Articles Tagged "Dining"

News Home

Subscribe and receive email notifications of new blog posts.




rss logo RSS Feed
Uncategorized | 1 Posts
Apex, NC | 6 Posts
Buying a Home | 8 Posts
Cary, NC | 8 Posts
Chapel Hill, NC | 8 Posts
Clayton, NC | 3 Posts
Durham, NC | 8 Posts
Financing | 2 Posts
Garner, NC | 2 Posts
Goldsboro, NC | 1 Posts
Home Selling | 9 Posts
Home Tips | 37 Posts
HPW Foundation | 12 Posts
HPW Happenings | 15 Posts
HPW Luxury | 15 Posts
HPW Open Houses | 149 Posts
Knightdale, NC | 4 Posts
Mebane, NC | 1 Posts
Morrisville NC | 1 Posts
Pittsboro NC | 1 Posts
Raleigh, NC | 55 Posts
Rolesville, NC | 1 Posts
Triangle Living | 81 Posts
Wake Forest NC | 2 Posts
Zebulon, NC | 2 Posts
Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston | Real Estate Expert | Triangle | Real Estate Agent | Raleigh | Local Market Leader | Real Estate Company | Best Places to Live | Cary | Rolesville | Wake Forest | Holly Springs | Safe Places to Live | Wendell | Morrisville | surburb | Apex | Best Places to Work | Durham | Real Estate Search | Home Search | Property Listings | Selling a Home | Buying a Home | Mortgage | Financing | Loan | Towne Mortgage of the Carolinas | Credit Score | HPW Foundation | Hurricane Relief | Neighbors helping neighbors | Community Outreach | Helping People Win | Knightdale | Cultural Events | Things to Do | Area Events | East Meets West Festival | Triangle Business Journal | Jim Allen | Painting | Picking a paint | Homeowners | Renters | Home Decor | Interior Design | Paint Colors | Turkeys for the Triangle | Community Giving | Fundraiser | Holiday Giving | Corporate Giving | Halloween | Community Events | Veterans Day | Military Appreciation | Clayton | Smithfield | Johnston County | Christmas | Holiday Events | Open House | Best Of | Real Estate Market | Relocation | Youngsville | Curb Appeal | Declutter | Home Sellers | Tips | Home Staging | New Year's Eve | New Year | Cleaning | Home Improvement | Home Projects | Zebulon | Chapel Hill | Pittsboro | Local Restaurants | Local Businesses | Restaurants | Dining | Brightleaf Square | Shopping | Franklin Street | Garner | Real estate | Area Information | Goldsboro, NC | Golf Clubs | Hillsborough, NC | Hillsborough | Bishop's Grant | Dansforth | Heritage | Holding Village South Lake | Olde Mill Stream | Family fun | Family-friendly events | Briar Chapel | Chapel Hill Neighborhoods | Fuquay-Varina | North Hills | For families | Arts and Culture | Parks & Recreation | Outdoors | Festivals | Mebane | Holidays | Henderson | Historic Property | Garden | Landscaping | Pets | Chatham | Museum | kitchen | kitchen remodel
October
5

National Pizza Month: Where to Order in the Triangle

Raleigh Pizza

There's never a bad time to enjoy pizza – one of America's favorite foods since practically the day it was introduced by Italian immigrants in the early 1900s. But our real estate agents have some good news: National Pizza Month is celebrated in October, and that's all the more reason to savor a slice or two!

An outstanding culinary culture is one of the many things that makes the Triangle great. While you're visiting Raleigh homes for sale, you'll be within minutes of dozens of small local restaurants, including pizzerias, to suit any taste. From classic flavors to new twists on the old favorite, you'll find it all here.

Let's drop in on just a handful of the pizza places that help keep the Triangle's pie spinning:

  • Assaggio's Italian Restaurant – 3501 West Millbrook Road, Raleigh, NC 27613
    Open for dinner from 4:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., Assaggio's Italian Restaurant is the place for your authentic thin crust, gluten-free, or specialty pizza craving. With wares available through pickup or delivery, this pizza parlor is loved for its creative combinations of ingredients and a wide-ranging appetizer catalog with everything from French fries to wings to fried calamari. There are even veal and seafood dishes!

  • Max's Pizza & Grill – 5609 Creedmoor Road, Raleigh, NC 27612
    Max's Pizza & Grill stands out for its gourmet pizza selection. Try such chef-led creations as the Garlic Steak Supreme Gourmet Pizza or the Hawaiian. Pizzas may be the main attraction, but you can also enjoy fresh salads, robust side orders, zesty wings, and satisfying stromboli. Hot subs, cold subs, and wraps round out the experience and are perfect for a snack later that night or the next day.

  • Brothers of New York Pizza 3450 Kildaire Farm Road, Cary, NC 27518
    Brothers of New York Pizza says, "life is too short for bad pizza!" With its comfortable, family-friendly space, it has made a name for itself as a lovely place for a family outing near Cary homes for sale. Replete with recipes passed down through the generations, its menu goes beyond pizza, with special surprises in store for any birthday or memorable occasion. Dine-in, pickup, or delivery are all available.

  • Hutchins Garage – 402 West Geer Street, Durham, NC 27701
    Hutchins Garage is the kind of restaurant you really will want to follow on social media, as seasonal selections enliven the menu at any time of year. Often, these are available for dine-in only and last a limited time. Aged, fine mozzarella, San Marzano tomato sauce, fresh basil, and extra virgin olive oil energize each pizza with Neapolitan flair. Why not try it out to relax after your day full of Durham homes for sale?

  • Big Sergio's Pizza – 2127 Ten-Ten Road, Apex, NC 27539
    Big Sergio's Pizza is a welcoming neighborhood pizzeria where the service is as warm as the signature pies. Just as the name suggests, Sergio's goes big with a vast and growing assortment of 18" pizza pies, featuring more than a dozen to choose from. Some popular picks include Sergio's own take on the stuffed crust (Garlic Knot Pizza) and the 18" Greek Pizza with feta cheese, garlic, spinach, tomatoes, olives, and red onions. Don't miss it when you're out looking at Apex homes for sale.

Contact us to discover more about all the Triangle has to offer.

August
31

Dine al Fresco at These Raleigh Restaurants

Raleigh Dining

A delicious meal often tastes just a little bit better when you can enjoy it outdoors on a beautiful Raleigh day, and there are plenty of great restaurants that offer al fresco dining around the city. Whether you're in the mood for an elegant night out, a family meal, or a quick, creative bite from a local favorite, you're sure to find something to love at the many outstanding restaurants in the Triangle. Our real estate agents have the delicious details on some of the excellent al fresco dining options around Raleigh and beyond.

