Photo Recap #BeerandBacon Fest in #CaryNC @drinkeatrelax @BoothAmp @TownofCary by SobeSavvy.com

On Saturday April 4, 2017, SobeSavvy.com joined beer lovers at a festival that celebrates the perfect pair: BEER and BACON! The Beer and Bacon Festival is known for being the Best Bacon Bash in The Triangle. If you love bacon and enjoy beer, this fest is for you! Drink Eat Relax, organized this fun event held at Town of Cary’s Booth Ampitheatre. Mother Nature was on our side because it was a gorgeous, sunny day…perfect for an outdoor beer festival!

The Beer & Bacon Tasting Session was from Noon-6pm with a Beer Tasting Session from 2pm – 6pm. Attendees got a chance to enjoy:

  • 75 Craft Beers
  • 15 Restaurants
  • 10 Bacons From Across the US… and lots of Piggy Love

This fun event has sold out for 3 years in a row! The ALL-YOU-CARE-TO-TASTE extravaganza comes complete with the best craft beers for your tasting pleasure… and of course the food of the Gods: BACON . I tasted a gourmet bourbon bacon fresh off the grill that I really enjoyed! Each guest got a souvenir glass and boundless portions of over 75 craft beers and all live entertainment, which was a 90’s cover band. The band was great..I mean who doesn’t love the 90’s ?!

This year the festival’s event planners changed their tickets up a bit based on guest feedback and suggestions. For instance, the early BEER & BACON TASTING SESSIONreduced the amount of tickets sold by over 20%. This allowed for less lines. Also there were NO THIRD PARTY TICKET SELLERS: Living Social, Groupon or whatever your favorite coupon site did not feature any of these tickets for sale.

It was the perfect day for listening to live music, enjoying the fun foodie exhibits, playing games or just relaxing on the grass with your lawn chair or blanket while having some beer and bacon! For more info go to  www.beerandbacon.com Check out my photo recap video at the Beer and Bacon Fest >>>here<<< along with these fun pics as seen on the scene by SobeSavvy.com!

Win 2 Tix to @GreatGrapesFest 4/22 in #CaryNC @drinkeatrelax @BoothAmp #SobeSavvyGiveaway

Hey Triangle Wine Lovers & Foodies..get ready to “Uncork the Fun” at the 14th Annual Celebration of Great Grapes Wine and Food Festival in Cary, NC on Saturday, April 22.
Thanks to our friends at Drink Eat RelaxSobeSavvy.com is giving away a pair of tickets to 1 lucky winner! Winner chosen randomly. Giveaway ends 4/5/17   Enter Here>>>> http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/e33baee06/

Here are the details! 

TICKETS
VIP SESSION 11AM – 7PM
VIP SESSION TICKET:$49.00 plus Tax in advance/$55.00 Plus Tax on the Day of the event
Enjoy The VIP Area. The VIP Ticket option offers you early entrance into the event, a souvenir glass & bag and access to all the show tastings. Plus you have access to the VIP area which features specialty higher-end wine selections not available elsewhere, free water and soft drinks, and featured food tastings (served Noon – 3pm).

DESIGNATED DRIVER TICKET – NO ALCOHOL SAMPLING
D.D. TICKET $20.00 Plus Tax sold on the Day Of Event Only

REGULAR SESSION 12PM-7PM
REGULAR SESSION TICKET:$33.00 IN ADVANCE Plus Tax/$35.00 Plus Tax On the Day of Event

Guests are welcome to bring lawn chairs and blankets to enjoy the lawn. Bring the family, bring your friends and take a day to UNCORK THE FUN!

ITEMS ALLOWED
Lawn chairs & blankets
Sealed Bottles of water (1 per person) cameras
all bags are subject to seach

For more information please visitwww.uncorkthefun.com. Please drink responsibly.

In case you missed it..check out my photos of last year’s festival HERE ! It’s a fun event that is family friendly, so be sure not to miss! 

Good Luck..and see you at the 14th Annual Great Grapes Wine and Food Festival! 

#TransformationTuesday spotlight on @CB_BrierCreek Premium #IndoorCycling in #Raleigh #CycleBar

Looking to transform your body into a healthier you and have fun while doing it? Well CycleBar Brier Creek is just the place! I had a chance to check out a few of their spin classes at their premium indoor cycling studio located in the Brier Creek Shopping Center (next to AppleBee’s) and let me tell you it’s like a party on a bike with all the benefits of an awesome workout.

