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[11 Oct 2013 | One Comment | ]

 

It’s time for the second block party of the year in Old North Durham.  Will & Pop’s will be there.  So will Capt. Poncho’s, among others.  Though of particular interest is the presence of (former) Old North Durham resident, Pork in the Road.  It’s a great opportunity to taste some goodies from a food-truck-in-the-making.

Since I took a shine to Pork in the Road when it was campaigning for crowd-sourced funds, I contacted Mr. Thompson to catch up on his progress.  He has plans drawn up …

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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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[17 Sep 2013 | One Comment | ]

Keil Jansen says he is “brewing the beers beer would drink if beer could drink beer.”  And I agree.

Jansen has long been involved in the homebrewing community (ie: TRiangleUnabashedhomeBrewers and Brew Durham) and recently quit his day job to pursue his nanobrewing aspirations.  He has teamed up with duo David Baldwin of Baldwin& (AdAge’s 2012 Small Agency of the Year) and Jennifer Gardner of prettyfab PR on the business end and Nick Hawthorne-Johnson of The Cookery for logistics.  Ponysaurus is the first commercial …

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[25 Apr 2013 | 9 Comments | ]

Bar Lusconi is a downtown beer and wine bar that soft-opened this week, so don’t expect perfection or a wide food selection just yet. However, I was very happy with everything we tried last night and can report no kinks in the service. There’s a great article in the Herald-Sun that covers the details of the bar opening. It’s owned by Timothy Neill and Jesse Gerstle, who opened Peccadillo last year, which is a somewhat secretive cocktail bar in downtown Carrboro. Bar Lusconi is at a …

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[31 Mar 2013 | 4 Comments | ]

Last time a Carpe Durham blogger reported on Sarah’s Empanadas was in 2008, so I figured I’d use that as an excuse to try the place out! It’s one of those weekday, lunch-only spots near RTP, in the same strip mall as Papa Mojo’s, Thai Lanna, and the South Durham Farmer’s Market on Saturdays. The restaurant was quite cozy, adorned with tropical bird decorations, creamy mint walls, and a giant, colorful mural.

It was also packed with diners and a long …

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[30 Nov 2012 | 6 Comments | ]

Openings report for city: DURHAM

Restaurant

GG THE TASTE OF CHICAGO & FISH CHICKEN (826 FAYETTEVILLE ST SUITE 103)
FRESNO CAFE (4015 UNIVERSITY DR)
AICPA CAFE (220 LEIGH FARM ROAD)
FINS AND WINGS (909 FAYETTEVILLE ST)
BECTON DICKINSON CAFETERIA (1 BECTON CIRCLE)
CHELSEA CAFE (1007 SLATER ROAD)
GRILL 46 (121 SHERRON RD.)
CHEERZ DELI (2945 S MIAMI BLVD)
AI FUJI JAPANESE STEAK HOUSE (202 HWY 54)

Food Stands

A & D BUFFALO’S (1058 W. CLUB BLVD SPACE 558)
GREEK CUISINE (1058 W CLUB BLVD 556)
FROZIA (6910 FAYETTEVILLE RD SUITE 1480) …

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[3 Oct 2012 | 6 Comments | ]

Openings report for city: DURHAM

Restaurant

BAMBOO HOUSE (3600 N DUKE ST SUITE 4)
CHINO LATINO (2900 HOLLOWAY STREET)
COUNTRY JUNCTION (4823 APEX HIGHWAY)
EAST COAST CHINESE (202 NC HWY 54)
CHEERZ DELI (2945 S MIAMI BLVD)
BROOKWOOD INN COFFEE SHOP (2306 ELBA ST)
EL SALVADOR RESTAURANT (1002 1/2 E GEER ST)
BIO MERIEUX (100 RODOLPHE ST)
GG THE TASTE OF CHICAGO & FISH CHICKEN (826 FAYETTEVILLE ST SUITE 103)
BRANDYWINE CELLARS (6905 FAYETTEVILLE ROAD)
FRESNO CAFE (4015 UNIVERSITY DR)
DON CECILIOS (5279 N. ROXBORO RD.)
HAM N’ EGGER CAFE (5108 …

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[4 Sep 2012 | 2 Comments | ]

The Cookery, the home (aka commissary kitchen) for some of our favorite food trucks, has converted part of their building into an event space called The Front Room.

From their site, “The Front Room will serve as a venue for The Cookery’s series of pop-up restaurants, specialty food shows, Culinary Workshops, private dinners and receptions, and a myriad of other creative endeavors that are just waiting to be developed.”

On September 15, from noon-3 pm they will open their doors and block the street for a celebration of this …

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[29 Aug 2012 | 6 Comments | ]

Openings report for city: DURHAM

Restaurant

DUNKIN DONUTS (1125 W. NC 54 SUITE 504)
EL PALENQUE RESTAURANT AND BAR (2000 CHAPEL HILL RD)
DON CECILIOS (5279 N. ROXBORO RD.)
FRESNO CAFE (4015 UNIVERSITY DR)
EL CUSCATLECO (4212 GARRETT ROAD)

Food Stands

DONOVAN’S DISH (1101 CHAPEL HILL ST THE COOKERY)

Mobile Food

DELI-ICIOUS DC #102 (2108 ANGIER AVE TOOTIES)
GUSSY’S DC #104 (308 S DRIVER ST MAMA JEANS)
FINS N WINGS DC #5 (909 FAYETTEVILLE STREET)

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[18 Jun 2012 | 5 Comments | ]

Openings report for city: DURHAM

Restaurant

GRAFFITI YOGURT (1125 W NC HWY 54 #804)

Food Stands

CITI DOGS (2000 CHAPEL HILL RD)
FOOD NEIGHBOR (1101 W CHAPEL HILL ST THE COOKERY)
FULL LOTUS JUICE BAR AND CAFE (BLUE CORN CAFE 716 NINTH ST)
ALLEY TWENTY SIX (1101 W CHAPEL HILL ST THE COOKERY)
FROZIA (6910 FAYETTEVILLE RD SUITE 1480)