Piedmont NC

function disable_category_feed () { if (strrpos($link, '/topics/') > 0) return; else return $link; } add_filter('category_feed_link', 'disable_category_feed');

Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen: TidBit of the Day

| October 4, 2012 | 0 Comments
Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen: TidBit of the Day

Lucky we are to have a place like Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen in NC. Southern charm and southern food make this is a happy place – the food, first of all, is wonderful. There is the “regular” menu of classics like chicken and dumplings, and a rotating seasonal menu of whatever is the freshest and […]

Continue Reading

Calavera: TidBit of the Day

| September 27, 2012 | 5 Comments
Calavera: TidBit of the Day

A new empanada & tequila bar opened up in Raleigh, NC, Calavera. For $3, the empanadas are an incredible value, especially consider the quality and flavors. The pastry is perfect, and the choices are simply lovely – from Pollo Borracho (drunken chicken) to Holy Frijoles (black beans with Oaxacan cheese) – and difficult to choose […]

Continue Reading

Cupcake Bar: TidBit of the Day

| September 20, 2012 | 4 Comments
Cupcake Bar: TidBit of the Day

Finally opening up on one point of the star at Five Points in Durham, NC is the Cupcake Bar. Their cupcakes – regular-sized and mini – come in what you might find at a soda fountain or a bar. From 7-Up (lime buttercream with lemon cupcake) to margherita (lime buttercream with orange cupcake, the flavors […]

Continue Reading

Mateo Tapas: TidBit of the Day

| September 13, 2012 | 1 Comment
Mateo Tapas: TidBit of the Day

It seems Durham is all about tapas these days. A few months ago, I tried out Taberna Tapas, which has great food. Now Mateo Tapas opened up a few doors down (wonderful, but Downtown Durham, please, a pho place!). The vibe and decor is super cool – whereas Taberna has more relaxed family feel, Mateo seems […]

Continue Reading

Hummingbird Bakery: TidBit of the Day

| September 6, 2012 | 4 Comments
Hummingbird Bakery: TidBit of the Day

Amy Tournquist of my favorite Durham restaurant, Watts Grocery, has opened up a new bakery, Hummingbird Bakery, in the gorgeous new Samuel H. Scripps Studio across from Duke’s East Campus. This opening is to the delight of many, including myself. I have been hoping for a small bakery which served great (affordable), delicious breakfasts that […]

Continue Reading

Elijah’s, Wilmington: TidBit of the Day

| August 30, 2012 | 4 Comments
Elijah’s, Wilmington: TidBit of the Day

Wilmington, NC is one of my favorite places. Beautiful beaches, warm water, lovely boardwalk. One of my favorite go-to places is Elijah’s on the boardwalk. Overlooking the boardwalk on the Cape Fear River, Elijah’s boasts some of the freshest seafood and flavorful dishes. Don’t forget the appetizers – their calamari and crab dip almost make […]

Continue Reading

EVOS: TidBit of the Day

| August 23, 2012 | 4 Comments
EVOS: TidBit of the Day

Sometimes, you just need a quick bite, but to try to find something that is not standard fast food? Not easy. EVOS – with locations in NC and GA – attempts to change fast food. Antibiotic-free, hormone-free, humanely-raised burgers (not to mention, a pretty looking one), organic milk shakes, and organic greens. No toys for […]

Continue Reading

The George, Wilmington: TidBit of the Day

| August 16, 2012 | 3 Comments
The George, Wilmington: TidBit of the Day

When it’s 100 degrees outside and you’re in Wilmington trying to cool off, stop by the George which is located right on the boardwalk in the historic part of the city. One of my favorite dishes – be careful, everyone will want some – is their crab and shrimp tortilla chips. This is NOT one […]

Continue Reading

Taberna Tapas: TidBit of the Day

| August 2, 2012 | 1 Comment
Taberna Tapas: TidBit of the Day

I love Spanish tapas. I love Spanish food. So clearly I was excited that Durham was going to finally have its own tapas bar – not an Americanized, watered-down on. Taberna Tapas opened up this summer in downtown Durham (interestingly, a second is slated to open soon – Durham, Durham, we need a pho noodle […]

Continue Reading

Lilly’s Pizza: TidBit of the Day

| July 26, 2012 | 4 Comments
Lilly’s Pizza: TidBit of the Day

Durham, NC finally got another pizza joint – an off-shoot of their Raleigh store. Lilly’s Pizza offers some awesome combinations – and the cheese is just as pizza should be – cheesy and  gooey. Great appetizers, such as a surprise spinach artichoke dip that accompanied baked pita chips. They’re still working out some kinks for […]

Continue Reading