Top 3 ways to spend a weekend in Raleigh
Go on a food tour
Chicken Biscuit with Pimento Cheese paired with local brews at Tyler’s Bottle Shop
I have said this before, and I’ll say it again. Food tours are the best way to get a lot of information about a city in a short amount of time. Plus, the food is usually delicious and unique to the region.
BBQ Pulled Pork with Chow Chow, Cola Onions, and Housemade Slaw
My favorite discovery on this food tour was Wine Authorities. This is simply the best wine shop ever. They carry all estate-bottled wines under $50. The staff writes all of the wine descriptions and recommend food pairings. Wine Authorities also carries a lot of local food products, which are the best types of souvenirs. I stocked up on Escazú Chocolate, Counter Culture Coffee, and Big Spoon Roasters Peanut Butter.
Stroll through the Historic Oakwood Cemetery
Even if you’re not a weirdo like me who likes to photograph cemeteries, the Historic Oakwood Cemetery is impressive.