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A little visit to RTP. Suggestions please.

Although I've never eaten at the Nasher Museum Cafe, I just got an email earlier today about a Spanish themed NYE brunch that is being hosted as part of the ongoing MirĂ³ exhibition on display at the museum. Could make for a fun meal before or after walking through the MirĂ³ show.

http://nasher.duke.edu/calendar/?star...
http://nasher.duke.edu/wp-content/upl...

Dec 16, 2014
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A little visit to RTP. Suggestions please.

Favorite Brunch spots in Durham: Vin Rouge, Dos Perros, Piedmont, Tonali, Rue Cler and Old Havana. You might also look into Dame's Chicken and Waffles on Main Street if you've never had chicken and waffles and also are not opposed to waiting outside a bit for your table.

Favorite Brunch spots in Chapel Hill: Acme, Sandwhich and Venable Bistro. If you have the luxury of time and want a very unique experience, I strongly endorse a short drive outside of Chapel Hill for brunch at the Saxapahaw General Store. Or to The Eddy Pub and Grill which is just next door to the general store. Both are very good and use hyper local ingredients.

Dec 16, 2014
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Pop's in Durham, NC has closed

Confirmed by the N&O as well as Indy Week. http://www.newsobserver.com/2014/12/1...

Dec 12, 2014
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Appetizer-size tortillas in Raleigh

As far as I'm aware, nearly all of the freshly made corn tortillas that you will find at area taquerias and/or tortillarias are not much bigger than 4 inches in diameter. Whatever you do, make sure to get your tortillas made fresh as possible before your party. Very important!

Dec 10, 2014
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Owner of Geer Street Garden Opening Italian Spot in Durham

I had dinner at Gocciolina a few weeks ago. It was a very good meal at a very reasonable price point. We were very lucky to walk in without a reservation on a Friday night and a get a two top after waiting for amount 5 minutes or so. However, I'd strongly suggest making a reservation because its small dining room stays very busy and is likely to become more so now that the favorable N&O review is out.

Owner of Geer Street Garden Opening Italian Spot in Durham

People often forget you can park around back of the plaza that holds The Boot, Thai Cafe, Wine Authorities, etc.

Dec 06, 2014
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Los Comales shut down- where to go for tacos in Durham now?

Where is it?! Is Guanajuato de Durham in the same location as the old Los Comales #1 on Roxboro Road?

http://www.yelp.com/biz/restaurant-el...

Pre-show dinner at 'Que in Durham

A former member of the L'Uva waitstaff who now works at a different downtown restaurant told me a while back that L'Uva was gone for good. He also gave the impression that the people who ran L'Uva were awful and that he wouldn't miss the place. I found his disclosure odd for several reasons but mostly because I generally enjoyed L'Uva for brunch and dinner and never really got any bad vibes there.

Dec 03, 2014
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Pre-show dinner at 'Que in Durham

I don't have any experience trying to get a table at 'Que on a DPAC show night, but I'd recommend a lot of other restaurants for a nice pre-show dinner before I'd recommend 'Que.

Jose and Sons, Raleigh

I endorse Jose and Sons for both brunch and dinner. Food is excellent and cocktails are great.

Nov 24, 2014
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Who has best hotdog in NC?

You have never had my homemade ketchup made from summertime heirloom tomatoes. That stuff would change your tune, buster! You could put that stuff on an old leather boot and it would taste guuuuud.

Nov 12, 2014
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Need Last Minute Rec for RTP area - Good Ethnic

If Indian food is the goal, Sai Krishna Bhavan in Morrisville is pretty good and not far from the airport. Saffron in Morrisville is VERY good, but a little more expensive Indian food.

http://saikrishnabhavan.com/
http://www.saffronnc.com/

I happen to like both Korean places on Highway 55, Chosen Ok and Vit Goal. Neither is not too far from RDU.

http://www.yelp.com/biz/chosun-ok-durham
http://www.yelp.com/biz/vit-goal-tofu...

Not far from the aforementioned Korean places, I really like Thai Lanna for good Thai food.

http://www.yelp.com/biz/thai-lanna-re...

For good handmade noodles, China Express near the intersection of 55 and 54.

http://www.chinaexpressdurhamnc.com/h...

Otherwise, I like Mez for slightly upscale Mexican food.

http://www.mezdurham.com/

Let us know where you end up!

Nov 05, 2014
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Dinner tonight - Durham, NC

Every time I give The Q Shack "another chance", I regret it afterwards. The smell of the restaurant from the outside is much more enjoyable than actually eating any of their food.

Oct 21, 2014
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Mi Peru now open in Durham

Mi Peru is in the same plaza as the BB&T on University Drive in Durham - in the old Rick's Diner location. Its not in the same physical plaza as Saladelia and Twisted Noodles but its really close.

Oct 20, 2014
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Raleigh - Compare Grocery

Com-par-aye!

Sep 20, 2014
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Chapel Hill/Carrboro dinner

My favorite haunts before a show at the Cradle are: Sandwhich, Mediterranean Deli, Vimala's Curryblossom Cafe and the "blue taco bus" that parks near Crook's Corner. Also, Kalamaki.

Sep 17, 2014
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Ed Mitchell's Que in Durham Now Open.

