Cracklin biscuits at Whiskey Kitchen in Raleigh (December 19, 2016)
Wow, oh wow! These biscuits are perfect on their own with a crunchy crust and soft fluffy interior but add those crunchety, salty cracklins on top?! Whoa…
Lobster sliders at Cinebistro in Cary (November 27, 2016)
A pleasant surprise: three mini lobster rolls on split-top brioche rolls during a movie! The lobster was poached in butter and fresh, the truffle frites were crispy and a nice contrast.
Salted caramel-pistachio gelato cone at Amorino in Raleigh (November 22, 2016)
Luscious and creamy gelato in a fresh waffle cone! At the brand new Amorino Gelato on Davie Street.
Burnt end fritos at Bare Bones in Raleigh (November 17, 2016)
Take a large sheet of nacho strips and cover in two types of cheese sauce, lettuce, tomato, jalapeno and then add chunks of fatty, smoked brisket, yummy… Probably my favorite nacho plate in the Triangle right now!
Fritti (or Arancini) at Pizzeria Mercato in Carrboro (October 14, 2016)
Perfectly crunchy and fried on the outside with warm, gooey smoked mozzarella and tomato on the inside. Don’t miss out on this app if you visit Pizzeria Mercato!
Shoyu ramen at Futo Buta in Charlotte (May 13, 2016)
A satisfying bowl of ramen with lots of extras like smoked pork belly, spring onions, mushroom and seaweed. Delicious and filling with some slurpalicious flavor…
Margherita pizza with sausage at Tre Forni in Durham (May 9, 2016)
Another option for real Neapolitan pizza in the Triangle, the new Tre Forni is doing things right. Fluffy crust with crushed San Marzano tomatoes, mozzarella di bufala, basil and some olive oil make for a great pie…
Unagi with crispy salmon skin bun at M Sushi in Durham (February 3, 2016)
A creative and delicious take on the steamed Asian bun, M Sushi uses grilled unagi (eel) and adds in some crisp salmon skin and a pickle for some tangy contrast. Add in a bit of hoisin and you’ve got yourself a special appetizer and treat to start of your meal here!
Mac n cheese appetizer at more. in Raleigh (January 7, 2016)
It’s hard to go wrong with mac n cheese but the version at more. is crazy good! Tender pasta in a soft, creamy cheese sauce set off with the acid of roasted tomatoes, salt from pancetta and crunchy bread crumbs, whoa. This mac n cheese will get your toes curling…
Bhel puri appetizer at Garland in Raleigh (December 20, 2015)
I’ve eaten at Garland a bunch of times but never tried this appetizer until recently when the owners sent it over as a comp’ed offering. And I know why they did because it’s wonderful! A delicious mix of crunchy noodles, jicama, peanuts, tamarind-mint sauce and more for a crunchy, tangy, fruity flavor explosion!