{Localista Picks} Sept 11 – 17

It's that time again! Time for this week's "Localista Picks" for your Eat~Play~Shop local consideration. Each week I highlight a few area activities and local businesses you might want to consider fitting into your very busy agenda. So, without further ado, here are the Localista Picks for Wednesday, Sept. 11th -  Tuesday, Sept. 17th: Eat (and… Continue reading {Localista Picks} Sept 11 – 17

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{Shop Local} Downtown Wake Forest

***Just in time for your holiday shopping consideration, I start a new series focusing on independent retail & dining establishments found in pedestrian-friendly areas of the Triangle. Bring along friends & family and spend a day exploring our cities on foot while supporting local small businesses.*** As the holiday season approaches, merchants in downtown Wake… Continue reading {Shop Local} Downtown Wake Forest

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Big Things Brewing in Downtown Wake Forest

At my last visit to downtown Wake Forest in April this year, the dark wood exterior of the not yet open White Street Brewing Company starkly contrasted the orange safety cones lining the street.  The safety cones still line the street but the doors to White Street Brewing opened mid September to the eager beer drinking… Continue reading Big Things Brewing in Downtown Wake Forest

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Twelve Things to Look Forward to in 2012

I think our unseasonably warm late Fall/early Winter has fooled the tree outside my patio into blooming.  Though I know the remainder of this week will be more Winterish - less Springlike, I'm enjoying watching the bees take advantage of a few moments in the warm sun. I'm also looking forward to events and new business openings/reopenings in this new… Continue reading Twelve Things to Look Forward to in 2012