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Guide to Cary Coffee Shops

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Cary, NC — As an occasional barista, I am quite familiar with the delight and appreciation felt for a great cup of coffee or espresso. Apart from providing just this, many Cary coffee shops also offer organic or fair trade products, homemade goods, and cozy atmospheres. Find your complete guide below.

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Restaurant: Toast Set to Open Late September

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Cary, NC — The husband and wife team of Dean and Beth Kessel have moved from Charlotte to open Toast in Waverly Place, an upscale restaurant concept that will offer breakfast all-day and includes a full service bar. Read more

Guide to Cary Burgers, Beer and Barbecue

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Cary, NC- After writing this article, I may not be ready for bathing suit season, but I can tell you where to go for your next meal. I sacrificed calories to visit Cary’s best comfort food restaurants, trying several types of burgers and barbecue, the perfect summer foods. Read more

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Open Data Connects Restaurant Inspections with Yelp

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Cary, NC — In a pioneering effort, Wake County is now publishing data about restaurant inspection scores on the social review website Yelp. Read more

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Restaurants: PDQ Opens in Cary

pdq cary ncCary, NC —  PDQ, A new fast-casual restaurant, has opened in Cary. They serve tenders, salads and sandwiches with an interesting claim to fame: no freezers or microwaves.

PDQ Opens in Cary

The new PDQ in Cary is a very attractive and unique building, both inside and out, with bold colors and architecture. It’s located in the rapidly rising SearStone development at the corner of Davis and High House.

This is the third PDQ in the Triangle and the fourth in North Carolina. The restaurant chain started in Florida in 2011.

PDQ Menu

PDQ stands for “People Dedicated to Quality.” Nothing is frozen or microwaved. The tenders are hand-breaded, the salads hand-tossed. They serve chicken and turkey, no beef.

There’s also hand-turned milkshakes and fresh squeezed lemonade.

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Report from the Field

PDQ was rocking at lunchtime today. Big crowds swarmed in after Green Hope’s freshman orientation, but the large staff kept it moving with wait times for food virtually non-existent.

The fries were crisp, and salads, sandwiches and chicken tenders all received enthusiastic endorsement from my party of six (three kids, three adults).

Chicken Corner

PDQ’s location at the corner of Davis and High House brings the number of fast-casual chicken joints in the neighborhood to three – Chick Fil A at Stonecreek, and Bojangles and PDQ in Searstone.

And, if I am not mistaken, Rudino’s serves chicken, as does Doherty’s and Cafe Caturra.

That’s six places to get chicken on one corner.

From now on, we’ll have to call the intersection of Davis and High House “Chicken Corner.”

Details

PDQ
SearStone
9025 Winston Hill Drive
Cary, NC

Open for lunch and dinner 7 days

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Restaurant Guide: Stone Creek Village

stone creek village cary ncCary, NC- At Stone Creek Village in Cary, you can stop by for some dessert, a snack, a quick bite, or a nice, relaxed meal. Good people watching, too. Read more

Restaurant Guide: Waverly Place

Story by Jamie Buning, the second in a continuing series on Restaurants in Cary.

Cary, NC – Our food tour has now traveled down the street to Waverly Place where I’m now convinced a person could spend all day. Read more

18 Restaurants on Kildaire Farm Road

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Story by Jamie Buning, first in a series of restaurant guides for Cary dining.

Cary, NC- I grew up in Cary and have seen lots of changes over the last 20 years. To me, one of the best is the development of an actual restaurant scene, especially the addition of new, ethnically diverse restaurants. Read more

It’s a Grind – Open in Cary

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Story and photo by Hal Goodtree.

Cary, NC – Over a year ago, I wrote a story about the closing of It’s a Grind coffeehouse in Stonecreek Village. It opened back up quickly under new ownership and has been open ever since. Read more