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Beasley's Chicken and Honey Opened in Raleigh?

Finally made it to Beasley's last night. I should first say that I love Poole's Diner and would eat there 7 days a week. That's why it pains me to say how disappointed I was with Beasley's Chicken. We had the Chicken and Waffles and the Chicken Biscuit. The chicken just wasn't good. I could live with the high prices if the food was great but it just wasn't. I'll give it another try because I have a feeling the Chicken Pot Pie and the Meat Loaf will be very good but I'm moving on from the Fried Chicken. By the way, Chuck's next door smells terrific.

Nov 19, 2011
fwbeach in Southeast

Best BBQ caterer in Raleigh area?

Looking to host a pig pickin' with all the fixings for 75. Does anyone have a recommendation for someone that will come on site with the smoker (not just bring the bbq in pans and serve it, I can go pick it up if that's all I wanted).

May 21, 2009
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Ramen in Raleigh?

Sounds like there's a business opportunity for someone that knows Ramen to open a place in Raleigh. "If you build it, they will come"

Feb 10, 2009
fwbeach in Southeast

Ramen in Raleigh?

That's too bad. I may have to settle for "average" instead of "tasty" or maybe just find a couple good recipes.

Feb 09, 2009
fwbeach in Southeast

Ramen in Raleigh?

Hey hounds, where in the Raleigh (or the Triangle) would you recommend for some tasty Ramen?

Feb 08, 2009
fwbeach in Southeast

Visiting Atlanta (Buckhead) GA and looking for local favorites

Horseradish Grill near Chastain Park is one of my favorites.
http://www.horseradishgrill.com/

Dec 10, 2008
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Looking for Thai/Chinese Grocery--Raleigh

That looks like the place I should try. Are these the same folks that used to be on the other side of Buck Jones Rd near the original Maximillians? I remember there being hole-in the wall type gocery there years ago. Looks like they've moved up to the big time based on the photos.

Thanks

Dec 10, 2008
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Looking for Thai/Chinese Grocery--Raleigh

I'm looking to do some Asian cooking over the holidays and need a recommendation for a grocery store that carries Thai and Chinese ingredients. Something more than Whole Foods. Preferably near Raleigh/5 Points

Dec 09, 2008
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Coquette-Raleigh

Has anyone tried Coquette at North Hills ( http://coquetteraleigh.com/ )since they opened up to the public this week? I keep waiting on Varmintbites ( http://varmintbites.wordpress.com/ ) to review but haven't seen it.

Nov 01, 2008
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First Emperor--Richardson,TX

Anyone been to First Emperor on Polk Street in Richardson? The frontdesk clerk at my hotel recommended it. It is a classic hole-in-the-wall Chinese restaurant. No real ambiance or decor. I truly felt like I was in many of the places I've been to in Taiwan. I was the only "non-asian" in the place. My dish was very very good. Something called East Chicken. A mix of chicken, ginger, and I think a little onion, and lemon grass and some spicy pepper. It was quite tasty and very inexpensive.

My guess is the local Chinese community is well aware of the place. It looks like it's located in a mini-Chinatown based on the signs on the other establishments in the area.

Did a quick Google search and didn't find much. It's located near Texas Instruments corporate offices so I'm guessing it does a big lunch business.

Jul 24, 2008
fwbeach in Dallas - Fort Worth

Port Land Grille, Wilmington NC

I thought I should report back on our experience. It was fantastic!! Probably in the Top 10 restaurant meals of all time for me.

We had the Red Neck Tater Skins and the Crab Cake appetizers. Both were amazing. The Tater Skins are very filling. Definitely need to be shared. The Crab cake comes on a bed of lima beans. I'm not a big fan of lima beans but I was shoveling them in as fast as I could--very tasty.

http://www.portlandgrill.com/pages/me...

For the main course I went with the Delmonico steak, my wife had the Halibut. The steak was outstanding. Great flavor and very tender. I ordered the BlueCheese Garlic sauce on the side but frankly the steak was so good on it's own I didn't eat it. The Halibut comes on a bed of risotto. While she thought the Halibut was great my wife is a huge risotto fan and would love to see that as an entree choice.

We were stuffed and had decided to skip dessert when the waiter showed up with a Chocolate Molten Cake that our friends had called in and ordered for us as a surprise. Like everything else it was out of this world good.

Service was great, not pushy. They don't skimp on the cocktails and they make a great mojito if you like those. I laughed out loud at the tray of reading glasses available to borrow at the hostess stand!! My middle aged eyes struggle with tiny print menus in low light. Having those there was a nice touch!

We don't get to Wilmington very often but we will be sure to hit the PLG when we do.

Thanks again to all who recommended it. That's what's so great about this forum.

May 19, 2008
fwbeach in General South Archive

Port Land Grille, Wilmington NC

Thanks All, we're looking forward to a great meal!

May 14, 2008
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Port Land Grille, Wilmington NC

Heading to Wilmington this weekend for a quick Anniversary getaway. I've never eaten anything other than the standard beach/fried seafood fare in Wilmington/Wrightsville and need a "nice" place. The general consensus among my Wilmington "in the know" friends is that Port Land Grille is THE place for me and the Mrs to celebrate the big day.

Any menu favorites or must-try items? Hopefully there are no "avoid at all cost" menu items but I'm open to all feedback or suggestions.

