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Meet RALtoday City Editors Allie + Danyale

After City Editor Danyale’s first month at RALtoday, we wanted to say hey and get readers reintroduced to the team behind our newsletters and social media.

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Meet Danyale and Allie, your RALtoday City Editors.

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Hey folks — City Editors Allie and Danyale here. We have the pleasure of providing Raleigh with hyper-local news daily through our newsletter and social media, and we wanted to reintroduce ourselves because we have a new face in town.

Meet Danyale

Q: How did you end up in Raleigh?

A: I relocated to Raleigh from VA after graduating from Old Dominion University because I wanted to branch out and grow while still feeling at home. Raleigh provided that dual feeling of a buzzing city with varying vibes for whatever I’m feeling.

Q: If you were taking someone on a tour around Raleigh, where are the three places you’re going?

A: Ugh! There are so many amazing places to visit in Raleigh, but if I have to narrow it down, it would definitely be CAM Raleigh, Watts & Ward, and the State Farmers Market. I feel the three offer a variety of the art scene, night life, and good eating.

Q: You can only choose one local restaurant menu to bring with you to a deserted island — which one is it + why?

A: I would bring STIR’s menu. The menu is always fresh with new and delicious options, and I also really enjoy the variety offered. It doesn’t matter what time of day I go, the food is always amazing.

Meet Allie

Q: In 50 words or less, describe your perfect Raleigh day.

A: For breakfast, I’d grab a bacon, egg, and cheese on a grits bagel from Benchwarmers. Then, I’d explore the NC Museum of Art. For lunch, I’m stopping by (ish) delicatessen and shopping along Person Street. To end the day, a chill dinner + drink from Gussie’s with friends.

Q: What are the last three things you did downtown?

A: As a proud downtown resident, it might be easier to name what I didn’t do downtown. I stopped by Boulted Bread for an afternoon treat + bev — their morning bun simply can’t be beat. A friend and I recently wandered Copperline Plant Co., and I came home with a giant new Monstera that sits with me as I write our newsletters. I also took a nice long walk past the Joel Lane House and felt excited to be near such rich Raleigh history.

Q: What’s a local trivia tidbit every Raleighite should know?

A: There’s so much fascinating history here, so I’ll give a few factoids. Village District had an underground music venue that hosted Duke Ellington, Jimmy Buffett, and Bette Midler, among others. Raleigh has five sister cities. Raleigh’s namesake — Sir Walter— never set foot in Oak City, or North America for that matter.

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