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Captain J's Restaurant in Raleigh

Speaking of which, I'm hosting a meetup there next week, on Thursday Aug 14th! Sign up at http://smsc10.eventbrite.com if you'd like to go. You can meet other foodies, taste yummy food and try lots of dishes. We each pay our own way and tickets to reserve your spot are free.

I call it social media supper club but you don't have to be on social media to participate.

Aug 04, 2014
panthur in Southeast

Raleigh Near Marriott City Center

Capital Club is great! Good choices.

Aug 04, 2014
panthur in Southeast

Captain J's Restaurant in Raleigh

Jun 18, 2014
panthur in Southeast

Anniversary dinner in Boca, Coral Springs?

Thanks for the 32 East reco. We have been there before but I am glad we didn't choose an Atlantic Ave option on Sunday night since it turned out to be Garlic fest and it was crowded and really loud, especially at 32 East, which is where the heart of things were.

Feb 10, 2014
panthur in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

Anniversary dinner in Boca, Coral Springs?

My strongest recommendation to you is to either A) take advantage of early bird specials or happy hours, which exist everywhere, especially on weeknights, and consider wandering a nice walkable stretch of Atlantic Ave in Delray or elsewhere, getting a drink and an app at each place or B) hit up a more casual place for some great Cuban food or other food you won't find at home. That's what I wish we did. The waterfront dining experience is nice but I would have preferred to be oceanfront during the day to being intracoastal at night. We've been to JB's on the Beach in Deerfield and really enjoyed it. But yes, generally you'll pay a premium here in FL for the atmosphere vs the food. The divey local places are more fun.

We did make sure to get some REAL corned beef hash and eggs and good bagels twice while we're down here (at almost any deli or breakfast place in Boca/Delray) which I was terribly craving also. So I'd recommend a visit to a real Jewish deli if you're into that sort of thing. My research led me to save Ben's Kosher Deli, although we used to eat a lot at any one of the Bagel places.

Feb 10, 2014
panthur in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

Anniversary dinner in Boca, Coral Springs?

We went to chart house which was underwhelming for service and food. But by the time we decided i was tired of researching.

Feb 10, 2014
panthur in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

Anniversary dinner in Boca, Coral Springs?

My husband has now said he wants seafood. So the in-laws recommended chart house. There are a number of options for waterfront, I'm guessing we'll eat there unless we get any other strong waterfront recommendations.

Feb 07, 2014
panthur in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

Blind Pig Asheville Comes to Raleigh

One more, the menu!

Jan 27, 2014
panthur in Southeast

Blind Pig Asheville Comes to Raleigh

Ok I will attach a bunch of pics, but am too tired to do a long-winded explanation. The dinner was very good. I would say the value isn't the best, since some of the dishes were not spot-on, but that's ok because of the adventurousness of it all, plus that the proceeds go to charity (food shuttle).

This ended up being in a church that was partially renovated after being hurt by the 2011 tornado. So they had makeshift heating (that worked pretty well) and cooked most everything out back over a grill and a fire! Food started coming at 6pm and pretty much finished up at 8:30-9pm.

They had a DJ who was decent, but it was pretty loud in there, due to the 85 people + music all in one room. Hard to talk to anyone across the table. There were a really diverse group of attendees. Pretty interesting.

My favorite dish was the beets and farro. Least favorite was the steak and cauliflower. I also really enjoyed the pork belly bulgogi dish.

What they put together was really impressive given the space and what they had to work with. Enjoyed it, but again, probably would opt for something more affordable next time given that $65 doesn't cover alcohol or tip.

Jan 27, 2014
panthur in Southeast
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Blind Pig Asheville Comes to Raleigh

We will let you know after Sunday! :)

Jan 24, 2014
panthur in Southeast

Blind Pig Asheville Comes to Raleigh

Looks like another Blind Pig is planned for Raleigh in February. Now $85! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/blind-pi...

