Brewery tour, Triangle Restaurant Week & downtown Raleigh seafood festival

Posted by Posted by Andrea Weigl on May 28, 2014 


Check out the upcoming tour at Aviator Brewing Co. in Fuquay-Varina.



Aviator Brewery Tour

Join us for a tour and tasting of Aviator Brewing Co.’s newly expanded brewery in Fuquay-Varina. SkyBound has been working with Aviator since they first started packaging their brews and we love to watch them grow. This outing started as a door prize for two members of BNI Triangle Professionals, Jamie Gillie and Tim Zimmerman, but being the good chaps that they are, they encouraged us to extend the invitation to all members and friends of BNI, SkyBound, and Aviator.Stay as long or as little as you like, then head down to Aviator Smokehouse for dinner. (If you are worried about the kids, bring them and make it a family night. Aviator brews their own root beer as well). 5 p.m. May 29. Aviator Brewing Company, 209 Technology Park Lane, Fuquay-Varina.

Passport to City Market: Yelper Party

You’re invited! to kickoff Yelp’s Passport to City Market, the biggest baddest party in town! Join Yelp and City Market for one night of unbelievable fun. We will have all the FREE drinks, food, and entertainment you will need! - Please RSVP for you, and include the full name of your guest, by using the button in the upper right. - RSVP by May 23rd, and await an official confirmation email. - Bring a $5 for our nonprofit partner, Special Spaces of the Triangle 8 p.m. June 1. Free. Cobblestone Hall, 215 Wolfe St., Raleigh. 919-844-5959.

Hephzibah Baptist Church’s BBQ Chicken Supper

On May 31st Hephzibah Baptist Church will be selling BBQ Chicken plates for $7. We are selling plates from 11am-7pm. The proceeds will be used accordingly between the students, children, and church. 11 a.m. May 31. $7. Hephzibah Baptist Church, 4633 US Highway 70 E, Princeton. 919-965-5886.

Triangle Restaurant Week

Triangle Restaurant Week is a week-long celebration of culinary excellence from June 2-8th, 2014 - designed to incorporate the premier Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill and surrounding area restaurants. During TRW, participating restaurants offer special three-course menu options and fixed pricing, a great opportunity for residents and visitors alike to indulge in the area’s finest cuisine! No reservations, tickets or passes required. 7 p.m. June 2-June 8. Downtown Raleigh.

NC Fresh Catch

Kick off Summer with some cold craft beer, live music and great food! NC Fresh Catch returns to Moore Square Sat., June 7th from 1-7pm with an on-site cooking extravaganza! Menu includes a Clambake, island-style Fish ’n Chips, Grilled Jerk Chicken and more! Food served while supplies last. Shop local art booths and listen to music all day! Free w/ $4 min. food & drink order. Visit for more info & to pre-order meals. Partial event proceeds benefit Nourish International. 1 p.m. June 7. Free with $4 minimum food and drink purchase. Moore Square Park, 200 S. Blount St., Raleigh. 919-832-1231.


Summer Cocktails Hands-on Mixology Class

Create summer cocktails to help cool down. 6 p.m. May 30. $59. Durham Spirits Company, 311 E. Trinity Ave., Durham. 425-463-5430.

Summer Appetizers

In this hands-on cooking class, we will create appetizers and cocktails that are great for the summer. Menu Includes: Chilled Heirloom Tomato Soup with Goat Cheese Mousse; Bacon and Peach Crostini with Creme Fraiche; Ricotta and Fresh Herb Bruschetta; Crab and Avocado Stuffed Profiteroles; Chile and Lime-Roasted Chicken on Jalapeno Corn Cakes; Mini Berry Pies; and don’t forget the cocktails! 6 p.m. June 6. $59/person. Durham Spirits Company, 311 E. Trinity Ave., Durham. 425-463-5430.

