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A bit of a chuckle in the N&O today:

It's nice to know that somebody is noticing that the Triangle does, after all, have three sides.

Yes, the N&O has an article today bemoaning the lack of attention that one city in the Triangle receives, the red-headed stepchild of the metro region, overshadowed by two other stars in its constellation.

Only this time, it isn't Durham; it's Raleigh, which N&O food critic Greg Cox notes to be the Rodney Dangerfield of regional dining:

The national media spotlight shining on the local dining scene is nothing new.... But none of those articles mentions Raleigh. Indeed, pretty much all national coverage of the local food scene has focused on Durham and Chapel Hill. The attention has been richly earned, certainly, by a diverse array of establishments ranging from Magnolia Grill to Locopops to the Carrboro Farmers' Market. Even among locals, the western part of the Triangle -- Durham, in particular -- has long been recognized as the Triangle's culinary epicenter. Raleigh, by far the area's largest city, has generally been dismissed as little more than a vast sea of chain restaurants.

Now, Raleigh's fine seafood restaurant Fins has been named the second-best seafood restaurant in the U.S. by Bon Appetit magazine, an appellation that Cox is right to be proud of.

Ironically, Fins was at the heart of a controversy at the NewRaleigh blog recently, which reported that it and the partially-City of Raleigh-financed restaurant The Mint were in danger of closing, a rumor quickly refuted by the restaurant, as highlighted in the Indy's blog.


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