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Top 30 North Carolina tourist attractions

The Triangle once again dominates the list of North Carolina’s most visited historic tourist attractions in 2016.  You don’t want to miss these!

In the top 30, four attractions are in Raleigh, with one each in Durham and Chapel Hill.

The top tourist attraction, for the third year in a row, is in Raleigh. The Biltmore in Asheville had long been at the top since the list began 13 years ago, but is no longer counted among the popular attractions because it stopped reporting attendance totals.

See:   https://www.bizjournals.com/triangle/news/2017/03/07/top-30-north-carolina-tourist-attractions.html     for the slideshow.

The list is compiled by Carolina Publishing & Associates.


Restaurant Week – Try Something New!

Eager to try that restaurant you’ve heard so much about?   Here’s your chance!

The Triangle Restaurant Week winter event starts Monday, Jan. 25 and runs through Sunday, Jan. 31. During this foodie event, participating restaurants across Western Wake will offer special three-course lunches at $15, or three-course dinner menus ranging from $20 to $30.  You have to admit this is a great price!

“This winter’s Triangle Restaurant Week is going to be another great event that will celebrate the culinary excellence of the Triangle,” said Kelly Stewart, program manager for Triangle Restaurant Week. “We are very excited to announce the addition of several new restaurants for 2016.”

In Cary, participating restaurants include Academy Street Bistro; Dean’s Seafood Bar & Grill; Doherty’s Irish Pub; Nazara Indian Bistro; Rey’s; Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse; Totopos Street Food & Tequila; and Tribeca Tavern.

Hotspots in Apex include Daniel’s Restaurant & Catering; Doherty’s Irish Pub; and Little Hen, while in Morrisville, Viva DF Tequila & Taco Bar and Travinia are the places to be.

No reservations, tickets or passes are required — just show up hungry!

Since its inaugural event, Triangle Restaurant Week has featured more than 75 of the region’s eateries, generating over $500,000 in additional revenue to the area’s local restaurants.

Find more details at trirestaurantweek.com.

By Nancy Pardue

Read more: http://www.carymagazine.com/features/try-something-new#ixzz3yf4wkyD6

Make Monday Night Date Night at Beyù Caffè

At the beginning of the work week, we often overlook Monday as an opportunity to go out. However, at Beyù Caffè, Monday nights are consistently alive with acoustic jazz music.

Nestled in the main hub of Durham, Beyù (pronounced be-you) successfully combines the atmospheres of coffee shop, bar, night club and restaurant. The cafe offers a full menu weekly, with special brunch offerings on the weekend as a restaurant venture. As a cafe, it offers locally-roasted coffee, to traditional and signature beverages. But there is more – Beyù has a full range of wines, craft beers, cocktails and martinis, and is home to a night club that brings in award-winning artists as well as students and local acts.

Beyù Caffè has been awarded numerous times, with praise as best place for jazz in the Triangle, a highlighted company within the city, and as a consistently written-about venue in multiple journals and publications. Dorian Bolden, the owner of Beyù Caffè, emphasizes that it is a space where people can be themselves, and he constantly strives to make his business the ultimate gathering place where, as the name suggests, you can just be you.

Every Monday night, the cafe is open for acoustic jazz sets, with tickets being sold within the venue, online or over the phone. Seating is first-come, first-serve, and the venue is billed as an all-ages place. Events begin around 7:00 p.m. and run for a few hours into the evening. This is a perfect setup for a gathering of friends, family, and couples that want to enjoy great atmosphere and stylish jazz. Be sure to check out the calendar of events on the cafe website, listed below, for a full range of jazz acts during the year.

Beyù Caffè is located at 335 West Main Street in Durham. For more information regarding this must-visit spot, including menus and hours of operation, please visit the cafe website here, or call (919) 683-1058.