Caribbean Picnic

In this hands-on cooking class, we will create a three-course meal that will take you through Caribbean. Menu includes: Jerk Chicken; Cuban Black Beans and Rice; Heart of Palm and Avocado Salad; Haitian Slaw; Tostones with Mojo dipping sauce; Grilled Pineapple with Rum Sauce. 1 p.m. June 8. $59. Durham Spirits Company, 311 E. Trinity Ave., Durham. 425-463-5430.

Farmers Markets

Apex Farmers Market

Local Farmers and Vendors providing fresh fruit, vegetables, meat, chicken, eggs, honey, fish, bake goods, crafts, old time knife sharping, food trucks and much more. Come bring your lawn chairs and listen to our musicians and enjoy our Kids Zone with fun kid activities. Every Saturday rain or shine 9am-1pm, April thru September. 9 a.m. May 31, 9 a.m. June 7, 9 a.m. June 14, 9 a.m. June 21, 9 a.m. June 28, 7 p.m. July 5, 7 p.m. July 12. 220 N. Salem St., Apex. 919-372-9798.

Carrboro Farmers’ Market

Carrboro, North Carolina, is home to the nationally recognized Carrboro Farmers’ Market. Recently highlighted by both Bon Appétit, Martha Stewart’s Good Food Magazine, and Visa Black Card Magazine as one of the top markets in the country, Carrboro Farmers’ Market celebrates its 36th season in 2014. The Carrboro Farmers’ Market is truly a farmer-owned and operated market. The vendors themselves produce all goods sold at the Market. Everything comes from within a 50-mile radius of Carrboro. 3 p.m. May 28, 7 a.m. May 31, 3 p.m. June 4, 7 a.m. June 7, 3 p.m. June 11, 7 a.m. June 14, 3 p.m. June 18, 7 a.m. June 21, 3 p.m. June 25, 7 a.m. June 28, 3 p.m. July 2, 7 a.m. July 5, 3 p.m. July 9. 7 a.m. July 12. 301 W. Main St., Carrboro. 919-280-3326.

Clayton Farm and Community Market

Come see us at the Clayton Farmers Market! Pasture raised pork, beef and eggs - Fresh produce - plants and flowers - local honey - baked goods - flavored popcorn - local artisans - teas - local folks eating healthy and having fun! 9 a.m. May 31, 9 a.m. June 7, 9 a.m. June 14, 9 a.m. June 21, 9 a.m. June 28, 9 a.m. July 5, 9 a.m. July 12. Horne Square, Lombard and Main, Clayton. 919-612-3139.

Durham Farmers’ Market

The Durham Farmers’ Market is an open-air, all local, and producer only Market located in the heart of Downtown Durham in the Pavilion at Durham Central Park. The Market hosts of 70 different vendors including farmers, crafters, and food artisans. All of the items available at the Market are grown or produced within 70 miles of Durham. The Market is open Saturdays, year-round and Wednesday afternoons seasonally. 3:30 p.m. May 28, 8 a.m. May 31, 3:30 p.m. June 4, 8 a.m. June 7, 3:30 p.m. June 11, 8 a.m. June 14, 3:30 p.m. June 18. 501 Foster St., Durham. 919-667-3099.

Eno River Farmers Market

A year round farmers market located in the Farmers Market Pavilion (behind the Sheriff’s Department) in the heart of Historic Downtown Hillsborough within easy walking distance of River Park, Weaver Street, Cup A Joe, Orange County Public Library, Panciuto, Matthew’s Chocolates, and more. Live music, children’s activities, local fruits and veggies, free range eggs, pastured meats, artisan cheeses and baked goods, art, and much more! 8 a.m. May 31, 8 a.m. June 7, 8 a.m. June 14, 8 a.m. June 21, 8 a.m. June 28, 8 a.m. July 5, 8 a.m. July 12. 144 E. Margaret Lane, Hillsborough. 812-322-2582.

