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Haru in Morrisville, NC?

I don't know that they are connected. Thanks for responding.

Feb 01, 2013
TiramisuMe in Southeast

Haru in Morrisville, NC?

Has anyone tried Haru in the new Morrisville location? I like the sushi from their Raleigh location, but I'd like to hear from anyone who has eaten at the new location.

Feb 01, 2013
TiramisuMe in Southeast

Southport, Oak Island NC

I also love Thai By The Sea (we tried it on our first visit to Oak Island, and I've been thinking about it ever since). We are going back for vacation in 2 weeks. Can't wait! So is Turtle Island NOT Calabash? We are definitely looking for restaurants that serve good seafood, have a nice wine list, and especially ones where most of the entrees are not fried.

Outer Banks - Tomato Patch (Corolla, NC)

OH MAN! I wish I had talked to you before we left. I'm back home now, but if I go back, I will totally try some of your suggestions. In two weeks we are going to Oak Island, NC, and I hope we have better luck :-) As Jeanne suggested, I will do a little more research next time :-)

Outer Banks - The Fudgery (Corolla, NC)

The name should have been a clue, but my addiction to sugar over-ruled my good judgement. In short, The Fudgery has bad fudge at high prices, and it is a total rip-off.

I am saving my fudge, though, because if someone tries to mug me while I'm on vacation here, I can use the bag-o-fudge as a bludgeon to beat my would-be attacker unconscious.

If you have to have fudge, go to Roanoke Island and visit The Christmas Shop (it is en route to the aquarium in Manteo). They have good fudge at good prices, in addition to a huge store filled with cool art, gifts, and Christmas stuff.

Outer Banks - Tomato Patch (Corolla, NC)

It is a good thing the Outer Banks are pretty, because the food generally seems to suck (see my review of the Sunset Grill in Duck for more). The Tomato Patch is but one example of the awful food I've paid for since I've been here. The Tomato Patch serves "Italian Classics, Fresh Salads, Gourmet Pizzas, etc." Now I must pause and laugh at the notion that what I tried to eat the other night was a "gourmet pizza". It was a frozen pizza shell that someone dressed in marinara sauce and cheese and then heated in an oven. It was not gourmet. It was not even good. Furthermore, I told the cashier that I would wait in the attached bar (called Dr.Unks) until the pizza was done. I asked her to let me know when it was ready. Two leisurely drinks later, we found our pizzas sitting on the counter getting cold. No one bothered to tell us they were ready. Take my advice: Unless you find some place else that makes pizza in Corolla, skip the Tomato Patch, go to the Food Lion, buy a Red Baron frozen pizza, and heat it up at your beach house. It will taste better, and if it gets cold before you eat it, you will only have yourself to blame.

P.S. Dr. Unks serves good, cheap beer, though, so I would recommend you go in there for a brew or two.

Outer Banks - Sunset Grill (Duck, NC)

What a dump! We ate at the Sunset Grill in Duck, NC last night, and it was the worst meal I've ever eaten in a restaurant. Sunset Grill is basically a feeding trough disguised as a "fun" Carribean-style restaurant with overly expensive rum drinks in stupid souvenir cups. It is disgusting. We should have walked out immediately when the waiter brought our spicey fries to the table (20 minutes after we ordered them as an appetizer), and they were cold. Honestly, how hard is it to get fries right? All they have to be is hot, but Sunset Grill failed on that point.

Then came the entrees (all of which were priced from $16.99 to $19.99). I had the crab cakes which were luke-warm, and every very bite contained a piece of shell. On top of that, I suspect the crab meat was canned and not fresh, even though that's what the menu indicated. The "steamed" veggies that went along side were over-cooked and salty. The mashed potatoes were cold. Someone else at my table ordered the pasta primavera, and though it looked good, it was bland and again, luke-warm. The best meal at the table was the kid's spaghetti and marinara, which was probably from a jar. Our total bill was over $100 for 3 adults and 1 kid. This meal was a waste of money and an utter disappointment. Skip this swill.

Raleigh: Carver's Creek Closed

Hungry Hunter + Paragon have filed for bankruptcy. One or the other of them owned Carver's Creek. I think that is why it closed.