Durham Magazine Dec/Jan 2021

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dining guide

Cosmic Cantina Authentic Mexican cuisine with vegan options. Housemade mole and corn tortillas. Pair with a margarita pitcher. 1920 Perry St.; 919-286-1875 Dain’s Place This pub's fare is centered on its award-winning “thick and juicy and juicy and thick burgers.” 754 Ninth St.; 919-4168800; dainsplace.bar Del Rancho Mexican Grill Authentic Mexican lunch and dinner menu with a full-service bar. 730 Ninth St.; 919-286-5330 Devil's Pizzeria & Restaurant Handmade pizzas, pastas, wings, strombolis, subs, calzones and desserts with daily specials. 742 Ninth St.; 919-286-3090; devilspizza.menufy.com Elmo’s Diner Homemade Southern classics with breakfast favorites like cinnamon apple waffles and biscuits and gravy served all day in a casual, family-friendly setting. 776 Ninth St.; 919-416-3823; elmosdiner.com BR Happy + Hale Healthy salads, bowls, breakfast, smoothies, cocktails and cold-pressed juice. 703B Ninth St.; 984-439-1790; happyandhale.com BR

International Delights Authentic Mediterranean & PalestinianLebanese inspired cuisine including pita wraps, gyros, falafel, kabobs and baklava. 740 Ninth St.; 919-286-2884; iddurham.com Juju Asian fusion tapas including selections like steamed barbecue Kurobuta pork belly and chicken fried oysters. Try the crispy Brussels sprouts! 737 Ninth St., Ste. 210; 919-286-3555; jujudurham.com BR

Lime & Lemon Indian Grill & Bar Northern and southern Indian specialties including Gobi Manchurian, Paneer Tikka, Chicken Tikka and Hariyali Murg Kebab. 811 Ninth St.; 919-748-3456; limenlemonnc.com BR


The Glass Jug Beer Lab is slated to open a second taproom in early spring 2021 in the new Foster on the Park development adjacent to Durham Central Park. This location will allow the Glass Jug to collaborate with musicians, artists, food trucks and other groups in the area. The new taproom will not have a full retail bottle shop, but it will have more seating than its original N.C. Hwy. 55 location plus a rotating selection of more than 10 Glass Jug-produced beers, among other brews. Melina’s Fresh Pasta Owner Camella Alvaro released a new cookbook, “Authentic Homemade Pasta,” in November. The cookbook features 100 recipes for different types of regional Italian pasta, sauces and fillings. The book is available on Amazon and for pickup at the pasta shop.

Chinese dumpling shop Sister Liu’s opened a second location at 3524 Davis Dr., Morrisville, on Nov. 11. Takeout, online ordering and catering is available at both locations. Rofhiwa Book Café, a neighborhood bookstore and coffee spot, will open in the former East Durham Bake Shop location next year. It will feature contemporary and classic works by Black writers across the globe. Plans call for launching an online bookstore in December, then construction will start on the building in late January with the goal of a soft opening for the store in March 2021. Goorsha opened its sister cafe and lounge, GoJo by Goorsha, behind the main restaurant at 910 W. Main St. at the end of October.

Locopops Gourmet frozen pops in a variety of rotating flavors like lavender cream, strawberry lemonade and malted milk ball. 2618 Hillsborough Rd.; 919-2863500; ilovelocopops.com


Beer Tooth Taproom opened in the Homestead Market shopping center in midNovember.

Little Waves Coffee Roasters was named one of three finalists for Roast Magazine’s 17th annual Roaster of the Year awards in the micro category in October. The award recognizes companies that roast high-quality coffees, exemplify a dedication to sustainability, encourage employee and community education, and demonstrate a commitment to the coffee industry.

Heavenly Buffaloes Chicken wings (bone-in and boneless) as well as vegan wings in more than 25 rubs and sauces, including peri peri and Jamaican jerk. Plus waffle fries! Available for delivery and pickup. 1807 W. Markham Ave.; 919-2372358; heavenlybuffaloes.com




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Metro 8 Steakhouse Classic American steakhouse with an Argentinian flair. Pair empanadas with a filet mignon or crab-stuffed shrimp with a churrasco steak. 746 Ninth St.; 919-416-1700; metro8steakhouse.com

MarketPlace JB Duke Hotel’s main restaurant, now offering a takeout menu, is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. 230 Science Dr.; 919-660-6400; jbdukehotel.com

Mi Calvillo Authentic Mexican fare open for carryout. 748 Ninth St.; 984-219-1642

CENTRAL PARK & WAREHOUSE DISTRICTS The Accordion Club Late-night bar serving beer, hot dogs and green chile stew, plus breakfast burritos on Sundays. 316 W. Geer St.

