Cheap Eats: A look at home-grown restaurant chains

By Greg Cox Originally published February 2015 A monthly roundup of ethnic eats, counter service chow and other tasty bargains. This month’s edition shines the spotlight on home-grown restaurant chains. Unless otherwise noted, the location given is the original. (Originally published 2/20/2015) Brigs 8111 Creedmoor Road, Raleigh 919-870-0994 brigs.com In a nutshell: Hearty breakfast specialist…

Ms. Mong opening in Chapel Hill

By Greg Cox. Slated to open in early June on Franklin Street, Ms. Mong is a concept as original as the restaurant’s imaginary namesake character. The brainchild of owners Alex Kim and Isaac Park, the restaurant might be best be described as “the next generation of Mongolian barbecue.” In more ways than one. Kim’s parents…