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Raleigh

Rooting down in the City of Oaks

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Raleigh has a lot more to offer besides great schools and breathtaking scenery. As the capital city of North Carolina, Raleigh has a booming culinary scene. Visitors can try Poole’s Diner for an ever-evolving blackboard of comfort delights, Crawford & Son where food takes on the appearance of art, or Brewery Bhavana for delicious dim sum paired with unique beers. Head to Cheetie Kumar’s latest concept, Ajja, for global-inspired eats and a collective culinary experience. Or visit her other ventures, Kings for live music and a cocktail from Neptunes

Raleigh has no shortage of beverage aficionados. Visit the pour over bar at Jubala Coffee or snag an espresso tonic. A staple in the downtown scene based in a historic Raleigh newspaper building, the Raleigh Times Bar offers an extensive beer list and coveted views of the downtown skyline from their rooftop patio. 

Layered Croissanterie boasts impressively flakey laminated pastries with modern combinations, like cucumber za'atar danishes and coconut painsuisse. To build on your bread experience, head to Boulted Bread for hand-milled loaves, like seeded levain or Nordic rye. Steps from Boulted, find the historic Heights House Hotel, a Italiante-style mansion-turned-boutique-hotel nestled in the Boylan Heights neighborhood with some of the best local cocktails and charcuterie boards in their immaculate Parlor

Experience modern sculptures and floral installations at the North Carolina Museum of Art or visit the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences for a day filled with dinosaur bones and deep sea submarines. Whether you’re pining for oysters from St. Roch or pursuing the North Carolina farmers market, there are abundant activities and unlimited local flavor when visiting Raleigh.

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Cauliflower Chips with Ramp Crème Fraîche

Chef Sean Fowler of Mandolin in Raleigh, North Carolina uses ramps in a crème fraîche buttermilk dip that he serves alongside house made cauliflower chips. He thinly slices the stems of the cauliflower and fries them to make crunchy[...]

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Moroccan Spiced Eggnog with Black Currants

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