Dos Taquitos Raleigh Restaurant Review

I found Dos Taquitos purely by mistake. My friends planned on meeting at Dos Taquitos Centro on Glenwood in downtown Raleigh (now, Centro). Someone got lost, and headed to Creedmoor; it turned out that Centro was closed anyhow. I still remember the steak tacos I enjoyed over a year ago. Recently, my sister came to […]


La Farm Bakery, Cary, NC

by Andrea Davis

LaFarm quiche, La Farm Bakery, Cary, NC

  Coffee and croissant? Monte Cristo sandwich (ham and turkey with melted cheese sandwiched between french toast slices and served with raspberry preserves) and cinnamon mini-scone? La Farm bakery is a perfect weekend brunch location, whether you want a light snack or a stick-to-your ribs French culinary experience. Located near the intersection of High House […]



A Southern Season is the ultimate destination for food enthusiasts in the Raleigh metro area. Located in Chapel Hill, NC, A Southern Season is a short drive from Raleigh or Durham, and makes for perfect day trip for visitors (because yes, you can spend most of a day here). The store welcomes you with the […]


Daisy Cakes Durham, NC from

It’s no secret that I love Taste Carolina Food Tours. Their culinary tours are a fantastic way to take advantage of the sunny NC weather, get to kn0w the local food scene, and learn your way around town.   Tours feature the local flavor of Raleigh, Durham, Carborro, Chapel Hill, Hillsborough, etc. The newest tour […]


Il Palio meatballs @ Taste the Event, Durham, NC. From

Taste the Event is a celebration of the culinary tastes of Durham and Chapel Hill, NC. This was not a single event, rather a series of events, held from April 24th to the 27th, 2014,  to showcase the local food scene and to benefit the Food Bank of Central and Eastern NC. I opted for the […]



1. Celiac Disease 2. Gluten Sensitivity 3. Substitutes, like almond flour, have low Glycemic Index 4. Relieves some digestive Issues 5. Increases variety in one’s diet It just happens to be gluten-free week at Food and Wine magazine! Follow ReadEatRepeat on Facebook, and check out my favorite recipes and articles from their features!


Happy Easter!

by Andrea Davis


It’s another lazy Sunday here in NC. The weather doesn’t seem to be cooperating (its about 50 and cloudy from my window). But this day is special, as we mark it as Easter, complete with bunnies and ham and eggs (since when do bunnies lay eggs?) and with the inevitable family visit. So, how to […]



I was first introduced to Buku following a Taste Carolina Food Tour about six years ago. My sister and I met two couples on the tour, and we were eager to socialize more over light bites somewhere in downtown Raleigh. We settled on Buku based on location (it’s super-convenient for those who live downtown, just […]


chipotle burrito

1. Get Fresh 2. Have it Your Way 3. Stay on Plan 4. Attractive Clientele 5. Leave Satisfied I learned not to arrive at Chipotle disheveled. Hot, fit men have learned how easy it is to meet their craving for fast food while working toward their fitness goals. I have learned that I can be […]


Sweetwater Beerfest

Saturday, April 5, the gods smiled upon us once again when the annual World Beerfest came to Raleigh. But this year, things were different. We opted for the VIP pass ($90), lured in with hopes of food, bathrooms, and a few beers of which the mere mortals weren’t permitted to partake. Obstacle #1: Where IS […]


first friday in downtown raleigh, drawing by emily cash

It’s 4/4/14, and that means it’s officially First Friday in Raleigh, NC. On the first Friday of each month, March through November, the downtown comes alive with art, live music, and appetizers. Meet others who appreciate the nice weather and a bit of culture. This event is free to attend, and some venues stay open […]