Craig Makepeace

Craig Makepeace is the co-founder and publisher of This Is Raleigh. Originally from Australia, he first moved to Raleigh in 2004 and fell in love with the city of oaks. He's a travel addict, sports fanatic, beach lover, and passionate craft beer drinker!

Best places to eat outside in Raleigh

Patio Season – Best Places to Eat Outside in Raleigh

Patio season is here! We made it out of winter and with that comes beautiful ...
Best bakeries in Raleigh, NC

6 of the Best Raleigh Bakeries The Locals Love!

Ok Raleigh, if you’re a local and love all things bakery related, or if you’re ...

Don’t Miss The Shelley Lake Park Loop Trail

One of the reasons we love living in Raleigh is having access to so many ...

Put Drive Shack Raleigh on Your List of Fun Things To Do!

Ok Raleigh, if you’re looking for unique and fun things to do in the City ...
Midtown Olive Oil interview

Q&A with Bethany Perkins, founder of Midtown Olive Oil

Bethany Perkins Today we chat with Bethany Perkins, the founder of Midtown Olive Oil right ...
Best bbq in Raleigh

Where To Eat The Best BBQ in Raleigh (loosen those belts folks)

Ok guys, let’s loosen our belts and talk about where to eat the best BBQ ...

Q&A with Kevin Barrett, founder of Dram & Draft

Kevin Barrett Today we chat with Kevin Barrett, the founder of Dram & Draught, one ...
Tonbo Ramen, Raleigh

Q&A with Tom Mukoyama, owner of Tonbo Ramen in Raleigh

Today we chat with Tom Mukoyama, co-owner of Tonbo Ramen in downtown Raleigh. This Q&A ...

Q&A with Sara Abernethy and Chris Borreson, owners of Wye Hill Kitchen & Brewing in Raleigh

Sara Abernethy and Chris Borreson Today we chat with Sara Abernethy and Chris Borreson, owners ...

Q&A with Greg Hatem, owner of the Pit Authentic Barbecue & Empire Eats

Greg Hatem Today we chat with Greg Hatem, owner of The Pit Authentic Barbecue located ...