We hope you’ve packed your appetite. This month, we’re finishing our Hit the Road series with a foodie foray into Charleston, SC. Whether you’re interested in taking a tour of the Lowcountry’s food scene, putting your cooking skills to the test during a chef-led cooking class, or trying the award-winning oysters at The Ordinary, this driving-distance destination is every foodie’s dream.
Before you start packing your bags, here’s everything you need to know about the area + our insider recommendations.
Start with local raw oysters, savor the smoked tilefish curry, and end with ice cream disguised as fried chicken. Pro tip: Get in line before opening; this foodie destination doesn’t take reservations.
This mid-century landmark-turned-luxury-hotel made Condé Nast Traveler’s 2022 Gold List. Before heading to dinner, sip cocktails in the upscale Living Room or take in Charleston views from the hotel’s rooftop bar, The Citrus Club.
LANY: Summer Forever Tour | Thurs., Aug. 4 | 6:30 p.m. | Red Hat Amphitheater | $29.50+ | Watch this indie-pop band perform songs like “you!” + “ex i never had.” 💘
Greek Night | Fri., Aug. 5 | 8-11 p.m. | Taverna Agora, 326 Hillsborough St. | Price of purchase | Celebrate Greek culture + enjoy performers during dinner.
Carolina Music Festival | Fri., Aug. 5-Sat., Aug. 6 | The Pour House, 224 S. Blount St. | Times vary | $10+ | Enjoy a weekend of music from local country, R&B, rock, and hip hop artists. 🎵
Acoustic Nights in The District | Starting Fri., Aug. 5 | 6-9 p.m. | 3400 Village Market Place, Morrisville | Free | Acoustic Nights in The District returns to Park West Village every Friday + Saturday night through September. 🎶 *
The Market at NCMA | Sat., Aug. 6 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. | NCMA | Price of purchase | Enjoy an afternoon of live music + shopping from local artists. 🛍️
Taylor Fest | Sat., Aug. 6 | 9 p.m. | Motorco Music Hall, 723 Rigsbee Ave., Durham | $20 | Jam out to Taylor Swift all night long.
West St. Dog’s Birthday Party | Sun., Aug. 7 | 2-8 p.m. | West St. Dog, 400 W. North Street | Free | There will be cornhole, cake for humans, and treats for pups. 🐶
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.
Developers have submitted a proposal for a new high rise that would take the place of Legends Nightclub, located at 330 W. Hargett St.Plans for the 30-story mixed-use building include 372 apartment units, ~17,400 sqft of restaurant space, ~20,000 sqft of retail space + parking. 🏗 (Triangle Business Journal)
Dix Park will hold a celebration for the groundbreaking of Gibson Play Plaza on Sun., Aug. 14 from 5-7 p.m. The 18.5-acre plaza will include play areas and gathering spaces for people of all ages including climbing towers + a picnic grove. The project will take ~two years to complete. Register for the event.
The Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster has launched its 2022 Cleantech Innovation Awards to spotlight advances in clean technology across NC + recognize people, organizations, and projects furthering its reach and impact. Nominations will be accepted through Fri., Sept. 9 + winners will be announced at an awards ceremony on Wed., Nov. 9.
Don’t flake on this challenge. Layered Croissanterie is holding a croissant contest. Submit as many croissant flavor ideas that you have for a chance to win prizes and have your creation featured on the September menu. Fill out this graphic and submit it to the bakery’s Instagram messages to enter. 🥐
Beginning on Fri., Aug. 5, Irregardless Café will open for lunch on Fridays from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. The lunch menu will focus on salads and sandwiches like a vegan cheese and apricot melt + BBQ maitake sandwich.
Elvis fans, head to Remember Elvis Presley at the Walnut Terrace Center on Fri., Aug. 12 from 2:30-4 p.m. Participants will share memories of how he impacted their lives, contribute to a painted rock project, and snack on peanut butter and banana sandwiches. Call 919-996-6061 to reserve a space (required).
Raleigh’s Longleaf Swine BBQ made it on The News & Observer’s list of the 12 best places in NC offering barbecue. This pop-up joint will open a brick-and-mortar by September — it will serve market-sliced meat during the day and diner-style smashburgers at night. Now that you’re hungry, check out our Raleigh BBQ superlatives. 🍖
Go Triangle is hosting a discussion on carpooling in the Triangle on Thurs., Aug. 25 at 2 p.m. During the Mission Impossible event, locals will have 60 minutes to ask Share the Ride NC Administrator Paul Straw any questions they may have on the topic. 🚗
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Editor’s pick: Before I moved to Raleigh, I lived in Charleston. While living in the Lowcountry, I couldn’t get enough of Moscow Mules at The Rarebit or chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream from Off Track (where I had my first date with my partner). 🍨
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