown Raleigh’s Boylean Heights area will feature wide range of artists, crafters, and designers showcasing a variety of fine handcrafted wares alongside some great live music. There will also be several food trucks present both days. See the link below for details about band schedule and food trucks for each day
Saturday September 7th
NCMA Movie Night – “The Big Lebowski”
Movie on the Lawn night at NCMA! “The Dude Abides” Movie Party. There will be giant lawn bowling, White Russians, food trucks, and a costume contest. Fun starts at 6:30 pm when Baguettaboutit, Mama Dukes, American Meltdown, and LoYo food trucks roll in. Wear a costume and take your picture in the Lebowski Lounge or leave a message on the Donny tribute wall. Bring chairs or blankets so you can kick back and what have you when the movie starts at 8:30.
Sunday September 7th
MJ’s Mobile Dinner Food Truck at Brook Street Bowling
MJ’s mobile diner will be joining Brooks Street Bowl in Wake Forest for Sunday Funday this week! Catch Opening day of the NFL Season, and grab some lunch or a snack! Drink specials, bowling specials (after 5pm), and every NFL game! Check out the Menu here!
Sunday Brunch at Joule Coffee
I plan on paying my first visit to Raleigh’s newest coffee shop this weekend myself. I hear the weekend Brunch, served 10am-3pm Saturday and Sunday is fantastic. Brunch menu has everything from peach pancakes and huevos rancheros to shrimp and grits. They also serve up locally roasted Counter Culture coffee with a full menu of coffee and signature espresso drinks. Can’t wait to check it out!