Durham Bookcases (www.thebookcaseshop.com) is located diagonally across Duke Street from Parker and Otis so we go over there for coffee quite a bit. Love their Irish Cream Latte, drip coffee, hot chocolate, and cafe au lait.
I had a really bad experience. BEWARE of the return policy which is no returns no matter what.
I bought a lens extension kit for my daughter and a new filter for her SLR. I brought the camera and lens in the day I bought these two items. The lens kit was $200 (for macro work). I showed the salesperson the camera and lens and asked if they would work with them. He said he was completely sure (like I was a dummy).
When I got home and gave them as a gift it turns out they "fit" the Canon but the macro magnification with this lens is so close that you touch the object you're trying to photograph before it comes in focus. So they really don't "work" even though they "fit".
I brought them back within 10 days and explained how they didn't work with the camera and lens and was told there was no return/refund, even though they had said it would work and it did not. I could only get a store credit to spend more with them in the future! They also would not take back the filter which was still sealed and said it was to stop people renting from them. I explained I could not have rented the filter as it is still sealed but they said no there as well - absolutely no exceptions.
So don't buy anything there unless you are absolutely sure you want it since this is like a third world bazaar or flea-market operation where the buyer must beware and they do not stand behind their advice.
What a fool I was.
We have been to Brasa several times and although the quality of the meat is just OK, we decided to try the Thanksgiving dinner this year, as it was just the two of us. Big mistake. The sides were so awful as to be nearly inedible. The stuffing tasted like stove top, out of a box with nothing in it but bread and some seasoning. The pork loin stuffed with apples looked great but was tough and grisly. Green bean casserole was out of a can, there was no cold cranberry sauce, and the only decent dish on the buffet was the butternut squash soup. I think we would have had a better meal at the Golden Corral; it was that bad.
Never going back, lousy food is so not worth it.
I received terrible Customer Service at Tirzas. The woman I dealt with was extremely rude and condescending. I was amazed to later learn that she was one of the owners. I love downtown Apex and frequent many of the businesses. I will definitely NOT be going back to this store.
Always ask for the Chinese menu or they will give you the one for Americans that has the boring food. Their crispy pork intestines are superb, and the cumin lamb not far behind. You may also need to ask for less oil and less peppers in your dish, unless you like it drowned in hot chili oil and dried peppers. Other than that, the food is very tasty and authentic, and I do recommend it. Where else can you get a jellyfish appetizer and a spicy frog leg entree? It's not for the faint hearted, but it is quite good for the adventurous.
Plain and simple: this is the BEST BBQ joint in the Triangle and probably the state.
Jasper's Place is a Godsend! I've been taking my son there since he was five and daughter since she was old enough to go. The staff is incredible! Each and every one is caring and fun, and I feel safe leaving my children there. The owner, Lisa, is one of the kindest people I've met since moving to Raleigh. And Karen, one of the teachers, has made such an impression on my son that he told me just the other evening, "I just love Karen." They offer drop-in care for emergencies or date nights and track out/summer camp for school age children. I really can't say enough about this wonderful place.
Quickly became big fans of the new Battistella's - inviting space, knowledgeable, friendly service and scrumptious cocktails, food, wine and dessert! A little slice of New Orleans in downtown (facing Moore Square on the corner of Martin and Blount).
Our table of four, including two New Orleans' natives, savored the perfectly fried Gulf oysters, delicate onion rings and horseradish sauce for appetizer. Entrees of shrimp and grits, blackened catfish with crawfish étouffée, and fried shrimp were interesting, flavorful and enjoyed by all.
The finale? An order of espresso crème brûlée and an order of bread pudding with a white chocolate sauce. Seriously y'all, bon appétit.
Can hardly wait to go back for brunch and to sit at the bar to watch the Saints on Sunday.
Bullfeathers is decent restaurant. To find restaurant menus and reviews for Fuquay Varina restaurants go to http:www.fuquayvarinanc.org
I have a particular fondness for their mussels in sauce. Their fish and vegetables with a great mixture of both spicy and mild are great.
Stopped by Piedmont early on a Saturday night with a friend expecting a host of local cuisine served with local ingredients. What we got was slow to non-existent service, small portions and overcooked entrees. My pork dish was dry and fatty served over cold beans. My friends chicken looked more like a quail; it was that tiny. Dinner for two with one split salad and three cocktails; $90.00 plus tip. I will not return to Piedmont.
Hello again, Jimmy! The name has now been updated as well.
need to change the name of suchi indian cuisine to the chef's of india www'thechefsofindia.com thanks
This park now has an AMAZING new playground located right next to Old Chapel Hill Rd., accessible via a short trail winding down from the parking lot. This is honestly the best play area that I have seen to date, and has great, innovative play areas for both toddlers and older children (my 5- and 8- year-olds loved it!).
If you're into trashy clubs, this place might be your thing. I literally felt overdressed - as in, I was wearing too much fabric compared to some of the scantily-clad girls showing off their lady-bits and muffin-tops. The drinks could have saved it, but they're weak and overpriced. Not recommended
$1.50 admission, need I say more? The place is a bit grungy, but, did I mention it's $1.50 per ticket, all the time? Tuesdays have $1 special on 46 oz. popcorn and 16 oz drink....
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Great .....if you want lots of cigarette smoke in a non-smoking area. Not so good if you want appetizing food. Their quality has certainly fallen since I was there last year.
Good food, terrible service.
Unfortunately Indy doesn't let you rate places zero stars. We had a similar experience to the review above. The venue claimed to have the game we were interested in watching but then didn't. The manager didn't care one way or the other about us. The only real reason why we went out was because we didn't get the game at home. We spoke to the manager about the issue on our way out and she apologized however offered no solution. We called the GM the next day and he was very discourteous and snide even. We live in North Raleigh, there are plenty of decent sports bars in the area to go to. We will NOT be returning. If you're new to the city and looking for a good place to watch sports, the downtown sports bar is worth checking out, along with The Hibernian if you're looking for a more laid back environment.
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