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NC - Triangle H-Mart Coming!

I question $6.99 lobsters for the same reason I question the $0.99 ribeye steaks they advertise on banners outside of local "Dollar Tree" stores.

Jun 25, 2015
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Epa Chamo Venezuelan Arepas Bar and Grill - Durham, NC

These days, I trust CD about as far as I can throw them. And I say that as a former contributor to the blog.

Jun 05, 2015
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Epa Chamo Venezuelan Arepas Bar and Grill - Durham, NC

Now open at 730 Ninth Street.

http://www.yelp.com/biz/epachamo-durham

Anyone been yet?

Jun 05, 2015
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NC Triangle - Best Chili Relleno?

+1 on Dos Perros for chile relleno. Very good rendition. I've never had chili relleno at Fiesta Grill, but I have had dinner there and I find it to be hugely underrated and under appreciated on these boards.

Jun 03, 2015
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Asian-Marinated Baked Chicken

I've made this recipe a few times now and its quite delicious. Really easy with a big payoff. I serve mine with braised bok choy or dry sauteed Schezuan green beans.

May 22, 2015
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Best bets for a Saturday brunch in Raleigh/Durham/Cary/Chapel Hill

Wow, sorry to hear you had such a poor experience at Dos Perros. I've had brunch there many times and have never experienced anything remotely similar to your report. I can say that once or twice I remember them overcooking my poached eggs (happens to me at a lot of restaurants) and once my Jalisco Sunrise brunch cocktail was way too tart (they fixed it when I asked about it).

What I'm mostly surprised about is that you didn't complain or ask them to correct anything other than your orange juice.

May 21, 2015
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Best bets for a Saturday brunch in Raleigh/Durham/Cary/Chapel Hill

My recommendations for Saturday brunch in Durham: Rue Cler, Harvest 18, The Federal, Oval Park Grille and Dos Perros.

May 21, 2015
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Sunday brunch in Durham

True Flavors Diner is only open for brunch on Saturdays so it doesn't fit OP's criteria.

Apr 29, 2015
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Deathride: Durham/Chapel Hill on Commencement Weekend

I'd say Mez or Page Road Grill would be your best nearby options.

http://www.mezdurham.com/

http://www.pageroadgrill.com/

Apr 27, 2015
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Sunday brunch in Durham

I had a very enjoyable Sunday brunch at JuJu a couple weeks ago.

http://www.jujudurham.com/brunch/

They haven't been doing brunch service very long, but they are open at 10:30am and take OpenTable reservations. Good stuff.

Vin Rouge would be my second choice given your criteria.

Apr 22, 2015
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Juju Opens in Durham

JuJu is now serving Sunday brunch that includes dim sum cart service. I ate there yesterday and had some crazy good pork belly dumplings from the cart and my lady had a really tasty and interesting frittata. For our entertainment and amusement, Bob Garner also happened to be there filming an episode of NC Weekend. All the while shaking his head and giving his signature "mmmmmm"! endorsement of the dishes. That guy can really put away some food!

After my second mimosa, I debated streaking butt naked through the background of his filming session.

KoKyu BBQ's brick and mortar open

Photos of said White Ruben from the Kokyu twatter feed.

Apr 10, 2015
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Industry - Chapel Hill, NC closing?

Yes, it was Henry's Bistro for some time and then became Fuze. Then The Standard and then Industry.

Apr 06, 2015
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Industry - Chapel Hill, NC closing?

It was pretty solid for bar food (pizzas, burgers, sandwiches) but nothing that would knock your socks off.

Apr 01, 2015
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Industry - Chapel Hill, NC closing?

Had dinner there last night and the server told us that the restaurant was closing for good after dinner service.

Apr 01, 2015
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Andrea Reusing opening restaurant in downtown Durham

When I ate at Counting House about a week and a half ago the octopus and butter bean dish was still on the menu and, yes, it was particularly delicious.

Apr 01, 2015
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KoKyu BBQ's brick and mortar open

As far as a can recall, Kokyu had very little success finding a suitable downtown location for the brick and mortar, which delayed its eventual opening much longer than they communicated in the kickstarter campaign.

