Mouthful Blog

  • Two more Indian options now open in Cary

    Posted by Greg Cox on November 21, 2014

    With more than half a dozen Indian restaurants and specialty food markets, the cluster of strip malls near the intersection of Chatham Street and Maynard Road in Cary already had a solid claim as the hub of Indian cuisine in the Triangle. The recent addition of two new restaurants to the list strengthens that claim.

    At Biryani Maxx (590-102 E. Chatham St.; 919-377-0346;, the specialty is Hyderabadi biryani, a spice-fragrant dish of layered rice and meat named for a city in south-central India famous for its regional cuisine. Biryani Maxx offers several variations on the theme, from traditional goat to chicken to vegetable. The rest of the menu roams all over the subcontinent from Kerala fish curry to Kashmiri style lamb rogan josh to Indo-Chinese shrimp fried rice. Biryani Maxx is open every day but Tuesday, serving lunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and dinner from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

    Barely a block away, Sri Meneekshi Bhavan (740 E. Chatham St.; 919-463-9130; focuses on Southern Indian vegetarian fare. The extensive menu is divided into sections devoted to vegetarian curries, rice dishes, breads (paratha and puri with a variety of fillings and accompaniments), Indo-Chinese specialties, and a dozen variations on dosa, the oversize rice-and-lentil crepe that is Southern India’s most famous dish. Another section is dedicated to popular snacks known as chaat. Sri Meneekshi Bhavan is open for lunch and dinner daily. A lunch buffet is $7.99 on weekdays, $9.99 on weekends for an expanded selection.


  • La Tropicale Cafe now open in Durham

    Posted by Greg Cox on November 18, 2014

    Chef Gladwin Jarvis opens new cafe in former My Sister’s Kitchen building near Research Triangle Park.


  • Al's Burger Shack expands hours, adds breakfast

    Posted by Greg Cox on November 12, 2014

    Al's Burger Shack has announced expanded hours and a new breakfast menu, which will be served Monday-Saturday from 7 a.m to 11 a.m beginning November 17. The Chapel Hill burger spot will add breakfast sandwiches to its menu.


  • Tickets available for next Goat Lady Dairy dinners

    Posted by Andrea Weigl on November 11, 2014

    Goat Lady Dairy in Climax, N.C. has two upcoming dinners.

    Reservations are available for Dec. 5 and 6 dinners at goat milk cheese producer in Climax, N.C.


  • Now is the time to sign up for Christmas cooking classes

    Posted by Andrea Weigl on November 11, 2014

    Triangle cooking classes have a bunch of upcoming holiday classes, including Christmas cookies.

    Triangle cooking schools have a bunch of holiday cooking and baking classes on the horizon, including some time for children’s school breaks.


  • Greek Garden now open in Apex

    Posted by Greg Cox on November 10, 2014

    Greek Garden restaurant opens in former Yummy Yogurt space in downtown Apex.


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