Just two NC turkeys hanging out with the president. | Photo provided by @natlturkeyfed
Alright Raleighites, time to put on those thinking caps. We’re launching a local word game to see how well you know the City of Oaks.
We’ll give you a hint and it’s up to you to guess the mystery word (or words) related to our city’s history, neighborhoods, businesses, or things we’ve mentioned in the newsletter.
Once you think you know the answer, tap the link below to type in your guess and hit the arrow key to submit.
Hint: Hailing from NC, these two turkeys were just pardoned by President Joe Biden at the White House — just in time for Thanksgiving. After their adventure at the US Capitol, the pair gobbled their way into NC State to live out the rest of their bird lives in peace.
The answer is available in The Wrap section of the newsletter… no peeking.
Trophy Trot 5K | Thursday, Nov. 24 | 9 a.m. | Trophy Brewing & Taproom, 656 Maywood Ave., Raleigh | $10-$130 | Celebrate Thanksgiving Day with this race through Dix Park and reward yourself with a Trophy beer.
Friday, Nov. 25
FOGsgiving w/Songs From The Road | Friday, Nov. 25 | 7:30 p.m. | Lincoln Theatre, 126 E Cabarrus St., Raleigh | $17-$130 | Enjoy live music by this NC-based band.
The Rink Presented By UNC Health | Friday, Nov. 25-Sunday, Nov. 27 | Times vary | Red Hat Amphitheater, 500 South Salisbury St., Raleigh | $11 | In addition to a large outdoor ice skating rink, this winter wonderland will have fire pits, a 20-ft decorated tree, games, and a snack bar.
Due to the possibility of inclement weather on Friday, Nov. 25, the Soccer Fan Fest has been rescheduled for Sunday, Dec. 18. The event will feature games like Knockerball and soccer darts, crafts, a DJ, food trucks, and a beer garden. ⚽
The Plaza Cafe, a family-owned NY-style deli specializing in Indian cuisine, closed its doors. The downtown spot on Fayetteville Street served the community for 10 years, but announced that yesterdaywas the deli’s last day in business.
321 Coffee is gearing up to open its first Durham location at 300 Morris St. Join the coffee shop and roastery for its grand opening and ribbon cutting on Saturday, Dec. 3 at 9:30 a.m. ☕
Planning on frying your turkey this year? According to the National Fire Protection Association, Thanksgiving Day is the peak day for fires caused by cooking. Check out these safety tips for frying a turkey provided by the Raleigh Fire Department and the Office of State Fire Marshal.
Happy Thanksgiving. However you celebrate, make today a day of rest, reflection, and community. We here at RALtoday are thankful for our city, and the fact that there’s always plenty to talk about. Spark a conversation with six Raleigh-themed table topics.
Add something cheesy to your holiday table this season. Try making Chef Ashley Christensen’s baked custard-style mac, a local favorite at Beasley’s Chicken + Honey, with step-by-step instructions. 🧀
If you love this newsletter (and supporting local) as much as we love strolls in Fred Fletcher Park, morning lattes from Heirloom Brewshop + Saturdays spent brunching at Hummingbird (which is a lot) — we’ve got something for you: RALtoday just launched a membership program. Learn more + sign up. 🎉
Salvatore “Sam” DiFranco, CCIM, SIOR and Trinity Partners donated 50 turkeysthat will grace the plates of families this Thanksgiving thanks to the work of Passage Home, an organization who serves adults, families, children, and veterans living near or below poverty level who are striving to break the cycle of poverty.*
Traveling for the holidays?Pro tip: Get bonus gas rewards when you buy participating items at Lowes Foods. Learn more. ⛽ *
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