Mar 31, 2015
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Counting House at 21c opens in Durham

I had a light supper at Counting House a few weeks ago and everything was really enjoyable. We had the plancha octopus with chorizo baked butter beans and salsa verde, the griddled romaine and cauliflower, burned haricot, and the golden tilefish. For cocktails we had a Southern Side and a Daytripper.

The portion sizes are definitely on the small size considering the price points but everything was really full flavored. The plancha octopus was my favorite dish of the evening but at $14 for a very small bowl (think the size of a child's bowl of cereal) of butter beans and octopus, spiked with a bit of chorizo, its not something I'll order very often.

Still, the space is very light and airy and the artwork on display throughout the restaurant and gallery are definitely worth checking out even if it doesn't become a regular dinner destination.

Mar 30, 2015
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DC - Durham trip

+1 for Pizza Toro.

Fried Chicken = Dame's Chicken and Waffles.

Burger = Geer Street Garden or try to track down the Only Burger food truck.

There are always food trucks circulating in the area near Fullsteam and Motorco with plenty of outdoor (first come first served) casual seating.

Mar 16, 2015
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Where to buy Whetstone in RDU?

My brother goes to a butcher who has been using this sharpener for years, so now I have one. Its pretty great once you thoroughly read the instructions and learn how to use it.

http://www.amazon.com/Chefs-Choice-Pr...

BTW, pet peeve: RDU is an airport. RTP is a zip code. Durham, Chapel Hill and Raleigh are cities. I seriously doubt you can purchase a knife sharpener in the airport.

Mar 06, 2015
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Gonza Tacos Y Tequila Durham location open.

Regarding the al pastor tacos at Gonza: I completely agree. They were flavorful, but very wet with sauce unlike most al pastor which is usually griddled until it becomes somewhat caramelized.

Feb 28, 2015
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Crispy Duck in Raleigh

JuJu in Durham offers whole Peking duck although you need to order your duck dinner a day in advance before you dine.

http://www.jujudurham.com/dinner/

Its served with steamed buns and lots of accutraments.

Feb 19, 2015
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Ed Mitchell Opening a BBQ restaurant in Durham this Fall

Feb 17, 2015
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Gonza Tacos Y Tequila Durham location open.

Tonali doesn't get the love that they deserve on these forums. Don't forget they still serve brunch on Saturdays!

Feb 16, 2015
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Early Dinner Tonight

I ate at Gocciolina in December of last year and had a great meal. I wrote about it in this thread shortly thereafter:

http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/974949

We had the spreadable salami as an appetizer and it was outstanding. For our mains we had one of the fish specials, the grilled porkchop and a side of the whole roasted broccoli. Everything was very good to excellent. They have some very good waitstaff that I recognized from Guglhupf.

Feb 04, 2015
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chapel hill restaurant

I practically never order burgers when I go out, but I typically make an exception when I'm at Sandwhich. They make the best damn burger!

Jan 26, 2015
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Basan has opened in Durham

Where is it located within ATC/Diamond View?

Jan 21, 2015
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Smokey's BBQ

I've eaten at both Smokey's and The Original Q Shack within the last 4 to 6 months.

Jan 13, 2015
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Smokey's BBQ

Smokey's is one of those places that seems to have the ability to cook the flavor out of inherently flavorful foodstuffs. Your feelings about Smokey's will generally align with your feelings about The Original Q Shack. I find both of the aforementioned to be quite bad.

In fact, each time I give Smokey's or The Original Q Shack "another chance" I regret it afterward.

Jan 13, 2015
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Can you tell me where to eat in Asheville?

Personally, I found the biscuits at Biscuit Head to be too large and doughy to be very enjoyable although I do love the concept of their butter and jelly fix-in's bar.

I'd add Chai Pani to the list of places to get a good, reasonably priced meal. Also, for snacks, MG Road downstairs from Chai Pani.

In regard to The Admiral and Curate you can certainly spend a lot of money at either without trying too hard, but I find that it is much easier to do at Curate than The Admiral.

Dec 31, 2014
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