September 21, 2018

Crank Arm Brewing Company’s 5th Anniversary Block Party Celebration
This craft brewery & tasting room located in downtown Raleigh, NC. It’s the 2016 GABF Bronze Medal winner in American Belgo category with Whitewall Wheat. Come celebrate five years with bikes, bands, and brews. There will be a bike parade around town, as well as food trucks and live music. Bands will include: Crucial Fiya, Cosmic Superheroes, Ellis Dyson & the Shambles, and Born Again Heathens. Free; Saturday, 12 – 11 pm; 319 West Davie Street, Raleigh, NC

Second Annual Oktobrüefest at Brüeprint Brewing Company

Brüeprint Brewing Company, 1229 Perry Rd, Ste 101, in Apex, creates hand-crafted beers that are now available throughout the Triangle. You can find their events on their Facebook page.

Here’s one that’s coming up:

Second Annual Oktobrüefest at Brüeprint Brewing Company
Celebrate Oktobrüefest with a ceremonial cask tapping by the Mayor Lance Olive at 4:30 pm, traditional accordion music from Tom Neuhauser 4:30 – 6:00 pm, stein hoisting competition, Rare Earth Farms and Olsen’s Craft Wieners serving themed cuisine from 5 – 9 pm, live music from Jack Hnatt, and Oktoberfest beer will be on tap all night. Free; Friday, 4 – 11 pm; 1229 Perry Rd Ste 101, Apex, NC 27502

2018 Triangle Hops for Hope
Join us for the 2018 Triangle Hops for Hope challenge featuring 25 one of a kind beers from your favorite local breweries! Teams from Triangle companies have been paired with 25 local breweries to create their own beer and raise money for Children’s Flight of Hope, and we need your help to decide the winner. Join for unlimited tasting, live music, and fun to support a great cause. All proceeds benefit Children’s Flight of Hope, a local 501(c)(3) nonprofit that provides air transportation for children to access medical care. $25; Saturday, 2 -6 pm; 614 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh, NC 27603; 984.232.8074

Milk Bar’s 1st Annual Milkfest Block Party
Join Milk Bar and CASA for the biggest end of Summer party! The 1st Annual Milkfest is taking over Tucker Street, right in front of Milk Bar, for a full day of live music, drinks, and food! A portion of proceeds go to CASA, who are working tirelessly to end homelessness in the Triangle. The live music lineup includes Kristen Djkstones Stoneman, Solar Bear Band, DJ Willis (Will DG) & Kyjama (Kyle Magee), IAmDynamite & Carter Cruise! The food lineup is from MOFU Shoppe (one of my faves) and Southern Charred. Plus there will be beer, Truly Spiked & Sparkling, wine, and a Mimosa bar! Saturday, 12 pm; 410 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh, NC 27603

Groove In The Garden
They’re back for their fourth year of Groove in the Garden in the Stephenson Amphitheater and Rose Garden! Enjoy live music, local food trucks, vendors and more. The lineup includes Lydia Loveless, Loamlands, Pie Face Girls, Kate Rhudy, ZenSoFly , Tres Chicas, New Reveille, Luxe Posh (House DJ), Reese McHenry, Blue Cactus, Emily Musolino, and Kamara Thomas. Saturday, Gates: 1:30 pm, Show: 2:15 pm; 301 Pogue St, Raleigh, NC 27607; 919.821.3111

Capital City Bikefest
The 14 year of Capital City Bikefest gears up for this weekend with all action downtown to be filmed for History Channel’s “ToyMakerz” TV series. This year, Bikefest’s street fair, thrill shows and motorcycle club meet-ups move to Tobacco Road Harley-Davidson. While the world-class custom bike show competition, tattoo festival, and vintage car show highlight family friendly events at the Raleigh Convention Center. Friday – Sunday; 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601; 919.831.6200

Bites of Bull City’s Celebratory Social
Bites of Bull City is celebrating four years of dining and blogging in Durham with a fun after work social at The Wine Feed and Pine and Poplar. Enjoy free swag, cupcakes, and dessert (while supplies last) from a few local bakeries. The Wine Feed will be running food and drink specials, and there will be a free foodie raffle to enter in person for a chance to win amazing prizes to several Durham establishments. Friday, 5 – 7 pm; 305 South Roxboro St, Durham, NC 27701

Coronato Pizza Pop-up at La Farm Bakery
Chef Teddy Diggs of Coronato, a new Roman-style pizzeria concept slated to open in early 2019, is partnering with Master Baker Lionel Vatinet to host a pizza pop-up at La Farm Bakery. Chef Diggs is firing up 70 pizzas throughout the night and will be using Master Baker Vatinet’s terrific flours. Guests have their choice of a starter, pizza and dessert. Complimentary Roman wine tastings will also be available. The menu for this special evening is as follows: Vera Luce Farm Greens with fresh shelling beans, and lemon; Roasted peppers with olive oil poached tuna, and tomato; Tomato Braised Meatballs with fresh mint and ricotta; Tomato, basil, and house made mozzarella pizza; Cacio e Pepe pizza with house made mozzarella; pizza with roasted potatoes and garlic, charred broccoli, and stinky Italian cheese; and Coronato Tiramisu. Italian beers and Roman wines from Sunrise Wines will be available. $42; Sunday, 5 pm; 4248 NW Cary Parkway, Cary, NC 27513.

“Go Wild” at the 11th Annual Pepper Festival
The 11th Annual Pepper Festival, one of the largest chef competitions in North Carolina, takes a walk on the wild side with a spicy line-up of pepper-themed dishes and brews, family activities and live music! Join in as 50+ top chefs and brewers compete to create one-of-a-kind recipes, featuring the locally bred and grown North Carolina pepper. With this year’s theme, chefs are challenged to kick up their culinary creations with wild, foraged ingredients. You’ll find pepper donuts to pepper rib from culinary stars like Harvest 18, City Kitchen, Parizade and Saint Jacques, along with brews from the likes of Fullsteam, Carolina Brewery, Mystic and more. Eat your fill while enjoying the musical line up of whiskey-soaked bluegrass from Elis Dyson and the Shambles, voted “Best Local Band,” along with jazzy dance tunes from ZamBamBooGee. You can also explore workshops, face-painting, bubble art, aerial silk lessons and storytelling journeys at the Kids’ Pepperpalooza. Proceeds benefit Abundance NC, a nonprofit that supports sustainable food, fuels and more than 200 farmers across the state. $5-$15; Sunday, 3 pm; parking: Margaret B. Pollard Middle School 185 Granite Mill Blvd, Chapel Hill, NC 27516

By Whitney

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