Tag Archives: Bar and Grill

The Federalist menus: Dinner at the Federal

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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

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Starting the New Year in style: Carolina Beach

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

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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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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Sunday Blues: tasty food and football at Manchesters!

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!
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Where everybody knows your name: Manchester’s Grill

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

Lynnwood Grill

Well, it came down to “Rock, Paper, Scissors” on this one, so I get to lead off with one of our haunts, Lynnwood Grill  ( 4800 Grove Barton Rd, Raleigh, NC27613-1902). I’m a sucker for any place where I can drink a good beer outside, plus I can’t think of a better way to wrap up a movie over at Raleigh Grande. What could be better than a pre-show drink, stumbling into a good flick, then back for post-show review, fried pickles, and more beer? (Note- “RDU Gonna Eat That?” does not advocate public drunkedness, slurred insults at the movie screen, or throwing popcorn while intoxicated…not that we have ever done that).

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