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30 September, 2014

1 Weekend, 8 New Raleigh Hotspots

Posted in : Cocktails, Spirits, Bars, Coffee Shops, Raleigh, NC, Raleigh, NC, Research Triangle, NC, Bars, Restaurants, Travel on by : becca
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Last summer, the husband and I moved away from the Research Triangle Park area of North Carolina after spending eight years watching the cities expand and their food scenes skyrocket off the heat-charts. Seriously, the New York Times is obsessed with the place! So I was excited to head back for the weekend in mid-September—my
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26 July, 2013

Poole’s Downtown Diner

Posted in : Cocktails, Spirits, Bars, Raleigh, NC, Research Triangle, NC, Bars, Restaurants on by : becca
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Poole’s Downtown Diner 426 McDowell Street Downtown Raleigh Website Entrees: $19-22 This highly praised foodie haven from Raleigh celebrity chef Ashley Christiansen was Number #1 on my must list for places to try before leaving the Triangle. And I am super glad I did. It’s a foodie haven for a reason. But I was surprised
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24 July, 2013

Fire in the Triangle: Battle Market vs. New Southern Kitchen

Posted in : Beer, Wine, Sake, Events, Restaurants on by : becca
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I was thrilled to again judge a Fire in the Triangle battle, having judged my first last year when NC Competition Dining premiered in the Research Triangle. If you love food and live in the area, then you simply must make next year’s series—it’s too late for this year’s. All the battles have been sold
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8 July, 2013

Triangle Foodie Happenings

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It’s time for another Triangle Foodie Happening post, in large part because Dishcrawl is going crazy in the Bull City this week! What is Dishcrawl? It is a nationwide company that puts together one night events with the goal of focusing on a city or neighborhood’s cuisines. If you are thinking food tourism, you are
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19 June, 2013

Triangle Foodie Happenings

Posted in : Beer, Wine, Sake, Cocktails, Spirits, Bars, Events, Restaurants on by : becca
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The exciting events for Triangle-based foodies are piling up yet again! Honestly, I’m not sure they ever stop piling — we seem to support an awful lot of delishness for a relatively small metro area. I think that means all us eaters deserve a round of applause … or of digestives. Ouzo, anyone? I’ve cherry-picked
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3 June, 2013

Saint Jacques

Posted in : Raleigh, NC, Restaurants on by : becca
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Saint Jacques 6112 Falls of Neuse Rd. North Raleigh Website $25-$40 Saint Jacques is not cheap, but it is my favorite fine dining experience in recent memory, by which I mean since winter or so. My memory is that bad, I promise. Regardless, Saint Jacques is an oasis in a North Raleigh strip mall. Cream
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31 May, 2013

Southern Tea @ the Oxford

Posted in : Cocktails, Spirits, Bars, Research Triangle, NC, Bars on by : becca
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Southern Tea The Oxford (My Review) Downtown Raleigh $9 Because I am not a sweet tea fan, it may surprise you that I order cocktails that feature it anyhow. But in cocktails, you see, a little sugar never hurt. Okay, it sometimes hurts, but that’s not the case for the Oxford’s Southern Tea. It’s made
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29 May, 2013

Bring Me That Restaurant Delivery Service

Posted in : Durham, NC, Food, Product Reviews, Restaurants on by : becca
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Bring Me That, a Web-based service for ordering food, is a startup with the Triangle Startup Factory in Durham. This is of particular interest to you, the readers of my blog, because you tend to like food from local restaurants and Bring Me That is making it easier for their food to end up in
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24 May, 2013

Lemontini @ the Oxford

Posted in : Cocktails, Spirits, Bars, Research Triangle, NC, Bars on by : becca
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Lemontini The Oxford (My Review) Downtown Raleigh $9 The lemontini at the Oxford is made with Absolut citron, limoncello, champagne, and ­sour mix. It wants to be a sophisticated take on the lemon drop, but I must give the lemon drop the edge because this lemontini does not have enough sour citrus to give it
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15 May, 2013

Noodles & Company’s Spring Asparagus Frenzy!

Posted in : Durham, NC, Restaurants on by : becca
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With spring comes new dishes at many restaurants, and that includes Noodles & Company, a chain I’ve sampled a few times before. Well, readers, it’s your and my lucky day, because I was invited to come to their Erwin Rd. location in Durham to try their spring asparagus menu and you get the chance to
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