The Best of Durham Issue – June/July 2017

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For seven years, we’ve been asking our readers to share their go-to restaurant for date night, which hotels they recommend for out-of-towners, the top bars for grabbing a cocktail and even where they get their car washed or who they trust to help them buy or sell a house. In the summer, we share the consensus on what is the Best of Durham.

We know that we hardly skim the surface of all that is amazing about this city, but this list is a good resource to utilize when you’re trying to decide how best to experience Durham.

Read our June/July 2017 issue – packed with stories on our Best of Durham winners, plus the full voting results and much more – online!

To get you started, here is a quick recap of what it holds:


52 Let’s Dance
Durham explodes with year-round movement thanks to American Dance Festival

56 Breakfast of Champions
A few voters tell us why they choose to start their day at these top-notch breakfast and brunch spots

60 Summer Sipping
A refreshing lineup of hyper-local drinks, just in time for backyard barbecues, poolside parties and weekends at the beach

66 Worth His Salt
Best Chef winner Ricky Moore opens a second location of his beloved Saltbox Seafood Joint – also named Best Seafood in our poll

68 Mike Lee Dreams of Sushi
Since opening just over a year ago, M Sushi has become a destination for lovers of traditional, simple sushi

70 Perfect Pies
Any way you slice it, these are some of the Bull City’s favorite pizzas

72 Social Style
Best Salon winners share what’s trending for summer

74 Nights (and Days) at the Museums
Take note of these upcoming fall exhibitions and events

76 How Does Your Garden Grow?
Transform your green space with these tips from a few of Durham’s best landscaping professionals

78 Best of Durham 2017 Voting Results

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