Gaurav Patel’s guide to dining in Raleigh-Durham

Ask for a dinner recommendation in Raleigh and, guaranteed, one of Gaurav Patel’s (otherwise known as, “G”) will be on the list. He’s no chef, but as the founder and President of Eschelon Experiences, he knows his way around a restaurant. Since founding Eschelon in … Continue reading
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Blues and Bluegrass in North Carolina

Somewhere in the mountains along the border between North Carolina and Virginia, bluegrass – that American musical genre personified by banjo, mandolin and fiddle – was born. This was 1948, but the sound of Bluegrass in North Carolina had evolved for nearly two centuries, resulting … Continue reading
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Mystery and Moonshine in North Carolina

Tell people you’re going to North Carolina and many of them will picture pristine beaches or mountains filled with colourful fall foliage. Others will conjure up images of jars of illegal moonshine marked “XXX” and stills manned by grizzled men in old-fashioned hats. All of that’s … Continue reading
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City of Oaks: A Beginner’s Raleigh Guide

Named in honour of Sir Walter Raleigh, Raleigh, North Carolina, was one of the first planned cities in the United States, and when the capital building opened for legislative business, there were few other dwellings in the “City of Oaks”. Seeded in 1792, the town … Continue reading
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