Durham Magazine Dec/Jan 2021

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dining guide

M Kokko Casual chicken entrees including the fried chicken sandwich, ramen and “KFC” wings. 311 Holland St., Ste. B; 919-908-9332; m-restaurantscom/ m-kokko M Pocha Korean tapas including Kimchi “Army Stew,” Malaysian fried rice, steamed spicy pork belly buns and more. 101 E. Chapel Hill St.; 919-294-9177; m-restaurantscom/m-kokko M Tempura Traditional tempura omakase-styled food, featuring select seafood and seasonal vegetables, as well as rich meats like Iberico pork from Spain. 111 Orange St.; 919-748-3874; m-restaurants.com/m-tempura M Sushi Quality sushi from seasonal seafood, daily menu changes and creative rolls like “Unagi Maki” with barbecue eel and fried garlic. 311 Holland St.; 919-908-9266; msushidurham.com Mateo Acclaimed menu of tapas and small plates by chef Matthew Kelly. Now offering a Tapas-Take-Away menu including tapas kits for two or four and panmade paella in pizza boxes - you keep the pan! 109 W. Chapel Hill St.; 919-530-8700; mateotapas.com Mothers & Sons Trattoria Partners Matt Kelly and chef Josh “Skinny” DeCarolis own this trattoria that features handmade pasta, classic Italian meat dishes, antipasti and contorni (vegetables and sides). The enoteca next door houses Alimentari at Mothers & Sons, which offers sandwiches, fresh pastas, sauces and Italian specialties to-go during the day and is also used as overspill seating for the trattoria to encourage social distancing. 107 W. Chapel Hill St.; 919-294-8247; mothersandsonsnc.com Neomonde Authentic Mediterranean food like man’ousheh and kabobs, including a variety of vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options. 202 Corcoran St.; 919-680-1886; neomonde.com Ninth Street Bakery Organic breads, pastries and lunch available for takeout. Grab a “Wheel of Steel” (peanut butter, raisins and oats). 136 E. Chapel Hill St.; 919-688-5606; ninthstbakery.com BR The Oak House Cafe featuring Caballo Rojo coffee, Jeddah’s Tea, fine wines and craft beer. 126 W. Main St.; 919-339-1383; oakhousedurham.com The Parlour Available for takeout and delivery. Try handmade ice cream in rotating flavors like cookies and cream, salted butter caramel and sweet potato. 117 Market St.; 919-564-7999; theparlour.co The Patio Unscripted Hotel’s poolside bar featuring a range of cocktails and gourmet bites including salads and burgers. 202 N. Corcoran St.; 984-329-9500; unscriptedhotels.com BR

Pompieri Pizza Neapolitan pizza joint with a familyfriendly approach. Try the “Drunken Horse” pizza with beer crust and house-made sausage. Open for takeout or patio dining. 102 City Hall Plaza; 919-973-1589; pompieripizza.com Pour Taproom Pay-by-the-ounce beer, wine and cider taps, plus tasting board, sandwich and kids’ options. 202 N. Corcoran St., Ste. 200; 919-251-8985; durham.pourtaproom.com The Restaurant at The Durham Locally sourced Southern cuisine crafted by chef Andrea Reusing. Selections include beef tartare and spring pie with asparagus and mushrooms. The Roof at The Durham focuses on shared plates. Reservations are required. Arrive at your selected time; a host will greet you and conduct a contactless wellness check. 315 E. Chapel Hill St.; 919-768-8831; thedurham.com/dining Rue Cler Temporarily closed. Saltbox Seafood Joint Local seafood that is delivered fresh from the Carolina coast and served griddled or fried in a straightforward manner. Available for takeout or outdoor dining. 608 N. Mangum St.; 919-908 8970; saltboxseafoodjoint com Spanglish Latin-inspired dishes, bowls and empanadas for lunch and dinner, as well as a full breakfast menu. 104 City Hall Plaza, Ste. 101; 984-219-7168; eatspanglish.com Taberna Tapas Paella, flatbreads, bacon-wrapped dates, gambas. 325 W. Main St.; 919-797-1457; tabernatapas.com Table South Kitchen and Bar Breakfast, lunch and dinner, located in the Durham Marriott City Center. 201 Foster St.; 919-768-6000 Thai @Main Street Classic Thai dishes including tom yum soup, curry, pad thai, drunken noodles and more. 317 W. Main St.; 984-219-7444; thaiatmainstnc.com Toast Italian paninis and soups available for takeout. The warm goat cheese with honey and peppercorn crostini is our favorite. 345 W. Main St.; 919-683-2183; toast-fivepoints.com Viceroy Fusion restaurant featuring dishes like jeera wings as well as traditional butter chicken. 335 W. Main St.; 919-797-0413; viceroydurham.com

