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Posted by CDB on 23 Nov 2016 [No Comments]
GreenToGo reusable takeout container program needs funding!

Need an outlet for all that holiday spirit? Concerned about the health of the environment? Consider donating to the following Kickstarter campaign for GreenToGo.

The reuse/recycling advocacy group  Don’t Waste Durham is starting a reusable takeout container program called GreenToGo. The program will reduce the waste from single-use takeout containers. The group has already persuaded many local restaurants to discontinue their use of styrofoam containers, as you may have already taken note of around town. One of the main players in the group is a …

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Posted by DID on 10 Mar 2016 [No Comments]
Piedmont Brunch

Over the years, Piedmont has had several iterations of brunch – remember when a small bluegrass band would play every Sunday? Remember when you could stroll in after hitting the farmers’ market and enjoy that elusive beast – Saturday brunch? (Consider this our plea for bringing it back Piedmont.) In it’s current iteration, even though it’s only on Sundays from 10:30-2, Piedmont is giving Vin Rouge a run for its money as – yes I’m going to say it – the best brunch in Durham. Yep, Piedmont is currently throwing …

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Posted by DID on 8 Mar 2016 [3 Comments]
Carolina Glazed Donuts

If you’ve ever been lured in by that jelly doughnut sign on 85 near mebane and you’ve stopped at NC Jelly Doughnut, then you have a good idea of what you will find if you seek out Durham’s newest doughnut shop – Carolina Glazed Doughnuts. It’s a pretty bare bones operation and while you won’t find rosemary infused glazes or siracha stuffed crullers, you will find solid classic doughnuts. These are the doughnuts we grew up eating – glazed, cinnamon sugar, sprinkle covered, chocolate dipped, lemon curd filled, dense cake …

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Posted by DID on 7 Mar 2016 [No Comments]
Boricua Soul

Boricua Soul is the truck of Toriano Fredericks, a familiar name in the Triangle food world. He’s the guy behind La Buena Vida. Boricua Soul is a blend of Puerto Rican and soul food. The result is a menu made up of hoe cake sandwiches, chicken and waffles, empanadas and mac and cheese. We caught up with them at the soul food event at Fullsteam a few weeks ago.

We tried an empanada stuff with rich, carnitas like pork. The chicken and waffle – a pretty classic take that would have …

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Posted by DID on 6 Mar 2016 [4 Comments]
Blue Stingray Seafood

Blue Sting Ray is a family owned seafood joint on the end of strip on Duke St. less than 10 minutes from downtown Durham. According to their website, the owners met in Houston, Texas after they both resettled from a refugee camp in the Philippines, fleeing Vietnam. They’ve been in Durham since 1998 and,  inspired by family in Lake Charles, Louisiana, they opened Blue Stingray Seafood in 2014.

Blue Stingray has a board full of seafood options from the classic fried to steam pots and crawfish. …

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Posted by DID on 1 Nov 2015 [No Comments]
Ponysaurus


After this past weekend’s grand opening (which they estimate some 3,000 people attended), if you haven’t been to Ponysaurus’ new taproom/brewery, then you know about it. Located between downtown and Golden Belt, Ponysaurus has tons of outdoor seating and a large lawn that is sure to become a favorite Durham hang spot. They also already have a regular schedule of food trucks outside every night – currently American Meltdown is Wednesdays, Pie Pushers Thursdays, and Sympathy for the Deli on Fridays.

The night we stopped …

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Posted by DID on 29 Oct 2015 [No Comments]
Two Roosters

Two Roosters serves up interesting and unique ice cream flavors from what is possibly the cutest truck/camper system we’ve seen. They offer whimsical flavors like funfetti and mini doughnut and classics like chocolate and vanilla. Based in Raleigh, Two Roosters also regularly teams up with other locals to produce their ice cream – Singshot coffee, Yellow Dog Bakery for cinnamon buns, even Pie Pushers for a pizza flavor. They also have an entire booze menu with options like honey bourbon.

You get one scoop for $4 or two …

 

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