Recipe: Mocha Biscotti with Nuts and Espresso Drizzle

Cary, NC – The coffee craze has hit the South with so many Northerners and Pacific Coasters joining our towns. And who doesn’t love a little something sweet to go with an excellent pour-over or Cappucino? Here’s an easy recipe for biscotti that we made recently; simple ingredients and cooking methods, and you don’t have to be from Italy to make them. Read more

Key Lime Cheesecake, In Time For Spring

Cary, NC – Who loves cheesecake? We do, and our good friend Jane made this one for a St Patrick’s Day dinner, but really it’s great for Spring or Summer. The fresh zing of lime coupled with creamy cheesecake is a great combination. And being Italian and from New York, we just know she knows her way around a good cheesecake recipe. This one won’t disappoint and she swears it’s easy to make. Read more

Checkers Expanding to Triangle with Several Cary Stores

Cary, NC – Local residents may be familiar with Checkers Drive-In around North Carolina but the franchise is now expanding into the Triangle for the first time, including multiple stores opening in Cary. Read more

Cotton House Craft Brewers Now Open in Downtown Cary

Cary, NC – Now open on Academy Street, Cotton House Craft Brewers offers Caryites a place for small batch beers, food and outdoor seating with a stage for live performances. Read more

Guide to Date Night Restaurants

Cary, NC – Sure, Valentine’s Day is just around the corner (this Thursday btw) and your mind may already be on securing the perfect setting to treat your sweetheart to a memorable night. But should we really limit ourselves to one night a year when we have so many options right here in Cary?

Here are a few date night ideas for the next time you’re feeling romantic (or are in trouble and need to score some quick points). Read more

Recipe: A Healthier Smoothie for Breakfast

Cary, NC – We are one month into the new year and many of those New Year’s Resolutions have gone right out the window haven’t they? You were going to get organized, be more focused and maybe drop a few pounds, right? How about a simple goal? One that we adopted this year: to eat more healthfully. Read more

New Restaurant Shows Cary Residents Fresh, Authentic Napoli Food

Cary, NC – Italy has a long culinary history, with each region having its own distinct styles and flavors. Now open in Cary, Alex and Teresa’s Pizzeria and Trattoria has a full menu of food from Naples, with a focus on rich food and fresh ingredients. Read more

Guide to New Year’s Resolution Dining

Cary, NC – It was several years ago that Danny DeVito even further endeared himself to me, when asked by an interviewer to disclose his New Year’s Resolutions that year. His reply: “Eat more pasta, Drink more wine.” Sadly, we can’t all be DeVito. Read more

Popular NC State Ice Cream Now Available in Cary Stores

Cary, NC – For close to 70 years, North Carolina State University’s Howling Cow ice cream has been popular, but available in limited locations. Now, shoppers in Cary will be able to buy the local brand in their own grocery stores as Harris Teeter now carries Howling Cow. Read more

Guide to Noodles in Cary

Cary, NC – Noodles! It’s the time of year when few things sound as satiating and reassuring as a steamy bowl of noodles bathed in fragrant, salty brine. Whether your flavor-mood is Thai, Vietnamese, Japanese or Szechuan, Cary has you covered. Read on to see how Cary gets its Noodle on. Read more