Author: Lacie Lindstaedt

Lacie is a Raleigh transplant who has fallen in love with the city. She spends most of her free time with her two dogs, exploring downtown and trying to stay on top of the ever-evolving local music scene.

Raleigh, N.C., Nightlife 101

Friday, March 18, 2016, 2pm by Lacie Lindstaedt

At night, Raleigh, N.C., buzzes with activity. Only a destination with the big-city energy yet small-town approachability of Raleigh can act as such a welcoming place to spend a night on the town. As you plan your evenings, use this quick 101 to navigate the vast network of bars, clubs, pubs and

Spring Beers, Raleigh, N.C., Style

Thursday, March 03, 2016, 5am by Lacie Lindstaedt

The air is getting warmer, the days are getting longer and the flowers are starting to bud, meaning spring is in the air! Each year, Raleigh area breweries transition from producing heavy, dark winter ales and release lighter ales for the spring months. It's a perfect time to visit Raleigh and...
Raleigh, N.C., is full of creative and talented people and has the most live music in N.C., with the most concerts, venues, bands and genres a visitor could hope to find. The city has grown its music culture over the last 10 years, and we chatted with local musician and president of the

Spend a Day in Cary, N.C.

Saturday, February 27, 2016, 5am by Lacie Lindstaedt

Updated March 23, 2017 Let your senses guide you to and around Cary, N.C., just 17 minutes outside of downtown Raleigh and home to renowned restaurants, endless shopping, quality entertainment and unforgettable cultural and recreational experiences. Get to know the town with a day of exploration,

Raleigh, N.C., Wineries and Wine Shops

Tuesday, February 16, 2016, 12pm by Lacie Lindstaedt

The towns surrounding Raleigh, N.C., are home to two wineries with onsite vineyards plus the state's first urban winery, making this a fine place to try flavorful wines. Discover how grapes (muscadine grapes or traditional varieties) are transformed into their luscious, drinkable counterpart....
An ever-growing Raleigh, N.C., restaurant scene means even more options for a delicious weekend brunch. Sleep in a little, roll out of bed and hit these local favorites for cutting-edge takes on Southern delights, international classics and more. Take it from Raleigh blogger Chana Lynn, these are
Two of the 11 towns in the Raleigh, N.C., area, Apex and Cary are growing in population, culture and now in the craft beer scene. Each has a brewery you can't miss and are great to visit in a day if you have a designated driver*. When visiting, stop by these brew spots and taste pure goodness.