Mami-Nora’s Grows to Raleigh

maminora The Durham-based Peruvian Rostisserie restaurant, Mami-Nora’s, will soon open a Raleigh location. The restaurant will be on Wake Forest Road in the former Miami Subs/Papa Lou’s location. From their website:

Mami Nora’s is recognized for its unforgettable rotisserie chicken, cooked in a special marinade, then roasted in our imported oven from Perú. This oven uses only wood charcoal, no gas or electric heat is needed.

According to Yelp and Chowhound reviews, we are “in for a treat”.

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NCT’s “Annie” Featured on TODAY Show

NBC’s TODAY Show did an entertaining feature with Andrea McArdle, the replacement for original star of “Annie” on Broadway. Thirty years later, McArdle returns to “Annie” as mean Miss Hannigan in the NC Theatre production. “Annie” is currently playing at Memorial Auditorium thru Sunday.

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Snoopy’s BOGO Deal Ends Saturday

Snoopy’s BOGO Hot Dog Deal expires on Saturday (7/31), so be sure to use your coupons now! The deal is limited to 10 free hot dogs per coupon, mind you, but is valid at all four Snoopy’s locations.


Death and the Maiden Begins Wednesday

death Death and the Maiden, a chilling moral thriller by Chilean writer Ariel Dorfman, begins on Wednesday and runs for a week-and-a-half. The story follows Paulina, a woman who was once a political activist against the fascist party. She is convinced a guest in her home is the man who once tortured her for the government. Directed by Hot Summer Nights’ Associate Artistic Director/Co-Producer, Adam Twiss, Death and the Maiden is one show that will keep you on the edge of your seat.

General Admission

  • Adult $22.00
  • Student (ID required) $18.00
  • Senior (65+) $18.00
  • Military (ID required) $18.00

Obit: Kaye Cowher

Kaye Cowher, the 54 year-old wife of former NCSU player and Steeler coach Bill Cowher, lost her battle with skin cancer Friday. The Bunn native and her husband moved here with their three girls after Bill’s retirement, and became a very supportive, tight family. They were frequently seen as a friendly, loving family at the daughters’ Ravenscroft sporting events and at North Ridge Club.

The Pittburgh Post-Gazette has a bit more on the story.


Dirty Projectors Coming to Page

projectors Wow, the first Page Auditorium note here… On Tuesday, October 5, Dirty Projectors will be playing Duke’s Page Auditorium. Tickets are $15, $22, and $26.


Roundabout Instruction Manual Shows Thy Way

The City of Raleigh determined that replacing a few intersections with roundabouts would increase safety, save money, and preserve the environment. After months of construction the roundabouts are almost completely finished. Luckily, the City of Raleigh has put together a manual (.pdf) on how to navigate the Hillsborough/Pullen intersection. Aside from the obvious right lane=right turn/left lane=(eventual)left-turn, The rules are really simple:

  • If you are going straight on Pullen toward Cameron Village (CV), then stay in the left lane
  • If you are going straight on Hillsborough toward Meredith, then stay in the right lane.
  • If you are going straight on Pullen toward Western Blvd or on Hillsborough St toward downtown, then either lane will do.

(and they say this will reduce the number of accidents?)

Simple enough? Now read the manual or this will happen to you! (NSFW)


Moe’s Celebrates 10th with Free Queso

MoesSouthwestGrill_ Moe’s Southwest Grill is celebrating its 10th anniversary by giving each guest a free six ounce cup of its queso at all locations today. No strings attached; no purchase necessary.

“This once-in-every-ten-years offer will be the first and only nationwide giveaway since the company’s inception,” explains Paul Damico, president of Moe’s Southwest Grill. “We are excited to share this company milestone with our guests by giving away one of our best loved and most celebrated products.”

Additionally, Moe’s is encouraging fans to express themselves and their love for Moe’s white cheese sauce by entering the I Love Queso Video Contest at www.ilovequeso.com for a chance to win $1,000 and free Queso for a year.

