Author Archives: zonker

Public House: Doherty’s Irish Pub

Sami Taweel, owner of Doherty’s pub, tells us how to perfect a double-pour and gives us insight into the pubs, known as the Cheers of Cary and Apex.

5 Questions with Reese McHenry

After overcoming four strokes, musician Reese McHenry puts out her latest album, No Dados and discusses the music industry and her work.

Destination WALTER: Fearrington Village

You can buy tickets here. WALTER heads westward April 9 for an afternoon at Fearrington Village. The inaugural Destination WALTER event offers an opportunity to sample brews from across the region, enjoy live music, and explore the village shops from 2-5 p.m. Tickets…

Gooooooal! New women’s soccer team kicks off its season

The Triangle’s new professional women’s soccer team, the North Carolina Courage, kicks off its inaugural season April 22 when it plays the Portland Thorns at WakeMed Soccer Park. The Courage arrived here in January when Steve Malik – owner of…

Gotta run: Spring races

If it seems like every weekend brings another local road race at this time of year – that’s about right. April is prime road race season with something for every level, from family-friendly milers to a full marathon through downtown….

Take a seat

Last fall, GoRaleigh kicked off a design competition for city-wide bus shelters. Submissions were narrowed down to three finalists who created prototypes displayed at CAM Raleigh early this year. Albert McDonald led a 6-person team from local firm Clark Nexsen…

Drop a line: The Typewriter Project comes to North Hills

“We think poetry is good for people. It’s a way to get in touch with the things that are going on inside of you,” says Stephanie Berger. Belief in the power of verse is what led Berger and Nicholas Adamski,…

Hargett Place: Designer showcase to benefit Southeast Raleigh YMCA

The construction boom in downtown Raleigh isn’t restricted to the warehouse district. Over on Bloodworth Street, two blocks to the east of Moore Square and just south of Oakwood, 19 row houses have been rising steadily on the site of…

Light up: Science meets public art

A stroll through downtown after dark this month might lead you to a bright, amorphous shower of light projected onto the side of the building at 14 E. Hargett St. “Particle Falls transforms an urban setting into a rainforest waterfall that…

Bee City: Alice Hinman keeps it buzzing

by Hampton Williams Hofer photographs by Peter Hoffman Alice Hinman is a regular at many of Raleigh’s hottest spots: Kings, Centro, Garland, Standard Foods, Big Boss Brewing Company, Stanbury.  She hits them all weekly, but she doesn’t use the door….

The Right Mix: The Cardinal

“We want to do one thing well and that’s it. We’re not trying to be a restaurant or anything,” says Jason Howard, one of the three owner-founders of The Cardinal, a low-key bar on West Street near Glenwood South. But…