VOL17 ISS2 2017

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THE ORIGINAL RELOCATION GUIDE — TRIANGLE NC | VOLUME 17 — ISSUE 2 18 THE TRIANGLE restaurants, bars and housing is fast making the area a major destination. In Chapel Hill, Franklin Street dominates with the college set and visitors who never tire of the eclectic, walkable downtown with plenty to see and do. For a smaller slice of the Triangle pie, visitors take day trips to nearby small towns. The quaint mini- Triangles — Carrboro, Hillsborough and Pittsboro — have plenty to offer. Carrboro's restaurants are celebrating cocktails earlier these days. It is the first municipality in North Carolina to pass the "Brunch Bill," (made into law in June) that allows alcohol sales before noon on Sunday. While in the quaint town, next door to Chapel Hill, make your way to one of the oldest farmers' markets in the region, the popular Carrboro Farmers' Market. At night head to Cat's Cradle for live music. The iconic venue less than a mile from UNC campus has hosted Nirvana, John Mayer, Joan Baez, Iggy Pop and other top names for more than 40 years. Hillsborough gets a "shout out" on travel site, in its "20 Best Small Towns in the Americas You've Never Heard of (But Should)." Downtown mentions include shops and restaurants including Wooden Nickel Pub. For ice cream the choice is Maple View Country Store ranked as North Carolina's "must visit" spot in While in town take a walking tour, visit the Purple Crow Books and eat at local favorite Hillsborough BBQ Company. For local beer, stop by Mystery Brewing Company. Take a stroll on the scenic Riverwalk along the Eno River, a primary route of the North Carolina Mountains-to-Sea Trail. Visit Orange County's first wine and cider fermentarium at Botanist & Barrel. A tasting room at Cedar Grove Blueberry Farm is a few minutes outside of town. Pittsboro (Chatham County) is an eclectic town that takes visitors by surprise. Acclaimed and prestigious Fearrington Village and its award winning Fearrington Inn are thriving in the town along with the growing agri-tourism sector. Doug Jones has been farming using sustainable methods for nearly 40 years at Piedmont Biofarm. An open source farm, Piedmont Biofarm engages the community through regular workshops, community sustainable dinners and farm tours. Biofarm takes the art of "craft farming" to a new level. Chatham Cider Works, a part of the Heart of North Carolina Trails, is a family-run business making small-batch hard cider using local and mountain apples. CCW's hard cider is unfiltered, and higher in alcohol than most other commercial brands with an AVL between beer and wine. Make sure to visit Fair Game Beverage Company, Pittsboro's only legal distillery. >>

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