Raleigh-Durham may be surrounded by beautiful countryside, but it's no country town. Modern amenities mix easily with southern hospitality here where progress and possibility collide. Meet the entrepreneurial and innovative residents who sit firmly at the crossroads of history while proudly focusing on the future.
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Award-winning spot whose artfully arranged offerings tend to be grown, raised or caught locally.
Escazú Artisan Chocolates
You'll swear off M&Ms after tasting these artisanal confections.
Busy Bee Cafe
Pints down, Raleigh's best selection of craft beers, sprawling across two menus and at least 15 taps.
Remember vinyl? Schoolkids does. And the staff can always direct you to something you'll dig.
The Raleigh Times Bar
Solid bartenders, as well as burgers that'll change your life, in a former newspaper building.
Gonza's Tacos y Tequila
A hidden gem that serves up the best Mexican food (and 'ritas) you'll get without a passport.
Amra's Lounge and Cigar Bar
Larry hits Amra's for the live music and retro-cool vibe. Check out the walk-in humidor.
Gourmet popsicles with a cultlike following. New treats are unveiled regularly.
Papa Mojo's Roadhouse
Michael's go-to when he wants to get his gumbo on. Po'boys, crawfish, and live music.
Logan Trading Company
Tracey's favorite store is a family-owned shop that'll keep your garden growing.