There’s something about winter that just makes you want to hole up and hibernate. I have never been one for cold weather and even the mild winters in Raleigh have me bundled up like Ralphie’s brother in “A Christmas Story.” It’s no surprise then that I turn to homey comfort foods in the winter; lots of soups, stews, and pot pie. We have heard about the delicious desserts at Piebird (618 N. Person St Raleigh, NC 27604) for a while, but I needed a piping hot pot pie on a particular chilly night. Continue reading
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Tagged chicken pot pie, curry, food, Food blog, french fries, local food, North Carolina, pie, Raleigh, Raleigh food, Raleigh restaurant
In theory, the Bull City Food Truck Fiesta should have been an awesome day. Foodies, loads of good food, and a great selection of beers at Sam’s Quik Shop, which was hosting. While the day was good for introducing the growing food truck scene in the Triangle, the heat and the massive amount of people turned a good time into a sunstroke-inducing afternoon.
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Tagged Asian food, bacon, barbecue, Burger, Chapel Hill, cheese, crepes, Durham, food, Food blog, food truck, french fries, local food, North Carolina, popsicles, Raleigh food
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?
Posted in burger stand, burgers, Cameron Village, cheese, cheeseburgers, chili, dinner, food, Food blog, french fries, local food, Raleigh, Raleigh food, Raleigh Restaurants
Tagged Bar and Grill, Burger, cheese, food, Food blog, french fries, grill, local food, North Carolina, Raleigh, Raleigh restaurant, Uncle Fatty's
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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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.
Posted in barbecue, Cabernet, fair food, food, Food blog, fried twinkie, Italian Sausage, junk food, nc state fair, Raleigh food, wine
Tagged barbecue, Childress winery, chocolate covered bacon, food, Food blog, french fries, fried food, grill, Italian Sausage, nc state fair, North Carolina, Raleigh, Raleigh food, RDU, Southern cooking, wine
Well I didn’t have any pics of my own when I first made the post about the Illinois delicacy the horseshoe sandwich . My little sister back in Illinois told me she was going out for a horseshoe last night and she agreed to take a few pictures for the blog.
Posted in bar food, burgers, cheese fries, french fries, horseshoe, Illinois, Illinois food, Uncategorized
Tagged bar food, Burger, central Illinois, cheese fries, cheese sauce, food, french fries, horseshoe sandwich, Illinois food, Midwestern food, Springfield
Looking out at the area surrounding Springfield, IL it is easy to forget there is anything around besides the endless acres of soybeans and corn. Within this seemingly endless and amazingly flat sea of corn and beans lies my hometown the capital of Illinois and the center of everything Abraham Lincoln related. Not a bustling metropolis by any means at 100,000 people, this corn-rowed paradise still has its own original culinary creation: the horseshoe sandwich. All kidding aside, I am rather fond of my hometown, and I would die for a bar or restaurant in this area that could serve me a horseshoe.
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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).
Posted in Bar and Grill, bar food, Beer, Food blog, North Carolina, Raleigh food, Raleigh Restaurants, Uncategorized
Tagged Bar and Grill, Beer, buffalo wings, chicken wings, chilli cheese fries, french fries, Grove Barton, Lynwwod Grill, philly steak, pickle chips, Raleigh Restuarant