Entertain Visiting Family & Friends in Raleigh, N.C.

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visitRaleigh.com has everything locals need to keep visiting friends and family happy, with tasty ideas for what and where to eat and top things to do, like Chinese and Laotian-inspired craft beer and dim sum at Brewery Bhavana. Brother-and-sister wonder pair Vansana and Vanvisa Nolintha, along with partner and brewmaster Patrick Woodson, have created a space that is uniquely Raleigh—one that invites engagement, celebrates creativity and emphasizes hospitality and grace.

You and your guests will see the Raleigh area with fresh eyes through all the authentic experiences created by passionate-minded locals!

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Vansana and Vanvisa Nolintha
Brewery Bhavana

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Vanvisa Nolintha

Brewery Bhavana and Bida Manda

Born in Laos, siblings Van and Vanvisa Nolintha founded two thriving businesses in downtown Raleigh. Bida Manda is a Laotian restaurant specializing in the flavors of their childhood, while Brewery Bhavana is a brewery, bookstore, flower shop and dim sum restaurant all in one.

“There is so much passion and commitment to Raleigh, there’s an optimism and hope that’s really contagious.”

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