Durham Magazine Dec/Jan 2021

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dining guide

Kanki Steak, chicken and seafood cooked on hibachi grills, plus an extensive sushi menu. 3504 Mt. Moriah Rd.; 919-401-6908; kanki.com

Capital Seafood Market & Grill Fried catfish, porkchop sandwiches and collard greens. Raw seafood for sale. 1304 University Dr.; 919-402-0777

Mariscos Los Cabos Bar & Grill Mexican restaurant that features a variety of seafood options like fish and shrimp tacos, ceviches and more. 4020 DurhamChapel Hill Blvd.; 919-748-4290

Don Gallo Taqueria Tacos, pupusas, tortas and horchata available for takeout. 3411 University Dr.; 919-267-8226

Namu Restaurant and Coffee Bar Bulkogi Truck and Bo’s Kitchen food trucks combine to bring casual Korean eats, local beer, wine and specialty coffee. Order takeout and enjoy their garden patio. 5420 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd.; 919-251-9794; namudurham.com The Refectory Cafe Dal, chili, salads and soups. 2726 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd.; 919-908-6798; therefectorycafe.com BR Saltbox Seafood Joint A new, second location for the popular local seafood place. Fish delivered fresh from the Carolina coast and served griddled or fried in a straightforward manner. 2637 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd.; 919-237-3499; saltboxseafoodjoint.com Sister Liu’s Kitchen Homestyle Northeastern Chinese food made by hand, like dumplings and Chinese hamburgers, available for takeout. 5504 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd., Ste. 103; 984-244-3973; sisterliuskitchen.com

Mi Peru Peruvian fare like ceviche mixto, asado and leche de tigre. 4015 University Dr., Ste. A1; 919-401-6432; miperupci.com Nana’s Restaurant Temporarily closed. NuvoTaco Inventive taqueria that features locally produced meats and veggies, available for takeout. Enjoy with margarita in hand. 2512 University Dr.; 919-489-8226; nuvotaco.com The Original Q Shack “BBQ tender as a mother’s love,” includes signature chile-rubbed beef brisket and Carolina pork shoulder. 2510 University Dr.; 919-402-4227; theqshackoriginal.com Rockwood Dairy Bar Grab-and-go ice cream shop offering pints and quarts with unique and interesting flavors, including sorbets. 2514 University Dr.; 984-219-2744; rockwooddairybar.com Sake Bomb Asian Bistro Order takeout from this Asian bistro and sake bar; specialty rolls like the “Green Monster” with spicy yellow tail and tuna. 4215 University Dr.; 919-401-4488; sakebombdurham.com

Sitar Indian Cuisine Homemade Indian dishes at affordable prices, now open for dine-in with outdoor seating coming soon. 3630 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd.; 919-490-1326; sitar-indiancuisine.com BR

Saladelia Cafe + Catering Simple and honest food prepared with authentic, local and seasonal ingredients, available for takeout. Gourmet sandwiches, soups and salads, speciality entrees, and mezza platters, made from scratch with Mediterranean flare. Espresso, juice and organic smoothie bar as well as local beer and wine selection. 4201 University Dr.; 919-489-5776; saladelia.com BR

Soul Good Vegan Cafe Vegan takes on favorites like mac and cheese and jerk chicken, along with sides like candied yams, plantains and lentils and spinach soup. 4125 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd.; 984-219-6050

Thai Cafe Authentic Thai cuisine available for takeout: drunken noodles, curries and stir-fries. Don’t miss the coconut cake! 2501 University Dr.; 919-493-9794; thaicafenc.com

Tandoori Bites Indian cuisine with choices like tikka masala and goat curry, and an expansive menu with 17 different bread options. 5318 New Hope Commons Dr., Unit 201-A; 984-219-7363; tandooribites.net

WEST END & LAKEWOOD Cocoa Cinnamon Local coffee shop with signature hand-brewed coffees and lattes, hot chocolate and churros. Open for takeout with online and contactless ordering. 2013 Chapel Hill Rd.; cocoacinnamon.com

