Triangle Around Town is a blog on events in the Raleigh-Durham area, specializing in craft beer, wine, food, charity events and more.
 
Triangle Around Town

A look at local events in and around the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill area through the eyes of Jen and Dathan.

 
 
 
 

 

"Triangle Around Town is the husband/wife duo of Dathan Kazsuk and Jennifer Primrose. Our website will feature local blogs on entertainment, food & drink, restaurant reviews, philanthropy, arts & culture, music and whatever else we want to tell the World about."

 -Dathan Kazsuk

 
 

 

Devils Backbone arrives in North Carolina

Sunday, August 23, 2015

By Dathan Kazsuk

A select number of beer-loves made their way into the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh to sample beer from the Roseland, Virginia-based Devils Backbone Brewing Co.
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At a Glance: Ohio Breweries

Monday, June  22, 2015

By Dathan Kazsuk

This month, during our week long vacation to Michigan, we stoped at 5 Ohio breweries: find out which ones we visited and which ones we liked the best.
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Top Picks for March

Thursday, March 5, 2015

By Jennifer Primrose

Spring is right around the corner, although with the latest weather in the Triangle one might wonder if winter is going to last forever. Take a stroll through some of our "Top Picks" for the month of March. Click here for full story.


Triangle Wine Experience celebrates 22 years of fundraising

Sunday, February 8, 2015

By Jennifer Primrose

The 22nd annual Triangle Wine Experience Gala was held on Saturday, Feb. 7 to benefit the Frankie Lemmon School. The Grand Gala and auction were the finale to a three day event of food, fun and of course, wine!. Click here for full story.


Ranking some of our favorite NC wineries ... so far

Saturday, February 21, 2015

By Dathan Kazsuk

North Carolina is home to some 126 wineries – from the mountains to the coast. We decided to make a list of our Top 10 that we've been to in the past couple years. Click here for full story.


Finding Love at SPCA's Bark & Wine with your Valentine

Friday, February 13, 2015

By Jennifer Primrose

There was no better way to embark on the holiday weekend of love than with puppy kisses and feline purrs. On Feb. 12 we began our Valentine's Day early by attending SPCA's 2015 Bark & Wine with your Valentine event. Click here for full story.


Got to be N.C.'s Competition Dining begins new season

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

By Jen Primrose

The big competition dining series, known here as Fire in the Triangle kicks off a new season with 16 new chefs hoping to don the coveted "Red Chefs Jacket." Opening nights battle was one for the ages with 3/100th of a point separating the winner. Click here for full story.


Songwriters' Celebration features local Wake Forest talent

Sunday, January 25, 2015

By Dathan Kazsuk

It was a chilly night on January 24, when we showed our support for Forest Moon Theater, a community theater based in Wake Forest. The fundraiser had performances by Wine 101's Joe O'Keefe, Chris Vickery and a cappella group, Avante. Click here for full story.


Craft Beers for the Holidays

Monday, December 15, 2014

By Dathan Kazsuk

Dathan put together a list of 10 beers in his personal beer cellar that will be opened just in time for the holidays. North Carolina craft beers like Fullsteam's First Frost and Hi-Wire's Ringmaster's Barrel-Aged Russian Impersial Stout made the list. Click here for full story.


Christmas ideas: Artisan gifts, local shops

Monday, December 15, 2014

By Dathan Kazsuk

With Christmas rearing its ugly head, I'm sure there are a lot of people who have no idea what to buy for family or friends. In this blog we share some local ideas which would be great for stocking stufferings for the holidays. Click here for full story.


North Carolina Winery/Brewery shines in Mount Airy

Sunday, November 9, 2014

By Jennifer Primrose

North Carolina boasts some wonderful day trips and our day trip to Mount Airy did not disappoint, as we discovered two great wineries. Click here for full story.


Latest winery in Pilot Mountain impresses with food and wine

Sunday, November 9, 2014

By Dathan Kazsuk

One of the newest wineries in North Carolina, JOLO Winery & Vineyards, has only been open to the public since April of 2014. Click here for full story.


Raleigh's Lafayette Village celebrates Oktoberfest

Monday, October 20, 2014

By Dathan Kazsuk

It's time to dust off the Lederhosen, get out the porcelain beer stein and drink as much German Oktoberfest beer as possible. OK, you can't do that? Well head to Lafayette Village for its own verson of the German festival – it included "Wiener Dog Races." Click here for full story.


SPCA Fur Ball raises funds for homeless pets

Monday, October 6, 2014

By Jennifer Primrose

This year, the SPCA of Wake County celebrated its 19th annual Fur Ball on Sunday, Oct. 5 at the State Club in Raleigh. This year's event brought in nearly 600 guests to help raise money for our furry four-legged friends. Click here for full story.


Chapel Hill festival draws crowd for food, beer and peppers

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

By Dathan Kazsuk

For the past seven years, Abundance NC has hosted the ever-so-firely Pepper Festival. The event took place on Sunday, Oct. 5 a featured many "pepper" items as well as Dathan judging the pepper beers. Click here for full story.


Festifall Arts Festival offers arts, music and outreach

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

By Gina Sanders

Festifall Art Festival offers hand crafted mixed media, sculptures, copper art and wooden bowls. Music by The Koolest and Lynn Blakely helped set the stage for the great day in Chapel Hill. Click here for full story.


Triangle Heart Walk draws record crowds

Monday, September 29

By Jen Primrose

On Sept. 28, the Triangle turned red in the fight against heart disease at the American Heart Association's Heart Walk, held outside PNC Arean in Raleigh. The AHA raised slightly over $1 million to help this dreaded disease. Click here for full story.


