You can’t have everything in life I guess. I gave up on being the world’s first ballerina/private eye/scientist and I know I won’t win the lottery any time soon. But, is it so much to ask for decent, fresh Mexican food that doesn’t costs an arm and a leg? Everyone raves about Dos Taquitos, and deservedly so, but for budgetary reason, I can’t go there for a taco fix every time I want. Meanwhile, cheap Mexican restaurants are a dime a dozen, but unless you love cement-like refried beans and brown lettuce, it’s not very satisfying. With this in mind, despite hearing how awesome Chubby’s Tacos was (our pal Demandy is a fan), I was going in with very low expectations.
Posted in food, Food blog, guacamole, Mexican, nachos, Pork, Raleigh, Raleigh food, Steak, tacos
Tagged carne asada, food, Food blog, grill, guacamole, local food, margaritas, Mexican food, North Carolina, Raleigh, Raleigh food, Raleigh restaurant, Tacos, tilapia
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.
Posted in Andrea Weigl, bacon, barbecue, BBQ, Beer, food, Food blog, Food writing, Foodie, Fullsteam, hush puppies, news and observer, North Carolina, Pork, sliders, Southern cooking, tomatoes, Triangle, Triangle foodie tweetup, tweetup
Tagged bacon, bar food, barbecue, BBQ, Beer, cheese, food, Food blog, green tomatoes, North Carolina, pork belly, restaurants, sliders, southern barbecue, Southern cooking, Triangle foodie tweetup, tweetup
Last night, Tony and I went out for drinks with friends and had a great time. Maybe a little too great. Needless to say, this morning I was not feeling 100%. It was such a nice, warm day and Tony has been on a search for Ace double science fiction novels, so a trip to the State Flea market was on for the day. I wanted to be a good sport, but I needed a hangover cure…and maybe a long nap. Luckily, my salvation came in a truck at the Flea Market.
Posted in Asian food, BBQ, food, Food blog, Kimchi, Korean, Pork, Raleigh, Raleigh food
Tagged Asian food, food, Food blog, Kimchi, Korean, North Carolina, Raleigh, Tacos
Julia and I have long drooled over the menu at The Mint in Raleigh, but it has always been a bit out of our price range. Naturally, we were both very excited by the prix fixe menu this Valentine’s day weekend, which offered a 3 course dinner for 30 $ per person and included an opportunity to sample the truffled mac and cheese. We made a 10 PM (the earliest they could fit us in) reservation for Saturday, and readied ourselves for what we hoped to be a tasty culinary adventure.
Posted in chicken, cocktails, dinner, food, Food blog, Macaroni and Cheese, Osso Bucco, Pork, Raleigh, Raleigh Restaurants, Truffle
Tagged chicken, food, Food blog, Macaroni and Cheese, North Carolina, Osso Bucco, Pork, Raleigh, Raleigh restaurant, tart, The Mint, Truffle
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
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Tagged barbecue, food, Food blog, french fries, local food, Man v Food, North Carolina, Raleigh, Raleigh restaurant, southern barbecue, Southern cooking
Writing about food has made me appreciate a good meal. It’s also made me more aware of when eating out is just outright terrible. As much as I’ve had some wonderful food, it’s the bad moments that have been the most memorable…and most fun to talk about. Continue reading
Posted in Asian food, brunch, food, Food blog, North Carolina, Pork, Raleigh, Raleigh Restaurants
Tagged Asian food, Bad food, curry, food, Food blog, North Carolina, Raleigh restaurant
One of my favorite books lately has been The United States of Arugala by David Kamp, which details the rise of the Foodie subculture and its heroes and symbols. Baby greens and sun-dried tomatoes are two developments discussed in the book, so as soon as I saw this on bell-alimento.com, I was inspired: Continue reading
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Tagged cooking at home, food, Food blog, local food, Pork, spinach, sun-dried tomatoes