LM Restaurants, Chef Katsuji Tanabae Open A’Verde in Cary, North Carolina

Nancy Granados LM Restaurants and Chef Katsuji Tanabe announced their newest restaurant, A’Verde, will open tonight, Friday, March 18 in Cary, NC. A’Verde Cocina and Tequila Library is a modern authentic Mexican restaurant led by Chef Katsuji Tanabe. A’Verde is Katsuji’s opportunity to showcase traditional and unique Mexican flavors that are not common in the South,Read More

First Look at ‘Top Chef’ Katsuji Tanabe’s Mexican Restaurant A’Verde

The Cary-based establishment opens this Friday by Erin Perkins  Mar 16, 2022, 9:30am EDT Photos by Forrest Mason Media Top Chef alum Katsuji Tanabe will open his Cary restaurant A’Verde at 5 p.m. on Friday, March 18, 2022. The space and the menu reflect Tanabe’s youth in Mexican City with Mexican and Japanese parents. Customers can expect octopus tacos, cohinita pibil,Read More

A Road Trip Through North Carolina’s Reinvented Core

The Piedmont region extends from the coastal plain to the Blue Ridge Mountains, and includes farmland and rolling wooded hills, especially on the 1-40 stretch near Hillsborough. I started in Raleigh, then drove the short distances to Greensboro, Winston-Salem, and Charlotte. My road trip through those key cities revealed what the buzz is all about. DayRead More

The Most-Anticipated Restaurant Openings of 2022 in Raleigh, N.C.

Thursday, January 20, 2022, 9am by visitRaleigh A’Verde Cocina and Tequila Library Katsuji Tanabe—a renowned chef and three-time alum of Bravo TV’s hit competition series Top Chef—has opened restaurants stretching from Los Angeles and Las Vegas to Chicago and New York City. But Tanabe relocated to Raleigh in late 2019, right before the pandemic shut down restaurants.Read More

The 14 Most Anticipated Restaurants Across the Carolinas for 2022 Cary, North Carolina

A’VERDE Location: 2300 Walnut StreetKey Players: Top Chef alum Katsuji TanabeProjected Opening: 2022, with a preview dinner on January 20 and 21Pulling from his upbringing in Mexico City, Mexico, chef Katsuji Tanabe brings his knowledge of the country’s cuisine to Cary, North Carolina. He wants to create a fun and comfortable space to share his modern-meets-tradition cuisine. TheRead More

New eats, especially of the plant-based variety

Root Vegetable Enchiladas What’s the trend: The American food scene continues to inspire both in culinary destinations like New York, LA and San Francisco and in smaller cities in places like North Carolina and Texas. As awareness of the climate impact of consuming animal products grows, many decorated chefs are embracing plant-based cuisine and opening new eateries dedicatedRead More

For a Flavorful, Handheld Spin on Grilled Steak, Try Carne Asada Tacos

Lighting up the grill on a summer afternoon or evening allows you to prepare bold and engaging dishes that suit the steamy weather. Standard off-the-grill foods like hot dogs, burgers, veggie skewers, and chicken are always welcome seasonal entrees, but if you’re looking for an alternative with bright flavors, a juicy and tender texture, and plenty of versatility, thenRead More


by Kimberly Krol Inlander AUG 3, 2022 Get your taste buds ready as Omni Amelia Island Resort brings its beloved Fish to Fork culinary weekend back after a two-year hiatus. Returning Sept. 29–Oct. 2, the star-studded chef lineup includes Top Chef alums. “Fish to Fork has become such a special event for the community and beyond over the years, and thisRead More

The 8 Best Rice Cookers for Every Type of Home Cook

By Tanya Edwards August 01, 2022 Rice is a healthy, versatile food staple—but cooking rice that’s fluffy, tender, and not clumpy can be a challenge. Even the most experienced cook messes up rice—and cleans burned grains from the bottom of a pot—every once in a while. Enter the electric rice cooker. Just add the right amount of water andRead More