  • Gravy Italian-American Cuisine – 135 S. Wilmington St., Raleigh, NC 27601
    What could be better than enjoying some of the best authentic Italian dining near Raleigh real estate in an outdoor courtyard that feels like it was transported straight from Italy? That's just the start of the experience that you can expect when you visit Gravy Italian-American Cuisine. Ingredients for every dish are sourced from a long list of local farms, and the delicious, flavorful pasta sauce that complements most meals is prepared fresh every day. The result is one of the best Italian-American dining experiences that the Triangle has to offer.

  • Humble Pie Restaurant – 317 S. Harrington St., Raleigh, NC 27603
    With a menu designed for sharing and served on a covered outdoor patio, Humble Pie Restaurant is a great choice for a date night or a group dinner with friends. The chef-inspired menu here is built around meals that are designed to share, with a focus on using fresh, local ingredients whenever possible. Chef Josh Young oversees everything on the menu and is passionate about creating seasonal meals that change throughout the year. Humble Pie also boasts one of the most scenic and atmospheric outdoor dining spaces of any restaurant on our list.

  • Local 22 Kitchen – 2200 W. Main St., Durham, NC 27705
    Whether you're in the mood for a sandwich, salad, artisan pizza, or elegant entree, Local 22 Kitchen has you covered at its convenient location near Durham real estate opportunities. When you walk through the door at Local 22 Kitchen, you will see chalkboards detailing all of the fresh ingredients that have just arrived. Each meal on the menu is prepared with those fresh ingredients to create unique spins on your favorite dishes.

  • Tazza Kitchen – 600 Ledgestone Way, Cary, NC 27519
    A mix of gourmet salads, starters, brick oven pizzas, tacos, and tempting entrees are all on the menu at Tazza Kitchen, which you can find around the corner from homes for sale in Cary. The menu here is built around wood-fired cooking and partnerships with local suppliers. Reservations are recommended for this popular dining spot, especially if you plan to enjoy your meal on the patio.

  • Abbey Road Tavern & Grill – 1700 Center St., Apex, NC 27502
    The award-winning burgers at Abbey Road Tavern & Grill go perfectly with the live entertainment that you can often enjoy while dining outdoors at this local establishment near Apex homes for sale. When you're in the mood for something simple and delicious, it's hard to top the selection at Abbey Road. In addition to the burgers, the salads and sandwiches here are always great choices.

Searching for a home that makes it easy to visit your favorite restaurants around the Triangle? Our local team is here to help with all of your real estate needs. Contact us to buy and sell homes in the Raleigh, NC, area.

July
14

HPW Luxury | 6 Desirable Features Found in HPW Luxury Homes

In and around the Triangle area, there are several beautiful luxury listings available for sale. What exactly differentiates these properties from the standard market? Is it the square footage, the features, or the technology? Some would say it is all of the above. Ultimately, luxury buyers are not looking at the price tag in their search for their next dream home but the amazing amenities that come with the property. Here are the top 6 must-have features in luxury homes!

1. Indoor / Outdoor living

Indoor/outdoor living seamlessly extends your home's great room or dining quarters. This trend tends to keep cohesion in design from the interior to the exterior of your home. Typically indoor/ outdoor living has always been a primal commodity when searching for a new home. With the new normal consisting of being at your humble abode more these days, the amenity has become a necessity. What makes an outdoor living space luxurious is the ability to provide comfort through all seasons while also allotting multiple entertainment options. High-end features include retracting screened porches, outdoor kitchens, cabanas, and sometimes a type of water feature. This CBHPW luxury listing checks off each box on the list! With its large covered porch and a wood fireplace, the immaculate outdoor kitchen has a top-of-the-line grill station, jacuzzi, and extensive acreage for sporting events or games. One thing for sure is that you may yearn to host any occasion with this property as your next home. To view more of this listing, click here.  

2. Theatre Room 

Entertainment becomes the next level when a luxury property contains an in-home theater. The ability to bring the ultimate cinematic experience to your fingertips is a sought amenity many buyers search for when hunting for their next home. What makes an in-home theater top-notch is its ability to incorporate features similar to an actual movie theater. This includes a top-of-the-line av-system, projector, large screens, recessed lighting, and comfortable loungers. The goal of the theater room is to immerse yourself in what's on the screen, whether that be the newest megahit movie or the exciting rival sports game. The cinema room pictured above is from none other than one of our CBHPW luxury listings. This glorious in-home theater offers stadium seating, a high-tech projector, and even mimics the groovy movie theater carpet. To view more of this property, click here. 

3. Large Garages

The standard two-car garage does not cut it for luxury properties. Buyers are looking for substantial space when envisioning the housing of their precious automobiles. Typically, luxury properties have at least a 3-car garage! To any car buff, the garage is not just a space for storing your vehicle. This part of the property could be turned into a luxurious showroom, man cave, or workshop. This beautiful CBHPW luxury property comes with a three-car garage with gorgeous rustic wood garage doors. To view more of this property, click here.  

4. Intricate Ceiling Designs

Raised ceilings and other intricate ceiling styles are quite the fanbase for luxury homes. A room turns from basic to compelling when there is a ceiling feature that adds depth, sophistication, and style. In most luxury dwellings, at least one space must contain a styled ceiling. One of these rooms can be the living room, sitting room, primary bedrooms, and or dining rooms. What exactly are some styles of these ceilings? They are cathedral, tray, beamed, suspended, and coffered. One would love to have any of these exquisite designs in their home!  For example, in this CBHPW luxury listing above. The sitting room contains a beautiful coffered ceiling. The coffered ceiling consists of sunken panels accented by molding, creating a waffle-like appearance. What works well in this room is the brilliant addition of recessed lighting. For more on this property click here

5. Massive Walk-In Closets

Typically an owner of a luxury home tends to live a complete life of luxury. Meaning everything about them is high-end, like their fashion sense. Closets in a luxury home are an extension of the main room and need to boast space and means of organization. Closets these days are not just for hanging clothes. They can be an area to lounge in after using the spa bathroom or a place to put on that fashion show after shopping in the streets of London. For sure, luxury home buyers are looking for closets that encompass organization and can show off their beautiful wardrobe. In this CBHPW luxury home, the primary closet is genuinely massive. This closet incorporates different levels of custom built-in shelving and an island dresser to accommodate all buyers' attire needs. To view more of this property, click here.

