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Re: “Monuts Donuts

The yeast doughnuts are to die for and the fresh baked bagel sandwiches are erfect. The lines might be long, but the wait is worth warm doughnuts, and a perfectly fried egg on my bagel. Extra bonus? the dinosaur table signs to have the correct food delivered and the eclectic mix of coffee mugs.

Posted by jkukelhan on 07/30/2014 at 8:42 AM

Re: “Mad Hatter Bakeshop & Cafe

Mad Hatter's Bakeshop is a great place for weekend brunch. Their daily omelets are always fresh and delicious. If you're in a sandwich mood, go for the avocado BLT. It's seriously amazing!
My husband and I had them make our cakes for our wedding shower, and they were fantastic. We got chocolate cake with mocha and hazelnut mousse.

Posted by TheeMightyMego on 04/13/2014 at 9:48 AM

Re: “Dean’s Seafood Grill & Bar

Absolutely delicious! The oysters and scallops are fantastic, not to mention, the mac and cheese and white chocolate bread pudding. It was all great! Our waiter was friendly and knowledgable about all the dishes on the menu and the fresh selections of the day. He offered great recommendations and informed us that all of their seafood was no more than 48 hours old.

Posted by TheeMightyMego on 04/13/2014 at 9:44 AM

Re: “Brigs Restaurants

Amazing food no matter what you have a taste for! I love Brigs!

Posted by Jafar Cooper on 04/05/2014 at 11:19 AM

Re: “Yamazushi

I hope they will keep serving seafood along with Vegan options!

Posted by TeamCrowder HQ on 04/04/2014 at 4:31 PM

Re: “Troy Mezze Lounge

Best Authentic Turkish Restaurant in raleigh and drink special in historic city market downtown Raleigh

Posted by Troy Mezze on 02/26/2014 at 1:10 PM

Re: “Mosaic Wine Lounge

The best venue for house music in the Triangle period! Mosaic is a Lounge that transforms into mini club featuring the best house DJs, local, national and worldwide. With an extensive wine menu, indoor and outdoor hookahs, a fantastic patio and great location in Raleigh, this is the place to go when you are missing the NYC/Chicago/Miami vibe.

Posted by Nogui Aramburo on 02/19/2014 at 4:33 PM

Re: “Coffee Haven

The first thing to know about Coffee Haven is that it has a completely unassuming exterior -- in fact, completely generic. You can drive or walk by it dozens of times without noticing it. If you happen to notice it, you probably won't think, "That looks like an interesting place, I think I'll try it out." But in fact, it's a hidden gem. Once you step inside, you realize you've discovered something not many other folks know about.

In my opinion, Coffee Shop serves the best coffee on Hillsborough Street and even when compared to cafes downtown. They also serve fresh-made breakfast and lunch. This combination of good food, good coffee and lack of pretentiousness brings Coffee Haven to the top of my list for cafes in Raleigh.

It's also quiet. I set up my professional lunch meetings at Coffee Haven. Of course, there's WiFi. There's offstreet parking. And did I mention freshly made food?

Coffee Haven is located in a building that houses three businesses and which has a 1970's-ish Pizza-Hut style roof. It shares the building with an old-school barber shop and a shoe store. The signage is very, very generic. My first impression from the street view was that it was the kind of place that served Folgers and truck-stop food. The contrast between what you expect and what you discover is part of Coffee Haven's charm.

There are plenty of coffee shops to choose from in Raleigh and each is suited to different types of customers. Coffee Haven is great for grad students, working professionals and anyone who prefers the taste of coffee over the need to be seen as hip. It's not a place designed for undergrads who want to camp out for hours doing homework in overstuffed living room chairs.

My preference is for quieter, non-chain shops with good food. When I think about the many cafes I go to around NC State and even downtown Raleigh, my preference is Coffee Haven.

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Posted by Nate Freeman on 02/14/2014 at 6:38 PM

Re: “118 Got Soul

Downtown Durham has been missing soul food in the heart of Parrish St for a while. Places have come and gone, but I really hope this place stays. delicious . sweet, friendly Durham style service with a smile, and southern comfort food. the night we went, slow jams were right on time, too.

