Eat & Drink

Toriano and Serena Fredericks at their food truck, Boricua Soul

Two Puerto Rican Food Trucks Add Flavor to Downtown’s Mix of New Restaurants

By Durham Magazine Intern | September 23, 2019

Boricua Soul and Spanglish still operate as food trucks in the area, but they both hail the benefits of expansion

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Matt Lardie drinks wine at NanaSteak

Sensational Sips: Hand-Picked Wines to Suit Every Taste

By Durham Magazine | August 8, 2019

Four spots came out on out on top for favorite wine selections this year – Bar Brunello, NanaSteak, Mateo and Vin Rouge. I was given the grueling task of giving my thoughts on the selection, my favorites and who to consult for help should your wine exploration hit any snags. Tough job, but I strapped […]

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Owner/chef Jimmy Kim is from Seoul, South Korea.

The Skinny on the Top Four Favorite New Restaurants

By Hannah Lee | July 17, 2019

These recently opened restaurants were voted onto this year’s readers’ favorites list

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Experience 5 Can’t-Miss Foodie Events at Taste 2019

By Durham Magazine | May 14, 2019

Taste the Event, our annual food festival, is back for its sixth year! New for 2019, the festival has moved from spring to early summer, with five delicious events from July 26-30. Also new for this year, we are featuring back-to-back Grand Taste Experiences. Read on for the scoop on […]

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Cheers to 150 Years!

By Amanda MacLaren | April 11, 2019

Have a drink! Bars and restaurants across Durham are offering signature cocktails made with Durham Distillery’s Conniption Gin. Each Durham 150-themed cocktail will honor the history and spirit of the city and prominently feature one of Durham Distillery’s award-winning products, including their Conniption Navy Strength Gin, just named “Best in […]

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Winter’s Last Gasp

By Arturo Ciompi | March 27, 2019

There are many who welcome springtime, especially after our soggy winter, with open arms. Yet there are those who still crave lighting the evening fire, feeling a nip in the air and sipping a warming libation to banish the chill. When a wine can warm your heart and stay fresh […]

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Zinfandel’s Rocky Ride

By Arturo Ciompi | March 20, 2019

Ah, the ups and downs of red Zinfandel. Not so long ago, nobody was sure where it originated (it is genetically identical to southern Italy’s primitivo), although it was found throughout California. Next, nobody seemed to care about it anymore, so acre upon acre of old vines were torn out, […]

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A Bargain Red Perfect with Pasta or Poultry

By Arturo Ciompi | March 13, 2019

I remember a visit to Southern Season by Cosimo Taurino, one of Italy’s best producers of the Puglian red wine, Salice Salentino. Seems we were selling more of his wines than anybody in the American Southeast! The reason was simple; they were excellent, sound, flavorful wines that we were bringing […]

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A Classic Napa Valley Cabernet

By Arturo Ciompi | March 6, 2019

Many of you know the Charles Krug name as Napa Valley’s oldest winery. Established in 1861, during the very distant American Civil War, it has had a storied but checkered history. The Mondavi family, owners since 1943, endured a split between sons Robert and Peter. Robert left in 1965 to […]

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A Chilean Take on a Finicky Grape

By Arturo Ciompi | February 27, 2019

What is pinot noir supposed to taste like? Do pinots that taste wildly different from French Burgundy deserve a place in the wine world? Pinot noir is one of those grapes that doesn’t do well just anywhere. And the results can be just horrific – the smell of burnt rubber, […]

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October 3 + 4, 2020

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