6. Relaxing Spa baths

When buyers search for their next home, kitchens and bathrooms are the most focused rooms, which is why main bathrooms in luxury homes are genuinely upping the ante in their need to give that spa-like aura. Features include a jacuzzi bathtub fit for a king, a large walk-in shower that doubles as a steam room, neutral colors, beautiful stone or tile, and lots of space for minimal clutter. In this CBHPW luxury listing, this bathroom truly exuberates comfort and relaxation. The large window allows natural light to encase the room, making the white pop against the darker grays. The unity in neutral colors creates a calming sensation. One can relax in the free-standing tub or use the shower with multi-shower heads in this bathroom. To view more, click here

When buying or selling in the luxury market, we are sure you have seen one or more of these features within the properties. To view, all of Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walstons' luxury homes for sale, visit our website at https://www.hpwluxury.com













July
6

Historical Restaurants Around Raleigh

Raleigh restaurants

Looking for a culinary adventure right here in your own Raleigh neighborhood?

Our real estate agents can help you find it!

Raleigh homes for sale are set in a vibrant and picturesque city that's full of history. Explore a bit, and you'll discover some amazing stories. That's just as true of the thriving culinary scene. 

Raleigh's own "home-cooked" restaurant brands often have captivating histories of their own. When they're situated right in a historic building, that makes the ambiance even better. No matter if you're the world's biggest foodie or a history buff for the ages, you can have a satisfying experience.

Here's just a little taste of some of the best historical restaurants Raleigh has to offer:

  • Second Empire Restaurant and Tavern – 330 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh, NC 27603
    Located in the historic Dodd-Hinsdale House (completed 1879), Second Empire Restaurant and Tavern is a thrilling combination of history, atmosphere, and gourmet cuisine. A rich, seasonal menu showcases local produce and ingredients, while the wine list is second to none. There's even an attached tavern – a lively spot for refreshment after work that functions as a "restaurant within a restaurant."

  • 42nd Street Oyster Bar and Seafood Grill – 508 West Jones Street, Raleigh, NC 27603
    42nd Street Oyster Bar and Seafood Grill is a famous landmark restaurant that attracts visitors from all over the United States. From humble beginnings all the way back in 1931, it was once a simple grocery store that focused on oysters and draft beer. In 1987, it experienced a resurgence under the leadership of new owner Thad Eure, Jr., whose partners continue to lead it as a top seafood selection.

  • Poole's – 426 South McDowell Street, Raleigh, NC 27601
    Poole's bills itself as a modern take on comfort food, reimagining the classics with "creative, simple offerings, carefully executed." With a legacy that stretches all back to a 1945 founder's inspiration by Winston Churchill, it has recently returned to its diner roots under Executive Chef Ashley Christensen. You'll be surrounded by retro-chic charm as you savor hearty foods and a full selection of dessert pies.

  • Shorty's Famous Hot Dogs – 214 South White Street, Wake Forest, NC 27587
    Lots of places have "Famous" in the name, but Shorty's Famous Hot Dogs can point to more than 100 years as one of North Carolina's leaders in the classic American hot dog. Around since 1916, it pairs its dogs with good conversation and an intriguing history all within a short drive of Wake Forest homes for sale. Still led by the same family, it also has a range of sandwiches and burgers "grilled to perfection" and topped with all of your fresh favorites.

  • Clyde Cooper's BBQ – 327 South Wilmington Street, Raleigh, NC 27601
    Clyde Cooper's BBQ first made its mark back in 1938 and has been bringing in the crowds ever since. Recently announcing extended hours in response to rising demand, it is often open until the evening, sometimes running out of food early. Clyde Cooper's massive portions of smoky, satisfying meat are intended for dinner tonight and breakfast and lunch the next day, so you'll never go hungry.

Contact us to find out more about North Carolina real estate today.

April
13

Food Halls in Wake County

Food Halls Wake County

Having trouble deciding where to go for dinner? Head on over to one of Wake County's awesome food halls, where you'll have no shortage of dining options.

Food halls have become an increasingly popular component of most major cities due to the variety of food options they offer. But they also play an important role in the community. Food halls often give local entrepreneurs an easy platform to startup and test new concepts, and some of our best local restaurants today were born out of food halls.

Our real estate agents love checking out all the great dining concepts our local food halls have to offer. Here are the three great food halls you'll want to visit in Wake County:

  • Craften Neighborhood Food and Drink - 706 Money Ct, Suite 101, Knightdale, NC 27545
    Whether you're grabbing dinner or catching the game, Craften Neighborhood Food and Drink is a great local venue with plenty of dining options. Food options include Fiori Pizza, Poblanos Taqueria, The Corner Venezuelan, and Finca Burger, so there is truly something for everyone. There is also plenty of comfortable indoor and outdoor seating and plenty of TVs around. This food hall has become a neighborhood staple and a great community hangout. The best part is that there are some amazing Knightdale homes for sale just down the road.

  • Morgan Street Food Hall - 11 W Morgan St, Raleigh, NC 27603
    Rated one of the top 10 best new food halls in the country in the USAToday's 2019 Readers' Choice Awards, Morgan Street Food Hall is an awesome local amenity. The food hall consists of 22,000 square feet and about 20 dining options, so you're sure to find your new favorite meal. In addition to tacos, burgers, and sandwiches, you'll also find a number of creative concepts like crepes, Thai rolled ice cream, and lobster rolls. There is plenty of indoor seating as well as a nice outdoor patio making it a great place to hang out with friends. The outdoor space is also pet friendly! Looking to host a birthday party or shower? You can even book special events at the food hall.

  • Transfer Co. Food Hall - 500 E Davie St, Raleigh, NC 27601
    Located in the historic Carolina Coach Garage in the Olde East neighborhood, Transfer Co. Food Hall opened in 2019 and is now home to 9 local vendors. Dining options include a bagel shop, empanadas, cookies and ice cream, Indian cuisine, burgers, a burrito shop, and an oyster bar. You can also catch a nice view of downtown Raleigh from the interior seating area or hang out outside as the weather permits. The food hall is constantly expanding, and future plans include a grocery store and an expanded outdoor plaza. Transfer Co. also hosts live music, events, games, and more. After grabbing dinner, you'll want to be sure to check out these nearby Raleigh homes for sale

Food halls make for a great community gathering place, and we're lucky to have some of the country's best in Wake County. For more local recommendations, contact us today.

March
23

Take a Walking Tour of Downtown Durham

Downtown Durham

Exploring a new city on foot gives you the best chance to absorb the wonderful local culture. You also never know what new shops, restaurants, or public art you'll stumble upon.

