Raleigh North Carolina recs?
I'm flying in to Raleigh in about a week to visit family. First time to the Raliegh area and they are new too.
Cuisine...no preferences. I'm always interested in mom/pop places or non-chain places. BBQ, I suppose is a local specialty.
Price... happy with recs at all price points but would probably be happiest if most entrees on the menu are <$25.
You know, when I posted this request initially, I put it on the wrong east coast board. So, I hadn't looked at these posts. However, there are only a few recent threads and some are around a year old, so I was hoping for some additional chowish advice (because I'm not sure if these places are still chowish) and I'm hoping to not rely on Yelp to help me eat for a week.
I guess I'm just to loads more activity on the Los Angeles board... my home board.
So, if you have a more recent rec, please share...
Here's a few recommendations to check into, you don't say where in Raleigh you'll be so I've kind of gone Downtown-centric slightly:
The Pit - barbecue
Centro - upscale creative Mexican food
Stansbury - (I haven't been yet but it has gotten good feedback on here
Bida Manda - Laotian food
Second Empire - Downstairs they have a tavern which is less formal than the upstairs however you can order off of both the upstairs and the tavern menus. It's a Raleigh favorite.
There's also Coquette, Vivace, and Midtown Grille at North Hills which are all lovely and worth dining at.