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Monday: A Recipe from the Ground Up: Dinner with Dan Barber and Row 7 Seed Company Join in a seed-to-table dinner celebrating the first harvest of Row 7 Seed Company, hosted by Andrea Reusing and Dan Barber. Enjoy a feast prepared by the some of the region’s best chefs, who have been working to connect local farm partners with tastier, more nutritious and sustainable crops. The menu will showcase new and experimental vegetables—all bred for deliciousness—a celebration of innovation in the field and on the...

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Monday: NACE Cares: Bites and Pints Hosted by the Triangle’s local chapter of NACE (National association of catering and events), this fundraiser benefits the US Veterans Corp. Bites & Pints Challenge brings together 16 chefs to compete on bite sized food paired with local beers and you get to vote on your favorites! Not only is the entire night a competition, but there is also a silent auction filled with goodies from all over the Triangle, like hotel stays &...

Weekend

The Devilish Egg Opens The Devilish Egg will be celebrating the grand opening of their newest location in Raleigh’s downtown City Market. Chris Vitiello a.k.a. The Poetry Fox will write on-demand poems on a vintage typewriter from 5-6 pm, harpist Michelle Cobley will playing her modern and innovative works, The Black Unykorn will be doing tarot card readings, and of course there will be lots of crafting to be had! Friday; 300 Blake St, Raleigh, NC Rooftop Pop-Up Class at Unscripted...

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Monday: Stump! Trivia Kings Dining & Entertainment offers Stump! Trivia every Monday night in the Lounge! Come see why they were voted “Best Trivia in the Triangle” by the readers of the INDYWeek! Join your host, Trivia Jockey Jason, as he offers up fun and challenging trivia questions for players of all levels. All you need is a group of 2-6 players and they have prizes for the top teams, including $50 for first place. Free; Monday, 7 pm; 141 Park...

Labor Day Weekend

Matthews Alive Labor Day Festival The Matthews Alive Festival is a Labor Day weekend celebration dedicated to the support of local non-profit organizations. Enjoy rides, games, food, a parade, free entertainment, arts & crafts, a petting zoo, and more. Friday-Monday; S Trade St, Matthews, NC 28105 African American Cultural Festival of Raleigh and Wake County This Labor Day weekend, visit the heart of downtown Raleigh for the African American Cultural Festival. This annual festival celebrates African American Culture through art, food,...

What is the Best Coffee?

I am often asked, “What is the best coffee?” “What is the best way to make coffee?” Over the last 20 years coffee has risen from the modest improvement of the Second Wave (Starbucks, Caribou, Green Mountain, Peet’s) to the more significant era of improvement often referred to as Third Wave (Intelligentsia, Counter Culture, Stumptown, Blue Bottle). This new generation of coffee companies has facilitated consumer access to the best coffee in the world at affordable prices (As I write...

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Monday: Stump! Trivia Kings Dining & Entertainment offers Stump! Trivia every Monday night in the Lounge! Come see why they were voted “Best Trivia in the Triangle” by the readers of the INDYWeek! Join your host, Trivia Jockey Jason, as he offers up fun and challenging trivia questions for players of all levels. All you need is a group of 2-6 players and they have prizes for the top teams, including $50 for first place. Free; Monday, 7 pm; 141 Park...

Weekend

Jam In The Trees Jam In The Trees is an annual music festival in western North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, just outside of Asheville. While 2018 is only the third year since inception, the festival was nominated for the International Bluegrass Music Association’s prestigious Momentum Awardin 2017 and was named a top festival pick by Blue Ridge Outdoors in 2018. The festival offers a complimentary shuttle service between the festival venue, Pisgah Brewing Company, and downtown Asheville, nearby hotels, and campgrounds,...

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Tuesday: Morgan Street Food Hall Opens It’s finally here! Morgan Street Food Hall is a new lifestyle dining concept (and don’t confuse it with a food court.) The food hall features local eateries and restaurants as well as local food retailers. Morgan Street Food Hall introduces the concept of cross meal ordering, where different meals are enjoyed in a shared seating area. Dining options are from Bella’s Wood Fired Pizza & Tapas, Boba Brew, Carroll’s Kitchen, Cocoa Forte, Cousins Maine Lobster, Cow...