I have had the privilege of working at this incredibly unique coffee and gift shop and I will be the first to tell you that this is one of the best hidden treasures in North Carolina. The coffee is sensational and the selection of gifts and home decor is what gives this shop its southern charm. Family owned, this shop grows every day by making their customers feel like just that, Family. Tell them the Burtons sent you and I promise you will receive a warm welcome.
Kathleens Picks: Coffee- The Charleston ,and if your lucky enough to go during the fall a Dirty Pumpkin Chai Latte. Home Decor- Chewbeads (for all you mommas out there) Mugs, and Monograms on almost anything in the store.
Deans Picks: Lavendar Lemonade
The Mason Jar Tavern
Another local gem is actually owned by our great friends Johnny and Maggie Pierce. The Mason Jar strives to be the place “Where your jar is always full”, and I gotta tell you guys our Jars are overflowing every time we visit. We tell them every time but we are constantly impressed at how they make us feel right at home. The servers are friendly, the live music is entertaining and everything comes in a mason jar which is SO cute. Not only is their food great but owner Johnny Pierce has a passion for craft beer and it truly shows with the wide selection behind the bar.
Kathleens Picks: Start with a Strawberry Mint Moonshine. Appetizer- Buffalo chicken eggrolls. Entree- Turkey Delicious Melt (on a GF bun) or the Pesto Chicken Pasta (with GF noodles).
Deans Picks: Start with a Blood orange margarita. Appetizer- Asian Lettuce Wraps. Entree- Pork Tenderloin or the Brisket Sliders. Dessert- Smore in a Jar****
( Blood Orange Margarita )
Vintage Church (Downtown Raleigh)
Every time we have visited our friends in North Carolina we have come to Vintage. When we moved here we jumped right back in and it fit like a glove. Incredible worship, great messages, and friendly people in church every sunday. If you need a home church then this is an amazing place to dive in to.