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30 September, 2014

1 Weekend, 8 New Raleigh Hotspots

1 Weekend, 8 New Raleigh Hotspots
Comments : 4 Posted in : Bakeries, Bars and Tasting Rooms, Bars in Raleigh - NC, Breweries in Raleigh - NC, Coffee Shops, Coffee Shops in Raleigh - NC, Dining in Raleigh - NC, Grab and Go, Restaurants on by : becca

Last summer, the husband and I moved away from the Research Triangle Park area of North Carolina after spending eight years watching the cities expand and their food scenes skyrocket off the heat-charts. Seriously, the New York Times is obsessed with the place! So I was excited to head back for the weekend in mid-September—my
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11 March, 2013

The Boy’s Club at the Borough

Comments : 2 Posted in : Bars and Tasting Rooms, Bars in Raleigh - NC on by : becca

The Boy’s Club The Borough Downtown Raleigh $7.50 This cocktail is a Kahlua, Bailey’s Irish cream, and Frangelico trio shaken up with chocolate and iced Counter Culture coffee. If you’re thinking dessert, you’re thinking correctly, as most coffee cocktails fall under that category. The drink is indisputably gorgeous with that chocolate pattern laced into the
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9 January, 2013

Caipirinha @ Calavera

Posted in : Bars and Tasting Rooms, Bars in Raleigh - NC on by : becca

Caipirinha Calavera (my restaurant review) Downtown Raleigh $8 First things first: the rum-soaked sugar cane. It is both visually pleasing and an essential garnish for this cocktail. Caipirinhas are a favorite in my cocktail repertoire, so I am always happy to try a new one, and having one from Calavera’s impressive bar just made sense
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26 December, 2012

Cilantro Jalapeno Margarita

Posted in : Bars and Tasting Rooms, Bars in Raleigh - NC, Tequila on by : becca

Cilantro Jalapeno Margarita Calavera (my restaurant review) Downtown Raleigh $8 I have been dying to try the tequila cocktails at Calavera. They plain sound amazing, and it’s hard to go wrong with me, tequila, and something spicy. So ordering the cilantro jalapeno margarita was basically a foregone conclusion. I’ve tried a million varieties on it
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19 November, 2012

Virginia Wine Tasting at the Fox Liquor Bar

Posted in : Bars and Tasting Rooms, Bars in Raleigh - NC, Bordeaux - Red, Events, Petit Verdot, Red Wine, Sparkling Wine, Viognier, White Wine on by : becca

Virginia Wine Tasting at the Fox Liquor Bar Back in July, I attended a wine tasting event at the Angus Barn promoting wineries from Virginia. It was very informative and a great preparation for my trip to Charlottesville a few weeks later. Well, the VA Wine Board was back in town a week and a
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