Our real estate agents always suggest taking a walk around downtown Durham, as it's an excellent way to see everything this beautiful city has to offer. Durham isn't too large, so you won't get too overwhelmed. You can see so many facets of this city in just a couple of hours. Here are a few attractions you should make sure to include on your walking tour:

  • Stop By Central Park
    Start your day with a stop by The Pavilion at Durham's Central Park, where you'll find one of the best farmers markets in the area. More than 50 vendors can be found there serving fresh fruits, vegetables, baked goods, flowers, art, knick-knacks, and more. The market is every Saturday morning in the spring, summer, and fall. After shopping, take a rest on The Great Lawn or have a peaceful stroll through the nearby Butterfly Garden and Nature Trail. 

  • Explore Rigsbee Avenue
    One of the best things about Rigsbee Avenue is it provides some great views of the Durham skyline. There is also tons of green space, so it's an excellent destination to relax in the sun. While you're nearby, check out the Durham Bulls stadium. There are also several great restaurants around Rigsbee, not to mention some spectacular Durham homes for sale.

  • Check Out The American Tobacco Campus
    The former headquarters of the Lucky Strike has been transformed into a great downtown destination with shops, restaurants, and theater space sprawled over 1 million square feet. It's easy to spend a whole day at The American Tobacco Campus. There is also tons of Instagramable-local art, and the space even hosts free live concerts on the lawn during the summer. 

  • Visit The Museum Of Durham History
    If you aren't familiar with Durham's history, a stop by this local museum might be worthwhile. The Museum of Durham History offers rotating exhibits which tell the story of the city's beginnings, economy, politics, and sports. Best of all, admission is free. The museum is open from 10 am to 5 pm Tuesday through Saturday and 1 pm to 5 pm on Sunday.

  • Take A Selfie With "Major"
    "Major" is the city's 10-foot-tall bronze bull statue, which is located at a plaza on W Parrish Street. The bull is a great public art piece and looks spectacular in the evening when the city lights reflect off of the bronze. The bull symbolizes the strong nature of the city of Durham and its residents.

  • Shop At Brightleaf Square
    This quaint, walkable section of town offers a variety of locally-owned retailers, so it's a great place to shop and support Durham's economy. You'll find plenty of gift shops and many opportunities for outdoor dining when the weather permits.

  • Catch A Show At The Carolina Theater
    If you're ready for a break, catch a show at The Carolina Theater. Not only is it an excellent entertainment venue, but the building is also one of the most beautiful in Durham and has a rich history. There is also an outdoor amphitheater, which hosts performances in the spring and summer.

Once you start walking around Durham, it's hard not to fall in love with this wonderful city. If you're interested in checking out some of our wonderful nearby homes, contact us today.

July
28

Vegan Restaurants You Can Find in the Triangle

Vegan Restaurants Raleigh

As a vegan or someone who eats plant-based most of the time, it's not always easy to find places to dine. Lately, though, the restaurant scene has been expanding, with many new vegan restaurants opening up across the country. The Triangle area is no exception. Whether you're strictly vegan or just trying something new, here are some of the top vegan restaurants near Raleigh homes for sale.

  • The Fiction Kitchen: 428 S. Dawson St., Raleigh, NC 27601
    The Fiction Kitchen 
    serves vegan and vegetarian cuisine, prepared in a 100% vegetarian kitchen. They're open from 3:30 - 7:30 pm, Wednesday - Sunday.

    This restaurant has an incredible selection of starters, from their Lion's Mane Spread to their cornmeal-fried mushrooms. Favorite entrees include the curry bowl and the peanut noodle soup. The menu is detailed so you can tell which dishes are vegan and which are gluten-free.

  • Neomonde Mediterranean: 3817 Beryl Rd., Raleigh, NC 27607
    Neomonde Mediterranean is a contemporary cafe serving Lebanese dishes. You can order at the counter and enjoy your meal either on-site or to-go. While the restaurant is not strictly vegan, they do offer a lot of vegan and vegetarian options.

    Favorites at Neomonde include the falafel pita and the butternut chickpea salad. They also have delicious Lebanese flatbreads.

  • Purple Cabbage: 306 E. Hargett St., Raleigh, NC 27601
    Purple Cabbage is a vegan food truck serving the Triangle area. You can follow their social media pages to see where they are parking. 

    The star of the menu at Purple Cabbage is the vegan burgers. They're served on soft, fluffy buns with purple cabbage slaw on top. Their vegan chicken sandwich is pretty popular, too!

  • Boss of Vegan: 1129 Corporation Pkwy., Suite 181, Raleigh, NC 27610
    With a name like Boss Vegan, it has to be good! This place is known for its sandwiches. The Boss-BLT, made with vegan bacon on a Hawaiian roll, is incredible. People also love the fresh cucumber salad.

    You can pre-order from Boss Vegan on their website. They even offer some make-at-home options, like their bake-at-home vegan sugar cookies. 

  • Earth to Us: 1720 Guess Rd. #18, Durham, NC 27701
    Serving 100% vegan American and Latin comfort food, Earth to Us is a must-visit restaurant. They started off with just a food truck, and now they have two physical locations in Raleigh and Durham.

    A favorite at Earth to Us is the loaded nachos, which are topped with raw cashew cheese, black beans, and pico de gallo. Guests also love the mac & cheese plate, a classic comfort food choice made with BBQ vegan chicken. Don't forget to end your meal with some carrot cake before heading out to look at Durham homes for sale!

  • Vegan Flava Cafe: 306 W. Franklin St., Chapel Hill, NC 27516
    Vegan Flava Cafe
    opened in 2011 as a mobile catering business. They recently opened their brick-and-mortar location inside the Dogwood Market near Chapel Hill homes for sale. The restaurant goes out of its way to use organic, non-GMO, and gluten-free ingredients. 

    The Chickpea Mock Tuna wraps at Vegan Flava Cafe are really popular. Guests also love the Too Tasty Tacos. If you're in the mood for something cool and refreshing, try one of the smoothies. The Island Flava, made with organic mangoes, pineapple, and almond milk, is sure to please your palate.

Eating vegan is easier when you're surrounded by delicious vegan restaurants like these. Our real estate agents are ready and waiting to help you find a home in Raleigh so you can visit again and again. Contact us to learn more about our services or to schedule an appointment with an agent.

April
21

National Prime Rib Day: Steakhouses around the Triangle

Raleigh Steak

There's never a bad time to enjoy a delicious slice of prime rib. If you need an excuse, however, you'll be glad to know that April 27th is National Prime Rib Day!  

