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Top 100 Triangle Experiences (from Eating High on the Hog)

peetoteeto Jan 3, 2010 05:59 PM

This is a great list of fun food and drink experiences in the Triangle. As if I didn't already know how blessed we are to live, eat, and drink here...Emily's summary sums it up nicely.

What would you add to the list? Which one of these experiences haven't you done, but are looking forward to?


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    rockycat Jan 3, 2010 06:20 PM

    I would change/amend a few:

    #53 - Change that to omakase at Haru
    #69 - Skip Elmo's entirely. Never had an experience there that was worth a repeat.
    #72 - Super Wok underrated? I thought it was the worst kept foodie secret in the Triangle.

    And I would add:
    the BBQ Pork Nachos at the Raleigh Times Bar
    house-made potato chips with blue cheese dressing at 18 Seaboard

    There are some great to-dos on that list. I'm looking forward to getting to some of them.

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    1. re: rockycat
      Tom from Raleigh Jan 3, 2010 06:30 PM

      Overall, I felt the list was excellent. I'm not that familiar with Chapel Thrill, so there were lots of things to explore.

      1. re: rockycat
        LulusMom Jan 4, 2010 05:39 AM

        I'm with you on Elmo's.

        1. re: rockycat
          cackalackie Jan 6, 2010 09:17 AM

          #51 = BBQ Pork Nachos at Raleigh Times....

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            burgeoningfoodie Feb 4, 2010 12:32 PM

            I would like to know more about this Omakase at Haru. I read about the one at Kurama which has peaked my interest in possibly experiencing this in some aspect though the two may be vastly different.

            1. re: burgeoningfoodie
              rockycat Feb 4, 2010 03:39 PM

              Just sit at the bar and tell the chef, "Omakase. I am in your hands." He'll tell you what he has available special that day. Let him know if you don't do shellfish or have any other preference/restriction. He didn't ask us about price range as some will. It's really pretty simple. You're telling the itamae that you trust him to give you his best. It's a compliment to him and it will be appreciated.

              1. re: burgeoningfoodie
                LulusMom Feb 4, 2010 03:42 PM

                Where is Haru? I'm so so wanting some fish/Japanese these days. Thanks so much in advance for the info.

                1. re: LulusMom
                  Tom from Raleigh Feb 4, 2010 06:24 PM

                  Haru is in Raleigh off Glenwood

                  1. re: Tom from Raleigh
                    LulusMom Feb 5, 2010 01:34 AM

                    Thanks Tom.

            2. peetoteeto Jan 3, 2010 08:17 PM

              I meant to add that I'm involved with one of the 100 ventures on this list. You know, in the interest of full disclosure and all that good stuff. I honestly don't know if mentioning the specific place is added disclosure or obnoxious self-promotion (or both!), so I'll leave it at that.

              For what it's worth, I'd be posting it regardless of our mention. I think I've done about 50 to 75% of the experiences listed and I found a few new things to check out (Abbey Road burgers, coconut cake at Thai Cafe).

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                mikeh Jan 3, 2010 10:59 PM

                Here I am having moved to the Bay Area of California, and I have tears in my eyes missing all this good stuff. Very well put together list. If nothing else, it shows that a "Top 100" isn't enough to capture the full bounty of the Triangle's offerings.

                1. LulusMom Jan 4, 2010 12:59 PM

                  Can someone tell me a bit more about the crepes truck? I'd LOVE to try that, and the Saturday Carrboro one would be perfect. Is it near the farmer's market? I don't know what "tony's" means.

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                  1. re: LulusMom
                    dfilpus Jan 4, 2010 02:02 PM

                    According to http://www.parlezvouscrepe.com/main.htm Parlez-vous Crepes is a catering service that serve crepes from its truck on Saturdays at Johnny's, 901 West Main, Carrboro. Johnny's used to be a sporting goods/bait shop, but is now a produce stand/coffee shop. It is out in the middle of residential Carrboro, a half mile west of Town Hall and five/six blocks from NC 54 West.

                    1. re: dfilpus
                      LulusMom Jan 4, 2010 03:07 PM

                      Fantastic - great info, and thank you. Lulu has a birthday party to attend this Saturday, but I have the strongest feeling we'll be there the following one. And thanks for the link.

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                        burgeoningfoodie Jan 5, 2010 11:29 AM

                        I've been to the Crepe's truck at Johnny's I wasn't sure where it was until I went down Main Street from 54 and figured that it could only be one spot. If you know where it is that is great. But it is exactly what it sounds like and I haven't had enough crepes to decipher between good and bad. It was my lunch the day I went there (as opposed to a dessert crepe).

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