»
Topic: Eating suggestions for Cary/RAliegh
Replies: 27   Last Post: Apr 30, 2015, 10:01 PM by: whenibleedibleedorange®
This topic has been archived - replies are not allowed.


GIVE AN AWARD
Use your CatCoins™ to grant this post a special award and grant the author bonus CatCoins™!

Love Love Love!
monetization_on 1000
Quality Content
monetization_on 1000
Big Fish
monetization_on 1000
Hmm
monetization_on 1000
Flammable
monetization_on 1000
Caring
monetization_on 1000
Nom Nom Nom
monetization_on 1000
Ooo, Shiny!
monetization_on 1000
Hear ye, hear ye
monetization_on 1000
Cheers
monetization_on 1000
Bravo
monetization_on 500
Grats
monetization_on 1000
Take My Coins
monetization_on 1000
Great Idea!
monetization_on 1000
Nope
monetization_on 1000

YOUR BALANCE
monetization_on
[ Archives - Tiger Boards Archive ]
Start New Topic
Replies: 27  

Eating suggestions for Cary/RAliegh


Apr 29, 2015, 7:58 PM

Gonna be in cary for a concert Saturday night. any good brew pubs or just fun places to eat in the area?

2021 white level memberbadge-donor-10yr.jpg flag link

At Koka Booth or Walnut Creek?***


Apr 29, 2015, 8:45 PM



2021 orange level memberbadge-donor-10yr.jpg flag link

Re: At Koka Booth or Walnut Creek?***


Apr 29, 2015, 9:06 PM

Koka booth.
Old crow medicine show/sturgill simpson

2021 white level memberbadge-donor-10yr.jpg flag link

Is Jimmy V's still open in Macgregor Village?***


Apr 29, 2015, 10:21 PM



flag link

Re: Is Jimmy V's still open in Macgregor Village?***


Apr 30, 2015, 11:31 AM

It is. I was going to suggest MacGregor Village. Lots of choices, from Jimmy V's (pricey steaks) to Tony's Oyster bar (seafood with a Cajun accent) to MacGregor Draft House (Bar food but good beer selection) to Wasabi (Sushi & Thai). I've eaten at all of them and recommend.

2021 orange level memberbadge-donor-10yr.jpg flag link

Re: At Koka Booth or Walnut Creek?***


Apr 30, 2015, 7:31 PM

Oh man, what a show. I would've loved to make it up there to see Sturgill by himself.

2021 student level member flag link

Re: At Koka Booth or Walnut Creek?***


Apr 30, 2015, 10:01 PM

I really like his music. Saw him last year at the pour house on James island. Glad he is getting bigger.


So I think we settled on a Irish pub near the venue.

We wanted to go to dames chicken and waffles in Durham but it appears you need reservations and none available at the right time

2021 white level memberbadge-donor-10yr.jpg flag link

pretty nice restaurant on left side of Crabtree mall


Apr 29, 2015, 9:14 PM

can't think of name right now...sucks getting old

flag link

Fleming's?***


Apr 30, 2015, 12:50 PM



2021 orange level memberbadge-donor-10yr.jpg flag link

The Angus Barn. Went there 30 years ago. Is it still open?***

[1]
Apr 29, 2015, 9:37 PM



flag link

Yes it is and it's still darn good too....


Apr 30, 2015, 8:24 AM

albeit a bit pricy.

It's located on Glenwood Avenue just off I-540 near the RDU International Airport.

2021 orange level memberbadge-donor-20yr.jpg flag link

Sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.


Re: Eating suggestions for Cary/RAliegh


Apr 29, 2015, 9:38 PM

Perhaps a little pricey, but Jimmy V's Steakhouse in Mac Gregor Village, Cary, right off Rt. 64 just west of Hwy 1, is simply superb. The staff is all you could want in service and friendliness. Now, this is an old school kinda' guys steakhouse, i.e.: the best cuts of beef, shrimp, scallops, salmon (the best food in general), good looking waitresses - everything that begs for top shelf scotch, bourbon and Cuban cigars. For what it's worth, this was Jim Valvano's favorite restaurant (hence the name, following his death); he lived in Mac Gregor Downs right across the road. Terrific bar.

Another option is Tony's Bourbon Street Oyster - terrific Cajun and seafood. Also a great pub. It's located immediately opposite Jimmy V's, not fifty feet door-to-door (+/-). I highly recommend either of these places. Mac Gregor Village is a shopping center not one mile west of Rt. 1 in Cary.

flag link

Re: Eating suggestions for Cary/RAliegh


Apr 29, 2015, 10:37 PM

all those sound great thanks!!

2021 white level memberbadge-donor-10yr.jpg flag link

Re: Eating suggestions for Cary/RAliegh


Apr 29, 2015, 9:39 PM

The Pit and Carolina Ale House are 2 of my favorites.

flag link

Re: Eating suggestions for Cary/RAliegh


Apr 29, 2015, 10:38 PM

My friend is voting for Carolina ale house.. my wife... has already said no.

2021 white level memberbadge-donor-10yr.jpg flag link

Go to "Lucky 32" right at the concert entrance ...


Apr 29, 2015, 11:30 PM

very nice upscale southern cuisine.

