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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: “Global Breath Studio

The address is wrong. It's 119 W. Main St., Suite 300, Durham, NC 27701

Posted by Cameo Edwards on 12/04/2013 at 10:22 AM

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: “Cameron's

Hi! I wanted to let readers of IndyWeek know that our address has changed! We are no longer in University Mall on Estes.

We are now located at:
370 East Main Street, Suite 130
Carrboro, NC 27510

This is beneath the new Hampton Inn in Carrboro, next to The ArtsCenter and Cat's Cradle.

The phone number is the same, so feel free to call us with any questions!

Posted by Christy Hendrick Croft on 10/25/2013 at 8:22 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: “Gold Assay Jewelers 

LOVE the products, and terrific service!

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Posted by SimplyMe on 07/30/2013 at 4:52 PM

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: “Wake Forest Farmers Market

I have been to most of the markets in the area and we are truly lucky to have so many choices.
The amount of effort and cooperation between vendors and the managers to create these shopping options, can often go unnoticed by the customers who spend their Saturday mornings leisurely strolling the many venues. I am particularly impressed with the Wake Forest Farmers' Market because this group puts on their show with no corporate sponsors or municipal funding of any kind. It's just a 'organic' community of farmers, bakers, craft persons and musicians who team up and bang out a marketing experience that I find truly enjoyable each time I go. From the lively conversations between the vendors themselves and the often fascinating discourse that takes place when a patron asks a question about something that caught their eye.
Though sometimes a little rough around the edges and not as polished as some others in their peer group, the Wake Forest Farmers' Market stands alone in when it comes to my favorite way to start my Saturdays.

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Posted by sonny on 06/05/2013 at 12:50 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: “Ultimate Comics

If you love comic books, come to Ultimate. They have an incredible selection and a staff that not only loves to read comics, but love to share them with readers new and established. The store is incredibly nice and and their events are legend!

Posted by Jeremy Tarney on 05/09/2013 at 1:05 PM

Re: “Bull City Records

Great little record shop! And it's all due to Chaz being such a great host. Platters galore!

Posted by Fuzzsonic on 05/01/2013 at 11:18 AM

Re: “Tienda y Carnicera La Superior

Food is to die for!!!
simple and honestly a taste of Mexican cuisine
And you MUST visit their bakery!!! the flan is AMAZING not to mention the bread baked daily!!!!

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Posted by yummies on 04/16/2013 at 7:56 PM

Re: “Ultimate Comics

These guys are great! I have been here a lot, and always come home with a ton of great stuff. They have a very nice selection of comics, graphic novels, shirts, and novelties. I have a subscription box there, and it changed my life! Thanks Guys!!

Posted by krystinlc on 04/13/2013 at 4:50 PM

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