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Cuban Soul in the Heart of Durham: Old Havana Sandwich Shop

 A little while back I finally had a chance to meet and chat with the man behind the highly regarded, Old Havana Sandwich Shop. Cuban native and Durham resident, Roberto Copa Matos, invited me around the counter to a side room where he had a half a dozen pork loins (sourced locally from Green Button […]

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The Wonut and His Friends

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Happy First Birthday Rose’s Meat Market and Sweet Shop

I was honored to be a small part of Justin and Katie’s journey in helping put together their kickstarter video. Watching it over a year later, it is pretty cool that everything they envisioned and talked about is now a reality on 121 Gregson Street. Stop buy to congratulate them on a great year of […]

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Mother’s Day Brunch Idea – Fiction Kitchen

428 S Dawson St · Raleigh (919) 831-4177   Looking for somewhere to take Mom for a Mother’s Day Brunch? As a self-proclaimed meat-a-holic, I can recommend the vegetarian/vegan hotspot Fiction Kitchen in Raleigh without feeling like I am turning my back on my carnivorous ways. This is one of those places that makes going the […]

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ZinBurger – Is the Ringer a Top Burger In Durham?

8030 Renaissance Parkway Suite 905 / Durham, NC Service: Our server Sheila, was friendly and attentive. When asked what her favorite burger on the menu was, she without skipping a beat called out The Ringer. I always appreciate when the server knows the menu and is confident about what is good. The Fries($5.00): Thin hand […]

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Saltbox Seafood Joint – Catfish Sandwich

Overlooking the Little Five points area of Durham there is a little shack that looks like it should be sitting about 3 hours east along the waters of the Carolina Coast called Saltbox Seafood Joint. Thats the look and feel Chef Ricky Moore was going for when he converted a former hotdog stand into a […]

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Elevation Burger – Worth the Lofty Price Tag?

Elevation Burger / Raleigh, North Carolina Next month is National Burger Month and I will be out at sea, which means I will most likely go the full month without a decent burger so I am celebrating in April. I will report back on my findings in May, so let me know what your favorite […]

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Rise – Cheerwine, Meatloaf Biscuit and Pig in a Blanket


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Chocolate Pecan Bourbon Pie

Let me start by saying, I am not particularly a pecan person. I will just about never seek out a pecan. When given the choice I will normally order the item that doesn’t have pecans in it but a couple of weeks ago in my birth state of Connecticut, I picked the right time and […]

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Eat This: Rise – Fried Chicken Biscuit

Rise Biscuits and Donuts prides itself on having a wide selection of fresh made biscuit combinations ranging from fried egg and rabbit stew, egg salad with bacon, braised beef short ribs to butternut squash. The menu rotates daily and there is always something guaranteed to be saliva inducing and I am not even talking about […]

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