Specialty Stores: Awazé Ethiopian and Eritrean

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Cary, NC – Cary is full of great restaurants and many of us likely have our favorites we go to over and over again. But if you are looking from a break in repetition and you aren’t familiar with Ethiopian or Eritrean food, then Awazé is an excellent dining destination.

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Chef Ryan Summers after winning.

Cary Chef’s Team Wins Cooking Competition

Cary, NC – In their first round in the Got To Be NC Competition Dining Series, Team Mirepoix won, meaning Cary chef Ryan Summers is advancing to the semi-finals. Read more


Summer Recipes: Summer Samosas

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Cary, NC – Summer is a more relaxed time which means amateur cooks can use those extra moments of the day to try out new recipes. CaryCitizen has asked chefs from local restaurants to contribute summertime recipes. This week, it’s Syed Yousuf from Kababish Café with a recipe for Summer Samosas. Read more

The Famous Toastery, formerly known as Toast Café, location on Colonnades Way.

Second Location for Famous Toastery Coming to West Cary

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Cary, NC – Famous Toastery has been enjoying its location at Colonnades Way in Cary for a while now. And evidently, residents have been enjoying it too because the breakfast restaurant is opening a second location in West Cary.

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Specialty Stores: Shivam Indian Spices

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Morrisville, NC – With just a little bit of looking, you can find all sorts of grocery stores around the area that offer food and service that are hard to find in other markets. For example, there is the wide array of goods and helpful staff at Shivam Indian Spices on Davis Drive.

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The Raleigh competitions will be at 214 Martin St.

Cary Chef Competing in Carolina Cooking Contest

Cary, NC – North Carolina’s local cooking competition, Got To Be NC, is starting up this week with the Raleigh block and one of the teams has a chef from Cary who is looking forward to his first contest. Read more


Chanticleer: Cary’s Best Coffeehouse?

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Cary, NC – By accident, we tried Chanticleer, the café and bakery at the corner of Cary Parkway and Tryon Road. It might be the best coffeehouse in Cary. Read more

Butcher's Market owner Derek Wilkins with the Cary store's general manager, Jeff Gregory.

Specialty Stores: The Butcher’s Market

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Cary, NC – With its distinctive big sign and proximity to some of Cary’s busiest intersections, the Butcher’s Market has been on the mind of local cooks for years as a place to get quality meats and local groceries. Read more


Summer Recipes: Strawberry and Camembert Cheese Salad

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Cary, NC – Getting together with friends and family over good food is always fun and the Summer is a perfect time to try new things. CaryCitizen is reaching out to local restaurants and chefs to get their Summertime recipes, so before you plan your next get-together or just a fun night at home, check out our recipes! Read more

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Specialty Stores: Olive Tree Market

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Cary, NC – Cary has all sorts of stores and shops for a variety of tastes and needs and at the Olive Tree Market, customers can not only get custom cuts of fresh meat from the butcher shop but also buy from a wide selection of Mediterranean foods. Read more