Tony and I love venturing out to Durham. I feel like every time I head there, I find a place that I just fall in love with instantly. It’s nice to be pleasantly surprised and eating at the Federal (914 West Main Street, Durham, NC 27701) was no different. When I walked in, I almost walked back out. It looked like a nice bar to hang out at,and I loved the retro beer signs, but I thought it was just a normal bar and grill type setting. “Sorry Tony, it’s just a bar…” but I trailed off when something on the special board caught my eye. Osso Bucco? Sautéed root veggie? What had we stumbled upon? Continue reading
Posted in Bar and Grill, bar food, Beer, dinner, food, Food blog, Osso Bucco, risotto, seafood
Tagged Bar and Grill, bar food, Beer, Burger, Durham, local food, North Carolina, RDU, risotto, seafood
First things first, I sadly could not get a post up for last week’s episode due to major sinus issues and an overall week from hell. Long story short, our national nightmare is over and Alex is out of the running. Now, let’s focus on cutting the fat from the rest of this season…
Posted in bacon, bar food, Beer, cheese, food tv, Top Chef
Tagged bar food, Beer, cheese, food, Food blog, fritters, grill, Italian, Top Chef, tuna
Tony and I spent New Year’s 2009 at Downtown Raleigh’s Acorn Drop. It was fun….until the cold air sent us hailing a taxi and racing home to see the ball drop in Times Square. For 2010, we wanted to do something a little special. Continue reading
Posted in Bar and Grill, bar food, Beer, Carolina Beach, dinner, food, Food blog, local food, Oysters, seafood, sushi, Wilmington, wine
Tagged Bar and Grill, bar food, Beer, Carolina Beach, food, Food blog, Oysters, restaurants, sushi, Wilmington food, wine
Well, we were hoping to go to the famed Roast Grill last week, but even though I watched it happening on the North Carolina Man v. Food episode, I am still not entirely convinced food is served there. I have never been by there when it is open, and when we went on Saturday, our plans were once again foiled as there was s a sign in the window stating that they were attending a private wedding. So, after grumbling about Roast Grill being involved in a government conspiracy that resembles the plot of Fringe, we decided on one of our favorites: Mo joe’s Burger Joint(620 Glenwood Ave Raleigh, NC 27603-1224).
Jack Daniel's burger
Posted in bar food, burgers, chili cheese fries, french fries, Mo Joes burger Joint, onion rings, Raleigh food, Raleigh Restaurants, Uncategorized
Tagged Bar and Grill, Burger, cheese fries, food, Glenwood Ave Restaurants, Man v Food, onion rings, Raleigh, Roast Grill
Well, rather than mope around as we often do on Sunday afternoons, we decided to go hang out at our favorite bar (Manchester’s Grill 9101 Leesville Rd # 153, Raleigh) and watch the Packers play some football!
Posted in Bar and Grill, bar food, Beer, burgers, cheese fries, football, loaded fries, Manchesters, Raleigh food, sliders, Uncategorized
Tagged Bar and Grill, bar food, Beer, Big Boss, Burger, cheese fries, loaded fries, Manchester's Grill, Raleigh, Raleigh restaurant, sliders
Man vs. Food is gonna be in going to my lovely hometown of Springfield, IL. According to the blog post that I have linked they will be taping at Cozy Dog Darcy’s Pint and Joe Roger’s Original Recipe Chili.
Posted in Bar and Grill, bar food, chili, corn dogs, Cozy Dog, D'arcy's Pint, food tv, IL, Illinois, Man v Food, Springfield, Travel Channel
Tagged bar food, Cozy Dog Drive-In, D'arcy's Pint, food, Food shows, horseshoe sandwich, Illinois, Illinois food, Man v Food, Springfield food, Travel Channel
*a little note of admission here, as we were taking pics for this review, we were asked by one of the guys at Cosmic Cantina if he could use our pics for the site he was creating for the place. We’re flattered, but it had no bearing on our review*
If you love food, I can’t think of a better place to be in North Carolina than Chapel Hill/Carrboro. It’s really got it all; gourmet shopping at A Southern Season, great vegetarian meals at The Spotted Dog, lots of great local shoppes and restaurants. But let’s face it, I can’t do my grocery shopping at A Southern Season, my bank account would groan under the debt. Sometimes, you just need a good, fresh, and cheap meal. I remember lots of ramen-filled nights and how incredible good food on my meager work-study budget could be. Where, oh where was Cosmic Cantina at my school? Continue reading
Posted in bar food, Burrito, fast food, food, guacamole, Mexican food, nachos
Tagged Burrito, Chapel Hill, food, Food blog, Franklin Street, local food, Mexican food
Well I didn’t have any pics of my own when I first made the post about the Illinois delicacy the horseshoe sandwich . My little sister back in Illinois told me she was going out for a horseshoe last night and she agreed to take a few pictures for the blog.
Posted in bar food, burgers, cheese fries, french fries, horseshoe, Illinois, Illinois food, Uncategorized
Tagged bar food, Burger, central Illinois, cheese fries, cheese sauce, food, french fries, horseshoe sandwich, Illinois food, Midwestern food, Springfield
I would like to start by making the embarrassing admission that we never got around to going to Raleigh Times (14 E Hargett St Raleigh, NC 27601) for the first 2 years that we lived here. I have no idea why as I had always heard great things about Raleigh Times, and I think I had been there at least once for a cup of coffee shortly after we arrived in Raleigh. However, it took my little sister coming to visit from Illinois in July for us to truly indulge in the awesome that is Raleigh Times.
Posted in Bar and Grill, bar food, barbecue, BBQ, Beer, cocktails, food, guacamole, nachos, North Carolina, Raleigh food, Uncategorized
Tagged bar food, barbecue, bars, BBQ, Beer, cocktails, food, guacamole, nachos, North Carolina, Raleigh, Raleigh restaurant, southern barbecue
When we moved to North Carolina, one of the first things I wanted to do was find some new stomping grounds. There were some great bars and restaurants that became like a second home in the cities I’ve lived in, and two years later, I still miss them. Manchester’s Grill (9101 Leesville Road, Raleigh, 27613) is one place though that has slowly become of my haunts. It’s not hip or fashion forward, but it has great food, great drinks, and a regular set of characters sitting at the bar. Continue reading
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Tagged Bar and Grill, Beer, food, pizza, Raleigh, Raleigh Restuarant