a downtown raleigh blog

Posts from the ‘Dining & Drinks’ category

Reviews, guides, and tips for the best places to eat and drink in downtown Raleigh and nearby.

Cinelli's Italian in North Hills

Special holiday meals

Since Thanksgiving we’ve been eating. Friends are making us cakes (with coconut oil) and cookies (sprinkles please!)—and tomorrow I’m gathering the Bisquick, sausage, and cheese for…

Oak Island NC

Raison d’être

Raison d’être is a French phrase meaning reason for existence. It came up towards the end of my beach travels last week—hence my absence for a little…

Raleigh Times rooftop

The Works!

The downtown Raleigh July 4th celebration this year was called The Works! — it had a great vibe. Lots of people on a beautiful day (with no rain,…


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