Category Archives: Restaurants

Spotlight on Chef Christopher Hill, Faire Restaurant, Raleigh, NC

  As part of the Got to Be NC Competition Dining Series, Triangle 2015, I had the pleasure to interview the talented chefs from the four Raleigh restaurants participating in this year’s competition and learn more about their culinary experience, … Continue reading

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Got to Be NC Competition Dining Series, Triangle 2015

I am so excited to announce the upcoming schedule for the Got to Be NC Competition Series 2015 Triangle battles, which start next week on January 19th! For those of you who follow this blog, you may recall I had the honor of … Continue reading

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Smashburger, Take Two

  For those of you who follow this blog, you may recall my post earlier this year about Smashburger’s debut in Durham. In that post I wished that owners Ketan and Jayshri Patel would open a location in Raleigh, and … Continue reading

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Mami Nora’s Peruvian Rotisserie: Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner!

  I rode by Mami Nora’s Raleigh location on Wake Forest Road probably more than 100 times, always wondering about its Peruvian cuisine and if it’s interior was as funky as its bright yellow and red exterior. I finally decided to … Continue reading

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Charming, Charming Charleston with a Small Side of Savannah: Low Country Hospitality, Food and Fun

  Brad and I recently took a trip to one of my favorite southern cities (actually, make that all cities), Charleston, S.C., for the 15th anniversary of our first date. How romantic! The weather goddesses smiled upon us and we … Continue reading

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A Cause for Celebration: Smashburger is Now Open in Durham!

Smashburger opened a new restaurant on 3/12/14 in Durham, N.C. (2608 Erwin Rd.,  919-237-1070, across from Duke University) and I was invited to attend a media tasting event the night before. This meant I had to abandon my current no-red-meat … Continue reading

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Treat Yourself to Tarbouch for a Tasty Mediterranean Meal

A few weeks ago I finally made it to Tarbouch, a great little Mediterranean place in Creedmoor Crossings shopping center, on the corner of Millbrook and Creedmoor Roads (5645 Creedmoor Rd., Raleigh, N.C. 27612.) My only disappointment is that I … Continue reading

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I Relish Relish (Café and Bar, That Is)

If you have not been to Relish Café & Bar, then you’re seriously missing out. You really need to go. Now. I promise.  Relish opened in April 2011 and prides itself (rightfully so) by offering new Southern-style comfort food — classics … Continue reading

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Surprise Saturday Supper at Michael Mina’s RN 74, Seattle

For me, one of the highlights of the 2013 International Food Blogger Conference this past weekend was the Saturday night surprise supper hosted by Urbanspoon. I was quite lucky to get to eat at Michael Mina’s RN74 (1433 Fourth Avenue … Continue reading

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Blowing Rock Rocks!

Blowing Rock is a small village in the northwestern part of North Carolina. It has magnificent mountain views, excellent restaurants and shopping, a wonderful downtown area and some great accommodations. I am particularly fond of Chetola Resort, where Brad and … Continue reading

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