Recent Reviews

Tackling Tokyo: exploring the best food city in the world (Part 1)

One trip to Tokyo is hardly enough time to fully grasp the massive city. But, with six full days in our vacation, my husband and […]

A Greek tragedy at Raleigh’s Taverna Agora

The first clue was the table. Despite securing reservations, my party of four was sat at possibly the worst table at Taverna Agora in downtown […]

Cashiers at the H Mart food court in Cary.

Korean fare holds food court at Cary’s H Mart

If Bill Hader’s kittenish character Stefon from “Saturday Night Live” was asked to describe Cary’s newest Korean grocer H Mart, it might go something like […]

Medium chopped BBQ tray in Skylight Inn BBQ in Ayden, North Carolina.

Skylight Inn BBQ: a visit over to ‘swine country’

In this ephemeral world, it’s hard to find a place that adheres to tradition like Ayden, North Carolina’s Skylight Inn BBQ. But, it’s the longstanding […]

5 hot food trends for 2017

The prognostications for 2017 food trends are already out. Eater recently aggregated a mega-list of 81 food trends from various blogs and publications that predicted […]

Cravings comfort at Durham’s Bar Virgile

On a Friday evening, I’m craving fried oysters. My husband obliges and we take off to Durham’s Bar Virgile, a cozy and cloistered eatery and […]

What I want to eat in 2017

The year 2016 will soon be on the back burner. I had some great and memorable meals this year, throughout North Carolina, and in everywhere […]

Raleigh’s City Market gets the Royale treatment

On a maudlin Monday night that seemed to encapsulate the emotional trappings of a holiday hangover, I convened with a pair of old friends in […]

Chinese restaurants in the Triangle open on Christmas Day 2016

Families that don’t want to cook on Christmas Day have another tried and true option for dining: Chinese restaurants. It’s an option for when you […]