We hope you were able to join us at our 2nd
Annual Slabtown Crawl this past Saturday. We had a blast! With 12 local
businesses participating, there was lots to explore. Here are just a few of the
standout moments for us.
The spread at the Carson
First of all, that charcuterie board? Epic. What an impressive array of cheese
and meats provided by Olympia
Provisions and New Seasons.
We started our crawl at noon and it was a little dreary out so the cozy
fireplace and cheery wall of plants put us in the perfect frame of mind for a
fun adventure. We’re thrilled with our new tote bag featuring poster artwork by Kate Blairstone. The caricatures created by Barbara Pikus were a huge hit with Neighbors!
We’re big fans of their IPAs, so decided to make this our first stop. We love
this space which manages to be both industrial and welcoming. We headed by the
weekend brunch crowd to the bar upstairs and quickly got our complimentary
pour. It was so good we decided to order a pint and sit outside since the sun
was making a brief appearance. It started to sprinkle just as we were finishing
up. This perfect timing was how the whole afternoon went.
We saw that G-Love was part of a raffle drawing at the crawl
and decided to stop in and see what they’re all about. The bright and airy
space was a welcome breath of fresh air on a rainy day. The chef’s counter was
already buzzing with fresh vegetables being prepped for dinner and their menu looked
amazing. We will definitely be back to try their farm-to-table meals.
It was hopping in here! With a live DJ and a 10% off offer,
everyone on the crawl was stopping in to pick up fresh greenery for their home.
Especially at this time of year, when it’s getting gray outside and the leaves
are falling, at least one new houseplant is a must. The setup here is
enchanting with a huge variety of pretty plants to tempt you. We couldn’t
resist a small Hoya
Obovata for the home office.
One person in our group was working on stocking her home bar, so we decided to
check out Eastside Distilling next. We were immediately greeted by Ryan who
informed us we were getting the last of the prepared cocktails. It was only
2:40 but they had admittedly been surprised by the number of people. They were
thrilled to welcome so many new visitors and greeted everyone warmly. We sat
down in the comfy chairs to taste some bourbon and chat with Ryan a bit more.
He told us they’d already had 150-200 people. A sure sign the word is getting
out and the neighborhood is growing. We were charmed by the colorful label
designs here and chose a bottle of the Goose Hollow and headed out once again.
Here we were greeted by Mom who shared the story of how this family winery came
into being. Be sure to ask about it when you visit— especially the picture of
her son’s tattoo that usually sits in a frame on the bar. It’s definitely
entertaining. While we were enjoying our flight, the weather changed for the
worst and turned into a true downpour, so we decided to order the cheese plate
and wait it out. The cheese plate here is not to be missed. After a while it
was time to finish the crawl.
delicious sample of their signature açaí bowl made our day, guaranteeing Carioca
Bowls a spot on everyone's breakfast list. We will be back to try their avocado
toast and Brazilian feijoada-inspired vegan dishes.
One of us was nursing a persistent cold, so we headed here next to try out the
bone broth. So glad we did. Super yum. With a hint of ginger and a hearty
warmth, Mama’s broth will cure what ails you.
watched several people try the 3D scanner, which inspired us to invest in our
feet. I will be back and who knows, I might run the crawl next year. What a great
opportunity to get a foot analysis and some expert advice on running shoes.
The Solo Club
The Solo Club has a bright and well decorated space with great windows. We
scooted up to the bar at this pretty spot and enjoyed a mini cocktail and a
Located right next door to the Solo Club we were wowed by the Art Deco-inspired ceilings and unique wallpaper. We got a front row seat to watch the mixologist craft unique and colorful drinks. Delicious!
Root Whole Body
Crawlers stopped here for a tour of the lovely wellness space and some fun
free protein bites with a side of tea. Very relaxing and nourishing.
walked in and were distracted by the incredible smell of fresh baked cookies.
The caramel apple ice cream sandwich hit the spot.
where we ended the crawl and the latte was such a creamy pick-me-up and
beautiful too. The design on top was almost too beautiful to drink.
big shout out and thank you to all of our partners and everyone who
participated! The Slabtown Crawl was a big success and we can’t wait to do it
again next year.
to our Instagram contest winners, Sonya, Amanda, and Emily. We loved everyone’s
posts, but these three really captured the spirit of the event! Thanks to
everyone who participated.
Which were your fave stops? Share with us on Instagram @prometheus_apartments! And don't forget about our newest collection of apartment homes opening soon - Raleigh Slabtown Apartments!
Photography courtesy of Tasha Vanasse with @junelionphoto, http://junelion.com/