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THE ORIGINAL RELOCATION GUIDE — TRIANGLE NC | VOLUME 17 — ISSUE 1 16 THE TRIANGLE Not only can diners savor samplings from nearly every culture imaginable — Greek, Asian, African, Ethiopian, Indian, Mexican, and Southern are just a few — but they can do it from award-winning eateries. The region is home to three James Beard Award (often called "The Oscar of Food") winners, each of which embarked on new restaurant ventures in 2015. In Raleigh, Poole's Diner owner and chef Ashley Christensen opened Death & Taxes, which serves wood- fired, family-style food. Andrea Reusing, who won the 2009 award for her Asian-inspired Lantern restaurant, is the driving force behind The Durham Hotel's new eatery, focused on "elemental American flavors." Ben and Karen Barker are bringing a whole new flavor to brick-oven pizzas at Pizzeria Mercato in Carrboro. Celebrations pop up in the Triangle almost as much as restaurants. All year-long the region plays host to hundreds of events from small-town musical acts at local bars to 40-year-old art festivals — like the Raleigh- based Artsplosure, which gathers 170-plus artists and crafts exhibitors each year. Raleigh is also home to the North Carolina State Fair, as well as the three-day Hopscotch Music Festival, highlighting all genres from electronic to folk on massive main stages and at small, intimate establishments. In Durham they dance — at the famous American Dance Festival. Founded in 1934 to showcase the work of dancers, choreographers, and professionals in dance-related fields, it is "one of the nation's most important institutions," according to The New York Times. Equally vital to Durham's lifeblood is the 38-year-old Festival for the Eno, a July 4th celebration filled with food trucks, a juried craft show with upwards of 80 artists, and four stages filled with musicians from all over the state. An old tobacco town, Durham's landscape overflows with old manufacturing warehouses turned shopping districts. Many of these reside within Brightleaf Square, as well as the American Tobacco Campus, notable for the Lucky Strike smoke stack that sits at its center. Chapel Hill is music mecca. From the porch at the Carolina Inn ("Fridays on the Front Porch") to the depths of a nearly 50-year-old downstairs dive bar (The Cave), performers at all levels release their sounds into the Carolina blue sky nightly. Even UNC gets in on the action through regular classical music performances held at Memorial Hall. Science fanatics can get their kicks at the university, too, each April thanks to the UNC Science Expo, offering more than 100 exhibits focusing on the wonders of science, technology, engineering and math through hands-on experiments, lively demonstrations, and laboratory tours. 40 86 54 54 15 15 501 O l d N C 8 6 Mt Sinai B a r b e e C h a p e l J o n e s F e r r y 1 2 3 CHAPEL HILL 1. Briar Chapel From the $290s 919-659-1563 2. Montclair From the $410s 919-659-1569 3. Dunhill From the $640s 919-659-1565 Everyone needs their own special space. That's why David Weekley Homes offers FlexSpace SM options – to ensure that your home suits your family's needs. Whether it's a study for working at home or a studio filled with light, we'll create a home that feels like home to every family member – even the four-legged ones! That's The Weekley Way! See a David Weekley Homes Sales Consultant for details. Prices, plans, dimensions, features, specifications, materials, and availability of homes or communities are subject to change without notice or obligation. Illustrations are artist's depictions only and may differ from completed improvements. Copyright © 2017 David Weekley Homes - All Rights Reserved. Raleigh, NC (RALA83503) David Weekley Homeowner Elyse Neves with Max

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