Tag: Reviews

Food & Drink, Restaurant

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 […]

Food & Drink, Restaurant, Travel

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, […]

Food & Drink, Restaurant

Cary’s Oiso is so-so

On a Friday evening at 8 p.m. inside Cary’s Oiso restaurant, there are two other seated tables. Granted it is late for suburbanites, but the […]

Pop Culture, TV

Cringe! : Bill Simmons’ new HBO show ‘Any Given Wednesday’

I love Bill Simmons even though I could give a rat’s ass about Boston sports. That’s how strong of a personality Simmons is. I was […]

Food & Drink, Restaurant

Stanbury in Raleigh! Part Deux

I often find myself at Stanbury in Raleigh on special occasions. The hip, demure restaurant located in the quiet, tree-lined streets of the Mordecai downtown […]

Food & Drink, Travel

Enter the ‘Mad Men’ zone: one night at The Durham Hotel

My husband recently surprised me with an overnight stay at the new mid-century modern hotel in downtown Durham called The Durham Hotel. I squealed with […]

Pop Culture, TV

Amazon Prime’s ‘Mozart in the Jungle’ hits enough high notes

I’ve loved Gael García Bernal ever since Y Tu Mamá También and regrettably didn’t know about Amazon Prime’s “Mozart in the Jungle” until recently. Amazon […]

Carnitas Tacos
Food & Drink, Restaurant

Flavorful fun at Morrisville’s Viva DF Taco and Tequila Bar

On the Halloween’s eve, five hungry souls descended upon Morrisville’s Viva DF Tequila and Taco Bar, but instead of fright that night, the group I […]

Sierra Nevada Taproom Pizza
Brewery, Food & Drink

Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. and Taproom: the Biltmore Estate of beer

The Sierra Nevada Brewing Company East Coast campus in Mills River is the Biltmore House of craft breweries. Driving up pathway to the sprawling campus, […]