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Posted by DID on 22 Jan 2015 [6 Comments]
The Boot

In all honesty, we are some of those annoying Durhamites who rarely venture outside of the downtown loop when looking for dinner. We have admittedly complained about driving that extra five minutes down Vickers to reach University and the mini hub that is Thai Cafe, Nana’s, Nana Taco and the Q-Shack. But when restaurant owner/chef Andy McGowan (of Geer St. Garden) opened The Boot in the original Local Yogurt spot, we ventured down University to check it out.

A large open space with long communal tables and a handful of booths, the …

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Posted by DID on 11 Jan 2015 [2 Comments]
Bar Virgile

Scott Howell (chef/owner of Nana’s), along with his wife and a partner opened Bar Virgile just before the holidays. Bar Virgile, with its warm glow and intimate setting, offers the perfect respite for these cool winter nights. It’s all wood, exposed brick and two really appealing curved leather booths in each corner. Bar Virgile does have one TV hung above the kitchen for those into the sport ball. They’re offering an extensive wine list, several beers on draught, and a list of classic cocktails like Manhattans, Fizzes …

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Posted by DID on 16 Nov 2014 [One Comment]
Halal Bros./Halal Haven

The Halal Bros. food truck is the brainchild of two childhood friends from upstate New York who wanted to bring New York street food and authentic Pakistani favorites to the streets of Durham. Halal means permitted or lawful. Halal foods are foods that are allowed under Islamic dietary guidelines. Halal means there are no pork products on the Halal Bros. food truck. The menu is made up of beef, lamb, chicken, vegetarian and gluten-free options.

We stopped by on a recent Friday night when they were parked outside of Cocoa Cinnamon. It …

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Posted by DID on 10 Nov 2014 [No Comments]
Beer Durham

Beer Durham, a bottle shop/growler store, opened in the newish building by the farmer’s market parking lot this past summer.

In addition to shelves of beer, Beer Durham has few inside tables, two outside tables, 20 taps, and a few wines by the glass. You can enjoy your pint in the store or take it home in a re-fillable growler.

We’ve stopped in after the farmer’s market to grab a sixer, popped in to have a quick dinner at a food truck and enjoy a flight, and gone to …

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Posted by DID on 9 Nov 2014 [No Comments]
Gregoria’s Brunch

We put up a quick post about Gregoria’s back in 2012, but since then they’ve moved buildings, expanded their menu and started offering brunch on Sundays.

It’s getting harder and harder to find a brunch spot in Durham where one can just stroll in grab a table and relax until noon rolls around and the bloodies and mimosas start flowing. But Gregoria’s is still off the beaten path enough when it comes to Durham’s dining scene, that you can easily walk in on a Sunday morning no …

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Posted by DID on 20 Oct 2014 [2 Comments]
The Wicked Biscuit Co.

Durham’s Wicked Biscuit Co. is a truck serving up, as the name implies, biscuits. For specializing in one food group (it’s the South – biscuits are a food group), they actually have a pretty diverse menu with a variety of savory and sweet sandwich options. The sandwiches are served on a variety of biscuits – blue cheese, cinnamon, butter, etc.

These are biscuits filled with the likes of chorizo, bacon, fried eggs, apples, sweet cream cheese  - it’s hard to go wrong. We opted for the …

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Posted by DID on 19 Oct 2014 [No Comments]
Bull City Ciderworks

Bull City Ciderworks, located on a side street between downtown and Golden Belt, feels a bit like Fullsteam a few years ago. The taproom is offering five ciders by the glass, growlers or a flight for four tasters for $7. Located next to a body shop, the taproom has a handful of tables and picnic benches, a cornhole set and a lovely little bar.

It has that somewhat ubiquitous aesthetic that we’re all pretty into these days – furniture made out of pallets, chalkboards, dark wood and exposed …


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