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18 June, 2013

Prix Fixe Fridays at Parizade

Posted in : Dining in Durham - NC, Events, Restaurants on by : The Gourmez
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Parizade 2200 West Main Street Erwin Square, Durham Website $35 + tax & tip The last time I blogged about Parizade, a Giorgios Group restaurant, was all the way back in 2007, so I was due for a revisit even if they had not approached me to try out their new prix fixe menu. It’s
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31 May, 2013

Southern Tea @ the Oxford

Posted in : Bars and Tasting Rooms, Bars in Raleigh - NC on by : The Gourmez
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Southern Tea The Oxford (My Review) Downtown Raleigh $9 Because I am not a sweet tea fan, it may surprise you that I order cocktails that feature it anyhow. But in cocktails, you see, a little sugar never hurt. Okay, it sometimes hurts, but that’s not the case for the Oxford’s Southern Tea. It’s made
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24 May, 2013

Lemontini @ the Oxford

Posted in : Bars and Tasting Rooms, Bars in Raleigh - NC, Champagne / Champenoise Style on by : The Gourmez
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Lemontini The Oxford (My Review) Downtown Raleigh $9 The lemontini at the Oxford is made with Absolut citron, limoncello, champagne, and ­sour mix. It wants to be a sophisticated take on the lemon drop, but I must give the lemon drop the edge because this lemontini does not have enough sour citrus to give it
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11 March, 2013

The Boy’s Club at the Borough

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The Boy’s Club The Borough Downtown Raleigh $7.50 This cocktail is a Kahlua, Bailey’s Irish cream, and Frangelico trio shaken up with chocolate and iced Counter Culture coffee. If you’re thinking dessert, you’re thinking correctly, as most coffee cocktails fall under that category. The drink is indisputably gorgeous with that chocolate pattern laced into the
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9 January, 2013

Caipirinha @ Calavera

Posted in : Bars and Tasting Rooms, Bars in Raleigh - NC on by : The Gourmez
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Caipirinha Calavera (my restaurant review) Downtown Raleigh $8 First things first: the rum-soaked sugar cane. It is both visually pleasing and an essential garnish for this cocktail. Caipirinhas are a favorite in my cocktail repertoire, so I am always happy to try a new one, and having one from Calavera’s impressive bar just made sense
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30 July, 2012

Charlottesville Blogging 2: More Eating and Some Drinking!

Posted in : Bars in Charlottesville - VA, Dining in Charlottesville - VA, Restaurants, Travel, Travel Guide for Charlottesville, VA on by : The Gourmez
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Welcome to the second half of our Charlottesville weekend trip! My local friend had recommended a slew of restaurants for a nice dinner out in Charlottesville, but Ben rejected them all, settling instead on L’Étoile (817 West Main Street). Because it had been his birthday a few days earlier, he got to choose, and I
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18 May, 2012

North Carolina Sour at Foundation

Posted in : Bars and Tasting Rooms, Bars in Raleigh - NC on by : The Gourmez
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North Carolina Sour Foundation (Past Reviews) Downtown Raleigh $10 What a lovely drink to look at! The picture doesn’t do the contrasting colors justice. The North Carolina Sour is a pretty one with its bottom half orange from the combination of Carriage House apple brandy and lemon and the top half full of McRitchie Ring
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5 September, 2011

The Republic

Posted in : Bars and Tasting Rooms, Bars in Durham - NC, Spirits on by : The Gourmez
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The Republic 353 W. Main Street Five Points, Durham Website   The Republic is a bar and lounge that always intrigued me when I walked by, but for some reason, I never stepped inside until recently. I think it might be because the space looks really, really dark from the outside, which doesn’t come across
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