Moe’s has been busy recently. They opened their first green location in Burlington, VT, added Junior Burritos and Rice Bowls permanently to the menu, opened three co-branded locations with Carvel Ice Cream, launched a new Web site, and introduced a cleaner, brighter restaurant prototype. Even more plans are in the works, with plans to open 500 locations in the next five years. Moe’s is better poised for growth than ever before.

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David Sedaris Coming to Memorial Auditorium

sedaris Raleigh native David Sedaris will be returning home for one show at Memorial Auditorium on Saturday, October 9. Tickets go on sale Friday morning at 10am, but there are two presales going on right now until midnight Thursday.


Joel Lane House Hosting American Revolution Lecture

James_T_Cheatham The Joel Lane House will host a lecture, "North Carolina’s Role in the American Revolution", by James T. Cheatham on Thursday, September 23, 2010 at 7 pm. The lecture takes place in the Joel Lane Visitors Center. Admission will be $15 for the general public and $10 for members of the Joel Lane Historical Society. Refreshments will be served. Seating is limited, and advanced payment is required. Please call 919-833-3431. Tickets are non-refundable (unless the event is cancelled).

Born in Greenville, NC, Mr. Cheatham possesses a strong interest in various aspects of American history. He wrote and produced a short film called "First in Victory – First for Independence – NC’s Role in the American Revolution" in 1997 and has written several books and articles on NC history. He is a Past President of the NC Society of the Cincinnati and a retired attorney living in Chapel Hill. Commissioned in the US Navy in 1957, he was educated at UNC-Chapel Hill for both his undergraduate and law degrees.


Skinny Dip Opens in Cary

skinnydip A Virginia Beach favorite has come to the Triangle. The Skinny Dip, a frozen yogurt bar, is now open beside Trader Joe’s in Cary. They also will open a Quail Corners location in Raleigh soon.


Symphony Holding Talent Search

The North Carolina Symphony is holding its first Triangle Talent Search on Saturday, September 25. The winner (or winners) will earn a chance to perform live with the Symphony as a featured soloist on New Year’s Eve.

“People who never thought they could perform with the North Carolina Symphony now have that opportunity,” says Scott Freck, North Carolina Symphony Vice President for Artistic Operations and General Manager and one of the judges of the competition.

The Search is open to vocalists and instrumentalists either as individuals or in performing groups, from any genre of music, be it classical, rock, gospel, bluegrass, jazz, Broadway, opera, hip hop, or something else.

“The trick is that it has to work with the Symphony somehow,” says Freck, noting that the Symphony has collaborated with artists as wide-ranging as Yo-Yo Ma and Ben Folds. It recently held a successful benefit featuring jazz great Branford Marsalis onstage with headliners from throughout the bluegrass, gospel, folk, classical and jazz worlds. “The more the better,” Freck says, “and we’ll make a great show out of it.”

Winners will be invited to perform live with the North Carolina Symphony during its New Year’s Eve Celebration in downtown Raleigh’s Meymandi Concert Hall, under the baton of Associate Conductor Sarah Hicks. The Triangle Talent Search will be judged by Freck, Hicks, and Raleigh News and Observer music critic David Menconi.

Reservations are required to audition.


Rahman Reschedules Raleigh Date

It looks like we’ll be getting an A.R. Rahman Jai Ho tour date after all! Officials with the “A.R. Rahman Jai Ho Concert: The Journey Home World Tour” announced that the newly rescheduled date for Raleigh’s RBC Center will be Wednesday, September 29, at 7:30pm.

A.R. Rahman was forced to cancel his June 19 show in Detroit due to a structure collapse which damaged the set. The incident occurred during stage construction. No one was seriously injured. All remaining dates for the North American leg have been rescheduled due to the incident. Mr. Rahman regrets any inconvenience this causes his fans and is deeply grateful no one from his team or the local Detroit stage crew was seriously injured.

Tickets for the previous dates will be honored for the Sept. 29 show. Ticket holders that are unable to attend the rescheduled concert can obtain a refund at their original point of purchase. Tickets are still available through Ticketmaster outlets.

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