Lunch at Bida Manada was delicious! You really need not read any further... maybe just scroll through the photos but rest assured, the dining experience will be on point if you decide to go.
Bida Manda is a little Laotian restaurant, started by a brother and sister duo, Vansana and Vanvisa Nolintha. They wanted to bring their beloved family cuisine to downtown Raleigh in a welcoming space. Sure glad they did... Raleigh was lacking in this arena but not any longer.
Recently I attanded a mystery dinner at more. kitchen & bar in downtown Raleigh. The restaurant was introducing a new concept in dining where participating guests get surprised with a mystery menu and wine pairing. But not just an ordinary surprise. A few days prior to our dinner, each guest in our party of 4 filled out a brief online survey, indicating our food preferences and no-no's, then sent it off to the chef. Based on this, Executive Chef Scott Phillips, developed a special 4-course menu to please & surprise everyone....
Earlier this month I and a group of other local foodies and bloggers attended a food tasting event at City Barbeque's newest location in S. Durham, NC. Grand opening was last Sunday, (5/22/2016). I was already familiar with their food and am a big fan, but they were introducing a new menu item. Tacos! Double Smoked Brisket Tacos. So I had to go check things out. Just as I anticipated, I loved everything. I know that's a general statement, but I'll get to the details soon.