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[1 Jun 2014 | 2 Comments | ]

Thanks to a recent law change, we can now have growler stores in North Carolina. This gives us Durhamites the chance to take craft beers home that aren’t yet available in cans or bottles. Cheers.

Karen Poulsen moved from Oregon and came out of retirement to open Growler Grlz, which is, we hope, only the first of the growler stores in Durham. Located in South Durham, which is quickly becoming a beer destination (Mattie B’s, the new Sam’s Bottle Shop), …

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[13 Feb 2014 | 2 Comments | ]

Did you know Durham has its very own soda company? We spotted Brood Soda on the shelves at our beloved beer mecca Sam’s and were really impressed by the flavor variety. Available in six flavors, three of which pay tribute to local universities, there should be a Brood for everyone.

Based on the lengthy, clever descriptions listed on Sam’s cooler, we went with a Spicy Brood (thai chili and cloves). If you’re a fan of Blenheim’s spicy ginger ale, then you’ll dig this corn-syrup free soda – …

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[1 Oct 2013 | 4 Comments | ]

If you ever find yourself taking a few wrong turns and ending up in Raleigh *shudder* you can take solace in the fact that there will soon be a bit of Durham there to comfort you.

Wine Authorities’ second location!

Coming this October to the Mordecai/Oakwood neighborhood at 211 E. Franklin Street.

The Raleigh location will offer the same great service and “wine is fun for everyone” attitude that has made Wine Authorities a Durham favorite since it opened its doors in September 2007.

To ensure that the …

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[19 Sep 2013 | No Comment | ]

I used to live much closer to this gem, so it has been a while since I perused its aisles packed with well-priced South Asian and Middle Eastern goodies.  Spice Bazaar is tucked away on that odd little street in front of Super Target, near Li Ming.

I went back last week and was happy to see that after 5 years or so, the place is going strong.  I picked up some mustard seeds, cardamom, coconut milk (on sale!), and chutneys.  As I was checking out, I noticed a …

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[5 Aug 2013 | No Comment | ]

There’s a relatively new Halal Middle Eastern grocery in Durham on Chapel Hill St. (across the street from The Cookery) called Taiba Market. Still early, some of the shelves are bare but it looks like they will soon have a case full of baked goods, fresh pita, a hot bar and more.

Currently Taiba Market has a freezer full of meat, and a few aisles of non-perisables, cookies, candies, flours, beans and more.

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[30 Jun 2013 | 19 Comments | ]

Durham has a new butcher/sandwich/sweet shop in the spot that housed Glassworks for years – Rose’s Meat Market and Sweet Shop. Owned and operated by a husband and wife team, Rose’s Meat Market is a welcome addition to the Bull City.

The fresh, newly painted white space is filled with cases full of meat, counters of fresh pastries (macarons, pies, bread), a dairy case (local milk, veggies, cheese, beverages), freezer (pasta, fresh stocks) and shelves of local goods like Big Spoon Roasters …

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[4 Dec 2012 | One Comment | ]

A quick look at Cave Taureau, the new wine shop that opened in downtown Durham last month. Cave Taureau is offering a well-curated selection of wines backed up by a friendly and knowledgeable staff. Their selection varies greatly in price, at their weekly tasting we sampled a $25 bottle and a $10 bottle. I personally really enjoyed the a table full of “wines from your favorite local restaurants.” Like Wine Authorities, Cave Taureau is also offering a selection of cocktail accoutrements (vermouth, bitters, etc). With the hole …

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[29 Dec 2011 | 19 Comments | ]

Bull Street Gourmet and Market, a gourmet food market and cafe, recently opened in the now always bustling Hope Valley Square. With Only Burger, Tutti Frutti, Rick’s Diner, Pop’s Backdoor and now Bull Street, I’m starting to envy folks who live on this side of town.

Welcoming and warm, Bull Street Gourmet and Market (an off-shoot of a popular market of the same name in Charleston) has a well-curated small selection of wine, …

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[17 Sep 2011 | 5 Comments | ]

There’s a new small grocery on Hillsborough Rd. in Durham, Lagos Meat Market. Kind of like a mini version of Compare, Lagos has a small selection of produce, milk, cheese, fresh baked goods and groceries – but their focus seems to be on their butcher counter. A large butcher case full of a wide selection of meat and fresh cut cheese can be found in the back of the store. We just stopped in to check it out after spotting a now open sign on Hillsborough. A friendly family market, …

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[20 Jun 2011 | 12 Comments | ]

We have a new cheese shop in Durham and lo, it is a glorious occurrence!  The Reliable Cheese Company was opened to fill a void in Durham’s foodie niche: the local cheese shop, where one can pick up great cheeses, meats, and other specialty goods and receive advice and guidance from a knowledgable cheesemonger.  That cheesemonger is Patrick Coleff, who has been in the cheese industry for five years, learning the trade at the great Murray’s in Manhattan and working at a few other …