Growers Market of Fuquay Varina

From May 10th to October 25th come to downtown historical Fuquay Springs at the corner of Academy and Main. The Growers Market includes the best that Southwest Wake County has to offer. The Growers Market is open on Wednesdays from 3-6 and Saturday from 9-2, rain or shine.This year we will have a Certified USDA produce vendor. There is The Downtown Jam Musicians every Saturday as well as educational classes, children’s activities,and guest sponsors. Now taking EBT, Debit and Credit Cards.9 a.m. May 31, 9 a.m. June 7, 9 a.m. June 14, 9 a.m. June 21, 9 a.m. June 28, 9 a.m. July 5, 9 a.m. July 12. Cenntenial Park, 102 N. Main St., Fuquay-Varina. 305-989-7567.

Hillsborough Farmers Market

The Hillsborough Farmers Market (HFM) is a 27-year-old public service, non-for-profit organization whose primary mission is to encourage, support, and promote the entrepreneurial efforts of local independent, and small scale vendors selling directly to consumers and operating independently from large corporate or factory farms/businesses. The HFM also educates consumers about the benefits of buying fresh, locally produced food and provides a venue for local non-profits and musicians. 8 a.m. May 31, 8 a.m. June 7, 8 a.m. June 14, 8 a.m. June 21, 8 a.m. June 28, 8 a.m. July 5, 8 a.m. July 12. Home Depot parking lot, Hampton Point, Hillsborough.

Pittsboro Farmers’ Market

A weekly “producers only” Farmers’ Market offering the best locally raised produce, meats, cheeses, baked goods, jams, jellies, pickles, relishes, transplants, bedding and decorative plants, handmade soaps and lotions, hand spun and dyed wools. 3:30 p.m. May 29, 3:30 p.m. June 5, 3:30 p.m. June 12, 3:30 p.m. June 19, 3:30 p.m. June 26, 3:30 p.m. July 3, 3:30 p.m. July 10. 287 East St., Pittsboro. 919-601-6357.

Raleigh Downtown Farmers Market

Join us at City Plaza for locally grown produce, artisan baked goods, live music, and much more throughout our 2014 season on Wednesdays from 10 am-2 pm through November 5. In addition to its local food festivals, the Market will also host Rex Healthcare Wellness Wednesdays every third Wednesday of the month. Make it your farm fresh destination each week. 10 a.m. May 28, 10 a.m. June 4, 10 a.m. June 11, 10 a.m. June 18, 10 a.m. June 25, 10 a.m. July 2, 10 a.m. July 9. City Plaza, 400 Block Fayetteville St., Raleigh. 919-821-6977.

South Durham Farmers’ Market

We believe that everyone should have access to delicious and healthy food grown in a way that sustains and enriches our local environment – and that farmers and artisan food makers grow and create the most flavorful and nutritious foods when they are located within a 50 mile radius of South Durham. 3:30 p.m. May 28, 8 a.m. May 31, 3:30 p.m. June 4, 8 a.m. June 7, 3:30 p.m. June 11, 8 a.m. June 14, 3:30 p.m. June 18. Greenwood Commons Shopping Center, 5410 N.C. 55, Durham.

Southern Village Farmer’s Market

This year Chapel Hill’s old new neighborhood,Southern Village, hosts it’s annual Farmer’s Market and welcomes new vendors and new treats. Seafood, vegan treats and pastries, grass-fed beef, fresh fruits and vegetables and more! 3:30 p.m. May 29, 3:30 p.m. June 5, 3:30 p.m. June 12, 3:30 p.m. June 19, 3:30 p.m. June 26, 3:30 p.m. July 3, 3:30 p.m. July 10. 650 Market St., Chapel Hill. 919-933-4422.

Wake Forest Farmers Market

We offer our own fresh-off-the-farm produce; pasture-raised meats; free-range eggs; cheeses; fresh pasta, ravioli, and sauces; fresh and dried herbs; honey, jams, and preserves; fresh-cut flowers; delicious baked goods, and arts and crafts items of all sorts. Most vendors use environmentally sustainable agricultural practices, which are healthy for the soil, water, air, animals, and humans! Many local musicians visit us most Saturdays. Come visit us soon! 8 a.m. May 31, 8 a.m. June 7, 8 a.m. June 14, 8 a.m. June 21, 8 a.m. June 28, 8 a.m. July 5, 8 a.m. July 12. 150 N. White St., Wake Forest. 919-671-9269.

