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7 September, 2015

Ember

Ember
Posted in : Dining in Arroyo Grande - CA, Restaurants on by : The Gourmez
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Friend #1, whom I’ve known since the 5th grade though I hadn’t seen her since high school, has long enticed me with pictures of the Central Coast’s restaurant scene, where we both grew up. Excepting San Luis Obispo and steakhouses, the Central Coast has lagged in fine dining in the past, especially fine dining for
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23 December, 2014

Neumanali

Neumanali
Comments : 3 Posted in : Dining in Hayward - CA, Restaurants on by : The Gourmez
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Neumanali is one of Hayward’s few fine dining restaurants. Bijou, just a few blocks up B Street, is the only other one that immediately comes to mind. Neumanali is tucked away by the downtown Hayward BART station in a beautiful Victorian that most people don’t even realize is a restaurant as they walk past. I’ve
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3 July, 2014

Asena Restaurant

Asena Restaurant
Posted in : Dining in Alameda - CA, Restaurants on by : The Gourmez
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About a block off the central Park strip in Alameda, you’ll find this Mediterranean-focused, upscale dining spot. By Mediterranean, I mean all over the Sea with a menu featuring pasta, sour cherries, artichoke, hummus, and so on and so on. Whatever region you want of the Mediterranean, you’ll probably find something that qualifies. And if
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6 May, 2014

The Crow’s Nest

The Crow’s Nest
Posted in : Dining in Santa Cruz - CA, Restaurants on by : The Gourmez
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So I have a problem. And that problem is my high expectations for the finer dining in my beloved college town of Santa Cruz. As mentioned in my review of Star Bene, there are places in Santa Cruz that I only dreamt of on my student budget back at the turn of the millennium. Places
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3 July, 2013

Summer Menu at the Washington Duke Inn

Posted in : Dining in Durham - NC, Restaurants on by : The Gourmez
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Over the past year, I’ve had the pleasure of previewing the seasonal menus at the Washington Duke Inn multiple times. I am absolutely biased at this point, because the staff at the Inn has been amazing each and every time, from the waitstaff to the executive team (that means you, Don Ball, Danielle Kaspar, Wendy
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3 June, 2013

Saint Jacques

Posted in : Dining in Raleigh - NC, Restaurants on by : The Gourmez
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Saint Jacques 6112 Falls of Neuse Rd. North Raleigh Website $25-$40 Saint Jacques is not cheap, but it is my favorite fine dining experience in recent memory, by which I mean since winter or so. My memory is that bad, I promise. Regardless, Saint Jacques is an oasis in a North Raleigh strip mall. Cream
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22 March, 2013

Maximillian’s Grill

Posted in : Dining in Cary - NC, Restaurants on by : The Gourmez
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Maximillian’s Grill 8314 Chapel Hill Road Cary Website $19-$35 Maximillian’s Grill, not to be confused with Maximillian’s Pizza Kitchen next door though I’m going out on a limb and saying they’re related, appeared this year on Greg Cox’s annual list of top 20 Triangle restaurants. It always flies under my radar; I keep forgetting people
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28 November, 2011

Bloomsbury Bistro

Posted in : Dining in Raleigh - NC, Restaurants on by : The Gourmez
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Bloomsbury Bistro 509 Whitaker Mills Road Five Points, Raleigh Website Entrees: $19–$35 Bloomsbury Bistro is located in a shopping center right near the Five Points intersection in Raleigh. The restaurant is cozy with French provincial coloring and a mural on the back wall of what looks like a relaxed afternoon in the country. The rest
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3 August, 2011

Carolina Crossroads

Posted in : Dining in Chapel Hill - NC, Restaurants on by : The Gourmez
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Carolina Crossroads 211 Pittsboro Street Chapel Hill Website Entrees $24–$30 Carolina Crossroads is one of the many fantastic hotel-based restaurants in the area, including the Fearrington House Restaurant, the Fairview Dining Room, and Herons among others. I’ve been to a few disappointing meals recently, and it was great to have a meal out that exceeded
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