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THE ORIGINAL RELOCATION GUIDE — TRIANGLE NC | VOLUME 17 — ISSUE 2 16 THE TRIANGLE In the culinary capital exceptional cuisine is on every corner. Brewery Bhavana is the only North Carolina eatery on Bon Appetit's list of the 50 best new restaurants in America in 2017. Others to try are Chef Ashley Christensen's AC restaurant group. A local favorite is Southern style mac n'cheese at her downtown eatery, Poole's Diner. Durham is equally a haven for entrepreneurs, restaurateurs and innovators. The presence of RTP and its Fortune 100 companies, a booming startup culture, and Duke University and North Carolina Central University (NCCU) enables Durham to offer opportunities in a variety of fields. Durham has been named America's eighth leading high-tech metro, the small city with the second most economic potential, one of the best cities to start a career in, and more. The "City of Medicine" is so named for the location of top tier medical facilities of Duke University Hospital and Medical Center, one of the top 10 hospitals in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. Durham is also the home of revered Duke University, named the seventh best college in the country by U.S. News & World Report in 2014. NCCU was the first publicly supported liberal arts college for African Americans in the U.S. Chapel Hill adds its unique flavor to the Triangle with its college town vibe, innovative businesses and tourist friendly Franklin Street, the heart of the "Carolina Tarheel" town. Restaurants and unique businesses have stood the test of time and get better with age enticing generations to come and stay awhile. Museums offer a day of culture at Ackland Art Museum, Kidzu Children's Museum and Carolina Basketball Museum College magazine features venues that show the range of eclectic business from the 18 year-old Cosmic Cantina to the 95 year-old Carolina Coffee Shop. Make a toast at Crunkleton, one of the "Top Bourbon Bars in the South" according to Bourbon Review, or take a tour at Top of the Hill Distillery to learn about the only fully local and USDA certified organic distillery in the Deep South. The college town is known for its "culinary chops" and highly rated restaurants and restaurateurs. In September, the town will celebrate the opening of its first public indoor market, the Blue Dogwood. In October, foodies take over the town in multiple locations when they gather to break bread, drink local beer and spirits, and soak up the moment during the TerraVITA Food & Drink Festival. Culinary heavyweights from across the state and the U.S. gather for workshops, dinners and tasting led by giants

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