One of my favorite places for Vietnamese food in the Triangle is Mekong, in Morrisville, NC. They specialize in authentic Southern Vietnamese cuisine. It is a casual & inexpensive restaurant with great food and service. On this occasion, I opted for the pho, (noodle soup), as it has been quite cold lately here in the Triangle. What else are you gonna eat? Hot soup is perfect on days like these.
I got the “Combination” pho, which contains several meats: well done beef, rare beef, meatball, & tendon. The d...
I really like Sola Coffee Cafe. It’s a cute neighborhood spot in the Greystone Village Shopping Center in a Raleigh. It’s always busy in there. I still haven’t found a slow time to go so maybe there isn't a slow time. Ha! Today was busy as ever. I typically see a lot of people in there who are camped out on their laptops, but I can usually find a spot to sit. Today there were no spots inside so I sat on the patio. Not my preference as it was really hot out, but I figured I wasn’t there to hang out and would just eat quickly & go.
Since I attended the Mystery Dinner & Wine Pairing last month at more. kitchen & bar, I've been thinking about the superb eats I had there and the man who is responsible for creating them. Executive Chef Scott Phillips. Although I plan to get back there again real soon for some yummy eats and drinks, in the meanwhile, I was able to obtain a recipe from Chef Scott that can be made by non-professionals like me in a home kitchen. Chef Scott shared his recipe for Tuna Tartare below. But first, here's a brief summary about the chef.
Two things about the soon-to-open, Vidrio restaurant in downtown Raleigh... food and art. Incredible! Make that, YUMcredible. Last week I attended Vidrio's media preview event and got to check out their gorgous digs and sample their cuisine.
Vidrio's theme is togetherness anf cooking with love. They serve family style dishes as well as small plates, They feature Mediterranean food and focus on sourcing seasonably and as responsibly as possible. Their menu is all about freshness and simplicity....
Last week I went on a little foodie adventure at Waraji Japanese restaurant, via an event organized by Triangle Foodie Adventures. TFA is a food blog. Additonally, they also run these fun foodie events, in cooperation with local chefs and restaurants that they deem worthy of promoting. In the process, people like you and I, get to try out a place we might not have otherwise tried.
Now I've only been to one of their events thus far, but looking at their online event schedule, I'm plenty familar with those restauran...
This past weekend I headed to downtown Raleigh for the soft opening of 42 & Lawrence. I've been eagerly awaiting this ever since I heard about it from one of the employees at Larry's Coffee a few months ago. So I kept an eye out on the storefront of 42 & Lawrence, and it felt like forever that the windows were taped up with paper and no actual opening date was advertised. All I knew is that it would be sometime this summer.
At last the time arrived and I darted on down to check it out.
Recently I tried out Relay Foods, (www.relayfoods.com) which is a healthy online grocery store. Most everything is obtained from neighboring states on the east coast. Frankly I didn't know if after my 1st order I'd be using them a 2nd time. but I am! The great thing about Relay Foods is that you don't have to commit for any length of time to being their customer and can purchase from them just once, or at intervals that suit you. Freedom! Having said that, here I am becoming a regular customer myself. Ha!