This weekend I did some exploring in downtown Raleigh and came across artist Morgan Cook, who was in the process of painting this “E” mural in a galaxy background.
Cook, a native North Carolinian from Chapel Hill, recently returned from a stint in Los Angeles. Now firmly planted in Raleigh, he has set upon a community art project to beautify the city, which he calls #TheAlphabetProjectNC.
“E” for East Cabarrus Street? Yes.
This year-long project will feature all 26 letters of the alphabet in 26 diffe...
Neuse River Brewing Co. is one of my favorite breweries in Raleigh. I didn’t think it could get better but it did. It now has a brasserie in it, and today I tried it out for brunch.
The brasserie opened fairly recently, (November), but I only now got down there. Yeah that is slower than I usually like to be about checking out a new place but better late than never, as they say. And apparently I’ve been missing out on a good thing!
Enter through the big double doors with “NRBC” on them, and to your right is the new dining area...
Happy Halloween Eve! This afternoon I dropped by the famous Oakwood Halloween House in Raleigh, to see how it’s looking. Wow, looked great! Every year, homeowner Jesse Jones does something different, although you’ll recognize several familiar “characters” displayed in new ways.
Mostly, you will be in awe of every detail and you’ll be entertained by the little surprises hidden along the perimeter of the property. I always feel like a kid again, gazing at all the decorations. It appears others experience it much the same...
This is different. Union Camp Collective is a vintage and antiques shop, as well as an event space. I’ve seen this place before while driving by. The flags draped from the ceiling caught my eye through the large windows at the front of the store. I never stopped in until now since there was no sign identifying it, so I figured it might be a storage place for some business. On this day, I noticed the writing on the door and I had a friend with me who urged me to stop and check it out. So we did.
The portions are huge, not to mention yummy as hell.
This is the Chicken Tikka Masala, with some truly excellent naan bread, and a mango lassi beverage to cool some of the mild heat of the eats.
I’m looking forward to hitting up Chhote’s again in the near future, although there are still a couple of other vendors in that food hall that I haven’t tried yet, so might have to prioritize accordingly.