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This is pretty spot-on. Posted in honor of being one week away from turning 30!

danhacker:

roxylalonde:

We have to go deeper

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My husband and I recently bought our first house and moved to Chapel Hill. I was hoping you could provide some suggestions of the best places in the Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill area for a couple in their late 20's to explore, have date night, etc?
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nmattea:

welcome! first of all, i apologize that it took me so long to respond. i wanted to try to curate a good list for you, which required some time. secondly, i could wax poetic about the triangle all day long — there really is something for everyone around here! these are some of my favorite restaurants, watering holes, sights, and activities. there are a couple that i haven’t been to, but have only heard wonderful things about, so i included them. other locals, please add your two cents. 

[i won’t add detail about all of these places, otherwise we’d be here all day. everything is linked though]

chapel hill/carrboro

food/drinkjujube | 411 west | mediterranean deli | glass half full | milltown | crook’s corner | vimala’s curry blossom cafe | merritt’s store + grill | carrburritos | the crunkleton | allen & son bbq

sights/activitiesackland art museum | coker arboretum | flyleaf books | varsity and chelsea theaters | southern season cooking classes + events | shows at memorial hall and cat’s cradle | unc campus [i am most certainly biased, but the upper quads really can’t be beat in the spring + fall]

just outside: hillsborough is a quaint town and you can hike at occoneechee state natural area. saxapahaw is also an up + coming spot on the haw river — there are a couple restaurants, shows at the haw river ballroom, and kayaking/canoeing.

durham

food/drinkmateo tapas | nana taco | old havana sandwich shop | vin rouge | 604 west village | lilly’s pizza | monuts donuts | scratch bakery | dos perros | guglhupf | bull city burger + brewery | kokyu food truck | the federal | tonali | alley twenty six | fullsteam brewery | triangle brewery | bar lusconi 

sights/activitiescarolina theater [hands down my favorite date night activity] | sarah p. duke gardens | nasher museum of art | eno river state park | farmers market + food trucks on saturday mornings | durham bulls baseball | american tobacco trail | durham performing arts center | museum of life + science

raleigh [my least explored of the three, so please add to my list, raleigh folks]

food/drinkbusy bee cafe | gravy | fox liquor bar | sitti | oak city meatball | flying saucer | chuck’s | gringo a go go | raleigh times | humble pie 

sights/activitiesumstead state park | nc art museum | nc museum of natural sciences | jordan lake | contemporary art museum  | movies + music at koka booth amphitheater | historic city market

note that a lot of the museums have music, movies, etc, so do some exploring on their websites to find cool events. there is usually a lot going on in the summer. 

welcome to the area + enjoy!

Reblogging for awesomeness.

Me and Dan did pretty well at our friends’ adult Easter egg hunt!

Me and Dan did pretty well at our friends’ adult Easter egg hunt!

Pretty lettering, good sentiment.

Pretty lettering, good sentiment.

Seder prep!

Seder prep!

Smoke & pickles sandwich: everything bagel with cream cheese, smoked salmon, pickled green tomatoes, capers, avocado, and herbs. It was like taking a bite out of a garden on a spring day! (at Monuts Donuts)

Smoke & pickles sandwich: everything bagel with cream cheese, smoked salmon, pickled green tomatoes, capers, avocado, and herbs. It was like taking a bite out of a garden on a spring day! (at Monuts Donuts)

Hushpuppy-licious and a maple bacon. (at Monuts Donuts)

Hushpuppy-licious and a maple bacon. (at Monuts Donuts)