February 2021, Issue I
A platter with BBQ, baked beans, mac n cheese and cornbread
Sam Jones BBQ Now Open in Raleigh, N.C.!
The renowned third-generation pitmaster's newest namesake restaurant in downtown Raleigh is one of America's most anticipated 'cue openings this year. Here's why! READ ARTICLE
20 of the Best Date Ideas in Raleigh, N.C.
A couple dining outdoors
For the artsy sweethearts, the foodie couples, the adventurous duos and more, these year-round date ideas won't disappoint! SEE LIST
Black History Month: A New Exhibit Opens at Raleigh's Pope House Museum
Close-up photo of a portrait of Dr. Manassa Thomas Pope
One of Raleigh's most prominent Black citizens, Dr. Manassa Thomas Pope's 120-year-old home in downtown Raleigh is now open to the public as the only African American house museum in the state. HOW TO VISIT
Our State Magazine: Retro Relaxation at
The Longleaf Hotel
Longleaf Hotel room with two inviting beds
Modern with a vintage touch, swanky (but not too much!), The Longleaf Hotel opened in downtown Raleigh last year and has quickly become a favorite getaway spot for visitors to the City of Oaks. READ MORE
Saint Augustine's University Creates America's First HBCU Cycling Team
Student leaning against a bike
Raleigh's Saint Augustine's University, founded in 1867, recently launched the first cycling team at a historically black college and university. The Falcons' historic season is being documented by Canyon Bicycles on YouTube in a mini-series titled Chasing History. WATCH EPISODE 1
People-First Tourism: Falling in Love with
Ninja Cow Farm
Visitors feeding cows bananas on a guided farm tour
Dan Moore's Ninja Cow Farm in Raleigh is a leading example of sustainable farming done right. Learn how to schedule a behind-the-scenes tour with People-First Tourism, shop locally-produced goods at the farm store and find restaurants that support local farms in this in-depth look. READ ARTICLE
Fly Confident. Fly RDU.
Fly Confident at RDU International Airport

RDU International Airport has been hard at work deploying new safety measures around the terminals. On your next visit, look for new distancing signage, hand-sanitizing stations and much more. READ MORE

COVID-19 Advisory
A “Stay-at-Home” order is in effect in N.C. For information and helpful resources, visit our COVID-19 response portal, here.

Featured Photos 
Aerial view of Shaw University with the downtown Raleigh skyline in the background A pink milkshake in a Mason jar with a piece of red cake, icing and sweet treats piled on top of the rim
A giant pig-like piece of outdoor art with a slide for kids to slide down Several trays of mouthwatering Southern food, from BBQ sandwiches to mac n cheese and more

Pictured (clockwise from top left)
Shaw University (foreground) and downtown Raleigh@antionneking
Andia's Homemade Ice Cream, Cary@andiasicecream
Iyla’s Southern Kitchen - Morgan Street Food Hall@morganstreetfoodhall
SCULPT. C at North Carolina Museum of Art and Ann and Jim Goodnight Museum Park • @emmerealtor

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