Fun in the Triangle

There are a great number of events happening this week, here is a list of what’s on my radar.

Wednesday May 4, 2011  TONIGHT!!!!

Pizza Night at Scratch

This is the first ever Pizza Night at Scratch and as usual Phoebe will find inspiration from what is in season and create delicious pies using local ingredients.

 Scratch will have lemonade, coffees and bottled drinks for sale, but you can also bring your own beer or wine (they ask you to please not bring spirits). They will provide glasses. Pie will be on the menu for dessert…yum yum!!

Scratch hopes to make Pizza Night a twice monthly event. Yes Please!!

Scratch Bakery

111 Orange St

Durham, NC, 27701


Thursday May 5, 2011

So many great events to check out for Cinco de Mayo, there was no way to list them all. Here are my top picks and lord know where I’ll end up. I may even stay in and test out some of my taco recipes while sipping a margarita….or two!

Dos Taquitos Cinco de Mayo Outdoor Party

Live music, Margaritas and food from 4pm – sunrise

5629 Creedmoor Rd, Raleigh



Tacos, Tunes and Tequila from 12pm – 2:30am

327-102 W Davie St, Raleigh


Dos Perros

200 Magnum St, Durham


Fonda y Birrieria Jalisco

1600-107 Ronald Dr, Raleigh


Friday May 6, 2011

Yelp’s Athletes vs Mathletes Open Party

Get ready to rumble, because Yelp NC Triangle is throwing a party of pep rally proportions: It’s Athletes vs Mathletes free food & booze fest! Suit up and get ready for a sportin’ good time…

Food and drinks are free but you must RSVP to get in. You can RSVP until MIDNIGHT TONIGHT!!!

The event takes place at Crabtree Tavern with beer being donated by Lonerider, Fullsteam, Natty Greene’s, Roth Brewing, Big Boss Brewing  and Bud Light.

Prepare to tantalize your taste buds with things like Lamb Sliders with Smoked Gouda & Caramelized Onions, Crawfish Beignets with Spicy Aioli, Short Rib Crustini, Spinach & Feta Saccotini, Dips (Hummus, Salsa, Pimento) and Shrimp & Grit Cakes

Have some fun with double-shot Basketball, mini golf, and skee hole for prizes, take pictures in the photobooth or relax with some ‘sports therapy’ massage.

There will be raffles and Yelp swag up for grabs. Yelp asks that you remember to bring CASH to tip your bartenders and sponsors.

The after party starts at 10pm with live music and drink specials.

Saturday May 7, 2011

Haw River Festival

2pm – 8pm

The Haw River Festival is celebrating its 22nd year of exceptional local music, environmental education activities, local art, and unique children’s activities. Admission is free.

Activities include  live music, kids’ activities & guided canoe rides, nature walks, rain garden plant sale, farmer’s market, craft sales, live art auction & much more!

Food will be available from local food trucks and restaurants.

Live Music!

2pm – 2:30 pm – Cynthia Crossen & the Festival Jam

2pm – 4:30pm – Kid’s Craft activity

2:30pm – 3:15 – with Suz Robinson and Louise Omoto-Kessel

2:45pm – 3:45pm – Different Drum

3pm – 5pm – Free Canoe Rides for kids

3pm  – 5pm – River Monitoring at the Saxapahaw Island with Cynthia Crossen

4pm – 5pm – Justin Robinson & the Mary Annettes

5pm – Paperhand Puppet Intervention Parade

5:15pm – 5:45pm – Live Auction

5:45pm – 6:45pm – Midtown Dickens

7pm – 8pm – Pink Flag

Hope everyone enjoys a fabulous week. My Mother’s Day Brunch list will go up tomorrow. Please email me if you are a restaurant hosting a special Mother’s Day Brunch so I can include it in the listing =)




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