Viceroy

Viceroy is a joint venture between the owners of the popular Bull McCabe’s pub just down the street and the owners of the Tan-Durm food truck. It’s a mashup of their respective specialties: British and Indian cuisines. By Greg Cox Originally published 4/20/2017 Entering Viceroy, your eyes adjust to the soft, warm light of Edison…

Biryani Maxx

Biryani Maxx By Greg Cox Originally published March 2, 2017. The details: 590-102 E. Chatham St., Cary, 919-377-0346, biryanimaxx.com Nestled among a cluster of unassuming strip malls near the intersection of East Chatham Street and Maynard Road, Biryani Maxx is one of nearly three dozen restaurants whose globe-spanning diversity are earning the area the nickname…

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,…

Blue Stingray Seafood, Cilantro Indian Cafe, Makus Empanadas

Step up to the counter for seafood, empanadas, Indian food By Greg Cox Review originally published 5/6/2016 If fine dining establishments are the thoroughbreds of the restaurant world, then counter service eateries are the workhorses. As dependable as they are unassuming, the best of them thrive on delivering the goods quickly and cheaply. On rare…

Nazara Indian Bistro

Beautiful meals at Nazara, an upscale Indian eatery By Greg Cox Review originally published 02/12/16 The Cary restaurant’s decor is upscale and modern, and a similar aesthetic guides the presentation of the food: an ambitious mix of traditional and contemporary Indian fare. Entering Nazara, you step into a small vestibule with potted greenery, a couple…