Zweli’s Traditional Zimbabwean food and family recipes from owner Zweli herself with a number of options for vegans and vegetarians. Sign up for its online cooking classes! 4600 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd., Ste. 26; 984-219-7555; zwelis.com BR UNIVERSITY DRIVE Alpaca Peruvian Charcoal Chicken Specializing in signature Peruvian “Pollo a la Brasa”-style rotisserie chicken, marinated and slow cooked over natural wood charcoal in a custom-made rotisserie oven. 3726 Wayfair St.; 919-973-3707; alpacachicken.com The Boot Room Sandwich shop, soccer pub and event space. Lunch, dinner or brunch is available to order online or in-person. 2501 University Dr.; 919-748-3499; bootroomdurham.com Bull City Solera and Taproom Try the solera beer, along with everything from burritos to Italian tacos. Order online and pickup at the drive-thru or window. 4120 University Dr.; 919-908-0203; bullcitysoleraandtaproom.com

Da Kine’s Kava Bar An assortment of Kava drinks that promote stress relief and mental well being. 1114-B W Chapel Hill St.; 919-864-8002; dakineskava.com GRUB Durham Serves up comfort food favorites with a twist like brioche doughnuts and beer-battered mushroom sandwiches. Order online for pickup; outdoor dining on the patio also available. 1200 W. Chapel Hill St.; 919-973-3636; grubdurham.com The Honeysuckle at Lakewood A new location from the owners of Honeysuckle Tea House, serving wine, beer and mead as well as chef-driven, elevated bar food. 1920 Chapel Hill Rd., 919-748-4687; thehoneysucklelakewood.com

FAYETTEVILLE STREET Chicken Hut 63-year-old institution with a reputation for perfectly seasoned and tender chicken. Open Monday through Friday for takeout. 3019 Fayetteville St.; 919-682-5697; chickenhutnc.weebly.com Sweet’s Smoothies Healthy smoothies and wraps. 2506 Fayetteville St.; 919-428-3200; sweetssmoothies. business.site MORE WEST-CENTRAL DURHAM Bull and Bean Fresh salads, breakfast and sandwiches like pulled pork-loaded hashbrowns and the turkey and brie sandwich, available for takeout. 3710 Shannon Rd.; 919-237-2398; bullandbeancafe.com BR Core Cafe & Catering Locally sourced, with a variety of vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options. Breakfast, lunch, gourmet coffee. Hot and cold meals available for takeout. 3211 Shannon Rd., Ste. 106; 919-698-0098; corecater.com Eastcut Sandwich Bar East Coast sandwich fare and salads, small plates, soups and sweets, currently available for takeout only. Mainstays include chicken Parm, BLTs and roast beef sandwiches. 3211 Old Chapel Hill Rd.; 984-439-1852; eastcutsandwich.com BR

Hope Valley Diner Diner food and breakfast all day with selections like chicken and dumplings, fried pickle chips, biscuits and gravy. 3710 Shannon Rd.; 919-419-0907; hopevalleydiner.com BR La Vaquita Taqueria Try takeout from this authentic Mexican restaurant serving tacos on homemade corn tortillas with traditional fillings like lengua (braised tongue) and carnitas. 2700 Chapel Hill Rd.; --919-402-0209; lavaquitataqueria.com New Tokyo Quick-service Japanese restaurant where everything on the menu – including hibachi-style dishes, sushi, udon and more – comes in under $10. 3822 S. Roxboro St.; 919-224-8811 Only Burger The food truck’s brick-and-mortar offers all the same build-your-own burger options and sides for takeout. 3710 Shannon Rd., Ste. 118; 919-937-9377; onlyburger.com Pop’s Backdoor South Fresh pizza and Italian cuisine, including calzones with homemade ricottamozzarella filling. 3710 Shannon Rd.; 919-493-0169; popsbackdoorsouth.com BR Randy’s Pizza Pizzas, garlic knots and stromboli. 1813 Martin Luther King Jr. Pkwy.; 919-490-6850; randys-pizza.com Roots Bakery, Bistro and Bar Southern meets Central American at this breakfast, lunch and dinner spot with “from the sea,” “from the ranch” and “from the garden” options. 4810 Hope Valley Rd.; 919-748-4739; rootsbistroandbar.com BR Urel’s Jamaica House Traditional Jamaican dishes like goat curry, jerk chicken, oxtails and ackee and saltfish. 3825 S. Roxboro St., Ste. 123; 919-251-8104

Local Yogurt Frozen yogurt treats, including dairy-free sorbet, all served in compostable products. 1114 W. Chapel Hill St.; 919-489-5900; localyogurtdurham.com

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