When I started going to CycleBar late November, everyone had the same question: Is it crazy intense ? My reply: it is intense but you would be crazy to not challenge yourself! That’s what a great cardio fitness workout does. Working out shouldn’t be something you dread – it should calm your mind, elevate your mood and revive your senses. That is what they do at CycleBar with fitness classes that feel part sanctuary, part concert.

With spinning, the instructors known as the CycleStars, guide you and suggest how intense you can go. However, you go at your own pace and adjust to what you feel comfortable with. No need to feel intimidated..it’s just you and your bike. The atmosphere is so fun, they want you to enjoy it so you will come back and rock the ride each and every time.  Coming to CycleBar Brier Creek has helped me stay on track with my fitness goals! 

Here is some background on CycleBar Brier Creek: 

  • It’s fairly new..just opened April 2016. The bikes are state of the art!
  • All ages and skill levels are welcomed.Owner, Christie Meyers and her team of CycleStars go out of their way to provide great customer service. It’s quite the family atmosphere!
  • This premium indoor cycling studio offers a one time 30 min Free Intro session, 50-minute rides and 75-minute rides. They offer special deals and packages at affordable prices.
  • Amenities provided such as locker room and toiletries for riders to use,free shoes, complimentary water bottle and snacks. 
  • This is not your average spin class – they offer different kinds of themed rides such as our Hip Hop/Rap ride, Wine Down Wednesdays, Throwback Thursdays, Happy Hour on Fridays and Sunday Brunch..complete with Mimosas!


CycleBar is expanding throughout the Triangle and getting a new studio in Cary, NC. The Alston location will be giving away free rides and has some fun Grand Opening things planned. Be sure to sign up here to stay in the know! Follow @CB_ BrierCreek on Twitter/Instagram, hashtag #cyclebarbriercreek to see what the CB Nation is up to and stay informed at CycleBar.com ! 


Although Brier Creek is not that close to me, I like the convenient schedule they offer every day of the week and that there are no memberships…you just pay as you go. Now that you know what to expect, why not sign up HERE for a First time ride free 30 min session or use promo code “FreeRide” and get one 50 min complimentary ride. Be sure to stop by their CB boutique where they have plenty of Cycle Bar fitness apparel for you to rock your ride in style! 

PS ~You still have until the end of today, midnight EST to enter my giveaway for a 3 ride pass to take 3 free spin classes at Cycle Bar Brier Creek ! 

Dont’t wait…Get your resolutions and transformations started now. Good luck! 

Have you ever been to a spin/indoor cycling class ? Share your experience and Comment below if you would like to MEET ME at THE BAR..Cycle Bar that is! 

Photographs of @GreatGrapesFest #NCWine @DrinkEatRelax ~A #soNCsavvy Recap by SobeSavvy.com

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We here at SobeSavvy.com love food, wine and a good time! If you do too, this festival was for you!

The 13th Annual Celebration Great Grapes! Wine and Food Festival  returned to Town of Cary’s Booth Amphitheatre on April 23, 2016 from 11am-7pm. People come from all over to North Carolina’s premiere casual NC wine festival with HUNDREDS of wines available. The show has seen hundreds of thousands of happy guests over the years who have the chance to enjoy the following:

220 Wines from 20 Wineries 
Great Live Music 
Fun Festival Eats
Arts and Crafts and Gourmet Items
FREE Kids Area *Free Parking

#Greattime drinking #wine 🍷 @drinkeatrelax #greatgrapes #wineandfood #festival | 📷 #SobeSavvy .Com #soNCsavvy

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Many choose to enjoy The VIP Area with The VIP Ticket option which offers early entrance into the event at 11am, a souvenir glass and lanyard and access to all the show tastings and access to the VIP area which features specialty wine selections not available elsewhere, free water and soft drinks, and featured food tastings (served Noon – 3pm). 

Guests came with lawn chairs, blankets, family (it’s kid friendly) and friends to take a day to UNCORK THE FUN ! Here are some photos from this fun -filled day for wine lovers! Cheers and hope to see you next year!
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#WineWednesday Giveaway! Win 2 VIP Tix @GreatGrapesFest Cary,NC April 23! #NCWine @DrinkEatRelax

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We here at SobeSavvy.com love food, wine and a good time! If you do too, then this festival is for you!

In just 30 days, The 13th Annual Celebration Great Grapes! Wine and Food Festival is returning to Town of Cary’s Booth Amphitheatre.

