Dining review: Brewery Bhavana pushes the envelope, yet completely makes sense upon arrival

Brewery Bhavana, from the owners of Bida Manda, brings to Raleigh a dim sum restaurant, brewery, flower shop and bookstore. It is one of Bon Appetit’s 10 best new restaurants in the country. By Greg Cox Originally published 8/17/2017 RALEIGH When Vansana and Vanvisa Nolintha opened Bida Manda five years ago, they didn’t just give…

East Garden

On course for East Garden’s exotic Chinese menu By Greg Cox Review originally published 7/28/2016 Entering East Garden, you encounter a series of increasingly tantalizing – and ironically, given the restaurant’s name, at times disorienting – clues about the experience that awaits. For starters, the entrance is in the rear of the building as seen…