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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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“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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What makes good BBQ in Raleigh?: The Pit versus Cooper’s

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Raleigh is in this growing pain stage. Like Durham, which is trying its hardest to prove that it can be an upscale food destination with its latest advertising campaign, Raleigh is at a point where it’s trying to keep its Southern comfort food roots while trying to be a center of fine dining. That leads to weird mashups as far as restaurants.

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Me Want Food!!

Anthony and I met 4 years ago and we discovered we shared the same interests; music, film, making fun of boys with emo haircuts. Most of all, we enjoyed eating junk. We’ve grown a little past that (I still love a good hostess chocolate donut), but we still love finding new flavors and meals to try.

Moving to RDU was a great opportunity; different cultures converging, an expanding downtown, and real BBQ! We’re going to use this blog to write about our experiences eating in RDU; the good, the bad, and the ugly.

Hope you enjoy it

 

~Julia