Have to say I disagree with best Karaoke Pick Napper's Tandy and Champions Plaza West have the best Karaoke in the triangle!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! DAVE PRICE'S ORIGINAL SUPER KARAOKE IS OUT OF THIS WORLD!!!!! He has the best catalog, best equipment and system, and best personality in the Triangle. Want good Karaoke! Real Karaoke look no further than David Price find him Saturday Nights at Champions Plaza West in Raleigh! To prove to you how great he is I drive all the way from North West Durham to West Raleigh just to attend his show frequently! OH YEAH! HE'S THAT GOOD!
Your comment on Joyce McKinney is libelous and defamatory. She was never even charged with kidnapping and raping a Mormon-- this was a PRESS HOAX which Mormon PR men and other Mormons gave to the media to discredit her because she spoke out against Mormonism. Her TRUE story is about a religious moral young woman who ran for MISS USA, who was engaged to marry a man who vanished. She found him under the clutches of the Mormon cult which is the largest cult in the world. [See the film THE GODMAKERS and hundreds of books written about Mormonism and its brainwashing tactics]. Miss McKinney's TRUE story is a love story and about a CULT RESCUE. You slander her and subject yourselves to a lawsuit by saying she was a bondage queen as that is simply not true but was a concoction by a tabloid newspaper who bribed her dog walker and his drug addicted ex con girlfriend to break into her home to steal photos which were later altered to make her appear as a nude model and a tramp. Morris repeated this libelous material without checking it out. He is no better than the tabloids himself! In reality, she was a virgin when she met her fiance, an innocent girl who doesn't smoke or drink. Errol Morris is being sued for fifty million dollars and the police are looking into Grand Theft charges on sleazy Mark Lipson and others associated with him who stole pictures out of her luggage while pretending to interview her for Showtime for a TV series on Paparazzi and how it disrupts privacy of people. They even gave her a fake "Showtime" contract. In truth, they were plotting with Mormons and the tabloid (who had bribed the crooks to rob her of pictures in 1978) to do a Pornographic Movie slandering her. Lipson was directly involved in the brutal murder of her service dog. He paid a man $2,000 to help get the dog savagely murdered-- after warning Joyce, who is physically handicapped and partially blind, that her service dog would be killed if she didn't sign a paper to absolve him of the September 2009 theft of her pictures while Morris was interviewing her for the non-existent Showtime TV series. He also trespassed where she was staying and physically assaulted her. Her mother is also in a coma after a suicide attempt caused by the filth in this movie and seeing her innocent daughter so maliciously slandered. Joyce is an innocent victim here and she and her family are devastated by this Hollywood filth which does NOT tell the TRUE Joyce McKinney story! Errol Morris deserves the slander suit he is getting, and Lipson and his thieving cronies deserve to go to JAIL. They are very sick, perverted people out for the all mighty dollar rather than TRUTH.
I was bewildered that Dave and the gang at Bean Trader's at Homestead Market off Hwy 54 in Durham were not mentioned here. How does one of your own Best of winners not deserve mention? It's a shame.
I agree, Crema coffee is one of the best in the Triangle and definitely the best in Cary and Apex.
Crema Coffee in Cary is the shit! Support locally owned businesses amongst the sprawl!
Wow...Christy and I actually got choked up over our customer's reactions. We know we will never be a critic's darling...but the loyalty of our customers and our business still thriving after 10+ years outweighs an any article written BY FAR!
Bean Traders Coffee
I'm with Carl, though I suspect many of our reactions are related to the proximity of our favorite roasters! Bean Traders with three locations, two in Durham, one in Chapel Hill, are all independently owned and all supplied with fresh, delicious roasted beans by Dave. Plus, they are consistently voted best coffeeshop in Durham.
There's only one place in the Triangle for the freshest coffee and coffee beans--Tradewwinds Coffee-- the Triangle's oldest coffee roaster is open to the public Monday thru Friday.
The author of this piece does not appear to know that there is a difference between "afternoon tea" and "high tea". The tea services described in the article are all afternoon tea. High tea is not a fancy version of afternoon tea. It is an evening meal usually served at 6pm or later featuring hot dishes. My husband is from England and he often refers to our evening meal (what I call "dinner") as "high tea" or just "tea" - as in "What's for tea tonight?". There is a recent article from the New York Times that explains the difference nicely: http://travel.nytimes.com/2011/03/11/travel/11tea.html?ref=dining
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I'm stunned that Larry's Beans was not mentioned; that's just downright shameful. Not only are their beans organic and the company is "green" beyond belief, but they keep fun in their business and their customers love them.
Hope Cafe, located on Tryon Rd in South Raleigh, uses and sells Larry's Beans and its one of my favorite locations to grab a cup on the go or when I need to sit and chill for a while.
I'm also sad that Global Village wasn't mentioned. If anything, Global Village puts Cup of Joe and their over-roasted beans in their place.
You must be kidding-right? The credibility of this story is flushed due to no mention of the Bean Trader. Both locations (9th St and HWY 54 in Durham) are by far a class above the rest. Shame on you for not stating the obvious! I can't help but laugh at this over sight.
I only know of one shop in north Raleigh (New World Coffee House -They have a new owner and also use Counter Culture.) that offers a full range of custom, fresh pour over coffee - Press Pot, Cone Drip, Chemex, Clever Drip, Aero Press and some others. That's when you know the shop is serious about their coffee. I don't think there's another shop in the triangle offering those.
How does a coffee joint that has been around for a decade and was voted "Best in the Triangle" not get mentioned in this article? Bean Traders off of NC-54 in Durham has great locally rooasted coffee. If you are lucky, you can see Dave roasting their beans and smell those beens being prepared.
As for great, there is nothing better than Tin Roof Teas, located in Cameron Village, Raleigh. Nothing comes close! Their chai tea is to die for. My wife has been to India twice and thinks Tin Roof' Teas' chai tea is as close as it gets to the real thing. Every tea we have had tastes great.
Ok, you know I love the Indy weekly, but very dissapointed you didn't highlight one of the Triangle's finest in your "Beans and Leaves" article- Larry's Beans! I don't think there is any company more community-oriented or who takes its coffee so delishishly seriously while keeping the fun factor scorching at all times than Larrys. And when it comes to sustainability and awareness, Larry's reigns supreme. I admire both Counter Culture & Carrboro Coffee and understand they are nominated in the Good Food Awards, but I had to put my fitty-cents in anyway..... Here's to all our roasters!!!
Ahem! there are a few good local coffee shops in Cary too! my fav, crema coffee roasters.
I cast my vote for Bean Traders, too.
The Global Village on Hillsborough Street in Raleigh certainly does a great job of showcasing an entire range of domestic and international coffee and tea blends for students, faculty and townspeople in the North Carolina State University business district.
David P. McKnight
I'm actually shocked to see Bean Traders not mentioned. I'm no expert, but to my mind, they offer the best espresso drinks in Durham.
can't wait till next year
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