Get ready to chill at these homemade ice cream shops

This month, we beat the summer heat with homemade (or locally made) ice cream By Greg Cox Originally published 6/22/2017 A monthly roundup of ethnic eats, counter service chow and other tasty bargains. This month, we beat the summer heat with homemade (or locally made) ice cream. Chuck & Buck Cones ’n’ Cups 4610-B Capital…

Top 6 bowls of chili in the Triangle

Our monthly roundup of ethnic eats, counter service chow and other tasty bargains features chili, just in time for National Chili Day. The Blue Note Grill 709 Washington St., Durham 919-401-1979 thebluenotegrill.com What to try: Andrea’s Famous Chili: lean cubed beef, pintos, great northern and kidney beans topped with a shredded cheddar blend and onions….

2017 Best in the Triangle and Restaurant of the Year

The best restaurants in the Triangle for 2017 By Greg Cox Originally published 1/25/2017 Every year, as I look back over the previous 12 months of restaurant comings and goings in the process of putting together my annual Best Restaurants list, one or two noteworthy trends invariably stand out. These naturally have varied from year…

Sandwich shops: Linus & Peppers, Bona Fide, Person Street Pharmacy

A Triangle-wide search for the transcendental sandwich By Greg Cox Review originally published 6/9/2016 It’s hard to beat the trusty sandwich for quick sustenance, but let’s face it: The sandwich that rises to the level of a memorable meal is rare indeed. It could be the locally baked artisanal bread that makes it special, or the house-cured…

Cheap Eats: Breakfast newcomers

Originally published 3/26/2015 By Greg Cox In this monthly roundup of ethnic eats, counter service chow and other tasty bargains, we check out newcomers to the rapidly growing list of breakfast options. The Egg and I 1101 Environ Way, Chapel Hill 919-537-8488 theeggandirestaurants.com Try: Parisian Benedict: smoked ham, sautéed portobellos, and melted Swiss on a…

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…

Cheap Eats: Break out of your sandwich rut

By Greg Cox Originally published August 2014 This month’s roundup of tasty bargains will help you break out of the Reuben rut with some refreshingly different sandwich alternatives. Angelina’s Kitchen 23 Rectory St., Pittsboro 919-545-5505 angelinaskitchenonline.com Break out of the rut with: Gyro sandwich made with slow-cooked local beef. The Bagel Bar 630 Weaver Dairy Road, Chapel…

Hillsborough BBQ Company

Original review published 10/28/2011 By Greg Cox Hillsborough BBQ Company’s location,  in a small commercial strip several blocks off the town’s main drag,  is hardly what you’d call prime. But for barbecue aficionados,  who know that some of the best barbecue is found off the beaten path,  that’s the first good sign. The next is…