The Brew Chef Travels - Raleigh
Raleigh is top of mind lately for us. We visited for the first time back in 2016. I was surprised at how unique the city was. Very green and tons of trees. Coming from the mountains it also seemed very flat (not necessarily a bad thing). It also seemed a lot more funky than I expected. We found a couple foodie places that I wanted to share.
We stayed at the Aloft Raleigh near North Carolina State University. We have stayed at several Aloft properties around the country and this is one of the favorites.
I loved the bar and patio with Jenga on the second floor and the pool! Even though it was rainy for most of our trip we got a little pool time. It was also walking distance to some great restaurants. We had several recommendations to try Tupelo Honey. It didn't disappoint. We were able to do brunch. I am a sucker for a good Bloody Mary and Eggs Benedict. They were amazing!!!
Since we were definitely packing on the calories we had to get out for a run. We found a great trail around Lake Johnson Park. Just the right amount of rolling hills and not too crowded. With the gray day it was a perfect run.
We had another recommendation for dinner and given the name, we couldn't pass it up. The Cowfish is a sushi and burger bar - yes, you read that correctly. Since I am the beady eyed vegetarian and only eat chicken, turkey and fish and David is not, this seemed like the perfect place for us. David had The All-American Bacon Double Cheeseburgooshi and it was amazing! Gotta love this place! When are you coming to Utah?
One last stop before we had to leave. There are a ton of breweries in Raleigh and we found one we had to try, Big Boss Brewing Company had a great list of unique beers. David is a sucker for a good Brown Ale and the Bad Penny Brown Ale was perfect. I had the War Hawk and loved it.
We will definitely be back to Raleigh. If you have recommendations on what we missed, let me know in the comments!