A dozen gluten-free dining spots in the Triangle!

A monthly roundup of ethnic eats, counter service chow and other tasty bargains. This month we set out in search of cheap gluten-free (GF) eats Arepa Culture NC Food truck; check Twitter for location arepaculturenc.com Twitter: @arepaculturenc Arepas, Venezuelan- and Colombian-inspired cornmeal flatbreads with a variety of fillings, prepared in a gluten-free facility.   Bad…

A dozen delicious donut shops in the Triangle

This month we go out in search of donuts and come back with – you guessed it – a dozen Baker’s Dozen Donuts Two Raleigh locations: 1307 Buck Jones Road and 6320-123 Capital Blvd. 919-377-1221 (Buck Jones Road); 919-803-0837 (Capital Boulevard) nando.com/3v3 Dunk this: apple fritter   Carolina Glazed Donuts 5400 S. Miami Blvd., Durham…

6 of the Triangle’s top (hot) dogs

This month we sniff out some of the area’s top dogs   Bull City Burger & Brewery 107 E. Parrish St., Durham 919-680-2333 bullcityburgerandbrewery.com Relish this: Wieners made in house from pasture-raised North Carolina beef, served on a house-baked bun. Try one with triple-fermented sauerkraut.   Cloos’ Coney Island 2233-102 Avent Ferry Road, Raleigh 919-834-3354…

Mediterranean with a twist in the Triangle

This month, we set out in search of places that venture beyond the usual hummus-and-pita suspects to offer Mediterranean with a twist Argana 1246 NW Maynard Road, Cary 919-468-3073 arganacary.com The twist: Moroccan specialties, including bastilla, tagine, and an assortment of salads (try z’alouk, a lemon-brightened roasted eggplant salad with tomatoes, parsley and garlic). Cilantro…

Cheap Eats: Local sandwich shops with global tastes

Cheap Eats: Local sandwich shops with global tastes By Greg Cox Originally published 3/25/2016 Last month, we checked out some new variations on the all-American sandwich. In this month’s roundup of ethnic eats, counter service chow and other tasty bargains, we venture further afield for a global sampling. Cuba: Cubano sandwich Old Havana Sandwich Shop 310…

Cheap Eats: Tantalizing new sandwich options in the Triangle

Cheap Eats: Tantalizing new sandwich options in the Triangle   Originally published on 2/26/2016 By Greg Cox   In this month’s roundup of ethnic eats, counter service chow and other tasty bargains, we check out some tantalizing new sandwich options.   American Meltdown 6910 Fayetteville Road, Southpoint Mall food court, Durham 919-473-6358 americanmeltdown.org Try Pigs ‘n’…

Cheap Eats: Vegetarian and vegan options

Cheap Eats: Spots with healthy vegetarian and vegan fare Originally published on 1/22/2016 By Greg Cox   This month’s roundup of ethnic eats, counter service chow and other tasty bargains, spotlights a tempting selection of vegetarian and vegan fare.   B. Good 201-100 Park at North Hills St., Raleigh 919-916-5410 bgood.com Try: Kale and quinoa bowls (I…

Cheap Eats: Local longstanding favorites

Cheap Eats: Local longstanding favorites Originally published on 12/25/2015 By Greg Cox A monthly roundup of ethnic eats, counter service chow and other tasty bargains. This month, we close out the year with a tour of longstanding local favorites. Allen & Son BBQ 6203 Millhouse Road, Chapel Hill; 919-942-7576 nando.com/32r Cooking NC pork barbecue the…

Cheap Eats: Alternatives to national chains

Cheap Eats: Alternatives to national chains By Greg Cox Originally published on 11/27/2015 A monthly roundup of ethnic eats, counter service chow and other tasty bargains. This month, a special holiday shopper’s edition offers alternatives to the national chains at area malls and major shopping centers. BRIER CREEK COMMONS/ALEXANDER PLACE Flame Kabob 7961-110 Skyland Ridge…

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;…

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…