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    Posted November 19, 2012 by
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    100 places to eat like a local

    Raleigh, North Carolina. Where to eat like a local.

    Downtown Raleigh has experienced a renaissance and small restaurants a appearing every day. Websites have been created a food tours will lead you along.

    Here are my picks.

    The Borough ( is a nice bar/restaurant on a busy corner in downtown. The outdoor patio is a great place to sit and enjoy a half-price appetizer between 4pm and 7pm and to sip one of their specialty cocktails. On weekend night this place gets busy.

    The Mecca Restaurant ( was established in 1930. It provides a taste of good ol’ comfort food like your grandma probably cooked.

    Cup A Joe Coffee Shop ( for coffee drinks and other coffee shop items like pastries and muffins. It’s also a good place to people watch, read the paper, and chat. It’s a very popular with students from the nearby North Carolina State University.
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