Eat & Drink


By Durham Magazine | December 28, 2014

[vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1421875663574{border-left-width: 1px !important;}”][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text] [dropcap type=”2″]A[/dropcap] cup of coffee is very rarely just a cup of coffee. For some, it’s a necessary jolt of energy from the gas station or office kitchen; for others, it’s a nice morning ritual but nothing to be picky about. I spent much of […]

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Hot Cider Rules

By Amanda MacLaren | December 28, 2014

Beyù Caffè | 335 W. Main St. | 919-683-1058 | Remember those oranges you found in the toe of your stocking on Christmas morning? Beyù Caffè has encapsulated that memory in an adult version of the healthy treat – and one that you can enjoy before and after the […]

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We Scream for (More) Ice Cream!

By Amanda MacLaren | December 15, 2014

Durham’s in for a real treat when The Parlour expands into the former Playworks space next door and adds an additional 1,000 square feet to its current footprint. The addition to the shop, which opened at 117 Market St. in April 2013, will allow the owners to expand the menu, seat almost 60 — […]

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It Gives You Wings

By Amanda MacLaren | December 10, 2014

Heavenly Buffaloes | 1807 W. Markham Ave. | 919-237-2358 | Have your moist towelettes at the ready, because Heavenly Buffaloes is serving up some truly addictive wings. For the quintessential game-time dish, head to the Markham Avenue spot owned by Dain Phelan(also of Dain’s Place), his wife, Jenn, and […]

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Wine 101

By Durham Magazine | October 21, 2014

START HERE Know next to nothing about wine? Begin by familiarizing yourself with the major grape varieties, and then go from there … What are the major regions? What are the major differences between how a red wine versus a white wine is made? Then, you have a foundation to […]

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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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