Archive for September, 2009
In England, pubs serve as neighborhood watering holes where everyone knows your name. Meet the new gathering spot on Fayetteville St. in Downtown Raleigh, The Oxford Gastro Pub, where the General Manager, Daniel Sartain, carries on this tradition. Here, the food is more important than a typical pub. You can expect a nice dinner that will not break the bank. The dining room, while elegant, is not stuffy; its all about comfort. With all the different types of people living in Raleigh, the doors are wide open to everyone. Versatility is key, down to the price point on the menu.
Years ago, Daniel tended bar on Glenwood South and has watched the area grow.…[ Read More → ]
I moved downtown three years ago and found that I really had no use for a second car so I sold one car and kept the other. I now find myself using the R-line or walking around downtown during the week for dinner or just going to the bank and post office……………..I know very urban of me. It really is amazing how much you notice while walking versus zooming around in a car. The past several months, I’ve been walking down to Glenwood South for dinner or walking toward Fayetteville Street for the banks and post office. On my walks I’m always amazed what I see and most of the time I think “hmmmm, why did that happen” or “hmmmm, who would ever have thought about doing that” or “hmmmm, I’ve never noticed that before”.…[ Read More → ]