Our REALTORS® each have their own opinions about which local steakhouse is the best. We've created this list of some of their favorites, so you check them all out and decide for yourself!  

  1. Angus Barn Steakhouse: 9401 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh, NC 27617
    Located not far from some of the best Raleigh homes for sale, the Angus Barn Steakhouse is incredibly popular among locals. This fine-dining restaurant serves a variety of steaks that are aged in-house, fresh seafood, and more. It also has an award-winning wine cellar and a smoking lounge. You'll love the 10, 14, or 22-ounce cuts of prime rib. You can also choose a combo and pair your prime rib with a half rack of ribs, marinated shrimp, or a lobster tail. 
  1. The Peddler Steakhouse: 6005 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh, NC 27612
    When you have dinner at The Peddler Steakhouse, you can expect to enjoy a delicious steak that has been aged to perfection. All of their steaks are aged for a minimum of 28 days and cut at the table upon request. They're then grilled over charcoal, resulting in an amazingly flavorful meal. The prime rib at Peddler Steakhouse is seasoned with their special blend of spices and slow-roasted to ensure that it stays both juicy and tender. Try it for yourself, and you'll quickly see why this dish is the restaurant's house specialty. 
  1. Nantucket Grill: 1145 Falls River Ave., Raleigh, NC 27614
    If you enjoy dining in a relaxed and inviting atmosphere, then you'll want to pay a visit to Nantucket Grill. This restaurant serves up classic New England-Style cuisine like lobster rolls and crab cakes. They serve prime rib after 4 pm on Saturdays and all day on Sundays. Kids also eat for free on Sundays, making this the perfect day for a family outing. 
  1. NanaSteak: 345 Blackwell St., Durham, NC 27701
    Well known as one of Durham's best steakhouses, NanaSteak offers upscale dining in a high-energy environment. The restaurant features three dining rooms, a well-appointed bar, and an award-winning wine list. They offer both 8-ounce and 12-ounce cuts of slow-cooked Black Angus Prime Rib that are sure to please your palate. NanaSteak is located in downtown Durham. While you're in the area, we highly recommend taking a drive around to get a look at some of the beautiful Durham homes for sale nearby. 
  1. Stoney River Steakhouse and Grill: 201 S. Estes Dr., Space 100-A, Chapel Hill, NC 2751
    An upscale restaurant with a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere, Stoney River Steakhouse specializes in fresh seafood and hand-cut steaks. Their Certified Angus Beef® prime rib is aged and slow-roasted to perfection. Next time you're in the area looking at Chapel Hill homes for sale, plan to stick around and enjoy an amazing meal you won't soon forget. 

When it comes to living in the Triangle, great restaurants are just the beginning! We would love to show you around the area. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and get started. 

February
10

Valentine's Day Takeout Options in the Triangle

Raleigh Valentine's Day Restaurants

Are you looking for a great way to celebrate Valentine's Day without the crowds? This year, why not enjoy a romantic dinner at home? It's easy to re-create an intimate restaurant setting. Just set the table, dim the lights, and light some candles. Put on some romantic music, and you're ready to go!

Our real estate agents often order takeout meals from the area's top restaurants. Here are a few you can rely on to send you home with a meal that will make your evening super special. 

  1. Beasley's Chicken & Honey: 237 S. Wilmington St., Raleigh, NC 27601
    A special Valentine's Day doesn't have to be fancy, and it doesn't always have to involve dinner! Beasley's Chicken & Honey offers a brunch menu that you and your loved ones are sure to enjoy. From the Hot Chicken Eggs Benedict to the fresh-made Churros, there are plenty of decadent options to start your weekend off right. They also offer excellent comfort food like Fried Chicken with Honey, Pork Shoulder Meatloaf, and Crispy Carolina Catfish. Don't forget to add some of their tasty sides, like Pimento Mac-N-Cheese Custard, Sea-Salt Brined Fries, and Mini Waffles with Honey Butter and Syrup. 

  2. Lantern: 423 West Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27516
    When restaurants use local ingredients you can taste the difference! Lantern is committed to using ingredients sourced from local farms and fisheries near Chapel Hill homes for sale. Their menu is always changing to highlight what's in season. Be sure to check their Facebook page for the latest takeout options they have available and impress your valentine with a farm to table meal. 

  3. Caffe Luna: 136 E. Hargett St., Raleigh, NC 27601
    For tasty Italian cuisine with a Tuscan flair, you can't go wrong with an order from Caffe Luna. Their take-out dinner menu features a large selection of pasta dishes and entrees, including veal, chicken, steak, seafood, and more. Don't forget to add dessert! They have incredible Tiramisu, traditional Philadelphia-style Cheesecake, and the "Irish Bash," a chocolate-crusted cheesecake swirled with Bailey's Irish Cream flavoring and drizzled with chocolate syrup.
     
  4. Bleu Olive Mediterranean Bistro: 1820 Hillandale Rd., Durham, NC 27705
    Popular Greek and Mediterranean restaurant Bleu Olive has pleased Durham residents since 1994. They hand-craft each meal they serve using fresh, local ingredients. If you've been thinking about buying one of the great Durham homes for sale, you'll definitely want to familiarize yourself with this excellent restaurant. Make sure you save room for the Baklava, Orange Dark Chocolate Torte, or the Goat Cheese & Honey Cheesecake!

  5. Chef's Palette: 3460 Ten Ten Rd., Cary, NC 27518
    Known for being a friendly neighborhood restaurant, Chef's Palette offers a delicious menu that's perfect for a special occasion. The food is always excellent, and the portions are quite generous. We recommend the Brie Bites, Duck Rolls, Canadian Salmon, and Chicken Francese. No matter what you choose, you definitely won't be disappointed. Chef's Palette is located near many of the best Cary homes for sale. On the way to pick up your meal, consider taking a drive around so you can see some of the beautiful neighborhoods nearby. 

Now is the perfect time to find a home you can really fall in love with! There are so many beautiful Raleigh homes for sale, and we can't wait to help you find the perfect one. Contact us today to discuss your goals and get started.

September
30

As Seen on TV: Raleigh Restaurants that Have Been Featured on TV

Raleigh Restaurants

It's no secret that North Carolina has some of the best food in the country, but many residents of the Triangle are surprised to discover just how many times Raleigh's restaurants have been featured on TV. From local news to international programs on Food Network and Travel Channel, our favorite places to dine are given primetime slots on television. Next time you're headed out to eat, our real estate agents encourage you to check out these Raleigh restaurants that have been featured on TV.

