Despite the dirge of restaurants closing during the pandemic, plenty of new restaurants are opening and keeping the scene fresh this spring. With this latest batch of restaurants, expect some new takes on classic cuisines, the return of local favorites and the expansion of some beloved restaurants into new territory.… Read More
Retrenched because of Covid-19, ex-hotel workers in Penang provide delicious packed meals at W. Kitchen
GEORGE TOWN, March 11 — When The Northam All Suite Hotel closed its doors last June for a massive two-year renovation, most of its employees were laid off.
Wang Chen Yee, 54, who was the general manager, decided to start a small food business and roped in some of the former hotel employees.
“We were retrenched so I was thinking of what to do next and I wanted to do something to help those who are talented but with nowhere to go,” he said.
After a year of literal and emotional hibernation, it feels like the sun is coming up for the first time.
That means it’s patio time in the Triangle.
Like a butterfly emerging from a cocoon for the first time, the Triangle is likely in search of a drink.
For this first brush with patio weather and the, hopefully, winding down pandemic, here are some of the Triangle’s best outdoor spaces to for snacks, meals, cocktails and beer.
401 E. Main St., Carrboro. 984-999-4357 or 401main.com
Billed as a dog-friendly dive bar, this spot straddles the thin line between
If you’re looking for a bowl of khao poon noodles, pad thai or even basic Chinese beef and broccoli, Hoopa might not be the first place you look. But Thursday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to around 7 p.m., it’s not unusual to see a line of cars, some from Willow Creek and Orleans, pulling up to the Hoopa Trading Post to pick up those dishes and more from Young’s Kitchen. On an average day, some 60 customers might come through for Thai, Lao, Vietnamese and Chinese food delivered curbside by Nathan Phetsouphanh and his wife Amanda Young Phetsouphanh.