Taste of Durham: Pop’s Trattoria/Rue Cler

Two delicious downtown restaurants: one week: one owner. Rue Cler is about a block from First Durham, a french restaurant and bakery (I’ve heard their blueberry muffins are just excitement for your mouth). A friend and I went.  Dinner menus are daily reads, so I couldn’t plan ahead of time (ACK!).  They are pre-fixe menus, […]

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Top 100.7: Southport: Provisions

Yacht Basin Provision Company is a local’s haven. Provisions, as known by the locals, has its own t-shirts, honor-system beer, and great prices for fresh local seafood. The decor is local fishing pier with all seating outside on the porch, under flaps by the pier. Fresh seafood marked up a chalkboard and buns were searing […]

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Our State #6: Sunrise Biscuit Co. (Oxford)

Heading north on HWY 50 gave us opportunity to hit up Our State Top 100 Number 6 on Saturday. Oxford, a little quaint town about 35 minutes north of Raleigh, was having its Hot Sauce Festival that day. I can’t imagine how dead the downtown would have been without the festival, but this restaurant I’m […]

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Taste of Kill Devil Hills: American Pie

When you drive into any beach town, doesn’t everyone bee-line straight for the nearest ice cream place? Well, we did. We pitched our tent, had ice cream, hiked deserts, and then waited an hour for dinner. These ladies who ran the locally owned and homemade ice cream (and pizza) place were friendly and informative to […]

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Taste of OBX: Tortugas Lie

I know you have waited patiently for it – the best food I ate during my first stay at the OBX: mahi mahi tacos at Tortugas Lie. This is definitely my brother’s type of place. Late lunch consisted of unsweet tea at a bar, mahi mahi tacos with beans and rice, and cocoloco chicken with […]

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Taste of Raleigh: 18 Seaboard

Treated my parents here for a belated Father’s Day/Dad’s birthday dinner. Made reservations through Open Table and everything went great from there. The hostesses were extra accommodating to us. Our waitress was able to make recommendations and not afraid to do so. She wasn’t too pesky but did check on us throughout our stay to […]

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Our State #2: Sherefe – Fayetteville

I used to be in Fayetteville a few times a week back 10 years ago, but this place wasn’t there. How I wish it was. A non-descript inside decor gave room to a delicious meal that was fabulous – rivals anything The Grape Leaf (my fave Greek place in Louisville) puts out – and definitely […]

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Taste of Durham: Cuban Revolution

I’m a little behind on my restaurant reviews – but here goes. The American Tobacco district in Durham is home to some great night life, the Durham Bulls, and fabulous restaurants.  Parking is not fun, especially when there is a football game, but it is a great way to spend a Friday night with friends. […]

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Taste of Pizza: Brixx

I love thin crust pizza.  I love whole wheat crust.  I love non-greasy pizza and ones with delicious toppings.  And I love salads. The Brixx salad was simple and delicious: greens, goat cheese (I could eat this by the log), pistachios and croutons.  Their housemade balsamic – man I would love the recipe for that.  Fresh […]

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Taste of Raleigh: Neomonde's Bakery and Deli

I left behind TWO great falafel places in Louisville. It was sad. Grape Leaf and Shiraz were delicious and relatively inexpensive, Shiraz being the cheaper of the two. Before 2007, when I lived in RDU – I didn’t really care that much about Persian/Mediterranean food (not like I do now). Friday I was introduced to […]

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