Thursday, September 6, 2012

Yummy Food Around the Triangle

I have been so slack on blogging lately.  Seriously bad blogger.

I tried some awesome restaurants recently and I didn't take any pics.  BAD BLOGGER, I know!  But here are some reviews...

First up Beasley's Chicken + Honey in downtown Raleigh.

It was so stinking cute.  The drinks are served in mason jars and it has a distinctly Southern feel.  Fullsteam has created an exclusive beer for Beasley's called Beasley's Honey White and it was delicious!  We went during downtown Raleigh restaurant week and got the $20 special- it included a salad, 1/4 chicken, 2 sides, and a dessert.  The salad was great.  The chicken was amazing and I am not even a fan of fried chicken.  It was perfect and drizzled with honey.  YUM!  I got the mac and cheese and collard greens for my sides and they were scrumptious too.  Dessert was caramel pecan pound cake with vanilla ice cream.  It was all so good!

Next up is Greer Street Garden in downtown Durham.

They have a cute little outdoor seating area that was perfect for the mild August night!  To start I got the Jalapeno Cheddar Hushpuppies (so freaking good!!).  I also got the grilled pimento chesse sandwich witch fried green tomatos on it and fries.  The sandwich was huge!  On Texas toast!  It was as amazing as it sounds. But it was so filling!  I only ate half and took the rest home for lunch the next day.  The fish tacos also looked delicious here.  I will have to go back and try them!

Finally, last night I tried Oro in downtown Raleigh.

One of my friend's husband is the manager here so it had been on my list to try.  I went with a friend and we got a lot of things and split all of them.  I love this because I love trying new things!  They had a cocktail sampler where you got to chose 3 cocktails and get little 2 oz. samples of each.  I got the Jamacia Me Crazy (good), Pleasure and 'Pagne (too strong tasting for me), and the Skinny Cucumber (my favorite!).  For food we got the Caesar Salad (amazing!), Shrimp and Grits (to die for!), Mac and Cheese (ok), and the Fish Tacos (ok).  For dessert we got the Banana Bread Pudding and it was so freaking good I wanted to lick the plate!

Oh and last Saturday we had a food truck rodeo at church and I was able to try an Only Burger.  Sooo freaking good!  And their fries were really good too!

Still on my list to try soon is Dame's Chicken and Waffels in Durham.  Soon my friend, soon!

This weekend I might try out somewhere else new in downtown Raleigh because I am going to Hopscotch!

Lenovo is a major sponsor of this music festival.  We have a VIP party that overlooks the headlining concert at City Plaza.  I went last year and got to see the amazing show The Flaming Lips put on.  This year's headliner is The Roots.  I am going to try to get down there early and check out some of the day shows and hopefully get to try another yummy food place before heading over to the party!  Any Suggestions?

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