Business Insider did an article on the best restaurant in every state not too long ago. Considering that food tends to be what we plan our whole weekends around (I’m not proud, but not ashamed either), we meticulously looked through the list for any restaurant we might be able to visit. Lucky for us, the best restaurant in North Carolina is located in Raleigh. It literally took us a half second to make a reservation at Bida Manda, a Laotian place located in downtown.
The food is delicious, the drinks are delicious, and the decor is amazing. It is such a unique spot, down to the bamboo-esk filled ceiling and walls. After date night with my hubs, I quickly made a date night with a gal pal there (I feel like an addiction is forming). Downtown Raleigh is so cute and really starting to fill up with cool little spots and this is one of the stars (am I a little biased because of too many fresh Pina Coladas with fresh pineapple juice and house made coconut cream? Yes, but I’ll continue to take that persuasion any day).