Pizzeria Toro Wood-fired pizza available for takeout, with selections like spicy lamb meatball with kale, fried eggplant ricotta and soft eggs on white pizza. Also, ricotta dumplings! 105 E. Chapel Hill St.; 919-908-6936; pizzeriatoro.com

AMERICAN TOBACCO DISTRICT Boricua Soul Puerto Rican-meets-Southern soul-food dishes like chopped barbecue-filled empanadas, arroz con gandules, maduros and mac and cheese “just the way Grandma makes it.” Takeout only, outdoor seating available. 318 Blackwell St.; 919-902-0520; boricuasoulnc.com

Pie Pushers Grab a slice of staples like the cheese or pepperoni, or try out one of the specials, like the "Pace Car," when picking up takeout. 117A W. Main St.; 919-294-8408; piepushers.com BR

Mellow Mushroom Pizza, hoagies, calzones and salads made using fresh ingredients. 410 Blackwell St.; 919-680-8500; mellowmushroom.com/store/durham

Pokéworks Hawaiian-inspired poké with a menu featuring signature “works” like the Spicy Ahi bowl, or create a customized poké burrito, bowl or salad made with your choice of protein, mix-ins, toppings and sauces. 122 W. Main St.; 919-973-3372; pokeworks.com

NanaSteak Offers various cuts of beef and steaks, plus other meats like salmon and tuna steaks and pastas like beef short rib ravioli. Open for takeout or outdoor patio seating. 345 Blackwell St.; 919-282-1183; nanasteak.com BR

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Only Burger Temporarily closed. Parker and Otis A gift shop, coffee shop and restaurant all in one. Under construction. 324 Blackwell St.; parkerandotis.com BR Saladelia Cafe @ ATC Simple and honest food prepared with authentic, local and seasonal ingredients. Espresso, juice and organic smoothie bar, yum-on-the-run pastries, gourmet sandwiches, salads and soups available for takeout. 406 Blackwell St.; 919-687-4600; saladelia.com Tobacco Road Sports Cafe American dishes like “Country Frizzled & Drizzled Chicken” made with local ingredients; overlooks the Bulls’ stadium. 280 S. Mangum St.; 919-937-9909; tobaccoroadsportscafe.com EAST DURHAM J. Lights Market & Cafe Breakfast, lunch and all-day items, like a breakfast wrap or confit chicken with crispy sweet potatoes. 800 Taylor St., Ste. 9-152; 984-244-7103; jlightsmarket.com Pierre ToGo Haitian- and Jamaican-inspired cuisine. 2100 Angier Ave.; 919-808-7447; pierrofoods.com Nolia Family-centric space designed to connect families through great coffee, available for takeout. Also serving Jeddah’s Tea and kid-friendly drinks. 1004 Morning Glory Ave.; noliacoffee.com Sofia’s Pizza Neighborhood pizza shop open for takeout. 2201 Angier Ave.; 984-219-3656; sofiaspizzadurham.com Two Roosters Handcrafted ice-cream shop serving takeout only with the hopes of adding patio reservations in the near future. 800 Taylor St.; tworoosters.com

WEST-CENTRAL DURHAM

DURHAM-CHAPEL HILL BOULEVARD (15-501) Blaze Pizza Pizzas with made-from-scratch dough and healthful ingredients. 5320 McFarland Dr.; 919-251-6095; blazepizza.com Duck Donuts Warm, made-to-order doughnuts and coffee. Watch your doughnut being hand dipped and topped right in front of you. 5320 McFarland Dr., Ste. 140; 919-973-1305; duckdonuts.com El Cuscatleco Salvadoran and Mexican dishes including Arroz con Pollo. 4212 Garrett Rd.; 919-401-5245; elcuscatlecodurham.com Fiesta Ole Mexican Restaurant Buffet, enchiladas, fajitas, burritos and other classic Mexican dishes. 4600 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd., Ste. 40; 919-489-6468; fiestaolenc.com Foster’s Market Fresh breakfast selections, sandwiches and salads. Pick up brunch, grocery items, or its weekly family dinner and enjoy outdoor seating. 2694 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd.; 919-489-3944; fostersmarket.com BR Guglhupf Bakery, Cafe and Biergarten Germaninspired cuisine and artisanal bakery. Restaurant dishes include house-cut noodles, wiener schnitzel and pan-roasted duck. Takeout bakery items, essential groceries, plus beer and wine. The outdoor patio is now open for brunch. 2706 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd.; 919-401-2600; guglhupf.com BR