Category Archive: Overviews

Jul 07 2014

Triangle Banh Mi Challenge, the Best Vietnamese Sandwiches Around!

  If you enjoy Vietnamese food, you understand that there are basically four categories or types that it comes in: pho (soup), com (rice), bun (noodles) and last but not least, banh mi (sandwiches).  A melding of Asian and French, banh mi are delicious and flavorful sandwiches with meat, pickled veggies, cilantro, jalapeno and a …

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Feb 13 2014

Best Restaurant and Dining Deals around the DPAC in Durham, Part IV- Short Drive

  If you’ve got tickets to a show at the Durham Performing Arts Center, where should you go eat?  Unless you live or work right in the area, most likely you’ll be driving in for the show which also gives you the option of also finding a great restaurant further away from DPAC. In this …

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Jan 13 2014

Best Restaurant and Dining Deals around the DPAC in Durham, Part II- Five Points

  If you’re headed over to a show at the Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC) there are a ton of great choices!  My first DPAC dining post covered restaurants on Mangum Street within a short walk of DPAC.  This DPAC dining post will take a look at some great restaurants in the Five Points area, …

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Jan 02 2014

Best New Restaurants and Eats in the Triangle, 2013 Edition!


  It’s always good to reflect on what’s happened come the new year and in this case, reflect on some great new restaurants and eats in our area.  From delicious pastries and donuts, flavorful pizzas, funky restaurants and lounges, the Triangle continues to grow and evolve its food scene rapidly!  So here are some of …

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Nov 01 2013

A Taste of Two Thai’s- Thaiphoon Bistro and Sawasdee Thai in Raleigh

  When you’re looking for a taste of something a bit more exotic, flavorful and spicy, Thai food always comes to mind for me!  Curries, noodles, seafood and more, Thai cuisine covers a wide and delicious variety of flavors and is often punctuated with extremes of sweet, sour, spicy and hot.  If you’re up for …

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Oct 27 2013

The Craft Beer Renaissance in Raleigh- Trophy, Crank Arm and Raleigh Brewing!

  Do you remember when getting a good beer was springing for a Michelob?!  Well it’s hard to believe nowadays, my hops and malted barley padawan, given the number of breweries that are sprouting up in the Triangle. When I first got to Raleigh it was the Big Boss.  And then Lonerider.  But that was …

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