Category Archives: barbecue

Lucky 32, Hooray!

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Last Thursday was the Triangle Tweet-up at Cary’s Lucky 32 (7307 Tryon Road
Cary, NC 27518).  As always, the event was hosted by the lovely ladies @andreaweigl and @durhamfoodie. Tony and I thought that the Moldy Peaches’ song “Lucky Number Nine” should have been co-opted for the event, but I guess we wouldn’t have been able to get the rights in time. Luckily, the food there was so good, it didn’t need fanfare.

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Hidden Treasure at the BP

Tony and I like to go off the beaten trail from time to time. But I was nervous by how far Tony wanted to lead us when he mentioned he found a taqueria in a gas station. Really? Gas Station tacos? The three most deadly words in the English language? Immediately, thoughts of late night 7-11 burritos came to mind.  Would my taste buds survive…much less my intestinal tract?

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Village Deli

I think one of the first places we got to know when we first moved to Raleigh in 2007 was Cameron Village.  We always enjoyed going to the library there, North American Video and Fresh Market for a soda or a quick sweet snack from their bakery.  It wasn’t long after this that we first stumbled upon the Village Deli (500 Daniels Street
Raleigh, NC), but at the time we were not particularly impressed and we most likely chose another nearby eatery.  So, the other day we were looking for a great place to have a pastrami sandwich and we once again happened upon the village deli, so we decided we would give it a swing.

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Down home at Backyard Barbecue

 

Since we’ve moved to North Carolina, I have been touting the superiority of North Carolina to Tony. He’s a northernor who didn’t grow up with the sweet, tangy vinegary taste of NC BBQ.  We’ve been trying to find the best North Carolina barbecue in the Triangle area. Lexington is of course the barbecue mecca in North Carolina, but the Triangle has had a lot to offer too. Three places stand out in particular, the ritzy The Pit, Allan and Sons in Chapel Hill (that will be a future adventure), and Backyard Barbecue in Durham. Backyard Barbecue has two locations, one of which was featured on “Man vs. Food,” so we had to see if it was worth the hype. Continue reading

“Our State Fair is a Great State Fair”

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This past week has been crazy if you’re driving down Blue Ridge. Cars lined up as far as the eye can see. It can only mean one thing: State Fair!!!!!!!!!Tony and I love the N.C. state fair; there’s local culture*fried food*, the arts*more fried food*, and agriculture *did I mention fried food?* Oh yeah, and then there’s the food. I love fairs and carnivals because it’s such a great excuse to indulge and the fair always finds new ways to push the fried envelope.
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Good Times at Raleigh Times

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.

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What makes good BBQ in Raleigh?: The Pit versus Cooper’s

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Raleigh is in this growing pain stage. Like Durham, which is trying its hardest to prove that it can be an upscale food destination with its latest advertising campaign, Raleigh is at a point where it’s trying to keep its Southern comfort food roots while trying to be a center of fine dining. That leads to weird mashups as far as restaurants.

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