Dining review: Vidrio’s dramatic setting leads to high expectations. The kitchen rises to meet them.

Vidrio on Glenwood Avenue in Raleigh draws on cuisines from one end of the Mediterranean to the other for its inspiration. By Greg Cox Originally published 7/13/2017 RALEIGH Just outside the entrance to Vidrio, a curtain of water spills into a blue and white ceramic tile fountain. Reminiscent of a Mediterranean market square, the fountain…

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You’ll want more at more. in Glenwood South By Greg Cox Review originally published on 4/1/2016 In just three years, JMR Kitchens has established itself as an up-and-coming restaurant group with an instinct for food trends. The family-owned group’s first two ventures – Taste, a small plates wine bar on Medlin Drive; and The Oak,…

Plates

Original review published: 4/18/2014 Plates spins a delectable seasonal menu By Greg Cox Entering Plates, your eye is drawn to a colorful display of plates on the left wall, near the front of the dining room. An eclectic collection embracing everything from English Blue Willow china to Polish folk art pottery, the plates conspire with little…