Waverly Place Farmers’ Market

This is the year that we finally make the move to the Promenade at Waverly. We’ve earned the space! The move has already attracted top notch vendors that will showcase high quality local produce, fresh meats and cheeses, baked goods, artwork, and so much more. Each Saturday we will showcase talented musicians, performers, cooking demos, nutritionists, arts and crafts classes, and delicious samples from Waverly restaurants. 9 a.m. May 31, 9 a.m. June 7, 9 a.m. June 14, 9 a.m. June 21, 9 a.m. June 28, 9 a.m. July 5, 9 a.m. July 12. Waverly Place Shopping Center, 302 Colonades Way, Cary.

Wendell Farmers Market

Your stop for fresh produce, eggs, local honey, jams, jellies and more. Where we place an emphasis on eating locally grown produce and knowing the importance of where your food came from. Open Saturday’s from May 10th to October 25th, 8am - 12pm. 8 a.m. May 31, 8 a.m. June 7, 8 a.m. June 14, 8 a.m. June 21, 8 a.m. June 28, 8 a.m. July 5, 8 a.m. July 12. 3700 Wendell Blvd., Wendell. 919-375-8115.

Western Wake Farmers’ Market

Western Wake Farmers’ MarketOpen Year-RoundSaturdays8am-12pm (April - November)9:30am-12pm (December - March) 8 a.m. May 31, 8 a.m. July 5, 8 a.m. July 12, 8 a.m. July 19, 8 a.m. July 26, 8 a.m. Aug. 2, 8 a.m. Aug. 9. 1225 Morrisville Carpenter Road, Cary. 540-230-6697.

Food Tours

Chapel Hill/ Carrboro Walking Food Tour

Go behind the scenes of Chapel Hill and Carrboro restaurants to experience where farm-to-table cuisine comes to life. Sample innovative and upscale southern dishes, scratch-made desserts, organic wine, local beer, and more. Known for being on the forefront of the Slow Food movement and for restaurants that have redefined Southern cooking, Chapel Hill/ Carrboro is one of the best places in the country to live and eat. 2 p.m. May 31, 2 p.m. June 7, 2 p.m. June 14, 2 p.m. June 21, 2 p.m. June 28, 2 p.m. July 5, 2 p.m. July 12. $45 - $65. Open Eye Cafe, 101 S. Greensboro St., Carrboro. 919-237-2254.

Downtown Durham Walking Food Tour with Taste Carolina Gourmet Food Tours

Durham is all about cutting edge culture and fantastic food. Let us show you a vibrant city in the midst of its revitalization and introduce you to the restaurants, shops and people that are making Durham one of the nation’s cultural hotspots. You will discover all of Durham’s flavors on this tour! The Durham tour is scheduled for every Saturday afternoon, all year ’round. Advance registration is required. It is also available for private groups of 10 or more any day or evening of the week. 1:45 p.m. May 31, 1:45 p.m. June 7, 1:45 p.m. June 14, 1:45 p.m. June 21, 1:45 p.m. June 28, 1:45 p.m. July 5, 1:45 p.m. July 12. $50 - $65. Meet at The Pinhook, 117 W. Main St., Durham. 919-237-2254.

Historic Hillsborough Walking Food Tour with Taste Carolina Gourmet Food Tours

Historic Hillsborough boasts Southern charm, 18th and 19th century architecture, and a vibrant literary and artistic scene. It is also home to fantastic restaurants with a true farm-to-table vibe. Talk with chefs while exploring Hillsborough’s history. Enjoy the warmth and friendliness of the town and, of course, plenty of food.. handmade chocolates, locally roasted coffees, famous scones, local beer, organic wine, and a stop at one of the most esteemed restaurants in the Southeast - Panciuto! 11 a.m. May 31, 11 a.m. June 7, 11 a.m. June 14, 11 a.m. June 21, 11 a.m. June 28, 11 a.m. July 5, 11 a.m. July 12. $45. Saratoga Grill, 108 S. Churton St., Hillsborough. 919-237-2254.

