Hey there! I love talking about my favorite local spots, so here are a few of my favorite places for date night or for those nights that you simply want to get dressed up and grab a glass of wine and a great meal with the girls! I’ll be honest, Jordan and I don’t get dressed up for “date night” often, but we do enjoy the places below when we are wanting to escape to something a little more romantic and elegant.
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I’ll start with The Verandah, since that is where this first photo was taken! This is located inside of the Mayton Inn in downtown Cary. First of all, The Mayton Inn is gorgeous, so of course the restaurant inside is also just as elegant. Plus, it has a wonderful outdoor brick patio for those cool evenings that we are all waiting for here in the south lol. The bar is also calm and classy if you want to pop in just for a drink. Order the truffle fries!
Peak City Grill
I personally love this place because of the history. My family owns and runs a feed store that has been in business since 1885, so historic buildings are so special to me. The building Peak City Grill is in has been all sorts of things in the past like a hardware and feed store as well. This is a wonderful spot for a quiet, relaxed evening in downtown Apex. I just love the interior brick walls and antique lighting. It is for sure my kind of atmosphere.
This is absolutely a local Italian favorite. Fun Fact: this building actually used to be a BBQ joint manyyy years ago! It has certainly changed, and they are booked up every single night pretty much. So, be sure to make a reservation! My favorite item on the menu is penne a la casa with shrimp, but honestly, I could eat the bread and marinara for my whole meal–it’s that good.
The Angus Barn
Okay, I HAD to include this (I did get married there after all). There is honestly nothing that beats the atmosphere, service, experience, and food in my opinion. There is simply no place else like The Angus Barn. My family has always celebrated our most special events in life there. This will always be my most favorite place to go. If you have never been around Christmas time, make sure you go–They have the most incredible Christmas decor!
I could talk on and on about these places, but I prefer to keep my posts short and sweet! If you haven’t tried these places, I hope you are now inspired to do so!
As always, thanks for reading,
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