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THE ORIGINAL RELOCATION GUIDE — TRIANGLE NC | VOLUME 17 — ISSUE 1 26 RALEIGH Aside from the collection of must-see museums, Raleigh's cultural and entertainment scene has something for everyone. Live performance are seen at the Carolina Ballet, North Carolina Theatre, Raleigh Little Theatre and Duke Energy Performing Arts Center. The Fletcher Opera Theater located on the east side of the Duke Energy Center is a 600-seat theater designed for opera performances, dance, music and theatrical productions in an intimate setting. Music lovers congregate nearly 365-days a year in large-scale arenas, outdoor amphitheatres (Red Hat and Walnut Creek) mid-sized concert halls, mom-and- pop playhouses and downright dives. Classical music lovers enjoy the sounds of the North Carolina Symphony. Culinary kudos are increasingly being handed out to award winning chefs who continue to set up shop. Restaurants are opening at warp speed and eight new establishments are set to open in the first quarter of 2017. It's one reason that Raleigh made Zagat's list of "26 Hottest Food Cities." Tried-and-true food entrepreneurs are plentiful in the foodie city. Restaurateur Ashley Christensens' newest AC brand eatery Death & Taxes was named one of Bon Appetit's "Hot 10 New Restaurants of 2016." Multiple James Beard nominated Chef Scott Crawford opened his new venture, Crawford & Son, to rave reviews on trendy Person Street in downtown Raleigh. In the City Market area Café Lucarne was touted as one of the "13 Hottest Restaurants in Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill by Eater Magazine in 2016. Ethnic food is on the rise in the city that embraces diversity. Business Insider called Bida Manda (Laotian) the "Best Restaurant in N.C." Babylon restaurant brings Moroccan food to the region and combines historical food in a historical space. It makes its home in the rehabbed Melrose Knitting Mill (circa 1900). Chef Samad Hachby brings North Africa to the space with palatial ceiling tiles imported from Morocco, exposed original beams and brickwork. Amidst beautiful surroundings, the food is the star with dishes such as lamb tagine, couscous, Harrira soup and chicken bastille rolls. Buzz is growing over the highly anticipated Morgan Street Food Hall set to open in spring 2017. The Morgan Street Food Hall & Market will be Raleigh's first food hall. The 22,000 square foot space will be home for 60 plus vendors offering chef-driven specialty foods. Morgan Street will also serve as a culinary and food business incubator. Situated between the central business core, the area's fastest growing residential population and large-scale business expansions,>> Always Perfect Cameron Village Shopping Center | 437 Daniels St, Raleigh, NC 27605 (919) 787-9073 |

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