Bill Leslie's Carolina Conversations

All New Friday

Posted March 19, 2010 9:28 a.m. EDT

What's new? Have you dined at a new restaurant lately? Have you shopped at a new store? Have you read a great new book? Let's call this All New Friday. Please share your new thoughts.


I checked out The Meat Store in Cary's Saltbox Village this week on a recommendation from my brother-in-law. I really liked it. They had a terrific selection of various meats. I picked up some Cajun marinaded chicken and asparagus soaked in a delicious cilantro concoction. Toss in a small tub of Greek pasta salad and we're talking about a killer meal off the grill. Plus, there was enough chicken in one pouch for two meals. Oustanding flavor!


Also on my new list - a restaurant that reminded me of an eatery you might find in the Little Italy section of New York City. Mambo Italiano is a popular restaurant off Highway 64.  The owner is from Long Island and the troubadour there sings everything from Tony Orlando to Sinatra. I really liked the atmosphere and people seemed like they were having a lot of fun.


My final new item comes from the gym where I’ve started some interval training. It’s pretty intense but it doesn’t take as long as regular exercise and I’m already starting to see results. I’ll blog more about that later.


What’s new with you?