Small Business Spotlight: Raleigh Tea Company

Hello — is it tea you're looking for? If so, grab a mug and raise your pinky, because Raleigh Tea Company — previously known as Western Dragon Teas and Tisanes — has been providing the community with delicious and organic fair trade teas since 2016. Owner Anthony Garcia, who is also an artist and playwright,... Read More

Pay it Forward: Meals She Eats

Raleigh Brewing Company on Hillsborough Street was the scene of an epic graduation party to cap off a magical year of food, fun, and friendship thanks to Tom and Rachael Sullivan, who have built an entire career from making home-cooked meals for Triangle college students. The food line made three loops as it snaked around... Read More

Out & About in Wake County: July / August 2022

1. Celebrate Independence Day with the Wake Forest Fireworks Spectacular at Heritage High School on July 3, opt for an Olde Fashioned Fourth of July in downtown Apex on July 3–4, or hit up the celebration at Dix Park on July 4. 2. Inside the park at NC Museum of Art, spread out a blanket... Read More

TheraFriends Community Partnership: Providing Pediatric Therapy to Those in Need

Tisha Shah, a speech therapist, and Stephanie Hall, an occupational therapist, first met while developing a PTA Diversity, Equity, Inclusion committee at Penny Road Elementary School. After sharing their concerns about health care access for the families they serve, the pair founded TheraFriends in 2021 to improve access to pediatric therapy services and programs for... Read More

Food + Dining

The Art of Sushi

Sushi is far from the exotic food it once was considered, with everywhere from small-town grocery stores to airports usually offering some of the basics. And then there are the ubiquitous sushi restaurants with buy-one-get-one deals on things like salmon and cream cheese or spicy tuna rolls. But if we’re being honest, a lot of... Read More

Chill Out

There’s nothing better on a hot summer day than a heaping scoop of ice cream, a fruity popsicle, or a loaded milkshake. In Wake County, we are fortunate to have a wide range of frozen delicacies to tempt your sweet tooth. Check out these five frozen treats to beat the heat. Howling Cow Ice Cream... Read More

Life + Style

New Arrivals

Left: Ruffled Midi Dress, $52. Medium Twisted Hoop Earrings, $21. White Howlite Bracelet Stack of 3, $18. Mules, $38. Center: Blue and white maxi dress, $98. Initial Decor necklace, $54. Initial Decor earrings, $24. Right: Embroidered top, $47.99. High-rise flare jeans, $69.99. Rattan earrings, $24.

There’s a new shopping... Read More

Private Theater Rentals at Paragon Theaters

When Covid first reared its ugly head, movie lovers all wondered the same thing: Is the entertainment industry going to make it? Innovative alternatives were their only option, and soon cinema chains all over the United States were renting out entire auditoriums to hesitant moviegoers in a desperate bid to make some cash. As a... Read More

Home + Garden

Garden Adventurer: Strange Beauty: Turtleheads

Sometimes a weird name is the best way to describe an unusual flower. Take turtlehead (Chelone sp.), for example. Its hooded blossoms do — with some imagination on your part — look like a turtle poking its head out from a shell. Aside from this plant’s odd name and strange-looking blooms, turtlehead is a rather... Read More


Clayton: The Foodie’s Tour

You may not think of Clayton as an epicurean destination, but passionate local business owners are out to change your mind with their energy, creativity, and Clayton’s downtown charm. Crawford Cookshop Fans of Raleigh restaurants Crawford & Son and Jolie will delight in exploring a new establishment by award-winning chef Scott Crawford, but might also... Read More

On Trend

On Trend: The Year of the Korean Corn Dog

While most Americans enjoy a traditional corn dog from time to time, a new corn dog trend is on the rise — Korean-style corn dogs! Over the past five years, this international twist on classic fair food has gained traction on social media and sent the world into a tizzy (NC included)! Esther Hicks, a... Read More