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Choose your own adventure: RALtoday edition

Choose your own adventure and help City Editor Cat plan how she spends her day in Raleigh, from where she works to evening entertainment. You chose, now read your recommendations below.

A dog sitting in front of three metal ring sculptures at a park.

You decided how City Editor Cat should spend her day in Raleigh — it led to a walk at the NCMA park.

Photo by RALtoday

City Editor Cat here — it’s finally spring, which calls for a celebration... and you’re invited. I’ve already shared how to spend 12 hours in Raleigh with some of my favorite local spots, but this time, I asked you to choose your own adventure and design my day as a RALtoday City Editor.

With great power comes great responsibility. Here is how you called the shots, as a collective audience.

Wake up and smell the… bagels

I’m a bit of a plain Jane when it comes to bagels — I popped into Transfer Co. Food Hall to snag a sesame bagel with plain cream cheese from Benchwarmers Bagels. This spot also has a ton of flavorful sandwiches + spreads to choose from, like pecan butterscotch and spiced honey... and don’t sleep on the pizza night menu.

I enjoyed my freshly baked bagel on the patio for a glorious start to my busy morning.

The outside of a food hall with tables, chairs + yellow umbrellas spread out on the patio.

The Transfer Co. Food Hall patio is the perfect spot to enjoy a Benchwarmers bagel.

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Head to work at... a local library branch

Two of my favorite libraries to work out of are Oberlin Regional Library and Leesville Community Library (tree house vibes). Since I grabbed a bagel downtown, I decided to hunker down at Oberlin for a few hours. The library had an elaborate display in the lobby for the Village District’s 75th anniversary.

Bonus: We recently shared how to navigate Wake County Public Libraries’ free resources.

Grab dinner lunch at... Taverna Agora

Opa! I decided to switch this one up since I love Taverna Agora’s lunch menu so much. I invited Allie as my plus one, of course. We ate al fresco on the picturesque rooftop patio — the souvlaki skewer platter is my go-to. Plus, this Greek kitchen + bar celebrated 20 years in biz this year.

A Greek food platter on a blue table with a yellow mocktail behind the plate.

Allie and I both enjoyed the souvlaki skewer platter.

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Unwind after work by... going on a walk with my pup Tucker at a park

Tucker’s favorite park to explore (he told me) is Ann and Jim Goodnight Museum Park at the NCMA. In the middle of our walk, we rested on the pond platform to bird-watch together — this is a regular occurrence for us.

Enjoy evening entertainment by... grabbing ice cream

Finally, the busy day was sealed with a sweet treat from FRESH. Local Ice Cream. I ordered a cookies and cream cone, my fiance opted for white mint chip, and Tucker was rewarded with a farm fresh doggie sundae.

Thanks for helping me plan an amazing day in Raleigh — watch the highlight reel.

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