Durham Magazine Dec/Jan 2021

Page 35

dining guide

Fullsteam In addition to their well-known “plowto-pint” beers, Fullsteam now serves bar snacks, sandwiches, small plates and kombucha. Try the Pulled Pork Sandwich and the Spicy Carolina Dip Chicken with a side of deviled eggs. 726 Rigsbee Ave.; 919-682-2337; fullsteam.ag Geer Street Garden Simple, down-home fare in a cozy atmosphere. They make a mean “Dark and Stormy,” and be sure to order “The Pile” to split with the family! 644 Foster St.; 919-688-2900; geerstreetgarden.com Hutchins Garage Grandma-style pizza, salads and sandwiches. 402 W. Geer St.; 984-219-6578 BR

King's Sandwich Shop Serving up hot dogs, burgers, fries and shakes since 1942. 701 Foster St.; 919-682-0071; kingssandwichshop.com LouElla Neighborhood bottle shop, bar and event space. 316 W. Geer St., Ste. A; 919-973-2001; louelladurham.com Rise Southern Biscuits & Righteous Chicken Daily-changing menu of doughnuts and biscuits available for takeout and delivery. For vegetarians, the fried green tomato biscuit is hard to beat. 401 Foster St.; 984-439-2220; risebiscuitsdonuts.com BR Parts & Labor Dishes meeting many dietary needs, including veggie samosas, “Hipster Poutine” and falafel. Open for takeout or outdoor seating on the patio. 723 Rigsbee Ave.; motorcomusic.com/eats BR The Pit Temporarily closed. Plum Southern Kitchen & Bar Southern small plates and big bar by Lisa Callaghan and Chef Kevin Callaghan. 501 Washington St.; 919-351-6446; plumdurham.com BRIGHTLEAF DISTRICT Clouds Brewing American favorites with a German flair. Featuring an amazing craft beer selection and brunch on the weekends. 905 W. Main St.; 919-251-8096; cloudsbrewing.com El Rodeo Mexican Restaurant Authentic Mexican cuisine like quesadillas, tacos and huevos con chorizo. 905 W. Main St.; 919-683-2417; elrodeonc.com The Federal Pub fare with bistro panache. Try the “Fe Burger au Poivre.” Offering takeout plus a side patio on Albemarle Street. 914 W. Main St.; 919-680-8611; thefederal.net BR GoJo by Goorsha Ethiopian coffees and teas as well as lunch and sandwiches. 910 W. Main St.; 919-588-4660; goorshadurham.com Goorsha Ethiopian dishes like shiro chickpea stew and tibs (sauteed meat in spices). 910 W. Main St.; 919-588-4660; goorshadurham.com It’s a Southern Thing Kitchen and bar serving traditional Southern dishes with a twist, like jalapenobrined fried chicken; a half-beef, half-bacon meatloaf; and both traditional and vegan barbecue. 605 W. Main St.; 919-294-9632; itsasouthernthingdurham.com BR

Bull City Burger & Brewery Open for takeout and outdoor patio dining. Offering local beef burgers with all components from bun to barbecue sauce made in-house. 107 E. Parrish St.; 919-680-2333; bullcityburgerandbrewery.com

James Joyce Irish Pub and Restaurant Traditional pub food and snacks like brisket cheese steak and Reuben sandwiches. 912 W. Main St.; 919-683-3022; jamesjoyceirishpub.com

Bull McCabes Irish Pub Pub food and bar snacks like nachos, burgers and wings. 427 W. Main St.; 919-6823061 bullmccabesirishpub.com


CONVIVIO This Italian restaurant and wine bar serves locally sourced meat butchered in-house. 104 City Hall Plaza, Ste. 100; 984-219-1961; convivio.wine

Maverick’s Smokehouse and Taproom Range of barbecue and smokehouse fare as well as Memphis rubbed pulled chicken, wings and smoked sausage. 900 W. Main St.; 919-682-8978; maverickssmokehouse.com

COPA Cuban-inspired tapas and cocktails. Try the Chuleta a lo Guajiro, a country-style pork chop, with a mojito or daiquiri. Open for takeout, delivery and dine-in. Patio seating available. 107 W. Main St.; 919-973-0111; copadurham.com

