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Best South Durham Resto News Ever

thanks, i have been only a handful of times, so i appreciate hearing opinions from people who go more often. we primarily go to la vaquita i and ii.

Oct 23, 2013
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Best South Durham Resto News Ever

grisly meat? stale chips? rancid salsa? i'm just curious, maybe i've been too ravenous when i go there to notice food quality :)

Oct 23, 2013
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Best South Durham Resto News Ever

why is NanaTaco so terrible?

Oct 23, 2013
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Best South Durham Resto News Ever

i drove by there this morning (right next to kroger). from whizzing by, it looks like the tables are set up, napkin dispensers. maybe just a matter of days (heh, hours??) ?

Oct 21, 2013
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Town Hall Burger and Beer, Durham

maybe - but they did serve the burgers on silver platters. not that yelp is the end all and be all, but i did read those reviews over, and it looks like the ones from one a few weeks ago did mention plastic cups and - something i forgot - loud music. even on the patio.

Oct 19, 2013
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Seeking Good Burgers - Triangle

chuck's?

if you want to go all out with a burger, you could go to G2B and get their A'foie'calypse burger -
1 lb fresh ground burger, foie gras torchon, st. andre triple creme brie, applewood smoked bacon, overeasy fried egg, hand tossed onion rings, arugula, garlic aioli, brioche bun, hand cut garlic fries

Oct 18, 2013
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Town Hall Burger and Beer, Durham

oh, funny you mention that - no, it wasn't. plastic cups.

am i just a grumpy old hag about restaurants now?

Oct 18, 2013
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Town Hall Burger and Beer, Durham

when we went - you order at the counter and they bring your food to you. but all the employees were milling around so it wasn't clear. and they come to check on you a few minutes after they bring your food to you. the burgers are served on those popular silver platters now, so it didn't really make sense that they would serve the salad on disposable plates - unless they were waiting on getting plastic salad bowls. it was just an odd experience.

Oct 18, 2013
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Town Hall Burger and Beer, Durham

i went during their first week, in fact, on the first day that they had gotten their alcohol license, so they were still connecting the taps when we came.

i REALLY wanted to like this place, because i had suggested it for a happy hour to coworkers. good thing there was alcohol, otherwise there were no redeemables about the night. the service was disorganized (do you order at the counter? sit at a table?), they forgot an ingredient on one of the specialty burgers, the burgers were acceptable, and the salads were served on disposable plates (sorry, i know that's really picky). the whole restaurant experience just reminded me that yes, i was near southpoint.

despite it being the first week, it will be awhile before we return. we rarely have a desire to want to go to the southpoint area anyway, and our experience was really disappointing. i do hope they have found their stride in the past few weeks.

Oct 17, 2013
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Toddler-Friendly in Asheville?

and you probably already know this, but distraction supplies can be very helpful : stickers, crayons, books, smartphone (yep, i've seen kids that young!).

Sep 27, 2013
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Toddler-Friendly in Asheville?

yes - and don't forget to ask for the check as soon as the entrees arrive so you can make a quick exit ;)

Sep 26, 2013
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Favorite milkshake in Raleigh-Cary-Durham area?

i just called ox and rabbit - they are still open, and they still make milkshakes. not sure where you got the info that they are closed.

Aug 27, 2013
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Hilton Head Island area foodie places?

we were so disappointed with roastfish and cornbread. dinner took almost 2 hours, and that was being seated at 5:15 pm on a weekday. the food took about 40 minutes to come out, and the server made a mistake when telling us about the day's specials, which she didn't correct until my entree came out, so DH was left in the lurch. the whole roasted branzino was the only highlight of the entire meal, and the snapper was dry and flavorless. everyone around us looked tired, hungry, and annoyed, and one table even left.

not that yelp is the be all, end all of accurate restaurant reviews, but we should have heeded the warnings with the recent dismal ratings.

Jul 30, 2013
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Open by 5:00 on Saturday, somewhat fancy in Durha/CH?

six plates? g2b? nanas?

