Treebeard and I made a quick overnight trip to Raleigh to celebrate Flamebrain's birthday. Can't believe that child is 26 - the same age I was when he was born. It may be cliche, but time does fly.
Another good place to eat, provided you like Indian cuisine, is Kadhai The Indian Wok. The food is very good and the staff is very helpful. They even make the distinction between "American" hot and "Indian" hot when you are ordering -- an important distinction if you aren't used to spicy food. I love hot food but I know that "Indian" medium is right for me and I never order hot ;)
Need some Asian staples in your kitchen? Might I recommend a trip to Grand Asia Market. But be aware that it's the real deal -- very little English on any of the labels! We love to go there and pick up a few odds and ends. Of course we have to do some internet research when we get home to find out what we bought and how to prepare it!
Our trip was quick but fun - it was good to see our "baby" and the granddog. Now you must excuse me, I have some internet research to do before suppertime...