Recent Reviews

Raleigh is noodlin’ around

The noodle soup cognoscenti in town have news to be excited about: Raleigh is getting more ramen-yas and noodle shops. The News and Observer reported […]

The Proliferation of Pizza in the Triangle

Seemingly, the craft burger trend in the Triangle restaurant scene has cooled down and has now given way to the rise of another classic, yet […]

Find ultimate contentment at Raleigh’s Crawford and Son

Admittedly, I walk into the doors of Raleigh’s Crawford and Son with guarded skepticism. I walk out of the restaurant ninety minutes later like I […]

Pizza La Stella's Italian Stallion pizza

Pizza La Stella: glints of good Neapolitan pizza in DT Raleigh

The owners of Raleigh’s Pizza La Stella recently announced that they would take over the renovated space that recently housed Hillsborough Street’s H Street Kitchen […]

Hot temps call for ice cream at Two Roosters Ice Cream in Raleigh

From camper to storefront, Two Roosters Ice Cream has found a new permanent home in a North Raleigh brick-and-mortar location, nestled next to craft beer […]

J. Alexander’s in Raleigh: a chain above the rest

I’ll admit: J. Alexander’s in Raleigh surprised me—in a good way. I’m one of those diners that have an annoying, inherent bias against chain restaurants. […]

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, […]