New Raleigh and Jameson Present American Aquarium Album Release Show

August, 16, 2012
New Raleigh and Jameson Present American Aquarium Album Release Show

American Aquarium have slowly been creeping up on the local music scene. The band has been around for years, but as lead singer BJ Barham told me today, “This album is a big step”.

Diggup Tapes Show Series Friday Featuring Reptar, Wowser Bowser and More

February, 09, 2012
Diggup Tapes Show Series Friday Featuring Reptar, Wowser Bowser and More

Another month, another free DiggUp Tapes show at Kings Barcade. This time, it’s all out-of-towners coming into Downtown Raleigh to rock out for free for you guys.

Faces Lounge and ‘Round Midnight Diner Coming Soon to Salisbury Street

August, 14, 2011
Faces Lounge and ‘Round Midnight Diner Coming Soon to Salisbury Street

Salisbury Street gets a few new spots to hopefully spice up its night life.

DiggUp Tapes with Gross Ghost In Review

August, 03, 2011
DiggUp Tapes with Gross Ghost In Review

DiggUp Tapes has a hit on their hand with a new free music series at Kings Barcade.

Bloomsbury Estates Named to North Carolina Historic Register of Buildings

April, 01, 2011
Bloomsbury Estates Named to North Carolina Historic Register of Buildings

Bloomsbury Estates is the only building inducted in 2011.

No transit referendum for now. Hurry Up and Wait?!

February, 14, 2011
No transit referendum for now. Hurry Up and Wait?!

The Wake Board of Commissioners announced last week that they’ll postpone holding a ballot referendum to fund a regional public transit system.

National Smart Growth Conference report: Raleigh is gaining momentum

February, 08, 2011

We’re learning exciting, effective good growth planning strategies that Raleigh and Wake County could benefit from.  Some important lessons highlighted at the conference.

No Seriously: Black Crowes, Heart, Puddle of Mudd and More Announced for Downtown Amphitheater

April, 20, 2010
No Seriously: Black Crowes, Heart, Puddle of Mudd and More Announced for Downtown Amphitheater

This may be the last post you see about any bands coming to the new Downtown Raleigh Amphitheater.

Fins Closes, Reopening as bu•ku

January, 13, 2010
Fins Closes, Reopening as bu•ku

One of the more upscale restaurants in Downtown Raleigh has closed and will become a new restaurant soon.

Downtown Amphitheatre Site Plan Released

December, 08, 2009
Downtown Amphitheatre Site Plan Released

From the looks of it, the green field is going to become a temporary concrete jungle with a bunch of temporary fixtures.

The First Friday Agenda October 2009

October, 02, 2009

October brings a ton of lush new art to the city.  If you can’t make it out tonight, be sure to stop in on the galleries over the next month.

LOVE BUG: The Great Bug Draw Off & Art Exhibit

August, 04, 2009
LOVE BUG: The Great Bug Draw Off & Art Exhibit

Come on down to LOVE BUG: The Great Bug Draw Off at 101 Lounge + Cafe this First Friday and get yourself some cheap art for a good cause. Full artist line up - including Casey Porn (buggy self-portrait, above), Paul Friedrich, Sean Kernick, Jason Whitman and more - competition schedule, and all the details inside.

Krispy Kreme coming to Fayetteville Street

July, 28, 2009
Krispy Kreme coming to Fayetteville Street

Announced as a post script in their email newsletter.

Vic’s Ristorante Italian Wine Dinner

July, 24, 2009
Vic’s Ristorante Italian Wine Dinner

Buon Appetito! Thursday, July 30, 7pm

Duvel Beer Dinner at Busy Bee Cafe

July, 21, 2009
Duvel Beer Dinner at Busy Bee Cafe

Tuesday, July 28th

Poole’s Tegernseerhof Austrian Wine Dinner

July, 14, 2009
Poole’s Tegernseerhof Austrian Wine Dinner

Sunday, July 19th at 6:30pm

In the Spotlight: Foundation Bar

July, 07, 2009
In the Spotlight: Foundation Bar

For the inaugural edition of a new feature series In the Spotlight, designed to highlight local destinations that stand out among the crowd, I decided to shine the spotlight on Foundation Bar because of their inventive seasonal cocktails, commitment to North Carolina draft beers, stunning architectural design, and of course, their new Summer drink menu. I recently sat down with Foundation’s owners and head bartender, Drew, to sample several drinks from the new menu and can say without hesitation that these are the best cocktails I have ever tasted. Thankfully they were generous enough to allow me to take some pictures of the new drinks which I have published below the fold.

Brooklyn Beer Tasting and Flight Night at Sitti

July, 06, 2009
Brooklyn Beer Tasting and Flight Night at Sitti

In the outside courtyard this Thursday, July 9th, starting at 5:30pm

Foundation Bar Summer Menu

July, 02, 2009
Foundation Bar Summer Menu

Best cocktails in town

Call for Artists - LOVE BUG

June, 19, 2009
Call for Artists - LOVE BUG

Can you draw a cooler bug than this dorkfest? The Great Bug Draw Off is coming up First Friday August 7th. Artists of Raleigh, this is your call - come draw bugs and help raise money for a great cause. Deets inside…

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