Recent Reviews

Sunny Point Café: a bright spot in West Asheville

Asheville’s Sunny Point Café seems to encapsulate everything that is Asheville: local, laid-back, friendly, dog-friendly and eccentric. Its good reputation feeds its immense popularity and thus […]

Rocky’s Hot Chicken Shack: some like it hot in West Asheville

Ever since Nashville hot chicken institutions like Prince’s Hot Chicken started garnering national press coverage, I’ve been curious about the spicy food and its allure. Is […]

Durham’s Hong Kong Restaurant: the area’s dim sum stalwart

A little backstory: I used to regularly visit Hong Kong Restaurant in Durham for dim sum on the weekends with my family, including my grandparents, […]

Kung Fu Tea: the latest spot in Cary to get your bubble tea fix

Bubble tea lovers, rejoice! You now have a new spot to get your bubble tea fix in Cary at the newly-opened Kung Fu Tea located […]

Sunday brunch at Standard Foods in Raleigh

The thought of Sunday brunch makes me occasionally wince. Can I stomach another subpar version of a country breakfast? Am I in the mood for […]

The Bull and Beggar: a celebratory dinner in Asheville

Admittedly, I wasn’t sure what to expect out of The Bull and Beggar, the industrial-chic French-influenced eatery wedged (pun intended) in its furtive location next […]

Hole Doughnuts: donut know if there’s better in Asheville

Fried, sweet dough is always hard to resist. And, it’s that tantalizing allure that beckons me to drag my bleary-eyed husband to Hole Doughnuts in […]

Pizza Mind: first stop in West Asheville

To get into the state of Pizza Mind, it might take some wait time on a Friday night to snag a table at the hip, […]

Revel in the ramen at Charlotte’s Futo Buta

Right off the Bland Street light rail station in Charlotte lies Futo Buta, a hip, idiosyncratic ramen-ya that serves some of the best ramen in […]