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9 March, 2010

Tsunami (Falconbridge, Chapel Hill)—Restaurant Review *CLOSED*

Posted in : Dining in Chapel Hill - NC, Restaurants on by : The Gourmez
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Tsunami Sushi *CLOSED* 6118 Farrington Road Falconbridge, Chapel Hill Website Entrees: $10.95­-$18.95 Sushi Rolls: $3.25-$5.95 Specialty Rolls: $5.95-$11.95 Tsunami Sushi is a small Japanese restaurant that offers all the standard menu choices, including sushi, bento boxes, tempura, and teriyaki. The atmosphere was fine, if a bit plain, with elevator music playing, green walls, and red
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18 February, 2010

Southern Fast Food Series #2: Chick-fil-A–Restaurant Review

Posted in : Dining in Durham - NC, Restaurants on by : The Gourmez
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Chick-fil-A 7836 Leonardo Drive Renaissance Village, Durham Website Sandwiches: $2.89-­­$4.25 One chicken club combo with a slice of lemon pie: $9.53 I’ll admit it right now: this was not the first time I’d been to a Chick-fil-A. I will also admit that I honestly thought the restaurant was spelled Chik-fil-A, which exposes that I did
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11 February, 2010

El Rodeo — South Square (Durham)

Posted in : Dining in Durham - NC, Restaurants on by : The Gourmez
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Apologies for the lack of pictures. Those I had taken for the next few blogs were casualties of the great Hard Drive Failure of February 2010. This is especially sad in the case of this review, as that plate of camarones de chipotle looked quite yummy. El Rodeo 4215 University Drive 3404 Westgate Drive South
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22 December, 2009

Southern Fast Food Series #1: Bojangles’ — Restaurant Review

Posted in : Dining in Durham - NC, Restaurants on by : The Gourmez
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Thus begins my Southern Fast Food series. I was convinced by my friends, Iris and Laura, or perhaps by the fruity rum cocktails I’d been drinking, that I needed to give the chains located in my present state of residence a shot. This was after I had proclaimed loudly and proudly to have never stepped
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17 December, 2009

Dillard’s Bar-B-Q (Durham) — Restaurant Review

Posted in : Dining in Durham - NC, Restaurants on by : The Gourmez
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Dillard’s Bar-B-Q 3921 Fayetteville Street Durham Website Open Tuesday through Saturday From $3.75 for a bar-b-q sandwich to $10.99 for seafood gumbo. My entrée with two sides and hush puppies was $4.99 at lunch. I finally stopped in at the bright yellow and red restaurant that always catches my eye while driving down Fayetteville. You
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19 November, 2009

Los Portales, Southpoint (Durham) — Restaurant Review

Posted in : Dining in Durham - NC, Restaurants on by : The Gourmez
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Los Portales 6905 Fayetteville Road Southpoint, Durham $4.50-$11.50 Los Portales is a new Mexican restaurant in the shopping center across Fayetteville from the Streets at Southpoint. It replaced Bakehouse Bistro, which could never get their service up to par with their tasty sandwiches.  I asked my waiter if this Los Portales was related to the
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12 November, 2009

Nasher Museum Cafe (Durham) — Restaurant Review

Posted in : Dining in Durham - NC, Restaurants on by : The Gourmez
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Nasher Museum Cafe 2001 Campus Drive Duke University Campus, Durham http://nasher.duke.edu/museum_cafe.php Sandwiches and Salads: $9-13 Open for lunch Tues-Sun and early dinners on Thursday The Nasher Museum Cafe is not your average museum restaurant.  First off, it’s a sit down and be served restaurant, rather than a cafeteria, where you must hope to god that
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9 October, 2009

Restaurant Review–Fins, Downtown Raleigh

Posted in : Dining in Raleigh - NC, Restaurants on by : The Gourmez
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Fins 110 East Davie Street Downtown Raleigh Entrees:  $20-30 Fins is a modern, upscale restaurant featuring American dining with a bit of Asian inspiration.  The decor was gorgeous, from the wall of water behind the bar to the beautiful gold bars across the ceiling. I was surprised by just how empty it was on a
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5 October, 2009

Restaurant Review–Saladelia Cafe (Durham)

Posted in : Dining in Durham - NC, Restaurants on by : The Gourmez
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Saladelia Cafe 4201 University Drive Eastgate, Durham www.saladelia.com Breakfast: $3.25-7.90 Lunch: $4.99-7.50 Saladelia is a staple of Durham’s lunch scene with a bustling catering business in addition to their onsite food.  It is a favorite of mine for a late breakfast also, as their breakfast menu is available until 2pm on the weekend.  They offer
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29 September, 2009

Restaurant Review–The Oxford (Downtown Raleigh)

Posted in : Dining in Raleigh - NC, Restaurants on by : The Gourmez
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The Oxford 319 Fayetteville Street Downtown Raleigh http://www.oxfordraleigh.com/ Lunch/Brunch: $9-14 Dinner: $9-19 The Oxford is a gastropub in downtown Raleigh with a posh, yet relaxed atmosphere.  It’s a large space that’s divided into three rooms, one with a huge television, twinkly-starred ceiling, and the Union Jack on the wall; one that’s more of a traditional
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