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FOOD: Raleigh Irish Pub Adds Apple Cider Bacon Chicken Wings

FOOD: Raleigh Irish Pub Adds Apple Cider Bacon Chicken Wings

By The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH – When you think of really good chicken wings, you usually don’t associate them with Irish pubs.  However, one of the best tasting wings we’ve ever had in the Raleigh area have been served at TirNaNog Irish Pub and Restaurant in downtown Raleigh on Moore…

FOOD: Photos Of The Angus Barn During The Holidays

FOOD: Photos Of The Angus Barn During The Holidays

By The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH – What do an inverted Christmas tree hanging from the ceiling, some resident elves, great cheese, and great food have in common?  They can all be found at the famous Angus Barn restaurant during the holidays. If you haven’t stopped by the Raleigh landmark during…

FOOD: Dinner To Honor Poet Robert Burns With Haggis To Be Held In Raleigh

FOOD: Dinner To Honor Poet Robert Burns With Haggis To Be Held In Raleigh

By The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH –  A Raleigh Irish pub and restaurant will host a special dinner in January to honor Scottish poet Robert Burns, complete with Scottish dancing, bagpipes, a reading of Burns’ work by a Scotland native, and of course, a some haggis. Burns was an 18th century…

Venomous Lionfish Invades NC Waters, But Tastes Surprisingly Good

Venomous Lionfish Invades NC Waters, But Tastes Surprisingly Good

By The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH – Invasive species can sometimes disrupt the new ecosystems that they enter and the arrival of the beautiful but harmful Lionfish is no exception. According to workers at SeaGrant, a North Carolina research group, the Pterois volitans, or Lionfish as it is commonly called, is normally…

FOOD: Raleigh Restaurant To Feature Cultural Items For Midweek Feasts

FOOD: Raleigh Restaurant To Feature Cultural Items For Midweek Feasts

By The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH – Downtown establishment TirNaNog Irish Pub & Restaurant has announced they will be featuring some cultural foods from around the world as part of their special “Midweek Feast” menu additions that take place every two weeks on Wednesday nights. The restaurant has included some exotic…

Farm To Fork Picnic Hosts Sold Out Crowd With Great Local Food

Farm To Fork Picnic Hosts Sold Out Crowd With Great Local Food

By The Raleigh Telegram HILLSBOROUGH – Last Sunday, the annual Farm to Fork picnic once again featured a sold out crowd as hundreds of local food lovers enjoyed tasty food, desserts, beer, music, and more at the W.C. Breeze Family Farm just outside of Hillsborough in Orange County. The annual…

Newspaper Launches New North Carolina Beer Magazine

Newspaper Launches New North Carolina Beer Magazine

By The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH – The Raleigh Telegram has announced that it has launched a new magazine that will focus on North Carolina breweries, Tarheel craft beers, and beer events in the state called North Carolina Beer Magazine. The new magazine is free to read and can be found…

FOOD: Big Barbecue Events This Weekend In Raleigh, Eastern NC

FOOD: Big Barbecue Events This Weekend In Raleigh, Eastern NC

By Anne Edmondson, Special To The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH, N.C.—The annual series of competitive barbecue cooking is now in full swing in Eastern North Carolina with three contests set for the coming weekend, including large gatherings in Greenville and Raleigh expected to draw thousands of pork barbecue lovers. But the…

Restaurant Will Celebrate Titanic Memory With Special Dinner

Restaurant Will Celebrate Titanic Memory With Special Dinner

By The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH – With the anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic on Sunday and with actual artifacts from the famous luxury liner on display in Raleigh this month, a local Irish pub has decided to remember the HMS Titanic with a full course meal featuring items…

Despite Burning Down, Raleigh Irish Pub Will Still Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

Despite Burning Down, Raleigh Irish Pub Will Still Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

By The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH – Despite a massive fire that totally destroyed the Hibernian Irish Pub in December, the pub will still host a St. Patrick’s Day celebration on Saturday, March 16th next to the burned out building. Blocking off part of North Street next to the pub on…

