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Wednesday: Dinner Series – Chefs Nunzio Scordo + Serge Falcoz-Vigne Join Chefs Serge Falcoz-Vigne (Saint Jacques French cuisine) and Nunzio Scordo (Driftwood Southern Kitchen) as they pop-up at La Farm, Preston Corners, Cary, NC. Feast and join efforts to raise funds in collaboration with Walking Fish and Fishtowne Seafood, to benefit NC fishermen. Fishtowne operates a retail seafood market as well as a wholesale processing facility and is a member of Carteret Catch, a nonprofit organization committed to local sustainable...

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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...

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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 &...

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,...

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Monday: Downtown Raleigh Restaurant Week Indulge during the Downtown Raleigh Restaurant Week, a week long dining extravaganza showcasing the culinary talent in the heart of the capital city! During the week, you can enjoy a three-course prix fixe dinners for either $20 or $30, depending on the venue or grab $5 or $10 lunch specials. $5+; Monday though August 19th; Downtown Raleigh, NC Stump! Trivia Kings Dining & Entertainment offers Stump! Trivia every Monday night in the Lounge! Come see why they were...

Always Wander (Part II)

It’s that time again! Time for another mega trip and this time we flew off to discover Italy. After landing in Venice, Italy and much confusion, we found our water taxi to our hotel. Although the trip began a little rocky with our “taxi driver” not showing, we realized that we didn’t need the  taxi driver at all. They call them taxi drivers, but it is simply someone who walks you to the port for the water taxis, so we...

Weekend

Mother’s Day at Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar They will be opening early to celebrate moms with a three-course brunch menu featuring delicious classics like Fleming’s Signature Surf & Turf Eggs Benedict and Cinnamon Apple Brioche French Toast. For those looking to enjoy their dinner favorites, the main menu will also be available all day along with a children’s menu. $47+; Sunday, 10 am; reservations here Light the Woods with Sound Head to Dix Park for a first-of-its-kind sound and light show in the beautiful...

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Tuesday: Durham Bulls: Taco Tuesday All game long, get $2 tacos at the DBAP! Come for the baseball, stay for the tacos. Tuesday; 409 Blackwell St, Durham, NC 27701; 919.687.6500 Wednesday: Music in the Valley Crabtree Valley Mall’s concert series returns! Come relax on our patio, listen to live music and enjoy great food and drink specials from Brio Tuscan Grille, McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood and Steaks, and Fleming’s Steakhouse and Wine Bar. Wednesdays, 6:30 pm; Crabtree Valley mall, on the patio...

Five “Must Visits” when Visiting Raleigh, NC

As a newbie to living in Raleigh, NC, I quickly started to explore the area to find things that any visitor would love to do. Here is my short list of “must visits” when enjoying Raleigh: William B. Umstead State Park This park has hiking and multi-use trails that start on both sides of the park and surround three manmade lakes. The largest lake is Big Lake, which has canoe and rowboat rentals. There are also picnic grounds, shelters with fireplaces...