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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...

Weekend

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...

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Tuesday: Cookbook Cocktail Party: We Are La Cocina They are celebrating We Are La Cocina, a cookbook that tells the stories and shares the recipes of the female entrepreneurs involved in La Cocina, a non-profit food incubator. La Cocina supports talented, working-class food entrepreneurs, primarily immigrant women and women of color, in building successful food businesses in the San Francisco Bay Area. Join in a cocktail book party with snacks from the book; beer, wine, and cocktails; and a chance...

Weekend

38th Annual Raleigh Greek Festival The Holy Trinito Othodox Church will host the 38th Annual Raleigh Greek Festival at the North Carolina State Fairground’s Jim Graham Building. Taste handmade, authentic Greek food prepared by the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church family using recipes handed down for generations. Hear live Greek music and see traditional folk dances. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Habitat for Humanity of Wake County. $3, $2/Seniors and ages 13-18, free/under 13; Friday, 5 –...

Labor Day Weekend

Finally Friday: Raiders of the Lost Ark NC Museum of Natural Sciences is hosting Assistant State Archaeologist Dr. David Cranford to help separate the science from the fiction following the screening. Join the adventure this weekend! $2/members, $5/non-members; Friday, 5:30 pm; NC Museum of Natural Sciences and Nature Research Center,11 W Jones St, Raleigh, NC Movies by Moonlight: A Star is Born Join in this family-friendly event that provides the perfect opportunity and atmosphere to sit back, relax and enjoy...

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Monday: Downtown Raleigh Restaurant Week 2019 Indulge your palate during the Downtown Raleigh Restaurant Week—a week long dining extravaganza showcasing the culinary talent in the heart of the capital city! Enjoy three-course prix fixe dinners for either $20 or $30, depending on the venue (tax and tip not included). Grab $5 or $10 lunch specials. It’s the perfect time to try a spot you have been eyeing! Monday through Sunday; Downtown Raleigh Tuesday: Heirloom Tomato Dinner at Cantina 18 Enjoy a four course...

Weekend

Sip and Shop: Distillery Edition Shop Local Raleigh is teaming up with local distilleries Raleigh Rum Company and Oak City Amaretto for a fun afternoon of sipping and shopping! Tunes will be provided by Michael Daughtry and the Drift; Sadie Rock and the Mad Ryans; and Red Sky Moon. $1 from every drink sale will benefit Military Missions in Action, a local organization that is dedicated to assisting veterans with disabilities, members of the armed forces and their families. Grab...

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MRG30 Festival Merge Records is turning 30 this year! Every five years, they celebrate their birthday with a multi-day music festival, and this summer’s event—which they’ve dubbed MRG30—is shaping up to be one of the best ever! MRG30 will take place July 24–27, 2019, in Carrboro and Durham, NC. The 4-day festival will celebrate the best of Merge, both present and future, by featuring an amazing lineup of more than 30 bands. Artists performing on Friday: A Giant Dog, The...