Category Archives: Raleigh

Top Raleigh Taxi Services

You need a taxi that will pick you up on time and also one that will navigate the shortest distance to your destination. Below I have comprised a list of the top three taxi services in Raleigh NC. The taxi rate charged per mile, doesn’t vary much from company to company maybe only a couple cents on the mile.

Differences in Raleigh Taxi Services

Since the rate you will be paying doesn’t vary much, then the quality of service provided is the number #1 factor in choosing which service to use.Taxi Raleigh

  • Pick you up on time
  • Deliver you to your desired destination through the shortest distance and quickly.

 

The three best taxi service in Raleigh

All-Points Personal Transportation - This is the number #1 taxi cab option in the Raleigh area. The drivers are very professional and the customer service on the phone is excellent. If you need to be picked up on time and delivered to your destination the quickest, then you need to call All-Points Transportation: 520 N West St Raleigh, NC 27603‎ (919) 836-9900.

Green Taxi - A dependable service and also has a credit card machine in the cab in case you do not have cash on hand.909 Capital Blvd Raleigh, NC 27603‎ Phone:(919) 835-3545.

 

Cardinal Cab - The cabs are clean and from my experience arrive on time.
713 N West St Raleigh, NC 27603 Phone: (919) 828-3228

I do have a lot of experience in using these service in the city.

Where do I get my experience from and why do I consider myself an expert on this subject? Dozens and dozens of times while visiting bars and wineries, where I have had a little too much to drink and have not felt like taking the risk of driving I have had to call upon these service to get home safely.

Through these experiences I have used just about every service in the city. That’s why you should trust my list of the best taxi service.

Also, if you happen to be at a bar or winery and have concluded you need to call a taxi to get home ask the bartender because some bars will actually pay your fare.

 

 

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World of Beer in the North Hills of Raleigh

A little friendly advice from me to you…  If you’re happy drinking yellow water: aka, Bud Lite, Budweiser or Coors, the list is endless! If you’re happy drinking these domestic waters, then don’t visit World of Beer in the North Hills of Raleigh.

As the word, “World”  in its name implies, this bar is the top spot for intentional beers in the Raleigh area. And I don’t think I would be going too far if I said this bar is probably one of the number #1 spots for international beers within the USA!!!World of Beers Raleigh

There’s a map at the end of the page in case you need directions to this establishment on Six Forks rd.

What you will find here:

  • About 60 different beers on draft, which are rotated weekly.
  • Around 500 different bottled beers from dozens and dozens of different countries and also some very good micro-breweries in the USA.
  • They also have a lot of wines from different regions of the world.
  • A selection of choice Cigars.  I’m not too big into the cigar scene, I think you will need to smoke these out on the patio. But I could be wrong you may have to wait till you get home to enjoy these treats.

You will also find a lot of  TVs at this bar, probably more TVs than you have ever seen in your life.

Well, probably not as many TVs as BEST BUY. But still a lot!!! You will definitely be able to catch most anything on the tube at World of Beers.

How is the food here?

Actually, you will not find a food menu at the World of Beer. I was a little disappointed when I found this out. But there’s is a great solution.

There’s the option to order food from the many different restaurants located nearby. And these restaruants will actually deliver your order to the World of Beers.

Do they have shots?

If you’re looking for a bar where you can also get a shot of liquor this is not the bar for you. You will not find Jack or Jose here. But there is a bar right next door where you can get a shot or three and then come back to the World of Beer.

The first time I visited here was with a group of people from Raleigh that I met online. The name of this Club is, Raleigh Happy Hour Club. You can follow the link and join all the fun this club has visiting different bars in the Raleigh area.

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Capital Club 16

Many features of the Capital Club 16 in Raleigh can’t be matched by any other restaurants in the city. One being, the intriguing architecture provided by the historical building in which it’s located in. The video below does a excellent job reviewing this restaurant.

Another is provided by the intrinsic skills of the owner, who is both a professionally chef and a 6th generation butcher from New York City. Looking for a great steak?!? Or maybe you would prefer the “catch of the day”?

Ever had Lobster Mac and Cheese? The menu here is both intriguing and delicious!

