Raleigh and the Triangle Guide and Discussion
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02-20-2013, 10:30 PM
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Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Durham NC
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Hmm, I'll have to give them a call before Saturday then.
On the plus side there's free parking on the other side of Edwards Mill at Cardinal Gibbons and the area off that road, and there's a pretty convenient walkway under Edwards Mill to the arena. Backyard Bistro is a pretty easy walk from there, but honestly I'd just hit up one of the many tailgating groups. Most everyone is pretty friendly and you should be able to get some good food rather easily.
Originally Posted by
Kule Aid Man
Hey all! Just popping in to ask a few questions due to my trip to Raleigh in early April.
1. As I will be attending 2 games, is there any tips I should know (places to go before or after the game etc.)
2. FOOD! Where are your favorite places to eat within an hour away from the arena.
3. Any other suggestions for my trip that might help!
Anything is much appreciated, and hope your team keeps up the stellar play!
Before, especially in early April. TAILGATING! Good times to be had in the parking lot before the games. Before that, lots of good places to check out in Raleigh and Durham. Some good golf courses right within the triangle if you want to do that before the game, some great bars, some great barbeque (I'm preferential to The Pit).
As for where to go after the game, depends on where you're staying. Raleigh Times was a popular place for the NHL types and associated media to close down at the ASG, but if you're staying closer to the airport then Durham has some hotspots to hit, especially the American Tobacco district right by the Durham Bulls ballpark, notably Tyler's Taproom is in there.
Best restaurants are something you'll get mixed opinion on, but you have to check out one of the quality carolina barbeque places at least once before you leave. There are a lot of good places to eat, but as someone that comes from Boston there's not much that rubs me as exceptional, but that's extremely hard to do. Honestly if you're into the microbrew scene this area is damn close to nirvana.
Also, not sure how much you're willing to spend, but Pinehurst isn't far from here. If you want some quality golf you can't get much better then that.
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