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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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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

Labor Day weekend picnic fun

So we decided to take a picnic this weekend that did not involve the cutting and eating of smelly exotic fruits. Here in Raleigh we go the first glimpses of Fall last week with 2 or 3 days in the 70s and we figured a picnic to a local park would be an a great way to go out and enjoy it. Unfortunately the heat was back and the mercury rose to the upper 80’s. Still, it turned out to be a great day to go out and have a little picnic.

Shelley Lake

Shelley Lake

We quickly decided that we would go with our cheese, fruit, summer sausage, and bread combo, a combination that we have indulged in many a night (have I mentioned that I like cheese lately?). So we headed out to Harris Teeter and choose some goodies to fill our picnic basket which in this case was a colorful reusable Trader Joe’s shopping bag.

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