New NC Cookbook Released Featuring Tomatoes, Southern Produce

New NC Cookbook Released Featuring Tomatoes, Southern Produce

By D.G. Martin, The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH – North Carolina native Sheri Castle’s new book is a great guide to finding the best seasonal foods in our region.  Castle is a popular food writer and cooking teacher who celebrates delicious and healthy home cooked meals made possible by fresh, local,…

BEER: New Brewery To Open In The Triangle This Year

BEER: New Brewery To Open In The Triangle This Year

By The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH – The Triangle’s newest beer brewery will be opening soon, just in time for spring.  The new Hosanna Brewery will soon be opening up at 2916 Main Street in downtown Fuquay-Varina in Wake County and they have announced on their website that they hope to…

BEER: Raleigh’s New Yard House Is Pricy But Upscale

BEER: Raleigh’s New Yard House Is Pricy But Upscale

By The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH – If you’re looking for a new upscale joint to enjoy beer in Raleigh, the newest location of Yard House has opened up in the North Hills area.  The upscale beerhouse and restaurant is located next to World of Beer across the street from the…

FOOD: TirNaNog Irish Pub Changes Up Menu, Adds More Sides

FOOD: TirNaNog Irish Pub Changes Up Menu, Adds More Sides

By The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH – Many restaurants are adding more healthy choices on their menus these days and the TirNaNog Irish Pub and Restaurant in downtown Raleigh recently revamped their menu to add some more side items that may offer some broader appeal.  Some of the choices also offer…

FOOD: Recipe For Tasty Steamed Garlic Asparagus

FOOD: Recipe For Tasty Steamed Garlic Asparagus

By The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH – Asparagus is good for you and is an attractive dish on any table, but how do you cook it so that it’s not bland, mushy and too boring? Enjoy this easy and fast recipe from our kitchen for tasty garlic asparagus that is steamed…

Landmark Raleigh Bar “The Hibernian” Burns To The Ground On Glenwood

Landmark Raleigh Bar “The Hibernian” Burns To The Ground On Glenwood

By The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH – A Raleigh Irish pub and restaurant that served as a local landmark and was one of the first nightspots to help kick off Glenwood Avenue’s resurgence as a downtown destination has sadly burned to the ground.   On the day after Christmas, the Hibernian…

FOOD: Durham To Host Beer And Food Tasting, Beer Speakers At DPAC

FOOD: Durham To Host Beer And Food Tasting, Beer Speakers At DPAC

By The Raleigh Telegram DURHAM – A new beer event will be debuting in the Triangle in February of 2013. The Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC), Sam’s Quik Shop, and Tyler’s Restaurant & Taproom are launching the inaugural Bull City Food & Beer Experience in downtown Durham with local food,…

FOOD: Fall Menu At Durham’s Fairview Dining Room At Washington Duke Inn Focuses On Harvest Colors

FOOD: Fall Menu At Durham’s Fairview Dining Room At Washington Duke Inn Focuses On Harvest Colors

By Kathy M. Newbern and J.S. Fletcher, Special to The Raleigh Telegram DURHAM – We’ve had the good fortune to sample Chef Jason Cunningham’s seasonal menus for the Fairview Dining Room at Durham’s Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club for summer, spring and now, fall. We can attest that if you love…

FOOD: New Sushi Gami In Raleigh’s Cameron Village Is Friendly And Fantastic

FOOD: New Sushi Gami In Raleigh’s Cameron Village Is Friendly And Fantastic

By The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH – We recently visited a new sushi restaurant located in Cameron Village called Sushi Gami. The new upscale but casual restaurant features not only sushi but a wide range of gourmet burgers as well. During our visit, we sat at the sushi bar and ordered…

PHOTOS: Raleigh’s Big Bad Ball At The Capital City Club

PHOTOS: Raleigh’s Big Bad Ball At The Capital City Club

By The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH – One of the city’s most glamorous events every year is the Big Bad Ball and it’s certainly held for a great cause.  The ball at the Capital City Club is the main fundraiser for Wake County Hospice, which helps patients and their families during…

