March 2022, Issue I
Portrait of a woman chef, Cheetie Kumar, smiling, looking off camera, with an apron on
Raleigh, N.C., Earns Three James Beard Award Semifinalist Nominations for 2022
Three small business owners in downtown Raleigh have been recognized as semifinalist nominees in the category of Best Chef: Southeast by the James Beard Foundation. Get to know these superstar chefs and find out why they're considered to be serving some of the region's best food! READ MORE
J. Cole's Dreamville Festival: April 2-3 at Dorothea Dix Park
Photo of star J. Cole rapping from the stage at a live concert
The wait is over! The lineup has been revealed for the much-anticipated second edition of rapper J. Cole's Dreamville Festival, being held early next month at Raleigh's Dorothea Dix Park. Tickets are still available (but expected to sell out soon)! GET DETAILS
The Biggest Food and Drink Events of 2022 in Raleigh, N.C.
A group of friends raising a glass of beer on a downtown Raleigh street during Brewgaloo craft beer festival
Beer festivals, food truck rodeos, barbecue and bourbon tasting tours and more—some of the biggest food and drink events of the year are ready to kick off the spring season! SEE EVENTS
Garden & Gun: Tonya Council's Raleigh, N.C.
Tonya holding out a plate of cookies with an apron on, in front of a Mama Dip's Kitchen sign
A granddaughter of Tar Heel cooking legend Mama Dip, Tonya Council is an entrepreneurial and baking phenom in her own right (and we're proud of the way she represents the City of Oaks!). READ ARTICLE
Culinary Herbs Workshop + Garden Tour at Raleigh City Farm (March 26)
A woven basket full of green culinary herbs
Make your next trip to Raleigh a hands-on experience (guided by a local expert!). At this event led by Lynda Chambers, you'll get to take a tour of Raleigh City Farm in downtown Raleigh, learning about herbs, creating your own spice blend, tasting tea and cookies and taking home new knowledge (plus your own plant!). GET DETAILS
PrideLife Expo 2022: April 2 in Raleigh, N.C.
PrideLife Expo logo graphic with a date in a bubble and various people smiling and laughing in bubbles
Presented by the N.C. LGBT+ Allied Chamber of Commerce, with special support from the LGBT Center of Raleigh, PrideLife Expo will feature more than 130 exhibitors who want to connect with, support and serve the LGBTQ+ community. LEARN MORE
A woman posing and smiling in her metal-stamping experience craft space
Plan a Trip! Signature Experiences

Dive deeper into Raleigh, N.C., and its culture with Signature Experiences, a curated collection of tours and hands-on encounters—from metal-stamping workshops to whiskey-tasting experiences—designed to take you beneath the surface of our destination. DETAILS
Fly Confident. Fly RDU.
Fly Confident at RDU International Airport

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