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The Restaurant Guru

Sep 22, 2017 Restaurant Guru
Dear Restaurant Guru, Last Tuesday, my husband and I went to dinner. We were seated immediately by the hostess. She gave us menus but we waited and waited and no one came to the table. […]
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Like a Fine Wine: Margaux’s turns 25

Jun 30, 2017 Cameron Walker
The restaurant celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. The secret to its success? Imaginative fare and extraordinary service since 1992. If you ask co-founder Steve Horowitz the origin of the name Margaux’s, he’s likely to spin […]
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Dear Restaurant Guru…

May 22, 2017 Restaurant Guru
Dear Restaurant Guru, Recently my husband and I went to dinner with friends at a local restaurant, two of us ordered the same dish and both of us became violently ill within two hours of […]
April 2017

Restaurant Guru

Apr 17, 2017 Raleigh Magazine
Dear Restaurant Guru, I love wine, especially red wine. I rarely order a bottle because I like to try different wines. What should I do if I order a glass and it tastes funny, flat […]
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Chain Reaction

Apr 10, 2017 Christa Gala
Southern Living named Raleigh among the “Top 10 Tastiest Towns in the South,” and last year Zagat named us #19 in its “26 Hottest Food Cities.” Independent restaurants are flourishing, and national chains are knocking. […]
April 2017

Standard Time

Apr 3, 2017 Cameron Walker
Changes in the weather, a farm truck breaking down or a fisherman’s luck can all influence what makes it onto the plate at Standard Foods. The combination eatery/butcher- shop/market in the Mordecai neighborhood is farm-to-table […]
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Restaurant Guru

Mar 20, 2017 Alexandra Drosu
Dear Restaurant Guru, Last Wednesday my boyfriend and I went out to dinner. We asked the hostess to sit at a table in the bar; the area was empty. She seated us at a two-top; […]
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Freedom, Food and Design

Oct 31, 2016 Alexandra Drosu
This month Scott Crawford’s highly anticipated restaurant, Crawford & Son, opens its doors. The four-time James Beard award semifinalist secured a coveted Forbes Five-Star award for Heron’s and received widespread praise at Standard Foods; however, […]
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Window to the Mediterranean

Oct 31, 2016 Alexandra Drosu
Vidrio infuses family-style dining with the allure of the sea What is it like to dine in the Mediterranean basin? Now, you can find out, locally. Vidrio, a new restaurant by the Moshakos family known for […]
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