Also for more casual, Danny's Barbeque on the other side of the street is one of the few places in the area that does NOT marinate their pork in stew of vinegar and peppers ... just good old smoked meat with a variety of sauces to choose from.

Just down Tryon Road (across Highway US 1) is MacGregor Village where there are several good places, such as Jimmy V's, Tony's Oyster Bar, and MacGregor Ale House.

Just up the road at the corner of Tryon and Kildare Farm Road is Waverly Place Shopping Center with 4-5 different places to eat.

These are all within a block to a mile away from the entrance to the concert venue.

badge-donor-15yr.jpg flag link

Re: Eating suggestions for Cary/RAliegh


Apr 30, 2015, 10:13 AM

Carolina Ale House is a chain. I don't know why you'd want to go to a chain if visiting a new city. Angus barn, jimmy V, or The Pit all sound like great choices based on the rest of this thread.

flag link

Re: Eating suggestions for Cary/RAliegh


Apr 30, 2015, 2:08 AM

...agree with ApexTiger to a point, but the MacGregor Ale House is just a loud noisy bar, and I personally prefer my Bar-BQ with vinegar and spices... Waverly Place is to be avoided, although there were a few good places there once upon-a-time (Ram's Head, Aspen Rock - both long gone) including a pretty good Greek restaurant on the lower level that may, or may not still be there (my memory on that place is 15 years ago.) However, venture into Waverly place at your own risk - you'll get lost in the parking lot, siriusly, you may spend your evening just trying to get out of it.

Of course I don't know, but if your concert is at Booth Amphitheatre on the lake (and it's a beautiful theater) the MacGregor Village stuff isn't five minutes away - including walking to/from your car. Honestly, treat your wife - and yourself - to Jimmy V's. A lovely lady named Cathy used to be the maître d'/manager (again, this was 6 years ago) and you can tell her a guy named Matthew from Spartanburg, SC (a friend of Josie Small) recommended you. I could send you to Bloomsbury Bistro in Five Points, Raleigh, but that's a bit of a complicated drive and distance from anywhere in Cary (even if it would be worth it!)

Bottom line - while you have some great options here, just have fun and enjoy the concert! Please post back on your experience, I'd love to hear it.

flag link

Re: Eating suggestions for Cary/RAliegh


Apr 30, 2015, 11:41 AM

Yeah ... I'm really just giving him a few options that are close to where he's going to his concert (Koka Booth Amphitheater).

Waverly Place is indeed a convoluted mess to navigate, but there are a lot of new eating establishments there since it was overhauled and reopened.

A great choice is "Lucky 32" ... right in front of the entrance road to Koka Booth Regency Amphitheater.

There are certainly dozens of good places within a 20 mile radius. Especially if you like vinegar based BBQ, however, down Eastern NC BBQ is a taste I haven't acquired in the 16+ years we've been here :)

badge-donor-15yr.jpg flag link

Will vouch for Lucky 32


Apr 30, 2015, 12:53 PM

Taking a group of co-workers there for lunch tomorrow.

2021 orange level memberbadge-donor-10yr.jpg flag link

Angus Barn. . .best steakhouse in Raleigh!***

[1]
Apr 30, 2015, 5:49 AM



2021 white level member flag link

CowFish in NorthHills


Apr 30, 2015, 8:56 AM

You wont be disappointed

2021 white level memberbadge-donor-05yr.jpg flag link

how 'bout fine dining BBQ?


Apr 30, 2015, 9:51 AM

The Pit in Raleigh is great

http://www.thepit-raleigh.com/


traditional NC BBQ at Bullock's in Durham is also great and very casual

Angus Barn is still dang good too if you want a steak

flag link

was

The Pit is fine dining BBQ- also try Pool's Diner its


Apr 30, 2015, 3:00 PM

fine dining Diner

flag link

Beat me to it!


Apr 30, 2015, 11:50 AM

It's a wonderful sushi and burgers place. They have both deconstructed burgers served as sushi and deconstructed sushi served as burgers, as well as plenty of amazing, high quality junk Japanese and American foods. Also, it's owned by Rick Flair.

flag link

Re: Eating suggestions for Cary/RAliegh


Apr 30, 2015, 3:07 PM

http://ac-restaurants.com/

Choose any from the Ashley Christensen lineup.

flag link

Re: Eating suggestions for Cary/RAliegh


Apr 30, 2015, 4:07 PM

The Pit
Lynn Wood Grille has it's on brewery and food is good
Angus Barn is good just expensive
Fox and Hound at North Hills is really good and so is Fire Birds

flag link

Re: Eating suggestions for Cary/RAliegh


Apr 30, 2015, 4:09 PM

Oh almost forgot Shuckers!!!

In wake forest tho but it's probably best place of the ones I mentioned

flag link

Replies: 27  

TIGER TICKETS

FB GAME: Boston College
FOR SALE: Have 2 tickets in Section TDC, Row S, seats 1 & 3 (aisle) for $160 (face value) for the pair. Will t...

Buy or Sell CU Tickets and More in Tiger Tickets!

[ Archives - Tiger Boards Archive ]
Start New Topic
1990 people have read this post