Monthly Archives: November 2010

A pre-feast feast

Includes: Fonda y Birreria Jalisco, Raleigh, NC; Bali Hai, Raleigh, NC; and more    Why did I eat out all three meals today knowing full well the excesses that tomorrow will bring? The short answer is: overnight fasting prior to … Continue reading

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Dumplin’s

A few nights ago I enjoyed dinner for the second time at David’s Dumpling and Noodle Bar. If rumor is correct, chef David Mao decided to retire from Duck and Dumpling (only the latest in a long line of Asian … Continue reading

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Steak and cake

Includes: The Angus Barn, Raleigh, NC; Escazu, Raleigh, NC; and more    Well, this post’s title is a bit deceptive. But I like the way it sounds. The steak Sit down, take a deep breath — I’m preparing to blaspheme … Continue reading

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Four days in a row of good eats

Includes: Cafe Helios, Raleigh, NC; Saffron, Chapel Hill, NC; Dos Taquitos Centro, Raleigh, NC; Piola, Raleigh, NC; and more    I’ve just finished enjoying four — count ‘em, four — consecutive days of wondrous food! Beer dinner, Indian, Mexican, Italian. … Continue reading

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Chains I like

Includes: Zoe’s Kitchen, Raleigh, NC; and more    I went to a huge event at the newly re-opened East Wing of the NC Museum of Art last night and had hoped to share some lovely food photos and taste descriptions. … Continue reading

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I’m back!

Includes: Elvira’s, Tubac, AZ; BK’s, Tucson, AZ; St. Jacques, Raleigh, NC; and more    Well, a number of people have mentioned how much they enjoyed reading my food adventures while I was in Tuscany. Several even suggested that I continue … Continue reading

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