Belle Restaurant Closes Downtown

The news began popping up on social media around lunchtime. Belle Restaurant on Academy Street in downtown Cary had closed. A yellow legal notice was taped to the window near the front door.

Guide to Sushi in Cary

You won’t be surprised to hear that Cary’s sushi scene has grown recently – we counted 20 different restaurants that serve sushi!

Restaurant Week

Triangle Restaurant Week in Cary

Triangle Restaurant Week is back January 25-31, 2016, and nine Cary restaurants are participating with fixed menus and special prices.

Restaurants: The Mayton Inn Sneak Preview

The Mayton Inn will open on Academy Street in Downtown Cary in late January. I met with Mayton Inn co-owner Deanna Crossman and the hotel’s chef, Jeff Gompers, to get a sneak peek at what we can expect from The Veranda, the inn’s new restaurant.


Guide to Donuts in Cary

I’ve found some great donut shops in Cary – whether you like the denser, more cake-like donuts, gourmet donuts (think crème brûlée) or plain old light, flaky glazed donuts, there’s something for everyone.

Restaurant: Himalayan Nepali Cuisine

A couple of weeks ago, we talked about a Salvadoran restaurant in Cary. Today, let’s turn our attention to a place that serves Himalayan Nepali cuisine.


Restaurants: Oysters at Dean’s Seafood

Last week, I had the pleasure of enjoying some North Carolina farm-raised oysters and locally brewed beer at Dean’s Seafood. The evening was part of their Oystoberfest – a month-long celebration of oysters.


Restaurants: Taipei Cafe

Taipei isn’t your average take-out Chinese restaurant. Not only is the environment nice for dining-in, the Chinese food is some of the best I’ve had.


Kababish Cafe Opens in Downtown Cary

The Kababish Cafe is a new restaurant in Downtown Cary that serves Indian. Pakistani and Mediterranean-inspired cuisine, fresh fruit smoothies and authentic desserts.


Tra’Li – Local Touch of The Emerald Isle

So…about the Guinness at Tra’Li – it tasted like Ireland (been there drank that). In the US, Guinness doesn’t always. I had no idea why. I took a sip and said, “Wow.”

Food Tour

Restaurants: A Food Tour of Downtown Cary

Last weekend, on Saturday, March 28, 2015, I participated in a Triangle Food Tour of Downtown Cary. On the tour, I visited six downtown restaurants, sampled food from each and, with the help of a tour guide, learned some interesting facts about Cary’s history.


The Family Behind the Firewurst Hotdogs

Cary’s Firewurst, a spot for flame-grilled sausages, burgers, and hot dogs, looks like a big chain but, in reality, it’s two family-owned restaurants that are poised to expand throughout the Triangle with a unique franchise concept.