Downtown Raleigh Walking Tour

with Taste Carolina Gourmet Food Tours The capital of North Carolina is home to some of the most dynamic restaurants in the country. Known for effortlessly blending modern architecture with historic buildings and monuments, Raleigh showcases fine dining and eclectic eateries. Whether you’re a resident or a visitor, you’ll enjoy innovative ethnic and southern cuisine, scratch-made desserts, local beer, wine, and more at multiple restaurants! There’s something for everyone in Raleigh. 1:45 p.m. May 30, 1:45 p.m. May 31, 1:45 p.m. June 6, 3:30 p.m. June 7. $50-$65. Briggs Hardware Store Building, 220 Fayetteville St., Raleigh. 919-237-2254.

A Downtown Raleigh Walking Food Tour

Downtown Raleigh’s District Dining via the R-LineA guided culinary journey of sight and taste that spans all 5 downtown districts to sample a cross-section of some of Raleigh’s unique local restaurant venues, blended together with some forgotten historical tidbits that leaves you full of new insights on the downtown culinary landscape. On the tour, we’ll be walking and using the R-Line circulator as we make our way through each district. It’s fun, informative and delicious. 2:30 p.m. May 31, 2:30 p.m. June 7, 2:30 p.m. June 14, 2:30 p.m. June 21, 2:30 p.m. June 28, 2:30 p.m. July 5, 2:30 p.m. July 12. $38 plus .99. Videri Chocolate Factory, 327 W. Davie Street, Raleigh. 919-319-5674.

Wine Tastings

Wine Down Wednesday

Come on out to UnVined for $12 Flights and 1/2 Price Bottles.Come on out to UnVined and create your own customized wine flight, pick your favorite wine and then order a bottle at 1/2 price. 4 p.m. May 28, 4 p.m. June 4, 4 p.m. June 11, 4 p.m. June 18, 4 p.m. June 25, 4 p.m. July 2, 4 p.m. July 9. $12 wine flights; bottle prices vary. UnVined Wine Bar, 201 W. Chatham St., Cary. 919-481-0881.

Thirsty Thursdays

Come on out to UnVined for $5 Wine Tastings and Entertainment by DJ Smooth Jazz. 4 p.m. May 29, 4 p.m. June 5, 4 p.m. June 12, 4 p.m. June 19, 4 p.m. June 26, 4 p.m. July 3, 4 p.m. July 10. $5 Wine Tasting. UnVined Wine Bar, 201 W. Chatham St., Cary. 919-481-0881.

Wine Tasting

Every Friday we invite one of our distributors into the shop to talk about their selections for the week. There are usually 4 to 5 wines including both red and white from a different wine region each week. Our focus is on educating our guests about what to expect from wines of that region and exposing them to new wines. 6 p.m. May 30, 6 p.m. June 6, 6 p.m. June 13, 6 p.m. June 20, 6 p.m. June 27, 6 p.m. July 4, 6 p.m. July 11. $5 or free with purchase of a bottle or pre-order. Veritas In Vino at Brandywine Cellars, 6905 Fayetteville Road, Durham. 919-405-3838.

Wines of Austria

While Austrian wines remain a minority, sample the superb varietals available. 7 p.m. May 30. 15. Southern Season, 201 S. Estes Drive, Chapel Hill. 919-913-1205.

Wine Tastings

12 p.m. May 30, 11 a.m. May 31, 12 p.m. June 6, 11 a.m. June 7, 12 p.m. June 13, 11 a.m. June 14, 12 p.m. June 20, 11 a.m. June 21, 12 p.m. June 27, 11 a.m. June 28, 12 p.m. July 11, 11 a.m. July 12, 12 p.m. July 18, 11 a.m. July 19. $5 per person. Cloer Family Vineyards, 8624 Castleberry Road, Apex. 919-387-5760.

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