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Shake Shack

Triangle’s First Shake Shack Opens with Huge Crowds

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Cary, NC – The Triangle’s first Shake Shack restaurant opened in Cary’s Waverly Place this week, bringing out big crowds that filled the shopping center. Read more

Cary Food

Meal Planning 101

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Cary, NC – We get it: everyone leads very busy lives these days. But that doesn’t mean you have to eat your meals based on the drive-thru menu at Chick-Fil-A. With a little planning, you will spend less, waste less and eat healthier. Here’s our primer on Meal Planning 101. Read more

Recipe

Recipe: Shrimp Tacos with Homemade Guacamole and Pico de Gallo

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Cary, NC – Ever since our kids flew the coop, my husband and I have been enjoying making food that we like and eating at all kinds of crazy hours, many times as late as 9 PM. One of our recent late-night summer meals was a dinner of Shrimp Tacos with homemade guacamole and pico de gallo. Fresh and spicy and perfect for our overheated summer here in Cary, NC.

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Cary Restaurant

Cary’s Anjappar Restaurant Expanding, Celebrating Anniversary

Cary, NC – Anjappar Chettinad Restaurant has only been in Cary for a year but they have already expanded with more seating, a private dining space and a special authentic Southern Indian dining experience to celebrate their anniversary.

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Guide to Ice Cream in Cary

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Cary, NC – It’s Summer, which means it’s hot. Extremely, excessively, hot. A classic way to cool down is with ice cream and there are lots of great places to get it all over town.

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Ashley Christensen Launches New Triangle Restaurants, Including Cary Location

Cary, NC – Cary is getting a new fried chicken sandwich restaurant, backed by the branding of Downtown Raleigh restauranteur and James Beard Award-winner, Ashley Christensen.

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Cary Recipe

Recipe: It’s Time to Make Pesto

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Cary, NC – Right about now, if you have a garden, or a raised bed, or even a pot that contains basil, you are ready to harvest. And that means it’s time to make pesto!

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Hickory Tavern Opens in Morrisville

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Morrisville, NC – Hickory Tavern now has its third location in Wake County, opening up in Morrisville’s Park West Village this month.

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Cary Restaurant

kō•än Opening This August in Former An Location

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Cary, NC – The former owner and chef at bu•ku both open kō•än in Cary this August, sharing food from around Southeast Asia in the former An location.

New Flavors and Dishes

kō•än is set to open in the Arboretum in Cary in late August, and in addition to popular Chinese, Japanese and Thai dishes, Executive Chef Drew Smith said he wants to put a spotlight on food from countries such as Laos, Cambodia and the Phillipines that are not as common in local restaurants. Smith was also a chef at bu•ku as well as so•ca.

“I spent a lot of time in that part of the world and I wanted to share my experiences,” Smith said. “Our guests are going to experience a part of me, my story and the reason I will always be humbled and inspired by Asian cuisine. I will never master this food. It’s not meant to be mastered. It’s meant to tell a thousand stories to anyone who will listen.”

Some examples are a popular dish in Laos called larb, with minced meat mixed with vegetables, herbs and citrus. Smith also said they will do their own twists and takes on some of these dishes, such as Vietnamese pho soup.

“We’ve had pho on the menu for a long time but this is going to be reimagined,” Smith said.

kō•än will also offer an omakase dinner, where diners leave it up to the chefs to select several dishes for them, which Smith said he and his team will develop over time.

“It’s a difficult program to create but it gives us a shot at giving a customer a great experience,” Smith said.

kō•än owner, and former bu•ku owner Sean Degnan, said this is part of what he calls “radical hospitality,” to try and give the customer a special experience.

“I want to offer the customers what we offer our best friends and family,” Degnan said.

kō•än is located at 2800 Renaissance Park Pl.

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Story by Michael Papich. Photos courtesy of Cara Grace Powell, f8 Photo Studios.

Cary Business

Business Bits: Waverly Place, New Restaurants and More

Cary, NC – Several new restaurants opened in Cary and Morrisville this month, plus new businesses are open in Waverly Place and much more.

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