Food for Thought – Cary, North Carolina
A bustling community located between Raleigh and the Research Triangle, Cary, N.C personifies everything the South has to offer. The accolades have piled up for this little haven, including Smart Asset ranking Cary as the 4th safest city in the nation in 2015, as well as the 6th best place to live.
Part of Cary’s charm is its affinity for culinary diversity, from hometown cooking, to traditional southern fare, to more exotic cuisine, you need not venture outside the city limits to find what your hankering for.
Nothing says southern hospitality like a fresh, warm loaf of bread and no one doesn’t better than La Farm. Partnering with local farmers, this bakery delivers with each and every baked good. Steeped in the traditions of great French bakeries, La Farm brings new life, while honoring the past. Not just a corner bakery to stop by and get what you need for later, La Farm’s Café puts together monthly specials that center around seasonal ingredients, resulting in surprising and delectable dishes for any meal of the day.
The signature restaurant of The Umstead Hotel and Spa, Herons delivers a five-star dining experience in an intimate setting. The secret is taking local and seasonal ingredients to redefine American classics. Soaking in the ambiance is part of this restaurant’s allure, so put your smart phones away and take in your surroundings. You won’t regret it.
This is where one goes to enjoy their southern food with a twist. Lucy 32 Southern Kitchen is billed as upscale southern cooking and it certainly delivers, blending local and seasonal items, resulting in well thought out menus that are sure to delight. Excellent service and great value, make Lucy 32 Southern Kitchen a must stop when in Cary.
Classic BBQ with all the trimmings, City Barbeque lets you know you are in the South. Living by the barbeque traditions of olde, all meats are smoked on-site and slow cooked to perfection. A variety of sauces cater to anyone’s BBQ preference and almost forces you to return to try some new and always delicious combination. Like any respectable BBQ joint, napkins are a must.
For the more adventurous palates, head to Bosphorus Restaurant, for authentic Turkish/Mediterranean cuisine. True to traditional Turkish fare, this little hidden gem packs bold flavors into every mouthful. An attentive and friendly staff awaits your visit. With the ability to accommodate any party size, Bosphuros Restaurant will not only meet your expectations, but exceed them.
For an eclectic dining experience, try An. Asian fusion at its best, there is something new to enjoy with every visit, as East meets West with unforgettable results. A top-end bar with a global wine list only adds to the draw of An, which boasts of a sleek and modern design sure to delight. A destination restaurant if there ever was one.
Bringing Mexico City to Cary, Totopos takes Mexican food to a whole other level, with bold flavors and combinations. Fresh ingredients are the focal point of a carefully planned out menu and it shows. A wonderful atmosphere and attentive staff transport you south of the border in the blink of an eye. Paired with some truly tasty tequilas, this dining experience is anything but boring.
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