Diversity Woman Magazine

SPR 2019

Leadership and Executive Development for women of all races, cultures and backgrounds

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d i v e r s i t y w o m a n . c o m S p r i n g 2 0 1 9 D I V E R S I T Y W O M A N 47 pork include e Pit in Raleigh and e Pig in Chapel Hill. Bubbling Up • With more than 30 breweries in the area, the Triangle's en- trepreneurial spirit is on full display in its booming craft beer scene. Pause for a pint at Raleigh's bright and cheery Brewery Bhavana, a dim sum restaurant, fl ower shop, bookstore, and Belgian-inspired brewery all in one. Try the mango pepper- corn saison or the dry cardamom tripel. History Lesson • North of Durham, the Stagville State Historic Site contains the remains of North Carolina's largest an- tebellum plantation complex. In 1860, more than 900 enslaved people lived and worked on the 30,000-acre property. Today, the historic site is focused on pre- serving the plantation's African Ameri- can culture. Take a guided tour of the surviving slave quarters, a cluster of four two-story buildings that were continually occupied until 1971. Sounds of the South • Local acts, like the African American string band the Caro- lina Chocolate Drops, have taken the tra- ditional sounds of the Piedmont region to a national audience. On Friday eve- nings, hear fi ddle- and banjo-based music on the front lawn of the stately Carolina Inn in Chapel Hill. Or pull up a seat at Ir- regardless Café in Raleigh or Durham's Blue Note Grill to listen to jazz, blues, and bluegrass performers. Off the Wall • e star of Raleigh's stel- lar North Carolina Museum of Art lies outdoors. In the adjacent Ann and Jim Goodnight Museum Park, stroll through more than 164 acres of grassy fi elds, for- ests, and walking trails dotted with mon- umental works of art, including three concrete rings each over 20 feet tall, a fi berglass replica of a massive scrap of Dutch wax cloth, and a room-sized cam- era obscura housed in a stone hut. Naturally Beautiful • Wander past dog- woods bursting with white blooms, azalea-covered slopes, and quiet koi ponds at the Sarah P. Duke Gardens, a gorgeously groomed 55-acre public gar- den on the Duke University campus, with fi ve miles of pathways. e diverse fl ora is a boon to bird-watchers too. Keep an eye out for great blue herons and the many other birds that roost here. Want something wilder? South of the metro area, take a kayak tour of Lake Jordan, home to the largest population of bald eagles on the East Coast. At Eno River State Park, near Durham, explore 25 miles of hiking trails. If you're lucky, you might spot river otters at play. DW ISTOCKPHOTO North Carolina's Triangle Area Stepping Out DW Life > Apr il Kilcrease A nchored by the cities of Dur- ham, Raleigh, and Chapel Hill, North Carolina's Triangle region is known for its high concentration of college campuses, high-tech companies, and southern charm. e area blooms in the spring. Locals bike and walk tree-lined trails. Branches explode with goblet-sized magnolias. And outdoor festivals fi ll the air with music and the mouthwatering aroma of barbecue. You'd be hard-pressed not to fi nd a bit of sun- dappled bliss in this slice of the state. Culinary Creativity • e combination of year-round farmers' markets and a large immigrant population has created fertile ground for innovative cuisine. Chapel Hill standout Lantern serves up expertly crafted pan-Asian dishes. At Garland in Raleigh, 2018 James Beard semifi nalist Cheetie Kumar creates inventive recipes inspired by her upbringing in India, New York City, and the South. Diners chow down on peppery piri piri chicken at new- comer Zweli's Piri Piri Kitchen, a casual Zimbabwean eatery in Durham. But make no mistake, this is still barbe- cue country. On the outskirts of Durham, stop at Picnic for succulent pork pulled from 24-hour-oak-smoked hogs. Other purveyors of pitch-perfect pasture-raised Skyline of Raleigh, NC

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