BEER: Video Tour Of Raleigh’s Own Big Boss Brewing Company

BEER: Video Tour Of Raleigh’s Own Big Boss Brewing Company

By Matthew Corey, Special To The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH – Local video producer Matthew Corey has toured yet another brewing company here in the Triangle in his Carolina on Tap video series.  Matthew takes us on a tour of Big Boss Brewing Company, which is located in the heart of…

BEER: NC State Fair Holds First Ever Beer Brewing Competition

BEER: NC State Fair Holds First Ever Beer Brewing Competition

By The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH – Although the North Carolina State Fair has been hosting wine-making competitions for years now, this year’s fair marked the first time that beer-makers — both professionals and home-brewers — could vie for blue ribbons at the annual event. Many Triangle area beer makers did…

FOOD: Raleigh Woman Wins At State Fair With Elaborate Monkey Cake

FOOD: Raleigh Woman Wins At State Fair With Elaborate Monkey Cake

By The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH – A baker from Raleigh did very well in the annual cake decorating competition at the North Carolina State Fair this year with an elaborate cake that drew lots of onlookers. Jo E. Drummond won first place and a blue ribbon for her “Barrel of…

PHOTOS: See 162 Photos From The NC State Fair In Raleigh

PHOTOS: See 162 Photos From The NC State Fair In Raleigh

By The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH – Prize winning cows, a 500 pound pumpkin, tasty burgers, large crowds, Ferris wheels, fireworks, and more.  The N.C. State Fair closed Sunday with a total attendance of 965,297, which was the third-highest total of all-time. Crowds were ver apparent on the last weekend of…

VIDEOS: NC State Fair Fireworks, Food, Pig Races, And More

VIDEOS: NC State Fair Fireworks, Food, Pig Races, And More

By The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH -  If you haven’t been to the North Carolina State Fair yet, you need to hurry and attend as it ends on Sunday night.  There is still plenty of time to enjoy the unique food, animals, agricultural displays, games, music, and rides from this year’s…

FOOD: Panera Bread Gives Daytime Professional Customers The Boot

FOOD: Panera Bread Gives Daytime Professional Customers The Boot

By The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH – In an apparent effort to get daytime professionals and others who use the coffee shop as a base of operations during the day to leave, many Panera Bread coffee shops and bakeries are now limiting wireless Internet access during the day and even during…

Raleigh City Council Votes To Give $50,000 Loans To Pizza Parlor, Office Owner

Raleigh City Council Votes To Give $50,000 Loans To Pizza Parlor, Office Owner

By The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH – Earlier this month, the Raleigh City Council voted to give two $50,000 loans to local businesses including a pizza parlor downtown and an office building owner on Glenwood Avenue.  The loans were approved at the council’s September 4th meeting. The council approved two loans…

VIDEO: Preview Of The Raleigh Irish Festival On Saturday

VIDEO: Preview Of The Raleigh Irish Festival On Saturday

By The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH – We talk with Annie Nice, the manager of the TirNaNog Irish Pub in downtown Raleigh about the events and activities at the Raleigh Irish Festival on Saturday, September 29th, 2012 in Moore Square. Article Posted: Friday, September 28th, 2012.   VIDEO BY THE RALEIGH…

FOOD: Raleigh’s New Zinda Has Great Atmosphere, Not So Great Food

FOOD: Raleigh’s New Zinda Has Great Atmosphere, Not So Great Food

By Daniel Whittaker, The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH – What is it? Crispy 5-Spice Calamari. Tender rings and tentacles (I highlight that word because their menu spelled it wrong) fried in our house-made batter, tossed with garlic and Thai chili peppers, served with a spicy aioli, pickled chilis, and samba. Where…

NOTES ON QUOTES: Food For Thought From Yesteryear & What Our Founding Fathers Ate

NOTES ON QUOTES: Food For Thought From Yesteryear & What Our Founding Fathers Ate

By Gordon and Marcia Mercer, The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH – “All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.” Charles Schulz Marcia’s Aunt Betty has a cookbook with the inscription, “Marjorie learned to cook out of this cookbook, so it is hers.” It was signed…