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Posted by Stu Parrish on 11/21/2013 at 6:36 PM

Re: “an

An remains my choice as best Asian restaurant in the triangle. Kudos to the current chef for consistency and wonderful execution of this menu. Prices are very reasonable for this quality of dining; lunch is simply a bargain and a nice introduction to An, always a nice Bento box option as well as menu. In the evening, a full dinner with wine, appetizer and gratuity will run about $50/person total. The sushi is generous and uber-fresh. The Thai wings appetizer are another treat for two. My favorite entrees include duck curry, crab cakes, NC flounder, Japanese eggplant, but there's lots more. Perhaps the only entree I'd pass on would be the lamb, just because it hasn't lent itself to the inventive cooking here and there's so many other great choices. There's vegetarian and mild dishes for the spice-challenged. And for an unexpected decadence, the hot Macadamia cookies are made to order and melt in your mouth.

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Posted by Oren Leblang on 08/07/2013 at 6:13 PM

Re: “Saladelia at Hock Plaza

love the food and the service!

Posted by Fred Smith on 08/01/2013 at 11:13 AM

Re: “The Fiction Kitchen

Very good and innovative vegetarian food! Its more on the gourmet side than everyday food, but none the less most excellent.

Posted by arthurb3 on 07/13/2013 at 12:34 PM

Re: “Devil's Pizza

This is, hands-down, the BEST pizza that I have had since living in NC on and off for the last 10 years. It's mind boggling that I didn't discover this until now.

Being from Long Island, NY, I have always detested any pizza place in North Carolina because the pizza simply didn't taste as good. Not only is the pizza delicious (thin crust style just like NY is supposed to be), but I was thrilled that they had cannoli!!! You can never find them down here! Like a pig, I ordered some tiramisu and cannoli. Also, I HIGHLY recommend their garlic knots, which are more like garlic fists because of their size. They are so yummy!

I will definitely have trouble staying away from this place ;)

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Posted by john123 on 07/01/2013 at 4:21 PM

Re: “Back In The Day Cafe

Awesome!

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Posted by Back In The Day Cafe on 06/18/2013 at 3:04 PM

Re: “Virgil's Jamaica

Virgil's Jamaica now has a mobile food truck. Follow them on Facebook and twitter!

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Posted by Charnele McLean on 06/01/2013 at 9:53 AM

Re: “The Pig

We do carry out regularly from Pig. Southern BBQ at its finest although I'm from Hawaii. Still there is a common thread and that is pulled pork. These folks buy their meat directly from the farmer who treats his animals kindly so you know you are getting quality meat. Collards, pickles, cole slaw, hush puppies and their vinegar sauce are all wonderful for this island boy. If I were to make one complaint it would be that sometimes they go a little over board with the salt. Anytime we have visitors this is one of the first places we take them to. Oh yeah, the staff are very friendly and the price is quite reasonable.

Posted by rusty5hi on 05/23/2013 at 4:59 PM

Re: “The Borough

Best patio to eat and drink! Love the "How do you Q?" drink and The Uberwisconsin - grilled cheese!

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Posted by arthurb3 on 05/15/2013 at 5:02 PM

Re: “Kipos Greek Taverna

the best ..and i am a greek ...

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Posted by Travelling Greece on 05/10/2013 at 4:24 AM

Re: “Pittsboro Roadhouse & General Store

Delicious food, attentive service and charming decor. I recommend the salads as entrees, wine & bread with olive oil. The country store has lots of artistic merchandise. We had a fun time.

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Posted by Olga Santo Tomás Monroe on 04/09/2013 at 2:17 PM

Re: “Only Burger

I kept telling my husband about how good the burgers taste at Only Burger. We finally were in the area and I surprised him with lunch. Before he even was half way done he was already planning our next visit and what he would order.

You want a great Burger that isn't greasy and actually has real flavor ..... this is your place.

Posted by Robyn Tassone on 03/30/2013 at 3:23 PM

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