Bars, Beer »

Posted by DID on 1 Nov 2015 [No Comments]

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, Polysaurus 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 …

Mobile »

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 …

Bakeries, Mobile »

Posted by DID on 28 Oct 2015 [No Comments]
Chez Moi Bakery

If Chez Moi was in a trendy store front downtown, there’d be a line around the block. As it stands, you should hit up the Chez Moi bakery anytime you happen upon their van, especially when their parked outside cocoa Cinnamon and you can pair one of their baked goods with a cup of coffee.

Chez Moi keeps their menu simple with just a few options daily. Always on the board is a rum cake, a panna cotta and an ice cream “cakewich.” It’s for this cakewich that …

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Posted by DID on 27 Oct 2015 [One Comment]
Soom Soom Pockets

As I’m going to catch up on some long over due posts (apologies, we had a baby in August), I’m going to keep the next few posts short and sweet. First up, Soom Soom pockets.

Soom Soom brings a bit of beloved Mediterranian Deli in Chapel Hill to the streets of Durham. Med Deli makes Soom Sooms pitas for them out of organic flour. We tried their┬áchicken shwarma pita recently, a bit pricey at $9 with no sides but you’re paying for the quality, responsibly sourced ingredients. It …

Gas Stations, Restaurants, Tacos »

Posted by DID on 20 Aug 2015 [One Comment]
Taco Nacos

In that eye-catching, impossible-to-miss bright yellow/red building on University (just behind the Target), Taco Nacos is the latest taco/papusa/torta joint to occupy that  space. Formerly Coma Rico (among other things), Taco Nacos has done the most with the space behind the check-cashing venture.

They’ve painted, upgraded the menu and gotten rid of the gift shop in the back. Don’t be put off by the line at the check cashing/convenience store in the front, just head straight back to the taco counter where you’ll find an impressive menu of …

Restaurants »

Posted by DID on 14 Aug 2015 [One Comment]
Mesa Latin Kitchen

Open in the seemingly doomed location on Hillsborough, we were actually fans of Gregoria’s – especially their Sunday brunch on the patio. However, most nights and weekends, it was sadly empty. In light of the light crowds, Gregoria’s has rebranded itself into a contemporary latin restaurant – Mesa Latin Kitchen.

The remodel though not extensive did a good job of refreshing the space – they’ve added a hostess stand, updated the lighting and refreshed the paint. The patio, a sadly overlooked and …

Bakeries, Restaurants »

Posted by DID on 16 Jul 2015 [No Comments]
Purple Monkey

Purple Monkey is a bubble tea shop/ice cream parlor in a strip mall behind the Target on 15-501 with plans to expand into fair foods. Yep funnel cakes and corn dogs.

Currently they’re offering a wide variety of iced boba teas, blended frozen boba teas, coffees, a selection of hand-scooped Hersey’s ices creams, Dippin’ Dots, shaved Hawaiian ices, milkshakes, fruit smoothies, baked goods, canned Asian drinks and a small variety of penny candy and toys. It’s a bit of a mishmash as they figure out …


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