N.C. One Bite at a Time (Part 17)

Time has really flown around here. It’s been almost 6 months since I’ve posted an N.C. One Bite at a Time! Although I have been traveling here and there and there are still plenty of Triangle spots on my list, I have had the chance to try a few new places.

Carroll’s Kitchencarroll's kitchen

Finally, I was downtown during breakfast so I could try some tasty bites from this awesome little deli that supports homeless women in Raleigh. The food is so good, too! I got an amazing cinnamon sugar pop tart and a spinach feta kolache.

Bond Brothers Beer Companybond brothers beer

Bond Brothers is relatively new to the beer scene in the area, but it has certainly made a name for itself. The IPAs are on point, and the sours are super tasty, too. They also have a nice patio section.

Loafloaf durham

Recently when in Durham, I stopped by Loaf to grab some baked goods. The thin, crispy chocolate chip cookies were a treat and made the perfect sandwich for these.

Jessica’s Handmade Donutsjessica's handmade donuts

I tried out this little donut shop in Garner and was impressed with the range of flavors and prices. This would be a great weekend morning stop for families nearby.

Chanticleer Cafechanticleer cafe cookie

Speaking of more bakeries, it was fun to explore this cafe in Cary for a lunch date. They have a nice selection of sandwiches and salads, as well as a range of baked goods. This massive tiger cookie was full of flavor!

CAM RaleighCAM raleigh

I got to go to a Creative Mornings meeting a few months ago in CAM Raleigh, a contemporary art museum. The space was airy and full of intriguing art pieces, and the meeting was quite inspiring.

Whiskey Kitchenwhiskey kitchen

I’ve only had drinks at this new downtown spot, but it made quite an impression. The bar and seating inside is beautiful, and the outdoor patio area is perfect for drinks with friends. I can’t wait to try the eats sometime soon!

St. Roch Fine Oysters + BarSt. Roch Oysters

There’s a new oyster spot in town (in the old Joule building), and they have some delicious raw oyster options, as well as cooked. We really enjoyed our drinks and the warm atmosphere.

Ashe County CheeseAshe County Cheese

Have you tried Ashe County cheese yet? I’ve been digging the mountain sharp cheddar, and I just discovered that there are a ton of cheese flavors available at the State Farmers Market.

Angus Barnangus barn spinach salad

We just had dinner at this historic Raleigh spot, and it was quite an experience. The Wild Turkey Lounge was eclectic and hopping with people enjoying classic drinks and dinner together. Also, I was digging the homemade crackers and blended cheese with pickles and olives. Then, during our dinner in the barn there was that fabulous, bacon-filled spinach salad with warm dressing and the tender steak and rich potato sides. Yum!

Bad Daddy’s Burger Barbad daddy's burger bar

This is a great place to go for a big, tasty burger and a fun salad or sides. I really like how you can make your own side salad with dozens of creative toppings.