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Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Heather and I have been missing out on this place! For a long time, we have been wanting to give it a try and then it would come time to decide where we wanted to go for dinner and we would continue to forget about this hidden gem....

Thursday, August 13, 2020

Have you been to Bartaco? We are fortunate to have one in the North Hills area of Raleigh. Heather and I were out running errands recently and developed a hankering for tacos. Since we both agreed on a restaurant, we decided to jump at...

Monday, July 6, 2020

Have you ever ventured to the Jubala coffee shop? They have two locations in Raleigh and I highly recommend them. A few years ago for Heather’s birthday, I wanted to take her somewhere special for breakfast. We love a hearty...

Monday, June 8, 2020

We have wanted to try the SnapPea pop up caterings that one of my clients told me about a few years ago. Heather has been receiving their emails for a while now, but we have not been unable to buy tickets because they sell out so...

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Heather and I recently went on our honeymoon and WOW what a trip! Because its seasons are opposite ours and we were in search of warmer weather, we adventured to South America. It’s a part of the world neither of us had ever been...

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Wednesday, December 18, 2019

For my Birthday, Heather treated me to a visit to our favorite North Carolina mountain town, Blowing Rock. We always enjoy visiting this area of North Carolina as it has so much to offer. For a special Birthday dinner, Heather made a...

Friday, November 22, 2019

One Friday evening recently, Heather and I finally got a chance to try Hayes Barton Cafe in Five Points! After coming highly recommended, we knew we needed to make a date night there happen. It’s a low-key casual spot that has a...

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Heather and I decided to try Side Street Restaurant for lunch in the heart of the lovely Historic Oakwood neighborhood. We saw on the local news that Side Street was celebrating their 40th year anniversary and we knew we had to give it...

Thursday, June 27, 2019

It’s been a while since Heather and I made it out for a date night for one reason or another but the wait is over! Saturday night we finally tried Seoul 116 on West Street in Downtown Raleigh. Wow! I love Korean food so I was...

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

In celebration of the Chinese Lunar New Year, Heather & I decided to venture out to Cary to the highly recommended H Mart. The H Mart is an Asian-American supermarket chain that has a location in Cary. Not only can you buy nearly...

Monday, February 11, 2019

We are ashamed to say that we live pretty close to Crawford & Son and it's only the second time we have been able to make it for dinner! It was as excellent as we remembered. We decided to order two craft cocktails to start the meal...

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Heather and I always plan to have at least one night away towards the end of each year for a "goal planning getaway." It gives us time to reflect on what we accomplished and what we didn't and map out individual and couple goals for...

Friday, January 4, 2019

A few weekends ago, Heather and I went to Boone, NC for a weekend getaway. We had a wonderful time! As you can see from the pictures, we ate our way around! We didn't get there until late on Friday night so we didn't start our...

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Last Thursday, Heather and I made it out for a weeknight date night. We try to do this when our schedule allows. It provides an opportunity for quality time together and an opportunity to try some new restaurants that may attract...

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

You want to know mine and Heather’s new favorite thing!? Eating breakfast at new places on Saturday mornings! There are many places we have always said we wanted to try for breakfast and we recently decided to make that happen....

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Have you been to the Morgan Street Food Hall yet?!!? It's one of the latest attractions to hit the Raleigh food scene. Heather and I decided to see what the hype was all about after many people had suggested that we go. This concept...

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

This is a very special blog! A few weeks ago, I popped the question. I asked Heather to marry me after we have been dating for almost 4 years! This was a very special day for the both of us and I planned a surprise trip to Umstead for...

Monday, September 17, 2018

Heather and I don't get to eat lunch together often but when we do, of course we like to try a new place! Poke Burri in Raleigh came on our radar from a few advertisements that we have been seeing around and we figured we would give it...

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

So, what's our new favorite way to spend a Tuesday?! Take the 3 o'clock train from Raleigh to Durham for $7 a person and explore Downtown Durham! Even if you aren't from this area, it's no secret how much the Triangle area has grown...

Monday, August 6, 2018

Playing catch up on our blogs, this summer is moving by quickly! Several weeks ago, we had the pleasure of going to the International Food Festival in Downtown Raleigh. We decided to walk over and try some of the different types of...

