Dharani

Dining review: Dharani offers Southern Indian adventure at every turn By Greg Cox Review originally published 6/23/2016 After more than two decades of reviewing restaurants (nearly 60 of them Indian), it isn’t often that I come across a dish I’ve never encountered before. Dharani, a Southern Indian restaurant that launched in late January in Morrisville,…

Food truck review: The 13th Taco

13th Taco is a lucky find for taqueria enthusiasts By Greg Cox Review originally published 6/16/2016 The 13th Taco served its first customer just last month on a Friday the 13th, but David Peraza-Arce insists that’s just a coincidence. Peraza-Arce, who describes himself as “chef/creator/investor” (the “chef” part boasting a resume that includes Mez, Jibarra…

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,…

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: 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…

Totopos owners open Viva DF Tequila & Taco Bar in Morrisville

Originally published 8/24/2015 By Greg Cox The owners of Totopos in Cary have formed a partnership called Planet Taco Hospitality Group and opened Viva DF Tequila & Taco Bar in Morrisville’s McCrimmon Corner Shopping Center. Principal partner Joel Ibarra explains that “DF” (pronounced DAY EFF-ay) stands for Distrito Federal, the official governmental designation for Mexico…

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…

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…