FOOD: Mish Mash At Capital Club 16 And Butter Chicken At Brookside

FOOD: Mish Mash At Capital Club 16 And Butter Chicken At Brookside

By Daniel Whittaker, The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH – THE MISH MASH AT CAPITAL CLUB 16 What is it? The Mish Mash Where can I eat that? Capital Club 16 When can I eat that? Brunch One of the most popular young restaurants in downtown Raleigh is Capital Club 16. Whether…

FOOD: Gourmet Gala To Feature Food From 11 Triangle Restaurants

FOOD: Gourmet Gala To Feature Food From 11 Triangle Restaurants

By The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH – A big gourmet gala coming up in will feature food made by chefs from around the Triangle and will benefit a good cause. The Triangle chapter of the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America will host their 2012 Gourmet Gala on Sunday, September 9th,…

FOOD: After 44 Years, Famous Hot Dog And Burger Joint Closes

FOOD: After 44 Years, Famous Hot Dog And Burger Joint Closes

By The Raleigh Telegram CARY – After being open in the area for almost 44 years, a well known hot dog and hamburger grill restaurant has closed down.  The Circus Family Restaurant on the border between Cary and Raleigh on Chatham Street disappointed those in the past several weeks who…

FOOD: NC Farms Supplying More Food To Local Schools

FOOD: NC Farms Supplying More Food To Local Schools

By The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH – Under a new statewide program, local farms are helping to supply more foods to area schools.  According to the North Carolina Department of Agriculture, the “Farm to School” program sales now has exceeded $1.2 million for this previous school year. The department said that…

“Big Fish” Author Announces Broadway Musical At Fantastic Dinner

“Big Fish” Author Announces Broadway Musical At Fantastic Dinner

By R. Gregg, The Raleigh Telegram DURHAM – At a fantastic dinner in his honor, author Daniel Wallace of Chapel Hill recently announced that his book “Big Fish” will be made into a Broadway musical that will start next year.  The author made that announcement, along with news of the…

FOOD: Locally Made Cheese Tasting In Downtown Raleigh

FOOD: Locally Made Cheese Tasting In Downtown Raleigh

By DRA, Reprinted By The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH – A fun and unique event called “CHEESE PLEASE!”  at the Raleigh Downtown Farmers Market will be an interesting opportunity to experience North Carolina’s delicious culinary cheese scene.  On Wednesday, August 1, 2012 from 10 am to 2 pm, at City Plaza…

FOOD: The Morning Times Cafe Is Quiet Oasis In Downtown Raleigh

FOOD: The Morning Times Cafe Is Quiet Oasis In Downtown Raleigh

By The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH – At the Morning Times cafe in downtown Raleigh, patrons can enjoy a quiet oasis in the center of the city while enjoying food and surfing the Internet or reading the paper. Morning Times serves coffee, juices, various pastries and sandwiches and wraps from their…

FOOD: Raleigh’s Fujisan Offers More Than A Meal

FOOD: Raleigh’s Fujisan Offers More Than A Meal

By The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH – If you’re looking for a good meal that can also be a lot of fun, then we highly recommend Fujisan Japanese steak house in the Brier Creek shopping center in Raleigh. We’ve had a chance to eat at Fujisan several times over the last…

FOOD: Laotian Brother, Sister To Open New Restaurant In Downtown Raleigh

FOOD: Laotian Brother, Sister To Open New Restaurant In Downtown Raleigh

By Amy Morse, The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH -Foodies may wish to celebrate as a new Latioan restaurant is opening soon in downtown Raleigh on Blount Street, next to the TirNaNog Irish Pub. Vansana and Vanvisa Nolintha, a 26 and 24 year old brother and sister Laotian duo, are hoping to…

FOOD: Peace China Has Great Honey Walnut Shrimp In Downtown Raleigh

FOOD: Peace China Has Great Honey Walnut Shrimp In Downtown Raleigh

By The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH – If you’re looking for a nice, upscale spot to enjoy dinner with an upscale atmosphere and pricetag to match it, there are plenty of choices in downtown Raleigh.  However, sometimes you just want a quick meal that tastes great but that doesn’t bust your…

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