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Cajun Charlies, Morrisville, NC

Cajun food.

This place is excellent. New, nice interior, and great menu. I had the gator stew and the jambalaya, both of which were excellent.

I tried the pecan pie and it was one of the better pecan pies I've had outside New Orleans.


104 Jerusalem Dr
Morrisville, NC

I am definitely returning to try the other dishes, there is rabbit and venison on the menu.

Sep 20, 2007
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I just ate there this afternoon for lunch. I had the Singapore Noodles(Kinda like Pad Thai, peanuts, shrimp and chicken with rice vermicelli) and my friend had the Pho.

My only complaint is that while they spent a great deal of money on the appearance of the place, they did not follow proper feng shui basics and the central dining area has a negative impact on the experience.

Using western architecture terms, the ceiling is too high, the sunlight was too direct, there was nothing to reduce the noise so the waitress had to practically shout at us to be heard. Really, really bad! Otherwise the place is excellent. Next time I'll try their sushi. Apparently, they cut their own fish there, which is a treat since most places around here just slice pre-cut frozen fish to put in their sushi.

Jul 03, 2007
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Pho Ga at Lotus Leaf

I have eaten at some great noodle houses in the SF bay area, where Vietnamese, Chinese and plenty of other asians pile into over 100+ tables. I've had some really great pho at these places.

I really like this place. The pho ga and pho bo are both tasty with rather traditional broths and the option to have things like tripe and knuckle added to the soup.

They call their cafe su da(Ice Drip Coffee) 'Coffee Saigon'.

I tried their Basil Crispy Duck salad and that was amazing!

I am definitely returning to this place more often.

Jun 27, 2007
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Burgers in RTP

Places I've tried so far: Five Guys, Fat Daddy's, Andy's.

What I'm looking for is good burgers. Right now Five Guys ( has the best burger but I really dislike the fries. (I think they overcook them as they upset my stomach, were I love Chick Fil A's waffle fries)

But I love Fat Daddy's for atmosphere. They have a Fuddrucker's like fixins bar where you can fix up your burger. Their main attraction is the huge beer selection, including a fav of mine, Old Scrumpy's. Downstairs is pool and video games. I can't find a website for them but here is their contact info:

6201 Glenwood Ave.
Raleigh, NC 27612
Phone: 919-787-3773

Andy's is just okay. If I'm going out, I'd prefer Five Guys since they're nearby.

They do have some nice fries but their Onion Rings are not too great. They have a giant burger eating contest if you're into that sort of thing. Compared to the others here, they're a little more mediocre, the meat isn't as tasty and they just use ordinary ingredients, nothing really high quality. But compared to other fast food, they're great burgers.

What other places have people tried?

Jun 27, 2007
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Niko's Taverna

This weekend, I decided to try out Niko's Taverna ( which is near Cary in Morrisville, NC.

The atmosphere is upbeat. I started with a traditional shot of Ouzo, then had a wonderfully flaky spanikopita followed by my friend getting the moussaka while I got the chicken stew.

Everything was wonderful. The filo was very flaky, the filling savory and flavorful for the spanikopita. The Chicken was wonderfully savory, half a chicken served falling off the bone in a red stew with onions.

I really enjoyed it and will definitely head back there. Prices are a little upscale, but it's worth it.

Jun 25, 2007
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Thai Villa - Cary, NC

First time here. It's 2007 and this place is still great.

I have a theory on Thai Food. Most of the best Thai restaurants have strange or silly names. In the Bay Area, 'My Thai' and 'Thai City' were the best while 'Bangkok Palace' and 'Thai Basil' were atrocious.

Anyway, the Drunken Noodles(Thai Villa Noodles) was amazing. I love Drunken Noodles.

Jun 25, 2007
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