Food Truck Review: Bulkogi

Korean BBQ truck Bulkogi hits the sweet spot By Greg Cox Original review published 4/8/2016 When Bulkogi first hit the road in 2009, it was one of a mere handful of food trucks in the Triangle. Since then, the number of mobile vendors has grown exponentially. Meanwhile, Bulkogi has gone through a complete life cycle,…

Oak City Meatball Shoppe

Oak City Meatball Shoppe keeps its eye on the ball By Greg Cox Review originally published 1/8/2015 Far too many restaurant menus are guided by what I call the “Don’t put all your eggs in one basket” school of thought. In a misguided attempt to appeal to the widest possible audience, they offer an extensive…

Cheap Eats: Comfort food for chilly months

Cheap Eats: Comfort food for chilly months By Greg Cox Originally published 10/30/2015 A monthly roundup of ethnic eats, counter service chow and other tasty bargains. This month, we stoke our furnaces with comfort food and other rib-sticking fare to fuel us through the coming chilly months. Doherty’s 1979 High House Road, Cary; 5490 Apex…

Cheap Eats: In pursuit of Triangle area food trucks

  Cheap Eats: In pursuit of Triangle area food trucks By Greg Cox Originally published 9/25/2015 For this month’s roundup, we hit the road in pursuit of food trucks. You can track their current location on their website or on Twitter. For a wider sampling, check out the upcoming food truck rodeos in Cary (October 4;…

Former Magnolia Grill owners opening Carrboro pizzeria

Former Magnolia Grill owners opening Carrboro pizzeria By Andrea Weigl Originally published 9/15/2015 Ben and Karen Barker, the James Beard-award-winning chefs and former owners of Durham’s Magnolia Grill, are opening a pizzeria with their son Gabe in Carrboro. The Barkers hope to open Pizzeria Mercato by the end of the year. It sounds like the…

Cheap Eats: Beat the late summer heat with wraps and salads

  Originally published 8/28/2015 By Greg Cox A monthly roundup of ethnic eats, counter-service chow and other tasty bargains. In this month’s edition, we beat the late summer heat with entree salads and wraps.   B. Good 201-100 Park at North Hills St., Raleigh. 919-916-5410 bgood.com   Cafe Symmetry 200 N. Greensboro St., in Carr…

Cafe Symmetry opens in Carrboro

Originally published 7/29/2015 By Greg Cox Cindy McMahan, a founding partner in Elmo’s Diner in Carr Mill Mall, has teamed up with a group of managers from that restaurant to open Cafe Symmetry in the same shopping center. The new restaurant offers a seasonally evolving menu with a focus on healthy locavore fare, served cafeteria-style….

2015 Best in the Triangle and Restaurant of the Year

Read our 2016 Best in the Triangle and Restaurant of the Year story.   2015 Best of the Triangle and Restaurant of the Year Originally published 1/29/2015 By Greg Cox Every year, as I’m rereading old reviews and previous editions of my annual Best Restaurants roundup in preparation for this year’s list, it feels like…