The Murg Mykanwala is chicken served in a creamy stewed tomato sauce and a side of rice. The garlic naan is a nice addition and is extraordinarily light and fluffy.


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…

General manager Jimmy Keegan, center, gives advice about the menu to Reather Massenberg, left, and Nashall Hairston, right, during lunch at Soomsoom Pita Pockets food truck in Durham on March 24, 2017.

Food Truck Review: Soomsoom Pita Pockets – both meat and vegetarian – packed with flavor

Soomsoom Pita Pockets has meat and meatless options on its food truck. You’ll find succulent options in the soft pillows of pita By Greg Cox Originally published 4/13/2017. As I walked up to the Soomsoom Pita Pockets truck to place our order, I had the most virtuous of intentions. Really, I did. My wife had…

The Samosas are hand-rolled pastry stuffed with potato and peas at Biryani Maxx in Cary.

Biryani Maxx

Biryani Maxx By Greg Cox Originally published March 2, 2017. The details: 590-102 E. Chatham St., Cary, 919-377-0346, 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…

Try the beer chili: chef’s choice brew with anything from duck and pintos with Velveeta to local beef and white bean at The Wooden Nickel Pub in Hillsborough. The chili on Friday, Feb. 10th was made with slow-braised brisket soaked in Jade IPA from Foothills Brewing along with local chorizo, habaneros and pinto beans.

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 What to try: Andrea’s Famous Chili: lean cubed beef, pintos, great northern and kidney beans topped with a shredded cheddar blend and onions….

The Cubano sandwich (smoked pork, house-made pickles, Swiss cheese, ham, roasted red peppers and Dijon) from American Meltdown, which occupies a spot in the food court at Durham’s Streets at Southpoint mall.

Food Truck Review: American Meltdown

American Meltdown provides the ultimate comfort food – grilled cheese sandwiches. In addition to the food truck, American Meltdown occupies a spot in the food court at Durham’s Streets at Southpoint mall. By Greg Cox Review originally published 2/9/2017 Every month, within hours of my food truck review coming out, I can count on getting…


8 best Triangle “meals in a bowl”

In search of noodle soups and meal-in-a-bowl adventures     Captain Poncho’s Tacos 706 Market St., Chapel Hill 919-697-2237 Rib-sticking rendition of posole, a spicy Mexican pork and hominy soup.   El Chapin 4600-38 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd., Durham 919-908-7975 Caldo de res, a hearty Guatemalan beef soup chockablock with fresh vegetables.   El…

The Taco Supreme at Vegan Flava Cafe in Durham is a favorite among customers.

Vegan Flava

Vegan Flava for healthy eaters By Greg Cox Review originally published 8/18/2016 Are you a vegan? Into the raw foods lifestyle? Then you know how severely limited your options are at area restaurants, and will welcome this newcomer to the local dining scene. Vegan Flava Cafe 4125 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd., Durham 919-960-1832 Entering Vegan Flava…


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…

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Fresh Levant Bistro

A gluten-free Mediterranean menu at Fresh Levant Bistro By Greg Cox Review originally published 5/20/2016 When Anita Khalek came to the States from Cyprus in 1990, she brought with her fond memories of the foods of her childhood – especially Lebanon, where she was born and lived until she was 5, and where she remembers…