This restaurant is located at the corner of Salisbury and Martin in Raleigh NC. I forgot to mention, this is also a full bar making Capital Club 16 not only a great place for lunch and dinner but also a great place to hang out and grab a few drinks with friends. Need directions? There’s a map below which can supply these from your specific location.

Are you a wine drinker? If so, I’m sure you can agree with the following. I can’t stand drinking from a bottle of wine that has been open more than 24 hours prior, the refrigerator can only do so much to slow the oxidation. This is where I need to give bonus points to this restaurant.

If you order a glass of wine, you bet its being poured from an uncorked bottle. Now that I think of it Capital Club 16 always has outstanding service!!!

A couple other extras found here is this restaurants also has host events, you can find their page that lists their upcoming events here.

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This restaurant also serves as a great option to cater your own private events various from wedding rehearsal dinners to ladies night out and everything in between. I believe they provide both onsite and offsite catering for private events.

 

Finding Outback Steakhouse Raleigh NC

What I really wish I could do is point you to where you can get your hands on some coupons to the Outback Steakhouse in Raleigh NC. A person can find just about anything on the net if they look hard enough. If you happen to know a site that offers coupons to this Raleigh Steakhouse please leave a comment telling me where!!!

I will update this page with links to the coupons as soon as possible. I’ll try to make the link to the coupons obvious, but you may want to take a look around the page in case I post the link somewhere stupid.

There are two Outback Steakhouses in The Raleigh area. If you’re unfamiliar with there area there is a map provided on this map where you can obtain directions to both locations.

Review

The Outback Steakhouse is a chain restaurant and you never can be sure what you will get when dining at a chain restaurant. You may dine out at one and think it’s great, then you may have a very bad experience at a different location.

There are two Outback locations in Raleigh. These are at:

  1. 7500 Creedmoor Rd Raleigh
  2. 3105 Capital Blvd. Raleigh

I have been to the one located on Creedmoor Rd numerous times with my family. From my experience this location has consistently provide both good service and food.

I have yet to visit their location on Capital Blvd so I can’t say a whole lot about this location. But I have read some online reviews and most have been positive. If you’re interested, a link to the reviews I read on this location.

If you click over to the sub heading labeled Map you will find a map which will provide you driving directions to each location.

Map

To get your directions just click on the red markers and enter your starting address

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Coupons

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Are you looking for fine dining in Raleigh NC? The Second Empire Restaurant is a great choice.

 

Adventure Landing a Kids fun spot in Raleigh NC

Directions to Adventure Landing in Raleigh
3311 Capital Blvd
Raleigh, NC 27604
(919) 872-1688
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Map

Looking to burn a couple of hours with the kids and put a smile on their cute little face? Adventure Landing in Raleigh is the perfect place to accomplish both. I bet you can’t you wait for the sound of laughter to fill your ears. This is also a great place for birthday party’s. Click over to the next box to see the fun offered here.

And parents don’t look at bringing your child as a chore many adults have just as much fun as the kids.

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This fun spot for kids is located right off  US 401.

 

Attractions

This Raleigh Kid’s Spot is load with Fun

Miniature Golf - There’s 3 different 18 hole course each with a unique theme and design.

Laser Tag – Run through mazes and come up with the best strategy to win the game. This is always a great hit with kids. Great exercise too!!

Arcade – Just about every game under the sun is located in their arcade.

Go-Karts - You’re kid is gonna need skill to finish at the top of their electronic leader board. And you as a parent or guardian can also join the fun in a kart of your own. This is a quarter mile track full a fun twists and turns.

Batting Cages - Do you have a future MLB hall of famer living under your roof? Come use the batting cages at Adventure Landing and polish to hone and polish their hitting skills. There are 9 different cages here all set to different skill levels and also one for softball hitters.

Video

Here’s a pretty good video that shows the Go-Kart track

 

 

 

 

Wolf Wines

A very secluded and cool location. Visited here one cool autumn’s eve. As me and the party I came with walked up to the entrance of this little winery house in the forest, we heard what sounded like a wolf howling in the distance. Fitting but quite ironic to occur just as we were entering a place name Wolf Wines.

