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Monday: Top Chef Dinner Series at High Horse As part of his on-going Bravo Top Chef Series, Chef Katsuji Tanabe welcomes James Beard Foundation’s “Best Chef: Northeast” 2018 winner Chef/Owner Karen Akunowicz of Fox & Knife in Boston for dinner at High Horse! Meet Chef Karen Akunowicz in Raleigh before she airs on Bravo TV’s “Top Chef All Stars” March 19th! Monday, 7 pm; 208 wolfe st, Raleigh, NC 27601; Reservations here Cooking for a Classic The 4th Annual Cooking...

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Mardi Gras Celebration At Hummingbird Celebrate Mardi Gras with Sazeracs, Hurricanes, a seafood boil, gumbo, muffulettas and more! There will be live music by the Atomic Rhythm All Stars and DJ Nick Speaks. Costumes are encouraged. $35/advance, $40/door; Sunday, 3 – 6 pm; 1053 E. Whitaker Mill Rd, Suite 111, Raleigh, NC 27604 Mardi Gras at Transfer Co. Transfer Co. Food Hall will celebrate Mardi Gras with a variety of activities, including three special New Orleans-inspired beers from Burial, King...

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Thursday: Friends with Benefits Dinner – Shell’em Seafood Co & Free Range Brewing St. Roch Fine Oysters + Bar is collaborating with chefs, specialty food purveyors, and industry experts around to bring you a dining experience you won’t soon forget! Ana Shellem of Shell’em Seafood Co and Free Range Brewing will be teaming up with Chef Sunny to make you the most delicious dinner. Shell’em Seafood Co is based in Wilmington and Free Range Brewing is located in Charlotte. They’ll...

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Big Frosty Beer Festival Join in the 4th Annual Big Frosty Beer Festival. There will be 25 breweries pouring samples of over 50 beers and ciders and live music while you sip! $40; Saturday, 2 -6 pm; 614 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh, NC Get Lei’d at The Architect Bar Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a bit of the tropics! The Architect Bar is having a luau with specialty cocktails and a DJ. Get $3 Tobacco Road Truth Serum, $5 Terrapin Beers, $11...

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Tuesday: February Prix Fixe Wine Dinner at Cameron Bar and Grill Skip the craziness of Valentine’s dinner and join CBG early on Tuesday for a prix fixe wine dinner! If you love the wine selections, you’ll have the opportunity to purchase bottles of the evening’s features to enjoy on Valentine’s Day proper. $59; Tuesday, 7 pm; 2018 Clark Ave, Raleigh, NC 27605 bartaco‘s Aphrodisiac Taco Just in time for Valentine’s Day, bartaco is serving up it’s fan favorite aphrodisiac – the crispy...

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Handcrafted Durm There are several Shop Small Saturday events happening in Downtown Durham. One of the newest will be right up the block from Durham Central Park after the regular Saturday downtown farmer’s market, at Durty Bull Brewing Co. Handcrafted DURM was created as an inclusive space contrasting to the proliferation of exorbitantly high-dollar vendor events for newer and small businesses in the midst of the economic challenges our community is facing. The brewery opens at noon, right at close...

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Monday: Clay Rice Event at Charlotte’s Clay Rice, the well-known children’s silhouette artist, will be here at Charlotte’s providing hand cut silhouettes of a child in less than 5 minutes! $48 (includes 2 copies of one child’s silhouette); Monday, 3 – 6 pm; 2034 Cameron St, Raleigh NC 27605 Thursday: Cocktails and Conversation Cocktails and Conversation lets you meet beautiful people from a variety of backgrounds, discussing their careers, accomplishments, families and more while enjoying drinks, music and good energy....

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National Hot Chocolate Day at 10th & Terrace Nothing is better on a cold winter day than a warm beverage with a gorgeous view. Did you know that Friday, January 31, is National Hot Chocolate Day? 10th & Terrace is celebrating with $8 specialty cocktails! Friday, 1 – 11:30 pm; 616 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC Groundhog Day 2020 Meet Sir Walter Wally the groundhog and get his prognostication for the next six weeks! The Shadow Ceremony is on the...

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Wednesday: Veganuary 2020 at Irregardless Cafe Veganuary is a month-long opportunity and challenge for anyone interested in the vegan lifestyle. As a winner in OpenTable’s Top 50 vegetarian restaurants in the US, Irregardless Cafe is taking part by featuring Vegan specials. From lunch & dinner, you can find exclusive vegan menu items under our specials! To learn what motivated us to take part, read the first issue of our blog series written by Anya Gordon, original owner of Irregardless Cafe Through...

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Savor Sweeter Dreams – An Intimate Dinner Event for a Great Cause “Top Chef” Kenny Gilbert is joining in the 4th annual Sweeter Dreams benefit! Sweeter Dreams has become one of our most treasured charitable annual events. Last year, they donated over a hundred beds to children in Wake County, and this year they look forward to breaking their record and supporting The Green Chair Project in their mission to provide a bed for every child in need! They have teamed up with Chef Kenny Gilbert to...