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Top Chef Katsuji Tababe Chats High Horse & Industry Depression—Part 1 of 2

It was 2019 and the buzz of top chef Katsuji Tanabe’s descent on Raleigh had reached epic proportions. A res at his short-lived legendary (now-defunct) High Horse was almost impossible to get. Then pandemic. But the story of High Horse’s shuttering has never been told—until now. Tune in as Publisher Gina Stephens has a candid…

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Just be yourself already, with Don Mamone

A hospitality veteran and photography entrepreneur, Don Mamone was afraid that their business would be at risk if they were to be who they knew they were. When they finally decided it was time to live their authentic truth, the outpouring of acceptance was greater than they could’ve ever imagined. In this episode, learn what…

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Fundraising while Black, with Beyu’s Dorian Bolden and Resilient Ventures’ Keith Daniel

After running a successful coffee shop for 10 years and even expanding into a new location, Beyu Caffe’s Dorian Bolden decided it was time to expand even further. He decided to raise capital, and even though he was a Duke graduate with a long history of success, he knew that he was seen differently than…

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The Future of Goodnights

You have to be next-level funny to make comedy club owners and bookers laugh. Just one of the fun facts you’ll learn in Publisher Gina Stephens lively chat with Goodnights and Helium co-owner Brad Grossman and Senior Manager of Development and Talent Jerry Maginnis.  On the heels of the Morgan Street location’s final show and…

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Are you running toward something or away from something? Conversations with Sisters

On last week’s episode, Brandee Gaar from the Wedding Pro CEO Podcast talked about how you come to a point in business where you have a choice – run FROM fear, or run TO something that’s both exciting and scary. Today, Courtney and Dana unpack that conversation;  plus, how lavish celebrations truly fill a need…

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Golf Course Photographer Evan Schiller

One of the reasons we love this game is because of the majestic scenery. The view from the tee box, the finely manicured grass, the par 3 that goes over the water onto an island green… We play a sport where we get to appreciate the beauty of this earth. Today, we’re talking to someone who…

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Insider Scoop on Raleigh’s Food Scene

Hungry for foodie news? Get the scoop as Publisher Gina Stephens and Editor-in-Chief Melissa Howsam chat up-to-the-minute insider info on a dozen-plus highly anticipated concepts dropping across town—including some never-before-released restaurant revelations. Soul Taco Opens Dual Diners Drop: JewFro & Soul Taco Glasshouse Kitchen Lil Hombre Clayton Opens M Sushi/Fenton’s Fab Five Colletta Chef Reveal…

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Are you DOING the work, or GROWING your business?

When Brandee Gaar left her job in hospitality, she had to work hard to build her business. She wore all the hats – sales, marketing, SOPs, hiring, firing, customer relations, and everything else that comes with running a small business.  She wasn’t making much, but she realized that in order to make more money, she…

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Finding the right funding: Shani Dowell (Possip) and Jim Flautt (Opportunity Nashville)

When raising capital, sometimes a founder is tempted to take any money because…well, they need it to move the business forward.  But not all investors are the right fit. Today Shani Dowell joins us as she shares her story about how she built Possip from the ground up, then struggled (but ultimately succeeded) in finding…

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Pig Out With the RM Team as They Spill the Sauce on the BBQ Scene

2020 was supposed to be the year of BBQ in Raleigh—but, pandemic. 2021 brought supply chain issues, building and permitting delays, etc. Finally, in 2022, we are going hog wild as we are likely to see more cue shack openings than any year in recent history. Pig out with Publisher Gina Stephens and Editor-in-Chief Melissa…

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