Category Archives: Restaurants

Easing into winter with bibimbap

Cold weather has returned, and with it my craving for Dolsot Bibimbap. Say what?! Most people I know have never partaken of Korean food. Chinese, Japanese and Thai, yes. But not Korean. My family was stationed in South Korea when … Continue reading

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Newbies

Cluck, cluck little hen  I love trying out new places! New to me, anyway. I guess I can use living in north Raleigh as my excuse for not knowing about seven-month-old Little Hen in Apex. Or is it Holly Springs? … Continue reading

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Another medley

I need to hurry and play catch-up tonight before more sure-to-be-blog-worthy culinary adventures hit (Tampa this weekend, a new Laotian joint next week). So here goes. Unintentional vegan  I think veganism gets an undeserved bad rap in most circles. Don’t … Continue reading

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Just the meals, ma’am

What a fantastic trip to the Pacific Northwest. It’s one of my soul’s homes, right up there with Ireland and northern Arizona. But that’s another story for another time. In this space I need to stick to just the meals … Continue reading

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Chumbo!

You may have heard the word before. Apparently it has a number of disparate meanings, several of them uncomplimentary terms for people. My favorite (according to the Urban Dictionary) being: A derogatory (mean, rude) name for a ridiculously straight man. … Continue reading

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Inland shrimp burgers rule!

Which is the best shrimp burger? The one that’s delicious and nearby enough to enjoy on a fairly regular basis. From my perspective here in Raleigh, then, the nod goes to Silver Lake Oyster Bar in Wilson. Those of you … Continue reading

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June is for foodies

Love that fire Did you ever wonder why the Iron Chef America competitors confidently begin cooking immediately after the secret ingredient is revealed? (Besides your suspicion — or knowledge — that most “reality shows” are staged and choreographed like mad.) … Continue reading

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Beans and bread

 Includes: Lantern, Chapel Hill, N.C. and Watts Grocery, Durham, N.C. I am, once again, woefully behind in my blogging. My keyboard just can’t keep up with my mouth! First, a cherries confession Well, guess what? The liquored-up cherries I made … Continue reading

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Mountain magic

Ahhhhh … Asheville, my favorite North Carolina spot. My soul’s at home in the mountains, and Asheville’s a growing, funky, eclectic town with a nice food scene. And my daughter has relocated there, so I have plenty of excuses now … Continue reading

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Farewell, Magnolia Grill

Why oh why did I never get around to eating at Durham’s venerable Magnolia Grill until its very last month in operation? I don’t really need to ask — I know my rationale all too well. I’ve found that many … Continue reading

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