You experience is pretty similar to what I experienced on my first visit to EM's Que about three weeks ago. The pulled pork sandwich was really lacking in flavor and I detected no smoke whatsoever. Possibly the most tasteless pork sandwich that's ever crossed my lips. I agree that it was overly large and unwieldy which made for really messy eating. I'd happily forgive all these complaints if the sandwich had flavor, but flavor had certainly not blessed that sandwich.

The side of collards were the best thing about my meal. The 16oz draft of Pork Slap Pale Ale was the second best thing. I completely agree about the plastic "cast iron" skillet used for side dishes - silly and unnecessary. I suppose the skillet is an attempt to fulfill the "down home" experience of bbq/southern food tourists?

Sep 03, 2014
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Primal Food & Spirits - South Durham

I finally ate at Primal for dinner last week and tried almost everything on the appetizer menu. I'm sorry to report that none of it was very good. The chicken wings were especially displeasing due to the sticky sweet BBQ sauce that coats them. Salads were fine. Drinks were the highlight as they have lots of house made juices and nectars to work with. Maybe I would have fared better had I tried some of the entrees. It should be noted that they have the "Blu Seafood" version of shrimp and grits on the menu and those are always very good when I have them at Blu. Next time I'll test out some entrees but right now I'm not in a big hurry to go back.

Sep 01, 2014
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Primal Food & Spirits - South Durham

I've been meaning to go there, but I never think of it because I despise the mall area. Instead of my own personal review, I offer these recent local blog reviews:

http://eatplaywin.blogspot.com/2014/0...

http://blog.tastefulpantry.com/2014/0...

http://www.glutenhatesme.com/2014/07/...

Aug 22, 2014
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Chinatown in Morrisville Dead?

Cafe Anar opened in the old space that used to house Moustache Cafe and, previously, Quiznos. Its right next door to Carmen's Cuban Cafe in those little shops across the street from the outlet mall. Cafe Anar is NOT inside the outlet mall.

That being said, and to answer your original question, I haven't heard any news whatsoever about the Chinatown NC project.

Aug 22, 2014
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Captain J's Restaurant in Raleigh

Yikes!

Aug 21, 2014
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Captain J's Restaurant in Raleigh

Not sure if they make them in house, but China Express in RTP has "handmade Chinese noodles" on the menu:

http://rtp-chinaexpress.com/

Aug 20, 2014
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New to Greensboro - looking for good, down-to-earth restaurants!

I agree with meatn3. I've been to Saigon Bakery many times, but when I've stopped in the last few times to pick up an arm load of sandwiches I've been pretty underwhelmed. I appreciate the fresh baked bread (still not as crispy as the baguettes at Pakse), but all the flavors in the sandwich were quite tame. The carrots and daikon didn't seem to have much pickling on them, the jalapenos weren't spicy, and the pate was hardly present at all. The sanwiches at Pakse seem to pack much more flavor.

Aug 12, 2014
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Nana's Chef Opening Steakhouse at ATC in Durham

I'm loathe to mention this place (because I dislike it very much) but I'm fairly certain that Bull City Burger & Beer makes their own hot dogs. I've never eaten the BCB&B hot dog, or anything else there for that matter, but I will attest to the awesomeness of the hot dog made at The Pig.

Aug 08, 2014
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ISO Hidden Gems in Greensboro and Winston Salem NC

In Greensboro, I highly recommend these very authentic holes in the wall:

Villa Del Mar Mexican Grill & Taqueria - 3738 High Point Rd.
Pakse Cafe (Vietnamese) - 827 W Florida St.
Saigon Sandwiches Bakery (Vietnamese) - 3808 High Point Rd.

Aug 07, 2014
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Nana's Chef Opening Steakhouse at ATC in Durham

I don't really think of the DPAC as being part of the American Tobacco Campus, but that's probably just me being a crank. But to clarify yesterday's press release, and add some specifics, the new steakhouse is going to be in the same building as the new Aloft hotel which is being built in the green space next to DPAC.

http://www.wral.com/new-steakhouse-pl...

Aug 07, 2014
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Best restaurant/bar/bakery/coffee shirts from Arkansas to Baltimore

It would be helpful to know your travel route. But anyway...

I'm a big fan of the shirt designs from Watt's Grocery. Also in Durham, NC. An example of the shirts can be seen in slide #8 in the slideshow linked here:

http://www.amycochran.com/index.php?/...

Lots of goodies from Carrboro Beverage Company in Carrboro, NC.

http://www.carrborobeverage.com/beer_...

Jul 31, 2014
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Have tickets to see the Durham Bulls tonight.

No outside food allowed at DBAP.

Jul 25, 2014
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Vegetarian lunch near Durham/Chapel Hill

+1 for Vimala's. They have lots of veg options, plus the dinner menu always (strangely) has eastern style bbq on the menu alongside all the delicious home made Indian fare.

http://curryblossom.com/vimala/menus/...

Also, its walking distance from The Cat's Cradle.

Jul 23, 2014
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Papa Mojo's Roadhouse - Durham

The N&O is reporting that Papa Mojo's has closed.

http://www.newsobserver.com/2014/07/2...

Jul 21, 2014
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