Virgil’s Original Taqueria

A creative approach at Virgil’s Original Taqueria By Greg Cox Review originally published 12/29/2016 Just inside the door, a – well, let’s call it a tapestry – of square artificial turf tiles spans the wall on the right. On the opposite wall, outlined in white on chalkboard-black, is the restaurant’s logo: a running chicken framed…

8 best Triangle “meals in a bowl”

In search of noodle soups and meal-in-a-bowl adventures     Captain Poncho’s Tacos 706 Market St., Chapel Hill 919-697-2237 captainponchos.com Rib-sticking rendition of posole, a spicy Mexican pork and hominy soup.   El Chapin 4600-38 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd., Durham 919-908-7975 el-chapin.com Caldo de res, a hearty Guatemalan beef soup chockablock with fresh vegetables.   El…

2016 Best in the Triangle and Restaurant of the Year

The best restaurants in the Triangle for 2016 All three of the Triangle’s James Beard Best Chef winners embarked on new ventures in 2015. Ashley Christensen has the Restaurant of the Year with her casual and cosmopolitan Death & Taxes. Other noteworthy new restaurants came from Scott Howell in Durham and Scott Crawford in Raleigh. By Greg…

Cafe Lucarne

Cafe Lucarne helps fill downtown Raleigh breakfast-and-lunch void By Greg Cox Review originally published 12/15/2016 When Lucky’s Deli opened in June, it brought a welcome new breakfast-and-lunch option to the evening-heavy lineup of restaurants in downtown Durham. Just a few weeks later, Cafe Lucarne did the same for downtown Raleigh with its opening in City…

6 great Triangle breakfast spots worth getting out of bed for

  This month, we stop hitting the snooze alarm and head out for breakfast at Angie’s in Garner, Night Kitchen and Person Street Pharmacy in Raleigh, True Flavors in Durham and other great spots.   Angie’s 1340 W. Garner Road, Garner 919-661-6707 angiesrestaurant.com Worth getting out of bed for: Two eggs any style, choice of…