August 2016 – Best of Durham Issue

August 2016 – Best of Durham Issue


Read our August 2016 issue in full. To get you started, here is a quick recap of what it holds:


30 Fall Arts Preview
Mark your calendar now for these upcoming creative events and festivals

34 The Best of Durham 2016
Results from our annual reader poll

76 How They Live
Lyn Gagnon and Steve Kaiser used their ingenuity – and a little elbow grease – to drive the design of their south Durham home


18 The Durham Difference
The Longleaf Collective
, a group of Triangle residents ages 18-40, assists North Carolina nonprofits through grant donations and volunteer work

20 Noted
What we’ve heard around town …

24 Our Latest Obsessions
Saving the planet with Fillaree, fall fashion jewelry from Fernweh and the must-read book by a Durham author that’s getting all the buzz

26 Shop Local
Just a few of our favorite Bull City products

28 Go. See. Do.
6 can’t-miss events this month

32 Durham’s Entrepreneurs
In an effort to rebuild healthy honey bee populations, Bee Downtown is taking to our roofs

74 Adopt A Pet
Meet a few pets from the Animal Protection Society of Durham

90 5 Burning Questions
with Dr. Bobby Schopler, staff veterinarian at Duke Lemur Center

94 Hot Spot
Seasonally driven Boheme takes over Straw Valley space

96 Dishing with …
Mothers & Sons chef and owner Josh DeCarolis

99 Taste
Find our city’s best restaurants

111 Engagements & Weddings
Tying the knot, Bull City style


4 Bull City BBQ Classic
5 Durham Blues and Brews Festival
6 Beaver Queen Pageant
8 Animal Protection Society of Durham’s Walk for the Animals
10 Durham Community Land Trustees fundraiser
12 Blues on the Plaza at Northgate Mall
14 2016 Valor Games Southeast
16 The House at Music Built with Habitat for Humanity of Durham