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05-23-2013, 02:01 PM
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Was I seeing something earlier or was there a non-parrot reference that is no longer here?

It leaves me pining for the fjords.
It got better, so I decided to stop giving Gotta Catch Em Staal a hard time.

Speaking of food, wife and I went to The Pit last night...they now have a family style option. $19.99/person and the entire table has to take part in it. You get two apps, two entree meats, two sides, and a dessert. Here's the fun part. It's all you can eat. We got salad and onion rings as our appetizers, chopped barbeque and brisket for our entrees, baked beans and hand-cut fries as the side, and banana pudding for dessert.

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It got better, so I decided to stop giving Gotta Catch Em Staal a hard time.

Speaking of food, wife and I went to The Pit last night...they now have a family style option. $19.99/person and the entire table has to take part in it. You get two apps, two entree meats, two sides, and a dessert. Here's the fun part. It's all you can eat. We got salad and onion rings as our appetizers, chopped barbeque and brisket for our entrees, baked beans and hand-cut fries as the side, and banana pudding for dessert.
At least now I know I wasn't just seeing things. Don't get on his bad side. I heard he turned someone into a newt.

Sounds like a deal at The Pit. Only problem is prevents you getting it to go and walking across the way to Tasty Beverage to eat it.

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Canes Trip

Hey guys. Long time Whalers/Canes fan here from Canada trying to plan out his first trip to Raleigh to see my Canes play. Planning on coming down in October for 2 games (Kings and Coyotes) and would like your help on where to stay, what to do. My brother and I would like to get out for a couple rounds of golf, where are the nicer public courses? Which area should we stay in? Close to PNC Arena or downtown? Good restaurants?

Any other recommendations for what we should do? Thanks in advance.

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07-19-2013, 02:56 PM
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Start here: http://hfboards.hockeysfuture.com/sh...d.php?t=628027

There's a lot of suggestions in the first post.

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Start here: http://hfboards.hockeysfuture.com/sh...d.php?t=628027

There's a lot of suggestions in the first post.
Went ahead and merged the threads.

Personally I would stay closer to the arena, since it's right at the juncture of the main highways and you can easily get wherever you need to go from there.

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Went ahead and merged the threads.

Personally I would stay closer to the arena, since it's right at the juncture of the main highways and you can easily get wherever you need to go from there.
Thanks guys. Sorry for posting in the wrong place.

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Thanks guys. Sorry for posting in the wrong place.
No problem Hope you enjoy your trip.

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For golf I've heard good things about Wildwood Green, which is in North Raleigh.

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When you check out the city in Google maps everything seems very far spread out. Beautiful, but spread out. If we stay near the arena is there good options for food?

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You really should go to Backyard Bistro on game night, so that's a meal directly across from the arena.

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Raleigh is the capitol of urban sprawl.

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Raleigh is the capitol of urban sprawl.
Have you been to Los Angeles? Houston? Atlanta? Now THAT is urban sprawl.

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Outside of the golf and the hockey, you should spend most of your time downtown. Raleigh does have horrible sprawl, but the downtown is one of the better smaller city downtowns in the country IMO. Lots of really great stuff going on there. Quite a few really good restaurants.

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When you check out the city in Google maps everything seems very far spread out. Beautiful, but spread out. If we stay near the arena is there good options for food?
Yes, in fact. Tarheel mentioned Backyard Bistro. Also within a 5 mile radius of the arena area are the following restaurants that have the Garnetpalmetto seal of approval:

Bella Monica (Italian)

Dos Taquitos (Mexican and Tex-Mex)

Waraji (Japanese)

Kanki (Japanese Steakhouse)

Iris (Contemporary American)

And hey, for your breakfast noshing there's a Waffle House not too terribly far away! Nothing more Southern than the Awful Waffle and with over 1.5 million different ways to order your hash browns, you can't go wrong.

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When you check out the city in Google maps everything seems very far spread out. Beautiful, but spread out. If we stay near the arena is there good options for food?
For cheap, authentic North Carolina restaurants I recommend Bojangles and Cookout.

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Seriously, you should not leave the South without having Bojangles (breakfast), Cookout (lunch) and Waffle House (2 am).

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Seriously, you should not leave the South without having Bojangles (breakfast), Cookout (lunch) and Waffle House (2 am).
These are awesome tips guys. Thanks so much!

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Seriously, you should not leave the South without having Bojangles (breakfast), Cookout (lunch) and Waffle House (2 am).
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Thanks for the suggestions, going to try and make it down to Raleigh to watch Canes-Jackets. Before realignment took place hafta say the Canes were my team in the East having roots in Asheville and Hendersonville. Imagine as fans we may learn to hate each others teams but for now I can easily say I currently despite the Pens and Rangers more from my CBJ based viewpoint! Any opinions on Big Boss Brewing?

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07-21-2013, 06:33 PM
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Thanks for the suggestions, going to try and make it down to Raleigh to watch Canes-Jackets. Before realignment took place hafta say the Canes were my team in the East having roots in Asheville and Hendersonville. Imagine as fans we may learn to hate each others teams but for now I can easily say I currently despite the Pens and Rangers more from my CBJ based viewpoint! Any opinions on Big Boss Brewing?
It's been 15 minutes, and I'm surprised you have no responses from this board. I can't comment because I'm only 20 and have never tried any of their products, but I'm sure plenty of posters can/will steer you in the right direction on that one.

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Thanks for the suggestions, going to try and make it down to Raleigh to watch Canes-Jackets. Before realignment took place hafta say the Canes were my team in the East having roots in Asheville and Hendersonville. Imagine as fans we may learn to hate each others teams but for now I can easily say I currently despite the Pens and Rangers more from my CBJ based viewpoint! Any opinions on Big Boss Brewing?
They're not bad at all, but IMO there are better in the area. I am a fan of the Kolsch though, very happy with that one.

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About 99% sure that I'll be visiting family in Durham in mid-October to also catch the Hawks game. Any suggestions of things to do in the area during the Autumn down there or if anything else is happening around that time?

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You got the State Fair going on the 17-27 which is a lot of fun. Not sure what else is going on in Raleigh during that time, but Asheville is beautiful that time of year, and Biltmore worth the drive if you've never been before.

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Any opinions on Big Boss Brewing?
I visit their taproom once a month or so on average, I'm a fan. With all of the breweries popping up in the area it's all a matter of a personal preference as to which one is the best. Trophy Brewing downtown has become pretty popular in a short period of time, and my friends keep telling me their pizza is some of the best, if not the best, in town.

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They're not bad at all, but IMO there are better in the area. I am a fan of the Kolsch though, very happy with that one.
Make some suggestions for the lad!

I always liked Big Boss when I lived in Raleigh; it might have been my favorite. Their tap room is great but in the weirdest location.

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