On April 23, 2016 from 11am-7pm come
to North Carolina’s premiere casual NC wine festival with HUNDREDS of wines available. The show has seen hundreds of thousands of happy guests over the years. Take a look here at our coverage of last year’s festival to see how much fun we had and why you should make plans to go!

I am hosting a giveaway for one winner to receive 2 VIP Tickets to Great Grapes Wine & Food Festival in Cary, NC!
Leave a comment below of why you want to go!

Here’s what you get:
220 Wines from 20 Wineries 
Great Live Music 
Fun Festival Eats
Arts and Crafts and Gourmet Items
FREE Kids Area *Free Parking

Enjoy The VIP Area with The VIP Ticket option which offers you early entrance into the event at 11am, a souvenir glass and lanyard and access to all the show tastings and access to the VIP area which features specialty wine selections not available elsewhere, free water and soft drinks, and featured food tastings (served Noon – 3pm). 

Guests are welcome to bring lawn chairs and blankets to enjoy the lawn.  Bring the family (Kids are free! ) bring your friends and take a day to UNCORK THE FUN! Tickets available HERE

Contest ends April 12th. Winner will be selected randomly on April 13th at noon.
Cheers and Good Luck!

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***UPDATE***Congratulations to P.Williamson..your 2 VIP Tix will be available at Will Call. Enjoy!
Thanks to all who entered. Be sure to Follow SobeSavvy.Com for more great contests/giveaways!

 

SobeSavvy.Com Recaps South African Wine Social #DeansSeafood @RockyTopFood @TownofCary #RDU #TriangleEvents #soNCsavvy

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Got the midweek blues ? Well we have some great news ! Grab your friends and coworkers and head to Dean’s Seafood Grill & Bar for one of their wine/beer socials on Tuesday and/or Thursday. They are held 6:30-7:30p at the restaurant and feature three wines or beers paired with delicious hors d’oeuvres.

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On Thursday October 8, 2015, SobeSavvy.com joined others for their first wine social featuring South African Wines. It was an intimate sit down, fun and educational experience. Each wine was carefully selected to appeal to a wide range of palletes.
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Macey Long from Long Beverage was the wine rep on hand to answer any questions. We learned a variety of wine facts, trivia and tips such as :
* Red Wine is at its best 2-3 hours after it has been opened.
* Hold your wine glass against a white piece of paper to see and enjoy the color
* Do not frown upon bottles of wine that do not have a cork but instead is a screw top or a “Stelvan” closure.
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Lelah Moore, Assistant Manager at Dean’s Seafood along with Todd, our waiter for the evening, made sure that we had everything we needed to make for an enjoyable experience. The Chef customized this delicious 3 course menu pairing superbly with the wines :
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The SobeSavvy Giveaway winner unfortunately did not make it to the social. I invite all of you who were not there to enjoy my photo slideshow of the event and encourage you to purchase your tickets now for the next one! CHEERS!
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Tix Giveaway! South African Wine Social Oct 8 #DeansSeafood @RockyTopFood @TownofCary #RDU #TriangleEvents

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SobeSavvy.com has a couple of pairs of tickets to giveaway for Dean’s Seafood Grill & Bar South African Wine Social on 10/8/15 from 6:30-7:30pm. Three South African wines will be featured and paired with delicious passed hors d’oeuvres. Not a bad way to Unwind with wine on a Thursday and jumpstart your weekend! Simply leave a comment here on why you would like to attend. Winner will be chosen randomly on Monday October 5, 2015 at noon. 

Here are more details about the event: 

South African Wine Social
1080 Darrington Dr. Cary, North Carolina 27513 
Dean’s Seafood Grill & Bar 
* Join us at Dean’s Seafood Grill & Bar for our South African Wine Social  These socials are just that – a casual, after work cocktail hour, perfect for co-workers or friends to gather and unwind. Wine reps will be on hand to answer questions.

Welmoed Chenin Blanc with Zucchini Pancake. Oven Roasted Heirloom Tomato. Pancetta Lardoons. Crispy Parmesan. Italian Parsley.

Kumhani Pinotage with Aromatic Chicken Meatball. Cilantro-Basil Yogurt. Smoked Peanuts. Raisin Crumpet.

Arniston Bay Cabernet/Merlot Blend with Ricotta. Pickled Cherries. Basil Cracker.

Tickets are $25 each per event (plus sales tax, fees and 18% service charge)
Check out the schedule through 2015 and purchase tickets at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/deans-seafood-grill-wine-beer-socials-tickets-18414282615?aff=es2

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SobeSavvy.com will be there so be sure to check back here for the highlights! Hope to see you there….
Cheers!