The chef and owner, Cheeni Indian Food Emporium shares her favorite spots to sip and savor in and around Raleigh
by Catherine Currin
Where do you go for a good craft beverage?
A’Verde Cocina + Tequila Library in Cary. The Hot Mess is my favorite.
What’s your go-to spot for a date night?
Jolie. I love the rooftop.
What’s your favorite new spot?
Glasshouse Kitchen in RTP. The pork and persimmon pizza is unforgettable.
What’s your favorite place to take an out-of-towner?
Vidrio. We’ve had some outstanding meals there.
Where do you go for coffee?
NoRa Coffee in North Raleigh. It’s a wonderful community spot.
What’s your favorite brunch spot?
St. Roch. The best in town!
Where would our last meal on earth be?
What’s somewhere that’s worth the drive?
Bodega by Curate in Asheville.
What’s your favorite place for a meal to-go?
Lao Lao Food Truck
What’s your favorite weekday lunch spot?
Where do you go for international cuisine?
This is a really tough one, because I absolutely adore Thai, Indian, Chinese and Laotian food. Tough pick between Taipei 101 in Cary and Sizzlin Stirfry Asian Bistro.
This article was originally published on December 29, 2022 on waltermagazine.com