From the moment I landed and saw the airport traffic patroller zipping around on a Segway I knew I was going to be in for an experience:
What made me even more excited was the fact that I had been hearing rumors from Courtney at how amazing the food scene was in Raleigh. Most people assume that only big cities have great food, and that is something that I know not to be true. However, I was still surprised to think that Raleigh, NC had exciting food in store!
Upon doing some research on Raleigh, we learned that there is a walking food tour that you can do of the city! We weren't really sure what to expect, but I highly recommend it if you ever have the opportunity to do a food tour of a city. You get a great taste of what there is to offer and get to see the city. I tried to snap photos along the way, but forgot quite a bit.
Scallop atop homemade cornbread with pesto and red pepper sauce at Sunflower's:
Courtney and I enjoying homemade sparkling lemonade at Sunflower's:
Lamb kebab on sticky rice at the Troy Mezze Lounge:
No picture of the food, but we had Chicken BBQ at Clyde Cooper's!
One of the best parts of the weekend was actually the dinner we had on Saturday night. Yes, C and I went out for dinner after a food tour. It was that kind of weekend :) C brought me to one of her favorite Raleigh restaurants, Humble Pie. It is a small plate restaurant with dishes meant to be shared. We got four items to split and my goodness were they all good!!
Fried asparagus next to a spinach salad:
Wild mushroom gnocchi in a white wine sauce:
The incredible atmosphere at Humble Pie!
We finished the weekend eating at UNC Chapel Hill's "Top of the Hill" restaurant with their own brewed blueberry beers -- served the best way, with fresh blueberries! It was an all around wonderful weekend in Raleigh with great friends, great conversations, and great food!