Archive for August, 2011

i tried to paint you a picture

Tuesday, August 30th, 2011

but the colors were all wrong

 

 

I’m thinking Tuesday and Thursday on this – does that work for yall?

 

 

Around Downtown News:

 

Demolition started for the new Hampton Inn in Glenwood South

Signature cocktail bar to replace Trim on Glenwood (Thanks Tyler)

Solas named to Top 50 Late Night Finds by OpenTable

Ashley Christensen’s Sunday Supper Featured in Bon Appetit

Time lapse photos of Irene coming into Raleigh (thanks Ashton)

A look at Mecca and its history

Red Hat is moving its headquarters Downtown

Triangle Glides are moving their Segway tours to a Blount Street location

 

 

In Raleigh/Triangle News:

 

Fattiest foods state by state – for NC … livermush …

Cat’s Cradle finished their renovations

City-NCSU tensions are growing in Southwest Raleigh

 

 

In Other News:

 

How to help East Coasters affected by Irene

A new di Vinci fresco? (thanks Ashton)

Thoughts on the MLK Jr. memorial

What’s fueling Bible Belt divorces?

 

 

Events:

 

Hot Summer Nights at the Kennedy: Oh, What a Night! starts Wednesday

Quiz Night at Tir na Nog on Wednesday

VAE Preview & Celebration is on Thursday in the Warehouse District!

Don’t forget that it’s Raleigh Beer Week

Tir na Nog is hosting a Donate and Deliver party on Thursday for Sole Mates Foundation

First Friday this Friday

22nd Annual N.E.W. Show at VAE on Friday

Lockdown Blues Band is on Friday in City Market

City Museum is opening their City Flag: Lost and Found exhibit on Friday

African American Cultural Festival is this weekend

“Pops in the City” Free Concert in the amphitheater on Sunday

 

 

Fun Stuff:

 

33 awesome hotel rooms – dead link on Thursday … sorry!!

10 most expensive homes for sale in America

Free Chickfila for Breakfast – schedule your appointment! (thanks Lisa)

Man wearing pants filled with snakes stopped by TSA

5 marketing disasters

Surprising celebrity hobbies

it’s like a kind of torture

Thursday, August 25th, 2011

to have to watch the show

 

 

Incredible Downtown Living Advocates (DLA) mixer last night at Draft – beer, burgers and a HUGE turnout. If you haven’t had a chance to sign up to be a part of this group, now is the time to make sure you are there next time – Quick & Easy Sign Up

 

On that note, they also put out a great article this morning on Food Trucks, their use of surface lots and the compromise of maintaining the 100 ft rule. Most importantly, it gives a very easy way that you can make your voice heard as a Downtown member – Check it out here

 

 

Around Downtown News:

 

New Hawaiian Cafe and British Pub coming to East Hargett Street (thanks Tyler)

Great new installation at CAM

Raleigh Beer Week starts on Sunday

You may want note that bike week happens next month

 

 

In Raleigh/Triangle News:

 

First signs of Irene could be here by Friday

Amy Sedaris is starring as a disturbing housewife in the new Downy commercial (thanks Ashton)

Fall foliage could be top notch this year

 

 

In Other News:

 

Italians are making wine under the sea (thanks Ashton)

Steve Jobs resigns as Apple CEO

Washington Monument is shut indefinitely from the earthquake

Chocolate milk is getting a makeover

 

 

Events:

 

Cocktail Party and Silent Auction for Boys and Girls Club on Thursday

Corey Smith w/ American Aquarium on Thursday at Lincoln

Local Band Local Beer on Thursday

Music on the Porch at Mordecai on Friday

Saturday Market Open at Rebus

Downtown Raleigh Gourmet Food Tour is Saturday

Raleigh Beer Week Kickoff at the Hive on Sunday

 

 

Fun Stuff:

 

Story of the Oreo designer

The all around utility card – over 100 sentiments

How to make Fire from Ice

95 year old man survives over 400 bee stings

Gigantic Sushi

33 awesome hotel rooms

 

 

and you want to steer

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011

but i’m shifting gears – i’ll take it from here

 

 

After a brief (and unexpected-sorry!) hiatus, the email is back and hopefully better than ever! As you can see, I’ve switched over to a secure mailer through iContact which will hopefully make things easier for new subscribers. I’m sure there will be some additional changes over the next few weeks, but we are back on track. I’ve definitely missed putting this together and am glad to be emailing again. Thanks for always being so great!!

 

 

Around Downtown News:

Allen & Sons coming to Five Points?

Tasty Beverage had a pre-opening last night and the selection may be the best in town

Would Sugarland open another location in Cameron Village?

New lightning over Downtown pictures

New hotel coming near the NCSU bell tower

 

 

In Raleigh/Triangle News:

Wake County is among the top in job growth

NC starts the brace for Irene

Raleigh is pretty cool for young adults

Big win for Webb Simpson this weekend

Craigslist scams are targeting local real estate

 

 

In Other News:

Wells Fargo conversion is coming soon

Do you suffer decision fatigue?

Big drop in problem banks

 

 

Events:

Are you taking part in Restaurant Week?

Another great DLA Mixer on Wednesday at Draftmake sure to RSVP if you can!!

Raleigh Spy Conference starts Wednesday

Quiz Night at Tir na nOg Wednesday

Cocktail Party and Silent Auction for Boys and Girls Club on Thursday

Corey Smith w/ American Aquarium on Thursday at Lincoln

Local Band Local Beer on Thursday

Music on the Porch at Mordecai on Friday

Saturday Market Open at Rebus

Downtown Raleigh Gourmet Food Tour is Saturday

Raleigh Beer Week Kickoff at the Hive on Sunday

 

 

Fun Stuff:

Floating micro countries may be on the horizon

Love an outdoor pool table

If you want to know how pencils are made

How big should your TV be in your living room?

Making planters out of old lightbulbs

NASA blueprints for building your own spaceship

$300 toothpaste squeezer

How to decorate a man room

 

 

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