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Picture of the Week – Dog Walker


Last weekend at I was at Sola Coffee in North Raleigh checking out their Pop Up Market when this dog walker strolled by with a herd of well behaved dogs in tow. I counted 13 dogs in all. It was quite a site to see. It was a nice reminder that now is a great time to enjoy the outdoors with our four-legged friends.

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Jubala Village Coffee Now Open on Hillsborough Street


Jubala Village Coffee will always be a special place to me. I was so excited when their first location opened in Lafayette Village back in 2011. I had my very first pour over coffee experience there and loved spending time at the coffee bar talking to the baristas about the different types of coffees they were brewing. I’ve always been impressed with the quality of the coffee and service Jubala provided, so I was thrilled when I learned of their plans to open a second location on Hillsborough Street in the Aloft Hotel on Hillsborough Street.


The new location opened last Friday and I of course had to stop by that morning to check it out. It was great to see the community out in full force to welcome Jubala to the neighborhood. The crowd was buzzing and I even saw several regulars from the North Raleigh shop. The Hillsborough space has a different layout than the original location. The baristas operate out of a central island located with two espresso machines – one for “stay” orders and the other “to go”. Seating is located to one side and behind the bar area and in front of the kitchen.


One wall is adorned with a beautiful walnut wood that forms into bench providing seating for several tables along the wall. There is also a communal table and several additional tables and counter seating behind the bar. One of my favorite things about the new space is the view into the kitchen which. You will be able to find many of the original shops food menu items at the new location, but keep an eye out for additional items in the future as they use the bigger kitchen space to expand on their food offerings.

Jubala Coffee

Like the original location the new shop also uses Counter Culture Coffee roasted just down the road in Durham. In addition to great espresso drinks you can get individual pour overs and they have also added a carefully calibrated drip method brewing system for those needing to grab coffee on the go. The new location is located at 2100 Hillsborough Street at the base of the Aloft Hotel (across the street from the NCSU Bell Tower). Starting out the they will be open 7am to 5pm seven day a week. Starting February 22nd they will extend their evening hours closing at 9pm on weekdays and 5pm on weekends.

Jubala Village Coffee
2100 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh, NC

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CockADoodleMoo “Takes Over” the Kitchen at Berkeley Cafe for an Evening ~ January 12th


CockADoodleMoo Food Truck

“Takeover Tuesday” is a special night at the Berkeley Cafe in downtown Raleigh that  gives some of your favorite local food truck chefs the opportunity to “take over” the cafe’s kitchen for the night and serve their popular fare. The next “Takeover” is Tuesday, January 12th, and will feature Chef Doug Rollins of the popular Triangle food truck CockADoodleMoo. The menu for this truck features traditional and global BBQ along with gourmet sandwiches made with fresh, all natural and local ingredients. To get a sense of just how good the dishes are I’ve heard their ribs described as “life changing”.  The special Prix Fixe Menu for next Tuesday evening at the Berkeley Cafe is provided below. Cost is $25 per person. Dinner service runs from 5-9pm. Reservations not required but recommended (919) 821-0777. The Berkeley Cafe is located at 217 W. Martin St. Raleigh. Make sure you come hungry!

January 12th, 2016

(Choose one)
Smoked Crab & Avocado Salad/Local Greens/Bell Pepper Coulis
Roasted Beets/Baby Arugula/Roasted fennel/Candied Pecans/Farmer’s Cheese/Apple Cider Vinaigrette
Pulled Pork and Crispy Slaw Spring Roll/DMZ Dipping Sauce

Main Event
(Choose one)
Raleigh Brewing Hidden Pipe Porter Braised Angus Beef Short Rib
Raleigh Rum-Browned Butter Smoked Spaghetti Squash
Local Mushrooms/Tangerine Gremolata/Crispy Leeks
Smoked Pork Belly/Stone Ground Polenta/Red Eye Gravy/Fried Collard Greens
Semi-Boneless Buttermilk Fried Chicken Breast/Sweet Potato Malted Waffle/Spiced Maple-Molasses Butter

Warm Bread and Butter Pudding/Whiskey Creme Anglaise/Almond Cookie


You can learn more about the husband and wife team (Jolie and Doug) behind CockADoodleMoo and their inspiration for the truck in The Wandering Sheppard’s “Behind the Wheel” post here.


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Free Screening of Brewconomy at Meredith College January 24th


If you’re a fan of the local breweries in the Triangle and across North Carolina then you will not want to miss this documentary. Brewconomy is a film by  Raleigh based film director Camden Watts that looks at positive impact on local  brewers, farmers, community, and local economy that has come from the growth of North Carolina’s now 1.3 billion dollar craft beer industry.

The documentary will screen at the Meredith College Documentary Film Festival in Raleigh on Sunday, January 24th, at 2:00 PM. The festival is free and open to the public. A panel discussion will take place after the screening. A full schedule can be found on the event website here.  To get a sneak peek of Brewconomy watch the short trailer below.




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North Raleigh Rise Biscuits & Donuts Opens Saturday Nov. 14th!

Rise Biscuits & Donuts

Rise in North Raleigh

If you are a donut lover like me you probably already knew that Rise is planning to open several locations across the Triangle over the next year. Their new North Raleigh location is set to open this Saturday, November 14th at 7am. In case you didn’t know, the North Raleigh shop is located in the Sutton Square Shopping Center at the intersection of Falls of Neuse & Spring Forest Road (the one with a Fresh Market). They will be open daily from 7am to 2pm.


Rise Raspberry Jelly Donut

The great thing about Rise is that they are well known for both their daily rotating donut menu AND creative breakfast biscuits. So even if you don’t like donuts there are great breakfast options for you to try. They also feature locally roasted coffee from Bean Traders in Durham. Chances are this location will be busy on weekend mornings much like the original so I would suggest checking them out on a weekday to avoid the crowd. Either way, I’m glad to see this new addition to North Raleigh and will be visiting very soon!

Rise Sutton Square – Grand Opening November 14, 2015
6325 Falls of Neuse Road
Raleigh, NC 27609 (map)
twitter: @RiseNRaleigh
instagram: @RiseNorthRaleighfacebook: https://www.facebook.com/risenorthraleigh/

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