Mount Fuji Asian Bistro Sushi & Bar Thai, Japanese, Chinese and sushi. Try the duck wrap. 905 W. Main St.; 919-680-4968; mtfujinc.com Peabody Pizza Co. Specialty pizzas, calzones, stromboli, pasta and salad. 810 W. Peabody St.; 919-797-2554; peabodypizza.com Rose’s Noodles, Dumplings & Sweets East Asian fare like ramen, steamed buns and sandwiches, plus pastries - rhubarb galette, anyone? - and daily dinner specials available for takeout and outdoor dining. 121 N. Gregson St.; 919-797-2233; rosesdurham.com BR Saint James Seafood Currently operating as Jimmy’s Dockside To-Go offering vacuum-sealed oysters on ice, smoked fish dip, Maine lobster rolls, fried chicken sandwiches, po' boys and more. Open for takeout. 806 W. Main St.; 984-219-7900; saintjamesseafood.com Trattoria Salve Temporarily closed. Torero’s Mexican Restaurant Authentic Mexican cuisine. Try the ceviche de camaron. 800 W. Main St.; 919-682-4197; torerosmexicanrestaurants.com CITY CENTER DISTRICT Alley Twenty Six Originally a craft cocktail bar, the addition of a kitchen now offers burgers, sandwiches and sliders available for takeout. Come out to dine in the alley and enjoy cocktails, beer and wine. Visit the Mixers & Mercantile shop next door. 320 E. Chapel Hill St.; 984-439-2278; alleytwentysix.com Annexe The sister bar of Bar Vigile features a dance floor, a menu of snacks, turntables built into the bar and pink Champagne on tap every night. Currently closed. 105 S. Mangum St., Ste. 1; 919-973-3000; annexedurham.com Bar Brunello A casually elegant wine bar serving a diverse selection of wines, charcuterie and cheese plates. 117 E. Main St.; 919-294-4825; barbrunello.com Bar Virgile Artfully crafted beverages paired with an ever-changing lunch, dinner and small plates menu, the bar is currently open insisde or for curbside or covered, patio dining offering its well-loved cheeseburger, fried oysters and more. 105 S. Magnum St.; 919-973-3000; barvirgile.com

Counting House celebrates North Carolina’s rich heritage of fresh seafood using local, high-quality ingredients. 111 Corcoran St.; 919-956-6760; countinghousenc.com Dashi Traditional ramen shop and izakaya offering takeout and outdoor dining. 415 E. Chapel Hill St.; 919-251-9335; dashiramen.com Dos Perros Sophisticated Mexican cuisine; plates include carnitas, flautas veganas and pollo relleno. Don’t skip on the guac! 200 N. Mangum St.; 919-956-2750; dosperrosrestaurant.com Indian Monsoon Restaurant & Bar The best of Indian, from North Indian samosas to Southern-style dosas. 105 W. Morgan St., Ste. 100; 919-908-1800; monsoondurham.com BR Jack Tar and the Colonel’s Daughter Diner fare with a twist, available for curbside pickup and patio dining. Classic diner menu, plus a new weekly pop-up dinner featuring holiday dishes. 202 Corcoran St.; 919-682-5225; jacktardurham.com BR Jeddah’s Tea Open for takeout, try these organic, fairtrade and vegan-friendly teas. 123 Market St., Ste. A; 919-973-3020; jeddahstea.com Juicekeys Organic juice and smoothie bar open for takeout. 110 N. Corcoran St.; 919-695-3027; juicekeys.com Kingfisher Temporarily closed. Owners Sean Umstead and Michelle Vanderwalker transformed the space behind the cocktail bar into a pop-up burger bar called QueenBurger, which serves “smash burgers” two ways – double-stacked beef patties and house-made veggie and vegan burgers – with griddled onions, hoop cheese, Duke’s mayo and pickles alongside pre-bottled Kingfisher cocktails, plus wine and beer. 321 E. Chapel Hill St.; 919-908-9429; kingfisherdurham.com Littler Temporarily closed. Offering Wine and Provisions boxes through online ordering, as well as take-and-bake dinners for two. Loaf Oven breads and pastries. Counter Culture Coffee, pain au chocolat and cumin gruyere loaf. 111 W. Parrish St.; 919-797-1254; loafdurham.com Luna Rotisserie & Empanadas South American cuisine meets the American South. Wood-fired rotisserie meats, Andean-inspired braises, empanadas. 112 W. Main St.; 984-439-8702; lunarotisserie.com

Beyu Caffè Coffee shop, restaurant and bar with beignets, buffalo wings and mushroom burgers. 341 W. Main St.; 919-683-1058; beyucaffe.com BR

december/january 2021