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Big Al’s BBQ, Raleigh (Wake Forest, NC)

Big Al’s Family-Run BBQ is delicious local NC Eastern Barbecue 5 out of 5 stars Since transplanting to Raleigh from South Florida seven years ago, I’ve gradually come to know and appreciate good Eastern Carolina …
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Christmas Lights Map for Raleigh, NC, 2014

Find the Christmas lights! I’ve put together a Google Map that you can use, using unconfirmed data from: http://www.christmascarolina.com/ WRAL Yelp http://www.susoutter.com/2012/12/the-best-neighborhoods-for-christmas.html https://localwiki.org/raleigh/Christmas_Lights_List See the map at Google Maps here. Where relevant, I’ve included the …
Fig Cafe & Wine Bar

Fig Cafe & Wine Bar [CLOSED]

UPDATE: Fig is now closed. ORIGINAL POST: Fig is an interesting combination of a restaurant. They are a coffee shop and wine bar but also offer fine dining. A fine dining restaurant with a drive …
My Triangle Top Ten

Top Ten List

I’m always asked where are my favorite places to eat, so it’s time to finally share my current top ten list. Dame’s Almost Famous Chicken and Waffles (Durham) Fluffy and light sweet potato waffles, your …
Chicken, Black Beans, Rice and Plantains

Tropical Picken Chicken

4 out of 5 stars Tropical Picken Chicken really buoyed my spirits on yet another dramatic Monday at the office. Nothing really satisfies tension-filled hunger like some carby rice and beans, some fried plantains, and …
Shucker’s

Shucker’s

3 out of 5 stars Shucker’s has reopened in a new location – from what I hear with a new owner and a completely new menu from what they used to have when they were …
DaVinci’s Pork Store

DaVinci’s Pork Store

5 out of 5 stars UPDATE: Since my original visit to DaVinci’s I’ve been many many more times. In fact, I was so in love with their sandwiches that it was my number one request …
Remington Grill

Remington Grill

3 out of 5 stars Remington Grill is a counter service joint specializing in burgers and bbq. It’s not gourmet, but the burgers and pork sandwiches are tasty, and the crispy fries are perfect dipped …
Hayashi Japanese Restaurant

Hayashi Japanese Restaurant

4 out of 5 stars You might not expect much by looking at the exterior of this place as it’s relatively meek in this strip mall (albeit a new strip mall) across from Wakefield Commons. …
Fiesta Mexicana

Fiesta Mexicana

4 out of 5 stars Fiesta Mexicana is one of my favorite lunch places to dip off to from work. The lunch special that I normally get ends up being about $7.50 including my drink. …
Red Robin

Red Robin

4 out of 5 stars Red Robin has a Friendly’s-like decor with lots of bright colors, balloons for the kiddies, and comfortable seating. But the quality far surpasses Friendly’s pedestrian fare. If you feel like …
Mellow Mushroom

Mellow Mushroom

5 out of 5 stars Mellow Mushroom has amazingly tasty pizza with a feather soft crust. The claim to fame, according to the pizza box, is using fresh spring water and hand tossing the dough. …
Brigs

Brigs

4 out of 5 stars  I went to Brigs with my husband two weeks ago and we really enjoyed it.  It was crowded on a Saturday morning, which is always a good sign.  Service was …