In this issue of the Downtowner, Katie Thompson tells us a little about why she's proud of her mom, Mayor Nancy McFarlane. Come visit The Cowfish with our food editor, Chef Brian Adornetto and read about the Blizzard of 1915 with Ian F.G. Dunn from the North Carolina State Archives (and help them identify a photo). Come discover Philly's Cheesesteaks and White Street Brewing with our food truck/brewery correspondent Russ Pinkston. Wine at Oktoberfest? Yes, please, according to Liz at the Raleigh Wine Shop. Get Crafty with Jamie Saad at Flash House and learn how to make a new custom cocktail to impress your friends. Check out photos from the Holt Brothers Foundation evening with Branford Marsalis, the NC Museum of Natural Sciences event Natural Selections (local craft beer!), and the South Atlantic Fire Rescue parade, and miscellaneous Around Town photos. Enjoy, Downtowners!