Argentine wines shine at Wine 101-Wake Forest

Friday, September 26, 2014

By Dathan Kazsuk

It was an evening of Argentine-style wines in what ended up being a very intimate setting at Wine 101-Wake Forest. The event was hosted by Jay Holland and Sara House Doom. Click here for full story.


Magnificent Mile Race takes over Raleigh

Monday, September 14, 2014

By Jen Primrose

Finding a cure for motor neuron disease is the main goal behind the Magnificent Mile Race, and with friends from the Umstead Park United Church of Christ I participated in the first of many Mag Mile Races to come. Click here for full story.


Raleigh Beer Week comes to a triumphant end

Monday, September 1, 2014

By Dathan Kazsuk

This past week, in case you missed the memo, was the Raleigh Beer Week celebration. From Sunday, Aug. 24 through Sunday, Aug. 31, participating breweries, restaurants and bottle stores featured a slew of beer-related events. Click here for full story.


Brewery Review: Draft Line Brewing

Sunday, July 6, 2014

By Dathan Kazsuk

One of the newest breweries to enter the scene is Fuquay-Varina's Draft Line Brewing. On June 28, Draft Line opened its doors to the general public. Close to 2,400 people came that afternoon to sample a couple pints of beer. Click here for full story.


Brewery Review: Bombshell Beer Company

Sunday, July 6, 2014

By Dathan Kazsuk

Our first visit to Bombshell Beer Company came courtesy of a Living Social special – but then did half the people on the tour with us that afternoon we made our trek over to Holly Springs. Click here for full story.


Asheville Breweries: Part I

Monday, June 30, 2014

By Dathan Kazsuk

Beer. It's what makes men tick. In our first installment of beers in Asheville, we visited Wicked Weed, Burial Beer Co., Lexington Avenue Brewery and Asheville Brewing Co. Click here for full story.


Where wine meets history: Williamsburg Winery

Monday, June 30, 2014

By Jennifer Primrose

Our day began with lunch at the Gabriel Archer Tavern, and ended with an intimate reserve tasting in the depts of the winery. We sampled eleven wines, including the 2009 Gabriel Archer, which sells for $100 a bottle. Click here for full story.


Raleigh's Sub Noir Brewing celebrates year one with a bang

Sunday, June 15, 2014

By Dathan Kazsuk

Celebrating its 1-year anniversary party on June 14, I have to give respect to Michael and Amy Stagner for blessing us with some fantastic craft beers during its first 365-days in existence. Click here for full story.


Falls River Wine Club visits the Swan Creek Vineyards

Monday, April 21, 2014

By Jen Primrose

 

With spring now beginning to bloom, the Falls River Wine & Beer Club took their April tasting event on the road to visit the Vineyards of Swan Creek in the Yadkin Valley to attend their annual Herb Festival. Click here for full story.


White Street Brewing hosts first NC Brewers Collaborative 

Sunday, March 30, 2014

By Dathan Kazsuk


On March 29, White Street Brewing Company held the first meeting of the North Carolina Brewers Collaborative. The event featured brewers from Mother Earth, White Street, Foothills, Fullsteam and Wicked Weed.  Click here for full story.


Wine Club explores South African wines with Uncorked

Sunday, March 23

By Jennifer Primrose

The Falls River Wine & Beer Club's latest wine tasting featured wines from South Africa courtesty of Uncorked Wine and Coffee Café.  Click here for full story.


Howard Brewing Tap Takeover

Sunday, March 16
By Dathan Kazsuk


Let’s start a Brewmance! 
It’s one of the first things you see when you find yourself heading over to Howard Brewing’s webpage. And it’s pretty fitting for the beer trio-sampler I recently enjoyed at north Raleigh’s BottleMixx wine and beer shop.  Click here for full story.


Tuesday, Jan. 28
By Dathan Kazsuk

It’s Blowing Rock. It’s Winterfest. It’s a lot of wine at one of our favorite places to stay –The Green Park InnThe 16th Annual Winterfest Wine Tasting, which is presented by the Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce and sponsored by the Blue Ridge Mountain Club is the perfect chance to mingle with other wine lovers and try a wide variety of reds, whites and sparklings.  Click here for full story.

Raleigh's Landfill District Park

Sunday, Jan. 19

By Dathan Kazsuk

The path to Raleigh’s Mount Trashmore, believe it or not, is actually quite a pleasant one. For those of you not familiar with the name Mount Trashmore, it’s what a lot of us around my neighborhood call the hill at the top of North Wake Landfill District Park.  Click here for full story.

 


 

Caymus Vineyards Webcast tasting in Raleigh

Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2014

By Dathan Kazsuk

The Wagner Family of Wines is something no home should be without. On Saturday, January 14, Total Wine hosted a Caymus webcast tasting with over 2,000 attendees across 68 Total Wine stores nationwide.  Click here for full story.

 

Tuesday, Jan. 15
By Jen Primrose

On Saturday, Jan. 11, Wine Authorities had its open house for the new location at 211 E. Franklin Street in Raleigh. Wine and beer tastings, food trucks and local product demos were all in store for people who braved the weather.  Click here for full story



Looking forward to Blowing Rock's 2014 Winterfest!

Monday, Dec. 30
By Dathan Kazsuk

It was back in 2006 … the first time I visited the small town of Blowing Rock. It was for Jen’s birthday in October, and we went to see North Carolina’s wonderful Fall weather up in the mountains. The amazing autumn colors were very picturesque for my first trip there.  Click here for full story