Find some of the tastiest eats in the Triangle to try. These are the dishes that you dream about afterward! I’ve chosen the best and most memorable items that I’ve chowed down while exploring restaurants in Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill and beyond. No diets allowed, here!
Fried pork chop and waffles at Parkside Restaurant, Raleigh (August 29, 2021)
You’ve likely tried chicken and waffles but how about pork chop and waffles?! This brunch favorite at the Parkside serves up a crispy, cheddar waffle topped with a fried pork chop, bourbon peach sauce and maple syrup. You’ve been warned!
Roast Pork Hoagie at Ideal’s Sandwiches and Groceries, Durham (July 30, 2021)
A classic Italian sandwich, take slow-roasted pork loin and layer it with broccoli di rabe and sharp provolone on a crusty, seeded sesame roll, fantastic! Ideal’s is doing some great sandwiches with a Northerner’s touch.
Chicken-fried Steak and Eggs at True Flavors Diner, Durham (July 11, 2021)
A pretty amazing concoction of a lightly battered, crisp chicken-fried steak sitting atop seasoned potatoes and smothered in peppery white gravy! There’s a lot of flavors, textures and calories going down on this plate but worth it all.
Chaos pie at Di Fara Pizza Tavern, Cary (May 30, 2021)
An amazing pizza that’s loaded with meatball, sausage, wild onions and fresh garlic! Usually this many toppings is too much for a pizza but Di Fara’s great crust holds up to deliver a delicious bite.
Brisket and Sausage at Prime Barbecue in Knightdale (March 25, 2021)
A classic Texas barbecue meal for me, the tender brisket and plump, snappy smoked sausage makes for a great protein base. Add in the tended baked beans and bacon-topped mac n cheese and you’ve got yourself a meal fit for a king or queen!
Korean hot dogs at Mat Jib in H Mart, Cary (December 23, 2020)
We’ve been seeing some interesting Asian street food of late and these Korean hot dogs are up there on the list! Take hot dogs or mozzarella, batter them up, dip them in panko and deep fry. Sprinkle some sugar on top, drizzle mustard and ketchup on top and you’ve got some crazy fair food on a stick…
Roti canai at Hawkers Asian Street Food (November 1, 2020)
These fried breads paired with intense chicken curry sauce are fantastic! Rip off a piece and dip it into the curry sauce and you are in for a flavor explosion…
Black label burger at Vidrio in Raleigh (August 13, 2020)
Vidrio is running a Burgers and Burgandy special menu in their 2nd floor lounge and this beastly 1/2 lb. burger covered with bacon-onion jam, Emmental cheese, truffle foie demi-glace and garlic aioli is on the menu. A truly decadent burger…
Carolina White BBQ biscuit from Debbie Lou’s in Durham (July 31, 2020)
Take a perfectly browned biscuit and layer a fried chicken patty, tasty white sauce and bacon on top and voila! Awesome eats for breakfast or lunch…