I fairly sure they was a speaker system set up outside as a way of greeting visitors. But the owner denied it with a smile on his face.

Anyways, the combination of the autumn night and the wine made for a great experience.

Wolf Winery NC

Wolfe Wines

 

 

Below we speak a little more specific on the wines here and if you would like driving directions to this NC winery in the city of Snow Camp you can find a map towards the bottom of the page. This establishment is about 25 miles west of Raleigh.

Wine

Most bottles of wines here are in the $14-16 range. They do have one bottle of wine price at $30 and this is a Wild Blackberry Reserve and one of my buddies took a bottle of this home with him.

I believe a glass of wine at the winery is in the $4-5 range. I did sample the blackberry wine mentioned above and it had a delicious tangy taste.

You will find Reds, Whites and fruit wines at Wolf Winery. It seems as though they specialize more in fruit wines.

If I remember correctly, including the berry wine I mentioned above, there was also: Cherry, apple, blackberry, kiwi, strawberry.

But for you traditional wine drinkers they also have a Chardonnay and a couple very good red wines.   

Events

What type of events will you find at Wolf Winery?

Occasionally they will have a musical event. And they seem to like to make the entire day and nights out of their, usually starting in mid afternoon and running until 8 or 9 o’clock at night.

Food

Besides on days where they is an event going on at the winery, I’m not aware of any regular food they offer.

This winery near Raleigh does have a beautiful forest like setting. If you would like to visit you can find your direction below on the map. Just click the red marker and enter your starting location.

Return to the home page and see all the different areas where North Carolina Wineries can be found.

 

 

Cloer Family Vineyards near Raleigh

The wine at Cloer Family Vineyards doesn’t get you drunk it gets you awesome!!! And If anyone ever starts to annoy you, with complaints about you drinking too much wine, you just tell them in chemistry class you learned wine was a solution.

I realize my humor isn’t that great but believe me when I tell you Cloer Family Vineyards in Apex NC is a great vineyard to visit.

Cloer Family Vineyards

Cloer Family Vineyards

Below I have provided a few more specifics about this North Carolina Vineyard and at the end of the page is a map that can be used to get your own personalized directions to this great find of a winery.

If you’re unfamiliar with the little town of Apex, North Carolina it’s only about 10 miles west of the city of Raleigh.

Wine

Cloer Family Vineyards and wine options

What you will not find at this NC Vineyard is a huge selection of different wines. But what you will get is a small selection of very good wines. Their selection includes two wines produced from North Carolina grown muscadine grapes and two wines produce with European grapes.

The muscadine grapes are grown onsite at the vineyards. The European grape varieties are purchased from a vineyard in located in western part of North Carolina. Not sure but this could mean the Yadkin Valley.

Four great wines to taste at Cloer Family Vineyards:Cloer Family Vineyards Apex NC

  • Noble – This is definitely my favorite wine at this vineyard. A silver medal winner at the Mid-Atlantic Southeastern wine competition.
  • Carlos
  • Chambourcin
  • Veranda

Wine tasting and tours

The wine tasting at the vineyards is both delicious and educational. The cost is $5 for a generous tasting of each of their five wines. I know under my wine section I said they have only fours wines but I have been informed they actually produce five different wines. Sorry I have no informaiton and what type of wine varietal of this 5th wine.

Touring Cloer Vineyards - Take a walk through their beautiful vineyards and learn about each of the different grapes grown on the premises. Learn about the planting process through the harvesting and normal maintenance grape vines required. Then head inside and take a tour of the winery and learn about the wine making and aging process. There is also a great display of antique wine presses.

The wine tasting and touring at Cloer Family Vineyards are both truly educational.

Looking for a place to hold a private party? This NC vineyard can be rented out for various events. Beautiful and inviting a great place to hold your event.

Events

Wow, the calendar is full of events at Cloer Family Vineyards!!! You can find anything from Yoga classes to Arts and Crafts to live music. Definitely a place to look into for fun events near Raleigh NC.

If you’re interest in visiting Cloer Family Vineyards you can use this map below to get your directions from your current location. Just click on the red marker.

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