Category Archives: Raleigh food

Hidden Treasures: Bulkogi Korean BBQ at the State Flea Market

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.

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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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If you want to brave the cold and really wants donuts…

then get thee to NC state campus tomorrow for the Krispe Kreme Challenge. This has been going on four six years now, where the brave and iron-stomached run two miles to the Krispe Kreme on Person Street, eat a dozen donuts, then run back. Unfortunately, Tony and I won’t be able to make it this year, but we’d love to hear some stories for the tough souls who make it through 🙂

Here’s a link for more details:

http://www.krispykremechallenge.com/

~Julia

Time Travelling tomorrow!

Tony and I wanted to let everyone know about a little shindig happening in North Raleigh tomorrow at Capri Restaurant (6325 Falls of Neuse Rd., Raleigh, NC 27615). They’re hosting a special night where they are offering 1969 prices for classic Italian dishes. Who can resist, especially when it’s so grim and snowy outside? For those who don’t want to bundle up, we’ll be giving our own review during the week.   Here’s  a link to their site http://www.caprirest.com/files/4x6_postcard_1969.jpg

~Julia

“Irregardless,” it was a meh brunch

The holidays have been hectic for Tony and I. Family, gift-buying, and work have led to a retreat to comfort food. So, what better meal to run away to for some post-holiday, back-to-work prepping than Sunday brunch? Plus, after living in Raleigh for almost 2 and a half years, it was time to get myself a meal at the well-known Irregardless Cafe.

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Drive away from “Uncle Fatty’s Drive-In”

I’m a sucker for a good burger. It’s been our mission since we’ve moved to Raleigh to find the best burger in town and we’ve made some pretty good discoveries (Char-Grill, Mojoe’s) and still have a lot to try (the burger at Porter’s is supposed to be legendary). So, imagine my happiness when we heard that a new burger joint, Uncle Fatty’s Drive-in (Woodburn Road, Cameron Village). Cameron Village has always been a little boring when it comes to food for me, how many “upscale” bar and grills can one place have? I think they’re trying to revitalize its culinary side, a few new restaurants have popped up. But it was Uncle Fatty’s that really picqued my interest. I mean, with a name like that, who could resist…right?

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Finally!!!!!!! Dogs at Roast Grill

Tony and I have been waiting patiently for a long time to get to eat at Roast Grill.  Seeing it featured on one of my favorite food shows, “Man vs. Food,” made the wait even more excruciating. It’s been weeks, maybe even months. You’d think that we were on a waiting list for some fancy restaurant, not hot dogs. The problem was that the legendary Roast Grill (7 S West St., Raleigh, NC 27603-1849) has crazy hours and every time we went, it was closed. We showed up two Saturdays in a row and they were closed each time for a wedding. I love roasted hot dogs, it seems like you only get the boiled kind around here, so I wanted to cry out of disappointment. The thing we were most afraid of was after the wait, would these hot dogs be worth it?
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OPA!!! Greek Night at Taverna Agora

When my in-laws came to town, they wanted to go out for Greek food. I went into a panic going to Taverna Agora (6101 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh, NC 27612-2613) for the first time; a new restaurant, new food, in front of two people that I really wanted to impress. Luckily for me, I loved every bite there and couldn’t wait to go back. The timing was perfect too, since last Saturday was Greek night! 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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A burger with mojo

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 barbecue burger

Jack Daniel's burger

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