Where Andia Xouris Goes to Eat & Drink

The CEO and co-founder of Andia’s Ice Cream shares her guilty pleasure, where she takes out-of-town guests, her favorite coffee spot, and more.
by Catherine Currin

For our 2024 Guide to Where to Eat and Drink in the Triangle, we asked ten food and hospitality industry folks to share their tried and true spots for everything from a casual lunch to happy hour to a place that’s worth hopping in the car and heading out of town. Andia Xouris was one of those interviewees. Her and her husband George opened their first ice cream store in 2010 — the same year they moved here from New Jersey. “We always knew we would someday own our own business,” says Xouris. “When we moved here, that’s when George said, Let’s go for it!Today, they have three retail stores, offer catering and ship nationwide. Read on her for her favorite spots around town.

Where do you go for happy hour?

RBF in downtown Cary

What or where is your guilty pleasure?

The Scratch Fries at Scratch Kitchen & Taproom in Apex

What’s somewhere that’s worth the drive?

Kipos Greek Taverna in Chapel Hill

Photo Credit: Bryan Regan

Where do you go for lunch?

Eastcut Sandwich Bar is insanely good!

If it was your last meal in the Triangle……

MC Restaurant in Cary

What’s your favorite new spot?

The Walk Up in downtown Cary

Where’s your favorite coffee shop?

Esteamed Coffee in downtown Cary is a very special place

What’s your place for a bite to go?

It’s always been Gussy’s! I get so excited when we are nearby and can grab their amazing food

Where do you take out-of-town guests?

O-ku or Oak Steakhouse

Char-Grill or Snoopy’s?


This article was originally published on December 28, 2023 on waltermagazine.com