  1. The Roast Grill – 7 S. West St., Raleigh, NC 27603 
    As Seen On Man v. Food

    Opened in 1940, The Roast Grill has been serving up hot dogs on the same grill they used 80 years ago. When Man v. Food's Adam Richman came to town, Raleigh residents knew he'd be taking on the Hot Dogger Eating Challenge. Richman dominated the challenge, downing 17 hot dogs, a half-pint of mustard, and a pint of chili sauce, which caused the challenge to be renamed as the Man v. Food Hot Dog Challenge. Whether you're going in to take the challenge or a single dog, don't ask for ketchup!

  2. The Pit – 328 W. Davie St., Raleigh, NC 27601
    As Seen On Throwdown with Bobby Flay

    The Pit serves up the tastiest pork this side of the Smoky Mountains, but when celebrity chef Bobby Flay came to town, things got messy. Thankfully, the pitmaster defeated the grill master, winning a rib challenge on Throwdown with Bobby Flay. The Pit has been featured time and time again on other shows like Chopped, Man v. Food, and The Today Show, which is all the more reason to see what all the buzz is about. Grab a plateful of barbeque, a fine bourbon whiskey, and taste why The Pit just can't stay out of the limelight.

  3. Original Flying Burrito – 4800 Grove Barton Rd., Raleigh, NC 27613
    As Seen On Food Paradise

    The Southwest meets the Southeast at Original Flying Burrito, which was featured on an episode of Food Paradise's episode "Burrito Paradise." To taste what you've seen on TV, order up the Carolina Burrito. Made fresh from scratch each day, the delicious sauces, salsas, and other sweet and savory menu items are sure to make your mouth water. They even have a separate vegan menu for those who prefer their burrito meat and dairy-free.

  4. Azurelise – 702 Boylan Ave., Raleigh, NC 27605
    As Seen On Road Tasted with the Neelys

    With so much savory barbeque in town, Azurelise offers a sweet alternative. While they received great reviews on Road Tasted with the Neelys, Azurelise's chocolate truffles let their flavor do the talking. The minute you let of one, these delectable chocolates melt on your tongue, you'll know why Azurelise is a standout confectioner in the city. Order up at least two batches; you'll likely devour the first on the car ride home!

If you thought Raleigh's restaurant scene was impressive, wait until you see our housing market! Contact us today to begin touring the best Raleigh homes for sale.

May
6

Takeout Options in Raleigh for Your Dinner Plans

Raleigh Takeout

If you're like most people, living under the current stay-at-home orders has started to feel really mundane. It's true, there's not a lot to do right now, but ordering takeout from some of the area's best restaurants is a great way to spice things up. 

Many of our real estate agents have started planning a weekly takeout night. Not only does this give us a chance to try out some new foods, but we love being able to support our local restaurant owners. Here are a few of our favorites! 

  1. Woody's at City Market: 2050 Wolfe St. Raleigh, NC 27601
    Conveniently located in downtown Raleigh, Woody's at City Market is perfect for those days when you're craving some American comfort food. We recommend the burgers, Cuban sandwiches, and, of course, the chicken wings. They're currently offering curbside takeout, and delivery! 
  2. Chow Pizza Bar: 8311 Creedmoor Rd. Raleigh, NC 27613 
    When it comes to takeout, pizza and wings reign supreme! In addition to awesome pizza and wings, Chow Pizza Bar also has delicious sandwiches, nachos, burgers, and salads. The whole family will love getting a feast from this local restaurant.
  3. The Pit Authentic BBQ: 328 W Davie St., Raleigh, NC 27601
    There's nothing like some slow-made homestyle BBQ to pull you out of a funk! The Pit Authentic BBQ is serving up all their best dishes for takeout, including pulled pork, beef brisket, and their famous Southern Fried Chicken. We recommend adding an order of fried green tomatoes and skillet cornbread to your order as well. Yum! 
  4. Ruben's NY Deli: 170 E. Davie St., Raleigh, NC 27601
    If you've been looking for a truly authentic NY style deli, look no further! At Ruben's NY Deli, you'll find delicious corned beef that's pickled and braised daily and hand-rubbed and smoked pastrami, turkey, and roast beef. They also have all the classic sandwiches piled high with meat and cheese as well as an excellent selection of soups, salads, bagels, and desserts. They serve breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner and offer both takeout and delivery. 
  5. Jose and Sons: 327 W. Davie. St., Suite 102, Raleigh, NC 27601
    You don't have to wait for Cinco De Mayo to enjoy a delicious Mexican feast! Jose and Sons has an amazing menu. Whether you're craving a Primo Burrito, fried pork belly chicharrones, enchiladas, street corn on the cob, or a barbacoa platter, they've got you covered! You can also feed the whole family with the Chef's Picnic or the Family Style Taco Kit. 
  6. Sushi Blues Cafe: 301 Glenwood Ave., Ste. 110, Raleigh, NC 27603
    From incredible sushi and sashimi appetizers and platters to lunch and dinner entrees, including teriyaki, tempura, stir-fry, noodles, and more, a takeout order from Sushi Blues Cafe is sure to satisfy your cravings. They're currently offering curbside pickup and BOGO sushi rolls for all of their pickup orders! 

Although things have certainly changed, we're still working hard to help our clients reach their real estate goals. Contact us to learn more about how you can virtually tour some of the beautiful Raleigh homes for sale or put add your home to the inventory. We're here to help! 

October
2

Get Your Caffeine Buzz - Raleigh Coffee Shops to Try

Raleigh Coffee Shops

Coffee lovers know it's more than a beverage: it's a way of life. Residents of the Raleigh area have several great coffee shops where they can grab a pumpkin spice latte or linger over a cup of java with a good book. Stop in at one of these top coffee shops recommended by our real estate agents.

  • BREW Coffee Bar - 122 E. Chatham St., Cary 27511
    BREW Coffee Bar recognizes a shared love of coffee as a foundation for creating connections. Their location near Cary homes for sale is designed to promote a sense of community. Pair your coffee with a toasted bagel, PB&J or one of the other light menu offerings. Hours at BREW are 7 a.m. - 6 p.m. weekdays, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday.

  • Bean Traders Coffee Roasters - 105 W. North Carolina 54, Durham 27713
    Dave and Christy, the team behind Bean Traders Coffee Roasters, have a passion for java that they roast their beans. The couple's commitment to the area around Durham homes for sale shows through in the locally sourced food products, sustainable practices, and charitable donations. Bean Traders is open 6 a.m. - 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 6 a.m. - 10 p.m. Friday, 7 a.m. - 10 p.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sunday.

