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The weather in Raleigh is great for outdoor fun. How do you take advantage of it, and where do you go to enjoy it?Fred Fletcher Park

Will – Golf is a given, and we’ve got some great courses around here.  Otherwise, I like to take my lab Remus to Fletcher Park, to the Oakwood dog park, or hit Umstead for some trails.

Theo – I’ll join Will on the golf course, and I love tennis, too.  Pullen Park is always great for families year round, and my wife, Sally, and I love walking around the trails at the North Carolina Museum of Art.  If I’m headed out of Raleigh, chances are I’m in Morehead City/Atlantic Beach.

It’s 5:30pm on a Tuesday afternoon and the weather is great.  Where do you go?Boylan Bridge Brewpub

Will – Boylan Bridge Brew Pub for a Summer Ale or Big Boss Tap Room for a Hell’s Belle.

Theo – Can’t go wrong with the Vivace patio or Yardhouse if I’m in the North Hills area.  If I’m around Glenwood South, then 518 does the trick.

It’s Sunday, and you’re craving brunch.  Where to?coquette

WillPorter’s fan.

TheoCoquette, please.

Dinner time.  What’s your latest spot or a long-time favorite?Hayes Barton Cafe Dessertery

WillDos Taquitos Xoco on Glenwood South or the Rockford.

TheoHayes Barton.  And save room for dessert. Try the patty cake!

Lunch time list?The Roast Grill

WillCommunity Grocery off Oberlin Rd. for the best BLT or grilled cheese with bacon. If I’m in the mood for a hot dog, then The Roast Grill hands down.Cash only and “no ketchup!”

TheoRoast Grill.  Just what Will said.  And if I want a burger, I’m heading to Bad Daddy’s in Seaboard Station.

Raleigh is a big college sports town.  If you can’t be AT the game, where do you recommend going to watch a game?The Players Retreat

Will and Theo in unison – The Player’s Retreat.  Everyone must go at least once. It’s a Raleigh institution.

Since we’re on the sports topic, what’s your favorite spectator sport in the area?Durham Bulls Athletic Park

Will – I love it when baseball season rolls around.   The Amtrak train from Raleigh to Durham is quick, easy, and and drops you about a ½ mile from the DBAP.

Theo – Love games at the DBAP, and of course Hurricanes hockey at the PNC.

Fun venue for group of friends or family fun?The Alley Raleigh

Will and Theo unanimous vote – The Alley for bowling on Hillsborough Street.

It’s a Sunday night, and you don’t feel like cooking.  Best spot for take-out or delivery?Lillys Pizza

WillRed Dragon for Chinese.

TheoCapital Creations pizza or Lilly’s in Five Points…it’s a toss-up.

Raleigh and the Triangle get a lot of press for its music scene.  Any particular spots where you go to catch a show?Rad Hat Amphitheater

Will – Some of the best shows I’ve seen have been at the Lincoln Theatre.  It’s great for a small club show.  And in the summer, the North Carolina Museum of Art programs great acts for their outdoor concert series.

Theo – Red Hat Amphitheatre in downtown Raleigh. Super venue and ideal location for a night out.


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