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Located in downtown Raleigh, Fiction Kitchen stands out with its bright exterior, filling its quaint restaurant with people every day that are excited to try their all vegetarian and vegan menu. Whether you are on a new health journey, a vegetarian, or want a way to celebrate National Vegan Day, this place could be an exciting new experience to try.

Critic’s Corner: Fiction Kitchen

Justine Hooker, Section Editor
October 28, 2019
Located in North Ridge Shopping Center, Salt and Lime welcomes countless local customers every day. The authentic Baja Mexican restaurant offers unique dishes featuring both modern seafood options and traditional Mexican foods.

Critic’s Corner

Sydney Smith, Staff Reporter
May 22, 2018
Representing the I Believe in Raleigh movement, the mural is painted across the back of the picturesque Sola Coffee Café. Sola is the perfect place for anyone looking for a cozy, laid-back dining experience and a taste of some of the best food in Raleigh.

Critic’s Corner

Sydney Smith, Staff Reporter
March 25, 2018
Working diligently behind the counter, the employees of Two Roosters Ice Cream make all their ice cream from scratch. Overhanging the store is their menu, which features one-of-a-kind flavors, like Coffee and Cream Swirl, Blackberry Hibiscus, and Sola Cinnamon Donut.

Critic’s Corner

Sydney Smith, Staff Reporter
March 15, 2018
Enjoying the homey setting, customers at North Ridge Pub relish their delicious, appetizing meals. Known for their delicious variety of food and outstanding service, North Ridge Pub continues to serve the Raleigh community by offering a unique, family-friendly dining experience.

Critic’s Corner

Sydney Smith, Staff Reporter
January 10, 2018
Featuring an all-organic menu, Juickeys strives to serve foods that will not hurt your health. Owner Kelly Young loves to create flavorful, yet nutritious, food choices.

Critic’s Corner: Juicekeys

Sydney Smith, Staff Reporter
October 13, 2017
Shining brightly overhead, an array of star lights enliven the dining room at Gonza Tacos y Tequila. The surrounding pop-art features prominent Latin American figures, such as Frida Kahlo. Book your reservation at gonzatacosytequila.com

Critic’s Corner

Emily Ficker, Section Editor
May 22, 2017
Served to their scenic outdoor seating area, four popular Relish menu items, including their renowned mac n’ cheese, are plated to perfection. Relish makes it a goal to serve nostalgic homestyle cooking while sourcing fresh and local ingredients. For more info, visit www.relishraleigh.com.

Critic’s Corner: Relish

Emily Ficker, Section Editor
March 16, 2017
Topped with a scoop of ice cream and a caramel glaze, the seasonal apple cobbler (shown left) is Driftwood’s winter specialty. Shown right are the scrumptious mini donuts with a trio of chocolate, caramel and berry dipping sauces. Make reservations and view Driftwood’s seasonal menus at driftwoodraleigh.com

Critic’s Corner

Emily Ficker, Section Editor
February 3, 2017
Served in a contemporary, zero-waste bottle, Living Kitchen’s cold-pressed juices are a top item on the vegan restaurant’s menu. Living Kitchen uses fresh, locally-sourced, and organic ingredients in all of their dishes.

Critic’s Corner: Living Kitchen

Emily Ficker, Section Editor
December 6, 2016
Plated to perfection, Metro Diner’s chicken and waffles come topped with a scoop of ice cream and powdered sugar. The diner has been featured on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives and has been named “The Best Breakfast in Jacksonville” from numerous magazines.

Critics Corner: Metro Diner to the rescue

Emily Ficker, Section Editor
November 12, 2016
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