  • Black & White Coffee Roasters - 314 Brooks St., Wake Forest 27587
    At Black & White Coffee Roasters, their approach is as basic and straightforward as their name. B&W's year-round coffee blends are named the Natural, the Classic and the Original. Take a break from viewing Wake Forest homes for sale and let their friendly, knowledgeable baristas suggest your next favorite drink. Hours are 7 a.m. - 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday.

  • Jubala Coffee - 8450 Honeycutt Rd., Raleigh 27615
    The folks at Jubala Coffee want your experience to be as first-rate as the product. Every element of Jubala Coffee, from the partnership with Counter Culture Coffee to the comfortable seating area and dedicated baristas, is aimed at providing the best customer experience possible. Be sure to try one of the irresistible Liege waffles, made with pearl sugar for a perfectly crispy exterior around a soft, doughy interior. Heading out to tour Raleigh homes for sale? Order online and your drink will be waiting for you. Jubala is open 7 a.m. - 8 p.m. weekdays, 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. Saturday and 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday. There is a second Raleigh location at 2100 Hillsborough St.

  • Ugly Mug Bean & Brew - 51-E Technology Dr., Garner 27529
    With its steampunk vibe, Ugly Mug Bean & Brew, down the street from Garner homes for sale, is as quirky and delightful as its name. The extensive list of specialty coffees includes the Thingamabob with chocolate, hazelnut, and toasted marshmallow, not to be confused with the Thingamajig featuring white chocolate. Ugly Mug's food menu, featuring waffles, breakfast tacos, and flatbread pizzas, earns as many raves as their coffee. Hours are 6:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 7:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. Sunday.

If you're buying or selling a Raleigh area home, any of these wonderful coffee shops would be great to meet with one of our real estate agents. Contact us at Coldwell Banker HPW.

December
12

9 Favorite Spots for Sunday Brunch in Durham

Durham Restaurants for Brunch
What could be better than heading out for a relaxed Sunday brunch with some of your favorite people? Durham homes for sale make it easy to enjoy a wealth of excellent dining options, and Sunday brunch is no exception, with many unique dining spots to try. Whether you're looking for a traditional brunch or something new, you'll find it in the city. Our real estate agents have the details on nine of their favorite spots to enjoy a lovely Sunday brunch in Durham.

Savoring Sunday Morning: Durham's Best Sunday Brunch Spots 

  1. Parker and Otis – 112 South Duke Street, Durham
    Featuring a menu filled with smart, simple food made from fresh, local ingredients, Parker and Otis is a great place to stop for a delicious Sunday brunch. Choose from the breakfast or lunch menus to find the perfect morning meal.

  2. Monuts Donuts – 1002 Ninth Street, Durham
    If you're looking for a friendly atmosphere and delicious, handmade food, look no further than Monuts Donuts. What started as a small donut stand has grown into a popular restaurant. At Monuts, you'll find a full breakfast/lunch menu, soups, salads, and of course some of the best donuts in Durham.

  3. Foster's Market – 2694 Durham-Chapel Hill Boulevard, Durham
    Enjoy a Sunday brunch on the outdoor patio at Foster's Market, where everything is made from scratch and the menu always features something unique. Foster's coffee bar is a nice place to spend time before or after brunch, while the market makes for a great stop to pick up some specialty foods to bring home.

  4. True Flavors Diner – 5410 Highway 55 Suite AJ AK, Durham
    With warm hospitality and an accessible, upscale menu featuring unique takes on your old favorites, True Flavors Diner is a popular brunch destination. Be sure to try the Southern Fried Chicken and Waffles, only available during brunch.

  5. Rise – 8200 Renaissance Parkway, Durham
    Rise began as a small breakfast spot in Durham and has since become a growing chain stretching beyond the Carolinas. Of course, you can still visit the original Rise in Durham for a delicious Sunday brunch, prepared with the freshest ingredients.

  6. Guglhupf Bakery and Patisserie – 2706 Durham-Chapel Hill Boulevard, Durham
    Celebrating 20 years as a Durham staple, Guglhupf Bakery and Patisserie offers a diverse, delicious menu, filled with nods to classic German cooking. Best of all, you can now enjoy the brunch menu at Guglhupf every day of the week!

  7. Elmo's Diner – 776 Ninth Street, Durham
    Stop by Elmo's Diner for a relaxed brunch in a casual, inviting atmosphere, with a staff that makes everyone feel like a regular. Elmo's has been serving up Durham's favorites for more than 20 years, and everything is made from scratch.

  8. Geer Street Garden – 644 Foster Street, Durham
    Located in downtown Durham on the corner of Foster and Geer Streets, Geer Street Garden offers a menu filled with home-cooked favorites every day of the week. The brunch buffet, available on Sundays, features breakfast favorites, salads, quiche, fruit, and banana pudding for dessert.

  9. NOSH - 2812 Erwin Rd, Durham
    NOSH Eclectic Foodstuffs is the go-to place for Durham locals, students, and visitors. Wendy Woods and Piper Lunsford, owners, offer their guests highest quality, affordable food, and quick, friendly service.  Their breakfast menu serves up everything from "a little something to get your day started" to a full-blown, most important-meal-of-the-day medley of pancakes, maple-pepper bacon, and taters.

Still searching for the perfect home, so that you can enjoy all that Durham has to offer? Our experienced, local team is here to help. Contact us at Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston to buy and sell homes in the Durham, NC area.

April
3

Distinctively Durham - Brightleaf Square

Durham NC - Brightleaf Square
Great food with a distinctly Durham spin? Check. Shopping at unique, local businesses that you won't find anywhere else? Check. A place where local history meets modern amenities and every member of the family can have a good time? Check. If you're looking for a great place to spend a day in Durham, you won't find many better locations than Brightleaf Square, the shopping, dining, and entertainment complex located between Downtown Durham and Duke University. Brightleaf Square prides itself on being "Distinctly Durham," and our real estate agents have all of the details on this delightful Durham destination.

Distinctly Durham: Enjoy Fabulous Food and Spectacular Shopping at Brightleaf Square

One of the first things you'll notice when shopping Durham homes for sale is the way that the city--and each neighborhood--has its own unique atmosphere, history, and amenities. Brightleaf Square is a great example of why that's the case and provides the perfect place to spend a day no matter which corner of Durham you call home.

