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Favorite New Restaurant

Posted July 28, 2008

What’s your favorite new restaurant? Once again we have an appetite for your opinion today. Please fill our plate.

Mild mannered meteorologist Mike Maze came into the station early last week raving about a new restaurant in Cary at Tryon Road and Walnut Street. He said the YoHo Asian Bistro had the best Chinese fare he had ever eaten. Mike is not one to engage in hyperbole so I quizzed him on his glowing assessment. He said the flavor of each ingredient at YoHo “exploded off the plate.” A typical complaint of Chinese food is that “it can all start to taste the same.” Mike said Yo Ho avoided this “broad brush flavor” problem and that each vegetable and meat featured in the recipes had a distinct personality.

Cindy and I decided to give YoHo a try for lunch Saturday. It was wonderful. I tried the Kong Pao Chicken for $6.50 while Cindy had a shrimp special. I liked the option of whole grain brown rice. Mike was on target about the flavors. I savored each bite and can’t wait to go back. I liked the serving sizes – not too much. Just right. Great spring rolls. . Cindy said she would prefer a little more “umph” to her Wonton soup but other than that we were delighted. I like YoHo’s slogan: Where Gastronomy and Good Times Come Together.  There is also a YoHo location in Apex but I haven't tried that one yet.

What new restaurant has tantalized your taste buds recently?

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  • vannaruss Jul 29, 2008

    I know it is not "new", but if you are ever in Hillsborough, NC, you should stop in Vinny's Italian Grill & Pizzeria. The food is great. But you have to try the West Coast Pizza, it consists of a white sauce, crisp bacon, fresh pineapple and mozzerella cheese. I just flipped. Not your normal "pizza", but sooooo yummy!

  • Squirreling Dervish Jul 29, 2008

    "The Pit" in downtown Raleigh. Good BBQ.

  • levelhead2 Jul 28, 2008

    Try out Virgil's Jamaica on Garner Road, Raleigh. Great food! Note: It is take out only, no inside seating, but don't let that stop you!

  • StaggerLee Jul 28, 2008

    Meant to say Sushi....not Suchi

  • StaggerLee Jul 28, 2008

    Peace China is a good Chinese and Thai restaurant. It is a fast food type set up in that you order at the counter, but they cook to order. It is located next to the new Ace Hardware in the Seaboard shopping center near Logans Trading Post....off of Peace Street.

    There is also a great Suchi place on Glenwood in the Harris Teeter shopping center near Glenwood and Oberlin.....called Hari Sushi. Good food and larger than normal portions of sushi.

  • m0nky Jul 28, 2008

    "London Fish & Chips in Cary is less than a year old, I think, and it offers genuine UK-style fish and chips. Delicious!"

    Hey brian, you'll be sad to know that he shut down recently. Being the only cook while you're going through some serious family issues kinda makes it hard to run a successful business. Sad to see that place go though. right good food.

  • ladybugs-mom Jul 28, 2008

    My husband & I recently tried Tasca Brava on Glenwood South. They serve tapas and are in the old Bistro 607 house. The portions are small (tapas are supposed to be) but filling and really delicious. And the prices weren't outrageous considering I'd call it fine dining. Nice atmosphere, too.

  • no more - no less Jul 28, 2008

    Lina's Cafe in RTP. Great fresh salads.

  • rogerkneebend Jul 28, 2008

    I haven't tried any new restaurants in a while, but I'd like to try this bistro. Does it have a sanitary rating? Anyone know?

  • thefensk Jul 28, 2008

    My bride and I enjoyed lunch Saturday at The Village Grill on Huffman Mill Road in Burlington. Although this is not a "new" restaurant, it was new to us. Very nice place and the food was wonderful.

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