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Three Ways to Spend Your Saturday in the Triangle

In case you haven't left your house in the last few days, let us fill you in: it is HOT. Like, the National Weather Service issuing a heat advisory hot. Since we're in that part of Southern summers where Satan's armpit would probably be more hospitable, we're recommending some events for your Saturday that won't require tons of time in the sun. From a Comic-Con in Raleigh all weekend to an evening under the stars watching Monty Python, here are some things we're looking forward to on Saturday.
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Three Ways to Have a Fun Sunday in the Triangle

We're not ones to let the Sunday Scaries get us down, even when we're trying to get a paper to print. This Sunday will still be a scorcher—thanks, climate change—but we've got some ideas for cooling off with a drink or slice of watermelon. (PS—GalaxyCon, one of our featured events...
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Cary, NCcarymagazine.com

Hank’s Downtown Dive

When a place is called a “dive,” it can conjure thoughts of a disreputable spot situated in a sketchy part of town. Thankfully, Hank’s Downtown Dive in Cary diverges from that dubious stereotype. Instead of seediness, there’s style. In other words, this is a destination where you can go to dinner and not have to worry about checking the sanitation grade (in case you’re wondering, it’s a solid A).
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Recipe: Roasted okra

As a kid in central New York, my experience with okra didn't go much beyond the occasional sliver I may have gotten in a stew or soup at a restaurant. A few years ago, as I walked through the Downtown Raleigh Farmers' Market with a former colleague, I asked her what she was doing with the bag of okra that she'd just purchased. Roast it, she told me.
Apex, NCcarymagazine.com

Liquid Assets: Loaded Bloody Mary from Scratch Kitchen & Taproom

Jeffery Kaune, Managing Partner at Scratch Kitchen & Taproom, says the restaurant’s scratch-made bloody mary mix makes this cocktail a favorite with patrons. He agreed to share the recipe, which the staff makes in large quantities to keep up with demand. To create the classic cocktail, just add vodka and...
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Foodie news: A'Verde Cocina and Tequila Library updates opening date

The Triangle Business Journal reported this week that two Triangle-area powerhouses are teaming up for Cary’s newest dining destination. LM Restaurants and acclaimed chef Katsuji Tanabe will open A’Verde Cocina and Tequila Library later this year. The restaurant will be located at 2300 Walnut St. in the former Wild Wing Cafe space at the Centrum at Crossroads shopping center. And LM Restaurants has put acclaimed chef Giorgios Bakatsias, of Giorgios Hospitality Group, in charge of the design. Keep up with their progress here.
Raleigh, NCfranchising.com

Wing It On! Signs Deal to Bring Additional Location to Raleigh-Durham Area

Experienced Business Operator and Franchise Owner Signs Deal with Popular Wing Joint to Expand in North Carolina. July 30, 2021 // Franchising.com // RALEIGH, N.C. - Wing It On!, the New England based and fan-favorite wing joint known for its fresh, never-frozen, all-natural wings ’n wiches, has announced a new signed agreement with Evgeny Gonokhin to bring a new location to the Raleigh-Durham area.
Carrboro, NCchapelboro.com

Just The Bill, Please: What’s Out There

All clear, or no? This morning, the news is full of alarm about the newest surge of COVID among the unvaccinated due to the delta variant. Those of us who have received shots will apparently be fine, but will a spooked economy be the undoing of what has turned into a pleasant summer? Can our restaurants and clubs withstand another slump because people feel funny about going out? Frankly, I hate to imagine it.
Cary, NCcarymagazine.com

On Trend: Macarons from Asali Desserts & Café

From creative cupcakes to colorful cookies, specialty desserts are the stars at baby showers, birthday parties and weddings. Hanadi Asad and Jamaal Ali, owners of Asali Desserts & Café, are experts in unique, handcrafted treats. Macarons are light, rich and gluten-free, making them popular dessert features at events. Flavors include lemon, raspberry or vanilla (additional flavors available upon request). A box of one dozen is $25 or buy individual macarons for $2.50.
Raleigh, NCspectrumlocalnews.com

Man keeps neighbor's garden alive for good reason

RALEIGH, N.C. — When a Raleigh man’s neighbor died last month, he thought of a way to keep her memory alive while giving back to the community. A garden was the perfect idea. “She was a very, very private, strongly independent woman," David Alan said of neighbor Willie J. Hulen.
Raleigh, NCwaketech.edu

Ballet to Biotech

"I’ve always loved learning and did well in school, so I loved being back. Having been in dance, a discipline so connected to the body, made learning about anatomy and physiology especially fascinating.”. — Elice McKinley. Elice McKinley is a bioprocess engineer working in gene therapy, but that’s not was...