Eat & Drink

Perfect Pie

By Jessica Stringer | October 14, 2014

Back in 2013 when I was visiting Durham from Alabama, a friend and I somehow snagged two barstools at the packed Pizzeria Toro. I devoured half a red onion and pistachio pie and, realizing I forgot my leftovers, kicked myself the whole flight home. Not long after, a devastating fire […]

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A Guide to Bull City Barbecue

By Durham Magazine | October 8, 2014

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″ css=”.vc_custom_1423156106337{padding-left: 25px !important;}”][vc_column_text] [dropcap type=”2″]F[/dropcap]ull disclosure: I’m a vinegar guy. My people are from Down East (you can still see Dees Drug Store on the main drag in Burgaw), and I was raised in Fayetteville. There, it’s eastern style all the way: chopped pork with a spicy-sweet […]

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A Round of Drinks with Your Friendly Neighborhood Bartenders

By Durham Magazine | September 19, 2014

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text] Fair warning: If you ask a group of bartenders to meet you at noon on a Wednesday, bring lots of coffee. It’s kind of the equivalent of asking us 9-to-5 folks to come into the office at 6 a.m. Once caffeinated and properly introduced – a few had […]

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Order Up!

By Amanda MacLaren | September 19, 2014

Gocciolina The Plate Pasta dishes are, naturally, a source of pride for this casual Italian restaurant. One that has become popular is the spaghetti carbonara. The dish starts with house-made bacon sautéed in olive oil, and then adds freshly cooked spaghetti followed by a mixture of egg and pecorino cheeses. […]

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Homebrewed in Hillsborough

By Durham Magazine | September 3, 2014

Around 9 on a Sunday morning, a group of Triangle residents gathered to celebrate that centuries-old combination of water, malt, yeast and hops. “We love beer, ya know?” says Lara Murphy, “Who doesn’t?” After buying a homebrewing kit for her husband, Paul, a few Christmases ago, they both joined the club. […]

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Southern Eating

By Amanda MacLaren | August 6, 2014

Add Harvest 18 to the number of local eateries infiltrating the chain-heavy areas of southern Durham. Chef Jason Smith, who also owns 18 Seaboard and Cantina 18 in Raleigh, saw the location as a “neighborhood community by a mall, and we thought there was a pent-up demand for a neighborhood […]

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Txak Full of Fun

By Durham Magazine | June 16, 2014

Six Plates Wine Bar likens Txakolifest to the Superbowl – they pull out all the stops (er, corks). Revelers came out to sample endless pours of Txakoli (pronounced “chah-coli”), a tart, fizzy white wine from the Basque region of Spain that’s best served by holding the bottle a considerable height above a drinker’s […]

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Garage Grub

By Amanda MacLaren | January 23, 2014

One of Durham’s go-to spots for music and entertainment is now serving up more than just great bands and delicious drinks. Motorco Music Hall opened its kitchen, Parts & Labor, in its garage bar late last year, and I finally had the chance to sample some of its dishes at an event this […]

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