I've received a couple of promising tips from some very demanding foodies I know.
They recommend -- as the very best restaurant in the triangle, no less -- a sushi place in Raleigh called Waraji. They claim that the sushi is world-class.
Less enthusiastically -- as the best of a miserable local scene -- they recommend a Mexican restaurant on highway 54 just past Carrboro plaza, a place called Fiesta Mexicana (or maybe Fieste Grille).
Has anyone visited these establishments?