Feb 14, 2013
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3-Cups (Chapel Hill, NC) closing

Feb 07, 2013
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Is Rise in Southpoint worth the wait?

what if you are just looking at the southpoint area? any suitable donut/biscuit options there?

Jan 29, 2013
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Is Rise in Southpoint worth the wait?

i bought an apple fritter this morning, it measures a good 4 x 6 inches. the maple bacon bar is probably 2.5 x 6 inches.

Jan 29, 2013
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Is Rise in Southpoint worth the wait?

you mentioned above, "i can't say I've ever found a biscuit or donut to be worth the wait with plenty of suitable options around." and i'd love to know what other options there are around. i'm an equal opportunity eater!

Jan 28, 2013
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Is Rise in Southpoint worth the wait?

the apple fritter is $3.00, and it is pretty substantial. the glazed yeast donuts are, i think, $1.25 for plain and $1.75 for the [videri] chocolate glazed, and can be almost 4 inches in diameter. most of the filled ones do range around the $2.50 mark.

of course, we could all hope for cheaper donuts, but the quality and creativity are higher than donut chains. it's not an everyday stop (both for the waistline and the wallet!), but i have been very happy with what i have had there.

Jan 28, 2013
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Where to purchase Blue Bell Ice Cream in Fayetteville, NC?

are we talking about blue BUNNY or blue BELL?

Jan 19, 2013
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Thumbs-up for G2B in Durham.

it is a great option to have in the south square region when you don't want to drive downtown or to chapel hill, as well. they also have outdoor patio seating which is nice during warmer weather.

Jan 14, 2013
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Is Rise in Southpoint worth the wait?

it's not southpoint MALL proper, if that's any consolation, but it is certainly a sprawling area.

anyway, take 40 to the 751 exit, then go south on 751. turn onto renaissance parkway. you can turn left at target (no stoplight, and there can be a backup of cars wanting to turn), or wait until the stoplight to turn left.

if you turn at the stoplight, you will basically be facing omega sports and michaels when you enter in the shopping complex. rise will be to the left, near momoyama and moonberries (or some frozen yogurt place).

Jan 09, 2013
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Is Rise in Southpoint worth the wait?

it was! it has pistachios on top, in case you have a nut allergy.

Jan 08, 2013
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Is Rise in Southpoint worth the wait?

bf, would you please elaborate? as in, there are plenty of suitable options near rise itself? i'd love to know of other places nearby.

Jan 08, 2013
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Is Rise in Southpoint worth the wait?

i have been on weekday mornings, once at 8, another time at 10, and they were not busy. less than 2 minutes to order, another 2-3 minutes to get my food (biscuits + donuts)

you may want to try a monday. also, if things could change once january and its new year's resolutions roll around! :)

Dec 12, 2012
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Pizzeria Toro in Durham is open!

it looked like they drizzle the bone with olive oil and sprinkle with maldon salt. we had the sweet sausage and white potato (with bagna cauda). excellent. the pizzas took a bit long to come out - 20+ minutes, and we came in at 5:05 pm (only one other table ordered at the same time we did), so just be forewarned during peak dinner times.

Oct 12, 2012
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Need a decent restaurant, wheelchair accessible, easy parking IN CHAPEL HILL/CARRBORO

chola nad? they have a parking lot, and i think there is a short ramp on the side entrance (not the franklin st. entrance).

Oct 11, 2012
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CholaNad - Chapel Hill, NC

i've been going occasionally for the past year or so, at both lunch and dinner, and service has always been a bit poky, and it is exacerbated when the restaurant is full. It can be frustrating and detract from enjoying the delicious food.

Oct 09, 2012
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My Trip to No Carolina: please advise (Chapel Hill/Carrboro/Raleigh)

just curious why durham is not in the scope of your question?

Oct 08, 2012
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South Asheville Mid October

danna, if you go to Junction for Sunday brunch, you can make a reservation. that was a big plus for us, since we didn't want to wait at Early Girl or Sunny Point.

Oct 04, 2012
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