Monday, August 6, 2018

***Our Favorite Restaurant Alert*** Sitti has been a very special restaurant to us throughout our relationship so we make it a point to go back every so often. It's always a treat. We highly recommend making a reservation if you are...

Thursday, June 28, 2018

As you can see from the busy picture, we ate our way through Nags Head, Kitty Hawk & Duck, North Carolina! After Heather's graduation, we decided to take a week-long vacation to this area of North Carolina as neither of us had been. We...

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

We have had a crazy few weeks and have to catch up on our blogs! Even though we have been busy, not to worry, we have been eating at plenty of places to share with everyone. This blog post is going to focus on our last trip to Shelby,...

Monday, May 21, 2018

Recently, Heather and I attended my 10-year reunion at Woodberry Forest School in Orange, VA. We decided to stay in Charlottesville, VA with friends at an Air B&B. Charlottesville is a quaint college town, much like Chapel Hill, that...

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

ALERT, ALERT! *NEW* quick stop in DTR! My brother was coming into town and Heather and I always try to take him somewhere new. We have been very excited about trying the new Ramen restaurant on Wilmington St. and this seemed to be the...

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Simple, quick bite with local flare sums up ‘The Cardinal.’ This local spot is close to our house and we had been waiting for the right time to try it out. We were headed to a movie and wanted to grab something quick so we...

Monday, April 9, 2018

I don't know why we waited so long to have dinner at Raleigh Beer Garden. We have been in a few times for drinks with friends but we had never ordered food. Wanting to get out of the house to watch basketball, we decided to give it a...

Friday, April 6, 2018

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Monday, March 19, 2018

We had to write about this one. We had seen the advertisements for the new Smashed Waffles on Hillsborough St. (near NC State’s campus) on the Offline app and finally we couldn't resist waiting any longer to try it out. It's open...

Monday, March 19, 2018

Do you ever walk into a restaurant and it feels like home? That's how we feel every time we walk into Vic's. We use to live just a block away from the Italian restaurant that is located in the Moore Square section of Downtown Raleigh....

Monday, March 5, 2018

How rare is a place that is a bar, book shop, flower shop and restaurant all in one? When we heard that Brewery Bhavana had been named one of the best new restaurants in America for 2017, we weren't surprised! This restaurant is all of...

Thursday, February 8, 2018

January always seems to be a long month. We aren't complaining but the early sunsets and cold days seem to exaggerate the length of January. Also, if you live in the Raleigh area, you were lucky enough to enjoy two snow storms two...

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Happy New Year Everyone! Heather and I are ready to tackle 2018 and see what the year has in store for us! We have two Raleigh restaurants that we would like to suggest that are quick, yummy, and healthy! On one of those abnormally...

Thursday, January 4, 2018

In anticipation of the holidays, Heather and I went to Wilmington, NC, for a quick one-night getaway to kick off this lovely time of year! Here is how we indulged in their food scene: First, we went to Sweet n Savory Café which...

Monday, December 11, 2017

Many people will go through life choosing to take care of financial matters personally without the help of a financial planner. However, there are several life events and other situations that can make financial matters a bit unclear,...

Thursday, November 30, 2017

How to Choose the Right Financial Advisor Financial planners are an excellent resource for people with short and long-term financial goals who need guidance during the process. They can help plan ways to save and invest money as well...

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Are you looking for a charming, low-key restaurant in Downtown Raleigh with excellent small plates?!?! We found one this past weekend. It was my birthday and Heather wanted to make reservations somewhere we had never been before....

Thursday, November 16, 2017

This year my firm’s annual practice advancement conference (Signator PAC) was in Chicago. Because neither Heather nor I had ever been to the city, we took advantage of the opportunity to get away and explore! As some of our...

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

This weekend Heather and I had family in town and on Sunday morning, we went on a walk searching for the perfect brunch spot. We decided upon a hidden gem in Downtown Raleigh, the Oakwood Cafe. The Oakwood Cafe is a small, quaint...

Thursday, September 7, 2017

I had the craving for chicken wings, so Heather and I went to one of our old favorites in Downtown Raleigh that never disappoints, Woody's at City Market. This is a place we will go to anytime we want good bar food that doesn't break...

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

food·ie noun informal a person with a particular interest in food; a gourmet. synonyms: gourmet, epicure, gastronome, gourmand "his father was a foodie who worked for an international magazine"