The Fiction Kitchen

The Fiction Kitchen
The Fiction Kitchen

If you’re visiting Raleigh, North Carolina I recommend that you try The Fiction Kitchen. We were looking for a vegan restaurant to try while I was visiting my son in Raleigh. Several people recommended that we try The Fiction Kitchen and that was a great recommendation!

Farmer's Market Plate from The Fiction Kitchen
Farmer’s Market Plate from The Fiction Kitchen

We started off with some Root Vegetable Chips with edamame Hummus and seasonal Pesto as an appetizer. Yummy! My son ordered the Farmer’s Market Plate which is a medley of fresh, local, seasonal ingredients. I had the Tinga Tacos – spicy mock chipotle chicken on corn tortillas served with slaw, black beans, and seasoned grains. Wow – were they ever good. We both really enjoyed our meals and we were more than willing to share a little taste from our plates with each other. Warm and friendly service and a table-side visit by the chef all made for a very enjoyable evening at The Fiction Kitchen. I’m a fan and I will definitely be going back to this restaurant on my next trip to Raleigh.

Tinga Tachos
Tinga Tachos from The Fiction Kitchen
The Fiction Kitchen
428 S. Dawson Street
Raleigh, NC 27601
Telephone: 919-831-4177


Il Palio Ristorante

A piece of Tuscany located in the heart of North Carolina – welcome to Il Palio.  They serve authentic Italian cuisine in a warm and friendly atmosphere that will make you feel as though you have been whisked away to a small villa in hills of Tuscany.

This is a great place to take that special someone to celebrate an anniversary or other special occasion; especially since you can arrange for an overnight stay at the Siena Hotel.

My recommendaton:  try one of their excellent pasta dishes.

You can find more information about this very special Italian restaurant at:

Il Palio Ristorante at the Siena Hotel
1505 East Franklin Street
Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27514
Telephone: 919-929-4000


The Angus Barn

I came to know this restaurant as “the beefeaters haven” while living in North Carolina.  If you like beef; then this is the restaurant for you.  They offer an excellent selection of the finest meats, seafoods, and side dishes all cooked to perfection.  The warm and friendly atmosphere coupled with great food makes for an enjoyable dining experience at this popular North Carolina restaurant.

For more information, visit their website at:

The Angus Barn
9401 Glenwood Avenue
(Highway 70 at Aviation Parkway)
Raleigh, North Carolina 27617
Telephone: 919-781-2444