Head to Larry’s Super Market (2041 Milburnie Rd.) to stock up on ground beef + ribs. While you’re there, find fresh produce, condiments, beer, and wine. Bonus: Check out the shop’s market specials for deals on large meat packs.
The Butcher’s Market at Millbrook(there’s another Raleigh location in Bedford Village) offers a wide selection of top tier meat and seafood options like all beef hotdogs + bacon and cheddar burger patties. Plus, The Butcher’s Market has condiments and rubs, prepared sides like potato salad and baked beans, and charcoal. Pro tip: Order online to save time.
Visit Weaver Street Market(404 W. Hargett St.) for fresh-baked hamburger rolls and hot dog buns. While you’re there, grab some NC shrimp for shish kabobs.
It’s not a proper summer grill out without plenty of dessert options. Order a Key Lime cake or Pig Pickin’ cake from Burney’s Sweets and More — both feature fruit-forward flavors that are both sweet and refreshing.
Up your dessert game with a dozen mint brownies and pink lemonade cookies from Sweetheart Treats (10930 Raven Ridge Rd.). But don’t stop there — take home an order of rice cereal treats for a nostalgic sweet treat that all ages will enjoy.
If you have a place to keep things chilled, ice cream is the perfect addition to any summer grill out. FRESH. Local Ice Cream(6033 Glenwood Ave.) offers a variety of flavors that have been made using local, hormone-free milk from free range cows. Pro tip: Order banana pudding ice cream; it features banana ice cream, banana puree + soft vanilla wafers.
Yoga at the Park | Mon., August 1 | 6-7 p.m. | Flowers Field, Dix Park | Free | Enjoy the fresh air as you stretch. 🧘
Bingo Night at the Lounge | Mon., August 1 | 7-9 p.m. | The Longleaf Hotel, 300 N. Dawson St. | Free | Sip drinks on the patio + play to win a prize.
Fitz and the Tantrums | Tues., August 2 | 7 p.m. | Koka Booth Amphitheatre, 8003 Regency Pkwy., Cary | $20+ | Watch this indie pop band perform with special guest Andy Grammer on The Wrong Party Tour. 🎶
RuPaul’s Drag Race | Wed., August 3 | 8 p.m. | Red Hat Amphitheater | $29.50+ | Experience Werq the World Tour featuring Miss Kameron Michaels, Rose, Vanessa Vanjie + Yvie Oddly.
Stargazing at The Willard | Wed., August 3 | 8-10:15 p.m. | The Willard Rooftop, 9 Glenwood Ave. | Join the Raleigh Astronomy Club to view the starry skies, focusing on the moon. 🌟
We have amonthly guide filled with events + activities you can plan for in advance. Click the button below to bookmark ideas for upcoming date nights, family outings, and time with friends.
The 2022 Hopscotch Music Festivallineup dropped last Friday. Courtney Barnett, Perfume Genius, Kim Gordon, and Charley Crockett are headlining the downtown event from Thurs., Sept. 8-Sat., Sept. 10. Buy tickets here. 🎸
New rules applying to the Raleigh Municipal Building, One Exchange Plaza, and 310 West Martin St. go into effect today. These rules, approved by City Council last month, include increased security at the door + size limits for signs allowed in the buildings. Read the rules.
The first performances on Theatre Raleigh’snew North Raleigh stage kick off on Wed., Aug. 3 with the Tony award-winning musical, “City of Angels.” Raleighite and Broadway star Lauren Kennedy Brady led the campaign to transform a former church into the new performing arts hub at 6638 Old Wake Forest Rd. Buy tickets here. 🎭
Throw it back to the 1800s with a quill writing and ink making class at Mordecai Historic Park. This free, back to school-themed class will take place on Fri., Aug. 26 from 1-4 p.m. by the garden. ✍️
NC StatePh.D. student Eric Hallwas awarded an honorable mention during the Environmental Protection Agency’s 2021 Scientific and Technological Achievement Awards. Eric’s winning paper highlights his work as the principal investigator on the agency’s UV Radiation Monitoring Program.
The owner of Frying Pan Tower — a historic structure rising 135 feet above the Atlantic Ocean — is looking for volunteers to help with restoration efforts. For multiple days at a time, volunteers will work to preserve the 1964 light station ~30 miles off the NC coast. 🌊 (WRAL)
Halfway through 2022, William Peace University is still offering opportunities to restart your education this year in a program catered to fit your busy reality, with two more sessions starting Mon., Aug. 22 and Mon., Oct. 10. See you in class, Raleigh. ✏️ *
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DRINK UP WEEK
Thank you, Raleigh 🥂
City Editors Cat + Anne at Vita Vite’s Drink Up Week happy hour. | Photo by RALtoday
Cheers to the 30+ businesses and countless Raleighites that participated in Raleigh’s inaugural Drink Up Week. We had the best time supporting our neighborhood bars and restaurants + amplifying the talents of local beverage makers across the City of Oaks.
Although the festivities ended yesterday, we will continue to celebrate our local drinkeries. Here’s how to keep the party going:
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