A Critique of The Independent Weekly’s Pizza Review

Allow me to let off some steam. The Independent Weekly, recently rated and graded several pizza joints in Durham, Raleigh, Chapel Hill, Carrboro, Pittsboro and Cary. I like the Indy and read it almost every week. They’re a great source of information on politics, food, music, and life in the Triangle region. So I don’t…

Local Eats Report Card: Nosh, Broad Street Cafe, The Federal

Tweet-size reviews of restaurants in Durham: Nosh: always fresh sandwiches. really like “The Gonzalo” hummus panini and “the nosher” salad sampler. housemade granola is addicting. (Grade: B+/A-) Broad Street Cafe: homemade red pepper hummus & focaccia crostini is awesome. butternut squash & margarita pizzas are great, little heavy on the cheese. (Grade: B+/A-) The Federal:…

Local Eats Report Card: Piedmont, Watts Grocery, Parker and Otis

Tweet-size reviews of Durham restaurants: Piedmont: Everything fresh, local & delicious. Breads, food, desserts made in-house. Menu changes daily. New options = chances to try something great (Grade: A) Watts Grocery: Farm-to-table amazingness. Split the mac&cheese & hush puppies. Try the chicken-fried pork ribs or catfish. That’s just dinner. Can’t wait for brunch! (Grade: A)…

Local Eats Report Card: Geer Street, Alivia’s, Bull McCabes, Cosmic Cantina

Tweet-sized restaurant reviews from around Durham! Geer Street Garden: great drinks and atmosphere. fun outdoor seating & garage bar. try fried chkn arugula salad or grilled veg baguette. burger had some grissle (Grade: B+) Bull McCabes: veg burger was fine, but just a store-bought patty. share the fried banana peppers. cozy & welcoming place and…

Local Eats Report Card: Whiskey, Tyler’s, Amelia’s

We just moved to Durham, North Carolina and have already begun scouting out local restaurants, pubs, cafe’s and bars. Like this move, it’s time for something new. Instead of only posting recipes in this space, I’m going to toss in local food reviews as well, called the Local Eats Report Card. I don’t like long,…