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Harvest 18

Posted by DID 3 Jun 2014 2 Comments


Again, South Durham has a lot going on these days. In addition to the new beer offerings, just across the parking lot from Rise, Harvest 18 has opened. From the folks behind Raleigh’s 18 Seaboard and Cantina 18, Harvest 18 is bringing farm-to-fork to the Streets at Southpoint. They are sourcing everything locally when available and the menu changes daily, which they post on Facebook.

On a Saturday afternoon, we indulged in the warm pimento cheese, strawberry vanilla bean sangria, a wood fire swordfish salad (Sunny Creek bibb lettuce, radishes, sweet potatoes, raw milk Cultured Cow cheddar, basil vinaigrette) and a fried green tomato BLT (slab bacon, lettuce, Texas Pete aioli).


The hot pimento cheese with a splash of Texas Pete was good the way that hot, cheese dip served with chips usually is. The swordfish salad was great – local lettuces, thin radish, hunks of salty cheddar doused in a lemony vinaigrette. The fried green tomato sandwich, despite thick slabs of bacon and the Texas Pete aioli was a bit bland – a dash of salt helped immensely.

Harvest 18 is doing the whole desserts in mason jars, cast iron skillets, thrifted kitschy salt and pepper shakers –  all something of a cliché at this point – but for which, we are still complete suckers.

Harvest 18 is a welcome sight in South Durham.

Harvest 18
8128 Renaissance Pkwy


  • bf said:

    I had food from Harvest 18 last month. It was only OKAY. Nothing outstanding other than the service and they were out of things that were on the menu which would have been fine had their been a substitute. The pea hummus was good. The pimento cheese was probably the worst version of pimento cheese I’ve had. It tasted like pure velveeta or straight cheddar without the pimento nuances. While I won’t knock having a restaurant like this an area that is overrun with hamburger, pizza and beer places or the casual chains that plague most mall areas, I will say that I hope they do a better job and make things a bit more.. crisp. I’m happy to try other items and glad they chose this part of Durham to give things a shot.


  • Lydia Casiano said:

    Hi are you hiring for management position I have 14 years in management and I have 13 years as a chef I do have P&L knowledge skills
    Thank you,Lydia casiano


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