Jan 24, 2014
panthur in Southeast

Anniversary dinner in Boca, Coral Springs?

Yes, good idea. Cucina D'Angelo used to be my favorite restaurant when it was around. Same owners, right?

Jan 21, 2014
panthur in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

Blind Pig Asheville Comes to Raleigh

Sounds good, that's what we'll do. Wonder where it ends up being hosted.

Jan 14, 2014
panthur in Southeast

Blind Pig Asheville Comes to Raleigh

Ok guys, this says it starts at 6pm. Or 6-10pm. That's a long dinner! Does that mean we are to BE there at 6? Trying to figure out the babysitter situation.

Jan 13, 2014
panthur in Southeast

Anniversary dinner in Boca, Coral Springs?

We'll be in town in early February for our anniversary. We met and lived in Delray Beach before relocating to North Carolina. Any recommendation between Coral Springs as far north as Boynton, maybe? We're staying at the Marriott at Boca Town Center to be near family.

I'm a food blogger and used to cover the area but things change fast. I've been thinking maybe some amazing Cuban (as we really miss that), maybe something waterside, or something just really delicious?

-demandy
http://demandy.com

Jan 13, 2014
panthur in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

One night in Coral Gables?

what are your favorites to order there?

Jan 13, 2014
panthur in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

Anniversary dinner

I went to Cucina de Angelo many years ago, is this operated by the same people?

Jan 13, 2014
panthur in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

Crowd-pleasing ham. Is there anything better than Honey-baked?

I went to TJ's this season and they have no spiral hams! Or hams of any type. :(

Dec 22, 2013
panthur in San Francisco Bay Area

Basic Whole Roasted Chicken

This was simple and turned out well even in a glass pan. Misted the skin with the Misto. Used turkey rub I had left from Thanksgiving on the chicken.

Dec 21, 2013
panthur in Recipes

What's Up with The Raleigh Times Bar?

Maybe the Station? I haven't been but it seems like it might be a similar concept.
https://www.facebook.com/thestationat...

Dec 05, 2013
panthur in Southeast

Blind Pig Asheville Comes to Raleigh

ermagheerrrrrrddd it's sold out! glad I got my tickets. Thanks for the heads-up, Tom.

Dec 05, 2013
panthur in Southeast

Blind Pig Asheville Comes to Raleigh

Thanks, we've gotten tickets!

Nov 27, 2013
panthur in Southeast

Good Donuts in RDU/Triangle ?

I have a review on Scratch w more photos: http://demandy.com/scratch/

Nov 20, 2013
panthur in Southeast

Banana Leaf in Cary

http://instagram.com/p/g6CwcTCwz7/
We went for lunch today... very yummy. Duck noodle soup! I got the grouper with bean curd and it was great too. $7

Nov 19, 2013
panthur in Southeast
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Pho Vietnam in Cary, NC on Buck Jones Rd

I went yesterday and it was tasty! Pork bun for about $8. Free hot tea and water. I would say I liked 9pho9 in RTP better, but it's great to have a bun option closer to W Raleigh/Cary.
http://demandy.com/pho-vietnam-cary-nc/

Nov 19, 2013
panthur in Southeast

Joule, in Raleigh

Yes this is completely the AC style. Which is why I don't frequent her restaurants. However, people love it and it's making her money. So kudos, I guess.

Nov 19, 2013
panthur in Southeast

ATTN: NC Triangle Chowhounds

Thanks, I got it!

Nov 18, 2013
panthur in Southeast
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ATTN: NC Triangle Chowhounds

I just tried but google told me:
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Nov 17, 2013
panthur in Southeast

ATTN: NC Triangle Chowhounds

Is this still a thing? Sounds cool.

Nov 16, 2013
panthur in Southeast

Good Donuts in RDU/Triangle ?

Yes, the donuts are good here. I have some photos up, you can see some of the selections: http://demandy.com/bakers-dozen-2/

Nov 06, 2013
panthur in Southeast