A Convenient, Historic Durham Location

Brightleaf Square first opened in 1981, aiming to provide a fun, convenient place to shop between Downtown Durham and Duke University. It was a hit from the start, in part thanks to the two historic buildings that the complex was built around. Brightleaf Square is housed in two large former tobacco warehouses, which were built in the earliest years of the 1900s. The complex has grown ever since, with a host of great shopping spots and dining destinations. In addition to the two main buildings, the courtyard between both warehouses has been redesigned to provide a scenic, outdoor setting while you enjoy all that Brightleaf Square has to offer.

Shop 'Til You Drop in Brightleaf Square

Do you love scouring local businesses for unique, hidden gems, and supporting the small businesses that make Durham such a special place to call home? Well, Brightleaf Square is full of them! You'll find an eclectic selection of shops throughout the complex, whether you're searching for the latest fashions, hunting for interesting antiques, or trying to find the perfect gift for someone who has everything. Businesses like Bull City Art & Frame offer a culture-rich shopping experience and work hard to make children feel welcome as you explore the sights, sounds, and flavors of Brightleaf Square.

Durham - Brightleaf Square Dining

A Distinctly Durham Dining Experience

You're sure to work up an appetite from all of that shopping, so why not enjoy a fabulous meal and recharge right in Brightleaf Square? The complex is home to eight unique dining destinations, including a craft brewery, fantastic seafood spots, ice cream made with the freshest local ingredients, and flavorful Asian cuisine close to home in Durham. If you're looking for a fun, convenient place to grab dinner and drinks with your friends, you'll have no trouble finding what you seek in Brightleaf Square.

Special Events for Every Season

There's always something interesting going on in Brightleaf Square, and special events are a common sight around the complex, especially during the summer. The warm-weather season includes the free summer concert series, which regularly draws big crowds for fun outdoor concerts. The local businesses that create Brightleaf Square also put on plenty of events throughout the year as well, and this is always a fun place to shop during the holiday season.

Are you searching for your own home that's "distinctly Durham" and looking for a local real estate team that truly knows the city? Contact us at Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston to buy and sell homes throughout the Durham, NC area.

February
22

Foodies Unite in Raleigh, NC

Raleigh Foodies Unite
Whether you're aiming to sample fantastic, unique cuisine from around the world or searching for a flavorful homestyle meal, Raleigh, NC has a restaurant to suit every taste.   

There's fabulous food around every corner in Raleigh, and the city has earned more than its share of awards for its unique culinary creations. Foodies will love getting to know the dining scene in the city, and shopping Raleigh homes for sale provides the perfect home-base for discovering the many hidden gems that await throughout the city. Our real estate agents are here to help you start your search, with a list of eight must-see dining destinations in Raleigh, NC. 

Enjoy Unique Flavors at Eight of the Best Dining Spots in Raleigh, NC


Raleigh - Saint Jacques
1. Saint Jacques French Cuisine, 6112 Falls of Neuse Rd, Raleigh
Chef Restaurateur Serge Falcoz-Vigne and the Saint Jacques team bring authentic French fine dining to Raleigh. Ranked as one of the Top 100 restaurants in the U.S. by OpenTable.com, Saint Jacques uses only the highest quality ingredients sourced locally from North Carolina farmers to serve classic French fare to their Raleigh clientele.  Enjoy unique seafood dishes, delightful desserts, an extensive wine list, and a fantastic atmosphere at Saint Jacques French Cuisine. 

Raleigh - Crawford and Son

2. Crawford and Son, 618 N. Pearce Street, Raleigh
Sit back, relax, and enjoy a great meal in a casual atmosphere at Crawford and Son, where comfort food is always on the menu. While the atmosphere is laid back, Chef Scott Crawford and his crew are serious about bringing the best flavors of Raleigh to your plate. Sample fish, fowl, and fabulous seafood, with unique takes on your favorite dishes as a part of the Crawford and Son menu

Raleigh - Garland

3. Garland, 14 West Martin Street, Raleigh
Garland is the hybrid of combining flavors of India and Asia with locally sourced foods to deliver a distinctively different culinary experience to Raleigh locals.  You'll discover great food, delicious cocktails, and an unbelievable wine menu in a comfortable--but funky--atmosphere.

Raleigh - Beasley's Chicken and Honey

4. Beasley's Chicken and Honey, 237 South Wilmington Street, Raleigh
Looking for a truly local way to celebrate the unique food scene in Raleigh? Stop by Beasley's Chicken and Honey to enjoy the best fried chicken in the city, in a fun, friendly atmosphere that's perfect for families. Beasley's offers a diverse menu of fried chicken creations, seasonal Southern sides, and savory sandwiches, all close to home in Downtown Raleigh.


Raleigh - luttegrace

5. lucettegrace, 235 South Salisbury Street, Raleigh
lucettegrace describes itself as a "contemporary patisserie" in the heart of downtown Raleigh. A patisserie it definitely is serving patrons everything from strawberries and cream mousse to a ham and cheese croissant with just the right amount of bechamel sauce.

6. Videri Chocolate Factory, 327 W. Davie Street, Sweet 100 Raleigh
We've covered food, drink, and flavors from around the world, so now all that's left is to tie the meal together with the perfect dessert. Visit Videri Chocolate Factory to enjoy some of the best chocolate in Raleigh, and see first-hand how gourmet chocolate is created. Enjoy watching the experts in action, then settle in on the outdoor patio to taste the delicious results of all of that hard work.

7. Bida Manda, 222 South Blount Street, Raleigh
Ranked as one of the 100 best restaurants in the U.S. by OpenTable, Bida Manda offers Laotian cuisine in an elegant, thoughtful setting. Enjoy a meal in the beautiful indoor dining area, or head out the deck to sample fantastic flavors with a gorgeous Raleigh sunset in the background. If you're looking for an example of Raleigh's unique culinary culture, Bida Manda is a great place to start.

Raleigh - Brewery Bhavana

8. Brewery Bhavana, 218 S. Blount Street, Raleigh
One visitor to Bida Manda was so taken by the food that he wished to create his own Laotian dining spot in the city, and on that day the concept for Brewery Bhavana was born. Located next door to Bida Manda, brewery Bhavana aims to create community by serving complex, craft brews paired with meals that emphasize the unique flavors of the Southeast Asian cuisine.

When you're ready to find your next home and start enjoying the fabulous flavors of Raleigh, our experienced, local real estate team is here to help. Contact us when you're ready to buy or sell homes throughout Raleigh, NC. 

 

Login to My Homefinder

Login to My Homefinder