Archives: March 2014


Beer & Bacon Fest

Bacon lovers rejoice! Beer & Bacon Fest is happening THIS WEEKEND! This Saturday, March 29th, the self-described “all-you-care-to-taste extravaganza” will feature 75 craft beers, 15 participating restaurants, 10 bacons from across the country and lots of live entertainment.  Two TONS of bacon… The festival will be held at Cary’s Booth Amphitheater and will feature a […]


Low Cost, High Impact

Home improvement can equal big bucks, but not everyone has the cash to invest in a major home remodel. Doing smaller scale projects and DIY work can actually make a big impact. Kiplingers has an excellent list of potential home improvement projects that give you the most bang for your buck for about $1,000 or […]


Bracketology: Greatest Town In The South

  This bracket from Garden & Gun magazine may appeal to the non-sports fanatics in your house. G & G put together a head-to-head of 32 awesome Southern towns and the competition for the bragging rights battle to the title of “Greatest Southern Town” is under way.  The magazine divided the Southern states into four […]


Celebrate St. Pat’s In Raleigh!

Celebrate the luck of the Irish at downtown Raleigh’s annual St. Patrick’s Day parade! There are some changes to the event this year including a new start time of 10:00AM, a new parade route and new location for the festival in Raleigh’s downtown City Plaza! The Grand Marshall this year will be John McGrath, Raleigh Fire Chief. The […]



Just In Time For St. Patty’s Day!

On a fun note, NerdWallet ran the numbers and ranked the 10 least expensive cities for Beer Drinkers. Rankings were based on 3 factors: 1.    Relative affordability of beer: they calculated the affordability of beer using the cost of a six-pack of Heineken and the median income per worker in each city. 2.    Beer tax: NerdWallet factored in the […]


Raleigh’s Affordability Accolades

A new accolades for our fair city: Raleigh has been named one of the most affordable cities in the US! Cheapism.com compiled a list of fast-growing, yet affordable cities and Raleigh took the #6 spot. To identify the top spots, Cheapism started with a list of places that are often listed as fast-growing cities in the […]


Gold-Tones Make A Comeback

We have already explored some of 2014’s home decor trends, which included the use of metallic accents in a variety of spots. Gold-toned fixtures and hardware have been popping up in some very fashionable kitchens and baths. Looks run the gamut from Old World-charming to super sleek and modern. In addition to faucets and drains, […]