Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Triangle Food Trucks: Pie Pushers

"How do you guys add a local egg to pizza?" a customer in front of me asked at the Pie Pushers trailer window. "Basically we fry an egg and stick it right on top of the slice, it's pretty great."

I would wholeheartedly agree.

Whether it's the enjoying the Breakfast Slice with a local egg perched on top at the Durham Farmers market, or chowing down on the State of Nirvana post Fullsteam Run club, Pie Pushers serves up slices that are far from the ordinary cheese and pepperoni

(purists fear not! they have those classics too).

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Breakfast in Raleigh: Boulted Bread

While Durham could be considered the bakery capital of the Triangle, Raleigh has a very promising newcomer that's risen onto the local bread landscape: Boulted Bread.

Originally only available for pick-up orders or at farmers markets, Boulted Bread now has a storefront location serving up coffee, fresh pastries, and of course, bread.

After reading this great Indy article about the trio who started the shop, I had to stop in and check out Boulted for myself. And what better time to visit a bakery than at breakfast?

Sunflowers and Dell Curry

Walking into Boulted, your eye is immediately grabbed by the front display case, which is overflowing with croissants (plain, savory and sweet) breakfast breads and all manner of delicious looking baked goods.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Monday Boozin' on the Cheap: Lilly's Pizza in Raleigh

It was a happy accident that I found myself at Lilly's last Monday night (after checking out a new brewery in Five Points), but it lead to an amazing discovery:

Lilly's has $2 drafts on Monday's. 

Their pizza alone is good enough to cure even the worst case of the Monday's, but pair that with $2 beer and you might just forget how far away the weekend is.

Take note of the sensual pizza kiss

Big Star: Pesto, mozzarella, Parmesan, Gorgonzola,
fontina, roasted red peppers and pistachios 

"And it rules us all..."

Being a Durham resident, I'm veryyy familiar with the Lilly's Pizza in Brightleaf Square, but had never been to the Raleigh iteration before this visit. While the Glenwood Lilly's is significantly smaller than it's sister restaurant in the Bull City, it makes up for its lack of size in edgy character.