WALTER’s Top 10 Web Stories of All Time

What do Raleighites love to read and share? In honor of WALTER’s 10th Birthday, here are the 10 most-clicked stories from our website.

20 Raleigh Hidden Gems and Long-standing Restaurants Worth Supporting

These local old-school diners, strip mall stalwarts, and under-the-radar restaurants are worth a visit. Here’s to 10 more years of eating and shopping local!

Photo by Nick Pironio

The Cherry Bounce: Raleigh’s Official Cocktail

Yes, Raleigh has an official cocktail, and it’s been around since around 1769, before Raleigh was even a city. If you like this one, you may also like this new twist on the recipe from recipe from our September issue!

20+ Raleigh Restaurants and Bars with Heated Outdoor Seating

From patios to rooftops, to courtyards and converted parking lots, these restaurats have made space for cozy outside food and drinks. The story was a peak search during a pandemic winter.

This Small-town North Carolina Barbecue Joint is Getting National Attention

A tour of Matt Register’s restaurant, Southern Smoke BBQ, where he serves a pulled-pork sandwich that’s well worth the drive Garland, N.C. 

Photo by Justin Kase Conder

Thirteen Haunted and Spooky Spots in the Triangle

Some visit Raleigh from beyond state lines… others, from beyond the grave. You’d think this story would only surface around Halloween, but somehow this is a year-round favorite.

A Nude Attitude: An Inside Look at the Triangle’s Naturist Community

After lockdown, the instinct to bare all was on the rise. We got a lot of buzz when WALTER bared its, er, soul.

Cleaning Out While You Stay at Home? Here’s Where in Raleigh to Donate Your Stuff

One of our first web exclusives, this articles highlights 12 places to donate clothing, furniture and more.

Illustration by Todd Benner

Exclusive: New Real Estate Developments

Y’all loved these 2022 April Fool’s Day headlines, which teased five of the most exciting projects in the works in Raleigh. Just make sure you read to the bottom….

7 Small Towns to Explore in Central North Carolina

We love taking weekend getaways close to home in our great state. Just a short drive away, these central North Carolina towns offer countryside views, historic sites, good food and more, all within two hours of Raleigh.

30+ Notable Strip Mall Eats in Raleigh

The culinary magic in these unassuming storefronts might just be Raleigh’s best-kept secret. From cheap tacos to fine French and Italian cuisine to authentic Ethiopian, check out this list of strip mall joints that dish up food in both unexpected and convenient locations. 

A version of this article originally appeared in the September 2022 issue of WALTER Magazine.