Meet the editors behind RALtoday

Cat George + Anne Tate | Photo by RALtoday

Hey Raleighites, Cat + Anne here. Between the two of us, we get the privilege of sharing local news, events, and conversations with 100,168+ readers in Raleigh, daily — here, and on our socials.

After a few weeks of bringing you RALtoday, we thought we should formally introduce ourselves. Consider this us going in for a fist bump, then switching to a handshake, then settling on a hug.

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Meet Anne 🌟

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

A: 1) Burgers, brussels + beer on the Wye Hill patio — I’ll never say no to an opportunity to see Raleigh’s skyline at night. 

2) Hunting for new records + funky furniture at Father & Son.

3) Drinks on The Willard’s rooftop lounge (again, that skyline 🌃  ). 

Q: You’re taking someone on a date in Raleigh. Where are you going? 

A: First, we’d head to Triangle Rock Club for a morning climb. Then, we’d pick up coffee + pastries from Layered Croissanterie and head to the North Carolina Museum of Art’s park for a picnic. To make an already perfect day even better, we’d head to Red Hat Amphitheater for a concert. We’re probably seeing an alt/indie band of some variety. 

Q: If you could only write about one Raleigh-specific topic for the rest of your life, what would it be? 

A: If I had to choose — and it would be very difficult — I would write profiles about Raleighites and what makes each and every one of you special in your own unique ways. I love getting down to the roots of why people do what they do.

Meet Cat 💃

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

A: Humble Pie: The perfect tapas place does exist — I have tasted *no lie* every item on the current dinner menu and everything is to die for. Put me down for the buttermilk fried chicken, crispy brussel sprouts + the rest of the menu, please

Q: You’re ordering a drink from a Raleigh coffee shop/bar: What’s in it?

A: My go-to cocktail at any bar is a Tom Collins — the best Tom Collins I have tasted in the city is at Foundation. They have some of the most knowledgeable staff who are always willing to give recommendations + talk about their craft. When I need a pick-me-up I’ll grab a basic cappuccino from Timmy at the Morning Times.

Q: What secret menu item from a local restaurant are you kinda wanting to keep secret, but also kinda wanting to share with the city?

A: No gatekeeping here — order the ‘Jenny’ at Yellow Dog Bread Co. Two words: coffee + chocolate milk. (Okay, maybe four-ish words.