Moe’s Original BBQ Barbecue sandwiches, platters and Southern-styled sides such as cornbread and baked beans. 2014 Hillsborough Rd.; 919-237-1004; moesoriginalbbq.com/durham Monuts Donuts Scratch-made doughnuts, pastries, English muffins, bagels and breakfast sandwiches. Try the bagel and lox. Takeout only. 1002 Ninth St.; 919-286-2642; monutsdonuts.com BR

Pincho Loco Latin-flavored ice creams, milkshakes, popsicles and more available for takeout. Flavors like tequila, Tiger Tail (Mexican vanilla and chocolate), guava, tamarind and more. 1918 Perry St.; 919-286-5111 Secrets Pho and Noodle Bar Traditional Vietnamese dishes including stir-fry and noodle bowls. 810 Ninth St., Ste. 130; 984-888-5111; secretsphoandnoodlebar.com Triangle Coffee House Coffee and pastries with selections like vegan blueberry muffins. 714 Ninth St.; 919-748-3634 Vin Rouge French bistro-style dinner with regular oyster specials and Sunday brunch. Get the hanger steak and frites! 2010 Hillsborough Rd.; 919-416-0466; vinrougerestaurant.com BR ZenFish Poké Bar A healthy, fastcasual restaurant serving poké (raw fish) in made-to-order bowls containing rice, quinoa or salad, and toppings of your choice, available for takeout. 810 Ninth St.; 919-937-9966; zenfishpokebar.com NEAR DUKE Fairview Dining Room Seasonally inspired contemporary cuisine with selections like coffee-rubbed duck breast and seared NC flounder. Located inside the Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club. 3001 Cameron Blvd.; 919-493-6699; washingtondukeinn.com


The Blue Note Grill Fantastic barbecue, ribs and live music. 709 Washington St.; 919-401-1979; thebluenotegrill.com Boxcar Bar + Arcade This bar and arcade is back open for table service and offers more than 70 arcade games (not available for play at this time), a full bar including 24 craft American drafts (and a wide variety of local beer, liquor and wine), private event space and a Neapolitan-style pizza kitchen. 621 Foster St.; 984-377-2791; theboxcarbar.com/durham Cocoa Cinnamon Signature hand-brewed coffees and lattes to-go, such as the “Dr. Durham” with maca root and black lava salt. 420 W. Geer St.; cocoacinnamon.com Cucciolo Osteria Italian fare like pastas with housemade noodles, antipasti and porchetta. 601 W. Main St.; 984-243-8744; cucciolodurham.com Dame’s Chicken & Waffles Chicken, waffles, shmears. ’Nuff said. 530 Foster St.; 919-682-9235; dameschickenwaffles.com BR Durham Food Hall All vendors open for takeout. 530 Foster St.; 919-908-9339; durhamfoodhall.com •

Afters Offering solely desserts. Try the fun dessert flights.

Everything Bagels Locally sourced gourmet bagels with a seasonally standard menu.

Ex-Voto Fresh tacos and tamales.

Locals Oyster Bar and Seafood Butchery North Carolina seafood featuring everything from crab cakes to shrimp sausage.

Lula and Sadie’s A modern take on Southern cuisine highlighting local produce with dishes like scalloped potatoes and hot cakes.

Napoli Pizzeria and Gelateria Neapolitan wood-fired pizza, small plates, salads and artisanal gelato.

Old North Meats and Provisions A seasonal menu of house-made cured and smoked meats, fish and pickled veggies.

Liturgy Beverage Specialty coffee, tea and chocolate company focused on single origin beverages.

Auctioneer Bar Seasonal cocktails, curated beer, wine and spirits meant to highlight local breweries.

Foster Street Coffee Coffee house on the ground floor of Liberty Warehouse apartments that uses carefully curated coffee beans from around the world for its classic concoctions as well as local produce for housemade smoothies. 530 Foster St., Ste. 2; 919-797-9555; fosterstreetcoffee.com