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Poole’s Diner – Raleigh

Poole’s Diner, located at 426 S. McDowell Street in Raleigh, is arguably the home of the best macaroni and cheese in the Triangle area.  Owner/Chef Ashley Christensen has rejuvenated the spirit of the almost 70 year-old restaurant.  The blackboard menu changes daily, so you can be certain to find something new on every visit.  Whenever […]

Fiesta Grill

We are lucky to have so many restaurants in the Triangle area.  But when it comes to real authentic Mexican cuisine, there is only one place to go.  Fiesta Grill, 3307 NC HWY 54 W, is located just west of Carrboro but well worth the drive.  To be honest, after moving here from California we […]

Rue Cler – Durham

When it comes to French cuisine in North Carolina, it doesn’t get much better than Rue Cler.  Located at 401 E Chapel Hill Street in Durham, Rue Cler is a French Restaurant and Bakery.  When it comes to the bakery, the beignets are out of this world.  We highly recommend picking up a dozen or […]

Baba Ghannouj Mediterranean – Cary, NC

The next time you’re in the mood for an authentic Mediterranean meal you should visit Baba Ghannouj Mediterranean in Cary, NC.  Everything is fresh, delicious and inexpensive.  Some of our favorites include the chicken kabobs, the hummus and any of their salads.  The place isn’t fancy, but what they lack in décor they certainly make […]

Mama Dip’s

Mama Dip’s in Chapel Hill, NC has been serving up great home-style southern cooking since 1976.  Mama Dip’s arguably serves the best-fried chicken and fried chicken livers in the area.  Chef/owner Mildred Council is Mama Dip.  She got her start when a real estate agent offered her the opportunity to take over a failed restaurant.  […]

Capel Rugs

Capel Rugs located in North Raleigh is America’s oldest rug manufacturer.  To this day they still do their own dyeing, braiding, spinning and sewing.  They also import Persian, European and Japanese rugs for those seeking a more international flair.  Capel Rugs is a great place to find rugs of all sizes.  And with their 30-day […]

Cary Police Prescription Drop Box

When was the last time you did an inventory of your medicine cabinet?  It’s not something we usually think about doing.  The next thing we know, though, is that we have a shelf or two of leftover medicines from when we were sick or hurt long ago.  Hoarding old medications is a bad and dangerous […]

Furnitureland South

Need some new furniture?  From bedrooms to living rooms to outdoor patios,  Furnitureland South is a great place to shop.   Only about 1 1/2 hours away, its an easy drive on a nice day to Jamestown NC near High Point.  They bill it as the worlds largest home furnishings showplace and I would guess they […]

Recipe: Thanksgiving Cranberry Relish

From Our Home to Yours–Thanksgiving Cranberry Relish 1 1/2 cups dried cherries (available at Trader Joe’s or Williams Sonoma) 1 cup fresh cranberries 1 cup sugar 1/4 cup chopped crystallized ginger 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons fresh orange juice 1 tablespoon of grated lemon zest In a heavy, medium non-reactive saucepan, combine all the above […]

BBQ in the Triangle

Nothing says North Carolina like great barbecue so here are 2 local favorites in the triangle area. Ready for a nice drive this Fall?  Head out to Allen’s BBQ in Chapel Hill.  It’s located in a cinder block building just north of I-40 on NC-86.  This is a no frills restaurant with great North Carolina BBQ.  The pulled […]

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