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Unaabi – Afghan Food!

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I would recommend starting off the meal with the aushak boiled dumplings filled with scallions, herbs & spices and topped with minted yogurt sauce and ground beef. They remind me of spicy wantons bathed in a sweet yogurt sauce.…

Recipe: St. Paddy’s Day Corned Beef and Cabbage

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Story by Nick Verna. Photo by Stefania Pomponi Butler. Cary, NC - You may be thinking “why is an Italian guy writing an article about corned beef and cabbage”? Well, a lot of us have Irish spouses!  I sure do! We always celebrate St. Patty’s day by eating Corned Beef and Cabbage…

Food Review: Vino Ristorante and Pizzeria

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Food review by Nick Verna Morrisville, NC -  Vino Ristorante and Pizzeria in Morrisville has a casual atmosphere with large booths and quick friendly service.…

Recipe: Classic Roast Chicken

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Recipe by Nick Verna. Photo by TheCulinaryGeek. Cary, NC – When I first roasted a chicken for my wife she thought that you could only buy them from a grocery store. She quickly realized that making a chicken at home tasted better and was cheaper. I will usually use a…

Dine Local: Baby Moon Cafe

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Baby Moon Café is a hidden gem and one of my favorite restaurants in the Triangle. Whether you are going for grilled salmon salad at lunch or veal picatta for dinner you will never be disappointed.…