Bee (the) Beer

Bee (the) Beer

Some stories almost write themselves. This is one of those stories. We all know Raleigh’s craft beer scene is hopping, from breweries popping up overnight to canned beer to podcasts talking about beer to beer festivals. Last Friday night I thought I’d...
Experimenting with Beer

Experimenting with Beer

Brewing beer can be one big fun experiment.1 Beer sampling festivals compound the fun. How many tasters? What breweries? Will the weather cooperate? What if we throw a party and no one comes? Two upcoming Raleigh-area beerfests can confidently check off that last...
Raleigh Typhoon Swamps ITB

Raleigh Typhoon Swamps ITB

What a couple of weeks for water. Add up three pesky water main breaks with reports of a 6″ rainfall and Crabtree Creek rising more than 12 feet in just a couple of hours on a recent Saturday night, and Raleigh seemed closer than ever to achieving the ITB1...
Outdoor Live Music Blends with NC’s Past

Outdoor Live Music Blends with NC’s Past

Raleigh’s closest beach is a good two-and-a-half hour drive… unless it’s a warm spring or summer Thursday night. Although the sound of ocean waves might be more than a little faint, that’s when the happy sounds of Midtown Beach Music take...
Going for All the Marbles

Going for All the Marbles

The theme on one of New Belgium’s wacky bikes (think tennis shoes instead of wheels) summed up the Friday night at Marbles Kids Museum perfectly. It wasn’t just any night, it was 21Marbles, and Take a Little Trip is the entire point. It’s a time...
Drinking Up the Meaning of Life

Drinking Up the Meaning of Life

What should “coffee shop” really mean? Walk into 42 & Lawrence on the ground floor of SkyHouse in downtown Raleigh for the answer. For owner and serial coffee entrepreneur Larry Larson, life isn’t about lucky numbers and winning the lottery....
For now, and for the future

For now, and for the future

Something was different this time. Instead of the shock and increasing horror I usually feel when I wake up to the tweets unscrolling the latest mass shooting in America, I simply felt numb. The same numbness I feel when I read about large-scale violence halfway...
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