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Celebrate the Season with a Cinnamon Maple Whiskey Cocktail

It’s that time of year! Time to get cozy with a cocktail! This whiskey cocktail is sweetened with maple syrup, lemon and includes a hint of cinnamon (spice is optional). You can multiply the amounts given below by up to four, if you’d like to make a bigger batch for your holiday party. Ingredients 1 ½ ounces (3 tablespoons) of whiskey of your choice 2 to 4 teaspoons maple syrup, to taste 2 tablespoons of lemon juice Pinch of ground cinnamon, optional Instructions...

Thanksgiving Weekend

Flotilla Week Thanksgiving week, known as flotilla week in Wrightsville Beach, launches the coastal Carolina holiday season with the 36th annual North Carolina Holiday Flotilla. Saturday night’s flotilla has a procession of decorated yachts and watercraft, each glittering with thousands of lights. Immediately following the parade, a stunning 20-minute, 4,000-round fireworks display illuminates the sky. The North Carolina Holiday Flotilla weekend also has the Friday’s tree lighting ceremony with a visit from Santa, and the Flotilla Launch Party featuring the Jack...

Weekend

The Franklin St. Comedy Festival Check out three sketch groups, 25 improv groups and 50+ comedians for this inaugural event. This festival is focused on bringing together the very best of North Carolina comedy with local, regional and national comedians. This year’s headliner is Judah Friedlander (30 Rock)! Judah Friedlander’s stand-up performance film America Is the Greatest Country In the United States (Netflix, 2017) was named best comedy special of the year by many critics, comics, and audiences. This year...

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Tasting Event To Celebrate The New Albion Ale Raleigh Brewing Company was tapped as one of five breweries invited to serve their product at the Smithsonian’s salute to American craft beer, part of Smithsonian Food History Weekend, November 8-9 at the National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C. Raleigh Brewing was showcased at “Last Call: Brewing History After Hours”, a panel event and beer tasting celebrating a new exhibit, “Brewing a Revolution,” the first display at the Smithsonian to chronicle the history of American...

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Monday: Reserve: Pet Portrait Workshop The popular pet portrait workshop back! Perfect class for anyone who wants to make a personalized gift for a loved one or themselves! Please look out for my email confirmation, I will be requesting you send me a few photos of your pet.  To officially reserve your seat you must send photos by the 7th. $40; Saturday, 10 – 11 am; 2014 Cameron St, Raleigh, NC 27605 Tuesday: Magical Exhibition Illuminates NCSU Arboretum For seven nights, the...

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Monday: 2nd Annual City of Raleigh Museum’s ‘Dark Raleigh’ Tour Just in time for Halloween! The City of Raleigh Museum presents an evening of true stories revealing the dark side of life in the Capital City on Monday, Oct. 28 and Tuesday, Oct. 29. Its second annual ‘Dark Raleigh’ Walking Tour will recount a whole new collection of sordid tales of murder, crime, and death that have fallen into the shadows of the past. Join museum staff as they take...

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Monday: Oakwood & Friends Dinner Crawford & Sons are honored to welcome my friend and celebrated Three Star Michelin Chef Curtis Duffy Monday October 21st for a celebratory evening of Canapés & Champagne! We’ll celebrate Duffy’s next restaurant – EVER – and toast our new canapé service, available on our menu beginning October 25th. This elegant French tradition will be complemented by our champagne program – and is one of the many ways we look forward to sharing the French experience with...

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Free Tacos for National Taco Day Chronic Tacos, a California-inspired Mexican grill, is giving away one free taco to all lunch customers in celebration of National Taco Day. Get one free Chicken, Al Pastor, Carnitas or Beyond Beef taco with the code word announced on Chronic Tacos social media. Follow Chronic Tacos on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter and the code word will be mentioned a week in advance so make sure to keep an eye out! Friday, 11 am –...

Autumn Gin Cocktail

Autumn is the perfect time for a spiced cocktail. Take the tastes of the season and add an adult twist! This slightly sweet, adult take on apple cider is full of autumn flavors. Ingredients: 4 ounces Gin 4 ounces Apple Cider 1 ounce Lime Juice 2 ounces Honey Simple Syrup (¼ Cup Honey and ¼ Cup Hot Water) Dash Cinnamon Optional Garnishes: Thyme Sprigs Cinnamon Stick Apple Slices Instructions: Make the honey simple syrup: Add the hot water and honey to a mason jar and shake vigorously until the honey dissolves. For the cocktail: Combine...

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Monday: NCRLA Chef Showdown The annual NCRLA Chef Showdown Final Event is presented by Got to be NC Agriculture and features creations from 20 of the best chefs in North Carolina. You are invited to taste and sip your way through the savory, pastry and mixologist competitions, acting as judges for NCRLA’s People’s Choice awards. The culinary participants, all based in North Carolina, advance after cooking up the highest-rated dishes across five statewide preliminary rounds and partaking in regional rounds...