Thanks

May 12, 2008
fwbeach in General South Archive

100 Best Dishes in Alabama

It's been a few years but I've had 7 of the 100 and eaten at 10 of the places listed. I'd agree with them all. A couple of my favorites that were left off.

BBQ Sandwich at Price's BBQ House in Auburn
Chicken Finger Plate at Guthries (several locations but Auburn is the best)
Biscuits/Breakfast at the Waysider in Tuscaloosa
Dinner Buffet at the James Brown Family Restaurant in Opelika (may not be there anymore)
PBJ and Hi-C Orange at my Grandmother's after mom and dad went to bed (40 years ago)

Apr 22, 2008
fwbeach in Central South

MoMo Italian Specialties--Dallas

Occaisionaly I have to travel to Dallas on business and I do my very best to try and make it to MoMo's. I have never left there without thinking: "If only this place was in a different location it would be packed and I'm sure on everyone's Best Of Dallas list".

The location (Greenville and Forest Lane) is a strip center and it's next to a nail salon. If you didn't know it was there you would miss it for sure. It's full most days for lunch (mostly because it's right outside the gates of Texas Instruments) but it's not uncommon for me to have most of the place to myself on a weeknight.

This is NOT your typical NY/NJ--Tony Soprano type Italian. In fact you must go to the website and read the "We apologize....We're Italian" article that descibes why the menu looks more like something in Rome or Florence than Little Italy.
http://www.momosrestaurant.com/

The food and service are outstanding. They don't have a liquor licence but you are welcome to BYOB. If I lived in Dallas I would do my best to partner with the owners and move it to Plano or Addison or Highland Park where it would get the crowds and accolades it deserves.

So Texas Chowhounds, jump in here and help spread the word. If you've been, Am I right about this place? If you've never been. Make the trip and report back.

I'm pretty sure you'll leave with the same feeling I do everytime--WOW!

Mar 18, 2008
fwbeach in Texas

Auburn Alabama

Granted the original post is very old but if you go to Auburn you have to hit two spots. It's not fancy dining (what ever happened to The Hungry Hunter)? The BBQ House (aka Price's BBQ House) is my all time favorite. I'm sure it's because they fed me for very little $$ for four years. The original (I think) Guthrie's Chicken Fingers is and old favorite too. Too bad the old "flush" is gone. The Sani-Freeze made those late nights studying bearable.

Mar 12, 2008
fwbeach in Central South

Mims, Cary

According to their website, it looks like it's part of the Bob Evan's chain of restaurants. Love those BE's Cinnimon pancakes

Mar 12, 2008
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Sandra's Bakery in Sanford,NC

225 Wicker St, Sanford - (919) 775-1467

Mar 12, 2008
fwbeach in General South Archive

Cooking classes in the Raleigh area

I have to second Capri Flavors. It's great fun and makes a great "date night". Try to have a cab or someone pick you up after. The wine (byob) and lemoncello add up by the end of the night

Mar 12, 2008
fwbeach in General South Archive

Raleigh Breakfast

When did they go smoke free? I used to go a lot several years ago--great breakfast and home cooking--but quit going because it was a giant ash tray half the time. Can't wait to go back if it's really smoke free now!!

Mar 12, 2008
fwbeach in General South Archive

Babymoon Cafe, Morrisville

I work in RTP so I've been many times. Mostly for lunch but some dinners. It's always very good and it's one of the few "sit down"/non-fastfood places between Harrison Ave and Southpoint Mall that's worth going to with clients.

Mar 12, 2008
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Sandra's Bakery in Sanford,NC

Anyone know anything about Sandra's in Sanford? I'm told that their doughnuts are head and shoulders better than KrispyKreme and Dunkin Donuts. Before I drive down from Raleigh I'd like to get some opinions. They don't have a website so it's hard to find out anything about them. Thanks

Mar 11, 2008
fwbeach in General South Archive

Convenience store dining in the Triangle

Stopped in at the Food Factory in Cary today for the first time. I've driven past it a hundred times and never really noticed it. Sandwich was pretty good and they were very busy. The owner stopped by and chatted for a few minutes--he's an ex NYC fireman and said he's just trying to serve up good firehouse food. Definitely will go back.

Tookies on Six Forks is an old standby--like the new one down at Seaboard too.

I had forgotten about Jack Daniels grocery. They used to make great, cheap sandwiches and there was always some kind of fresh dessert or snack to buy too. I need to drive back by there soon and check it out.

Mar 05, 2008
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Raleigh Breakfast

You pretty much are out of luck for a nice "business" breakfast in Raleigh. There's a Perkins on Capital as well as a Waffle House but that's probably not what you want. Courtney's near the intersection of SixForks and Wake Forest Rd is OK. I think Brig's is still on Creedmoor near Strickland but I'm not sure. There really isn't a great place in Raleigh for a good breakfast in a non-chain/non-truckstop type atmosphere.

Mar 05, 2008
fwbeach in General South Archive

Favorite Triangle-area bartenders

My wife and her friends insist that Garrett at Vivace makes the best mojitos in Raleigh. They order them as "Garrett Mojito's" which tends to annoy some of the wait staff when we have dinner. Of course Garrett just cracks up and makes another round of great drinks.

Jan 19, 2008
fwbeach in General South Archive

Tex-Mex in Raleigh area??

Help!! I've got clients coming from Phoenix and Dallas and they want Mexican/Tex-Mex (seriously I don't know the difference). I know I can't take them somewhere that serves the usual "Speedy with Beans". Any suggestions?

Nov 18, 2006
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