EATS AND DRINKS

  • EATS AND DRINKS,  RALEIGH DURHAM LIVING

    Yamazushi Dinner

    I had first learned about Yamazushi years ago on Bull City subreddit. Located in an unassuming spot at Woodcroft Shopping Center, Yamazushi is known for their Kaiseki, or traditional Japanese multi-course dinner. I finally had a chance to experience Yamazushi this past week so I thought I’d document this on the blog to share with you! WHAT YOU’RE SIGNING UP FOR & RESERVATION PROCESS Yamazushi does Kaiseki-style dinners exclusively with specific menu items changing seasonally. At $150 price tag per person (and 20% gratuity), it’s not an everyday or even a casual date night spot (definitely the most expensive meal I’ve personally had in life so far!). They’re only open…

  • EATS AND DRINKS,  RALEIGH DURHAM LIVING

    Durham Date Night: Saint James Seafood

    If you haven’t heard already, Saint James Seafood is open back up after almost two years! I used to walk by Saint James Seafood every day to catch the bus when I worked at Duke, and I finally got to go after almost four years haha. I was trying to think of a place to celebrate Alex’s birthday and Saint James Seafood’s reopening was a sign from the universe. We dined in the first Friday they were open, and they had a packed house! I strongly encourage you to make a reservation, especially if you want to go during the weekend. FYI They do not have outdoor seating, and their…

  • EATS AND DRINKS,  RALEIGH DURHAM LIVING

    Durham Date Night: Mothers & Sons

    Can you believe it took me over 4+ years of living in Durham to make it Mothers & Sons? Well, I am glad that has been fixed. If you’re new to the Triangle area or unfamiliar, Mothers & Sons Trattoria is an Italian restaurant in downtown Durham. Alex and I FINALLY checked out Mothers & Sons during the Triangle Restaurant Week. During the Triangle Restaurant Week, a number of participating restaurants offer two or three-course menu options with fixed pricing. You can check out the Triangle Restaurant Week website for the list of restaurants and menus. I find it to be a great way to try a new-to-me restaurant! Mothers…

  • EATS AND DRINKS,  RALEIGH DURHAM LIVING

    All You Can Eat Sushi in Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill

    Hi, friends! Sushi is one of my favorite foods, and naturally eating lots of sushi is one of my favorite activities. While I appreciate high-quality sushi, I enjoy eating sushi in large quantities too. I have tried all three All-You-Can-Eat Sushi restaurants in the Triangle area and I am excited to share my thoughts with you! I am also sharing some tips to maximize your AYCE experience at the end of the post. FYI, all of these places have recently increased their price by a dollar or two due to the high cost of seafood. Orchid Japanese Restaurant – Raleigh Price: $19.45 for lunch & $28.95 for dinner. You can…

  • EATS AND DRINKS,  RALEIGH DURHAM LIVING

    Durham Date Night: Cucciolo Osteria

    If Cucciolo Osteria has been on your list forever (like it was for me), here’s a sign to move it up your list! We recently went for my belated birthday dinner and had a lovely experience. This blog post will not have a lot of photos because we went for a late dinner and the lighting wasn’t great (and you know my iPhone 11 is not equipped for poor indoor lighting lol); I will do my best to describe everything! We managed to get a Sunday evening reservation though we were looking sort of late. When you make a reservation, you can choose Standard (tables), Bar, or High Top. Proportionally,…