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22 Noted What we’ve heard around town … 38 Go. See. Do. The hottest events in February and March 78 Adopt A Pet Meet a few pets from The Animal Protection Society of Durham 80 Hot Spot British-Indian gastropub Viceroy is the first of its kind in the Bull City 82 Taste Find our city’s best restaurants 94 Engagements & Weddings Tying the knot Bull City-style


FEATURES 20 Raise Your Voices

Durham Children’s Choir instructs young area singers while forging a relationship with the community

28 Bell Out

After four-plus decades in public office, Mayor Bill Bell is passing the baton

32 Hit the Road

Our staff picks for summer travel, from the mountains to the coast

40 Joint Ventures


42 Start Me Up

14 Triangle Family Services’ Gingerbread Benefit

Five entrepreneurs who are making a go of it in the Bull City

16 Emanuel and Sara Evans History Grove dedication

58 Run the World

64 Summer Camp Guide

Plan your child’s summer with our directory of arts, athletic, educational and outdoor camps

12 Food truck dinner supporting The Carolina Theatre 13 The Scrap Exchange’s 25th anniversary

Durham and Duke partnership moves downtown

Rio Paralympian Desmond Jackson blazes his own trail



16 Animal Protection Society of Durham’s Tails at Twilight Gala 18 Launch of “The Hole Story” at Book Harvest 18 Girls on the Run of the Triangle’s dinner gala

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Forward Progress


E ALL KNOW THAT OUR CITY is teeming with talented people who have big ideas. Those people, every day, are creating solutions wherever they see an issue. Wish there was an energy drink that was actually good for you? Tatiana Birgisson whipped up a recipe for one. Want to buy clothes that haven’t been made in the poor working conditions of a third-world country? Dr. Rebecca Kuhns opened a fair trade boutique. Is there a single piece of furniture out there that your kids won’t destroy? Yes, it’s called the Nugget, and it’s made in east Durham. Others improving on existing industries are doing so in the most creative ways imaginable. Chas Pippitt at Baseball Rebellion isn’t just coaching – he’s quantifying every player’s movement and using that data to develop his own products that enhance performance. And what started out as a creative release for Gabriel Eng-Goetz – who began printing his illustrations on T-shirts under the label “Runaway” – grew into Durham’s most recognizable lifestyle brand. “Being born and raised in Durham and a product of public schools here, I feel that it is my duty to tell the story of Durham and give back to the city in the only way I know how, which is art,” he told me at his office space in the American Underground (AU) startup hub on Main Street, where two of the other aforementioned entrepreneurs also work. (Learn more about them beginning on page 42.) In fact, a case study released in December on the AU by researchers at the University of Virginia stated, “If you want a glimpse of what could be the future of American entrepreneurship, look no further than Durham.” This was supplemented by AU’s own annual report, with inspiring figures like a 30% increase in jobs created and 40% increase in venture funding. Not every startup will make it. But all contribute to what Gabe described as Durham’s “true essence as a city of really hardworking people.”


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A Happy Scrapiversary  by Alexis Allston The Scrap Exchange marked its 25th anniversary with a celebration that included sipping chocolate from Cocoa Cinnamon, Fullsteam beer samples and a number of special guest speakers who reflected on the reuse center's impact on Durham. Students from N.C. State University’s College of Design presented their work in the Cameron Gallery, and the A/V Geeks screened vintage films. A time capsule that was buried 50 years ago outside of what was then The Center Theater, and is now home to The Scrap Exchange, was opened, revealing license plates, photographs, letters and more, which were added to the gallery show.

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Sweet Deal  by Laura Zolman Kirk Triangle Family Services held its 14th annual Gingerbread Benefit at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel in December, raising $160,000 to support its mission of building a stronger community by strengthening families through safety, financial stability and mental health programming.

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Historic Moment  by Laura Zolman Kirk Museum of Durham History honored Emanuel J. “Mutt” Evans and Sara Evans by dedicating the Emanuel and Sara Evans History Grove at 308 W. Main St., located near the mid-century site of the Evans United Dollar Store, in December. The Evans’s son, Eli Evans, spoke about the influence his father – Durham’s mayor from 1951 to 1963 – and his mother had on the community. The event also included remarks by Rabbi Daniel Greyber of Beth El Synagogue and Dr. Eric Meyers of the Duke Center for Jewish Studies.



1 Dr. Eric Meyers and Dr. Bob Gutman. 2 Dr. Steven Channing and Museum of Durham History Executive Director Katie Spencer. 3 Sandra Rich, Dr. Ruth von Bernuth and Stephen Rich.


Pet Projects  by Robin O'Luanaigh The Animal Protection Society of Durham held its annual Tails at Twilight Gala at the Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club to benefit the Durham shelter and its animals. More than 260 guests participated in silent and live auctions and raffles at the Wizard of Oz-themed event, raising $127,500 to help “animals in need find the yellow brick road to their forever homes.” 16


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One for the Books  by Morgan Weston Milk, cookies and pajama-clad book lovers of all ages filled the Book Harvest office on University Drive in December to celebrate the launch of “The Hole Story,” a new children’s book by local author and illustrator Daniel Wallace. The proceeds from the book benefit the organization’s mission of ensuring every child in Durham has books to read, and it is available at Book Harvest and The Regulator Bookshop in Durham, Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill and online at



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Sixteen Candles Girls on the Run (GOTR) of the Triangle celebrated its 16th anniversary with a dinner gala at the Umstead Hotel & Spa and a community walk and talk at The Frontier in RTP. Sports icon and special guest Kathrine Switzer spoke at both events. The dinner raised more than $43,000, nearly three times the organization’s fundraising goal, which goes directly to the scholarship fund that makes the program accessible to all girls, regardless of family income. “Because of this openhearted support and belief in our mission, more girls will have the tools and gifts of courage, confidence and compassion,” said GOTR Executive Director Juliellen Simpson-Vos. 18


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ince its founding 13 seasons ago, the Durham Children’s Choir has instructed hundreds of area singers and performs sacred and secular songs annually at events like Durham Community Martin Luther King Jr. Steering Committee’s Unity March and Rally at First Presbyterian Church (pictured here) as well as Duke Chapel’s Blessing of the Animals and Christmas Eve services. The choir has traveled across North Carolina and the world, too. “The Durham Children’s Choir was established to bring young people together in the community,” says artistic director Dena Byers, who has been with the group since its inception.

“Music is the vehicle that fosters leadership, a sense of self-worth, teamwork and pride.” The upper division Bel Canto choir is currently 66 voices strong, representing fifth- to 10th-graders from 32 area schools. New this year is Cantare, the chorus’s nonauditioned preparatory choir for second- to fourth-graders. Bel Canto will visit the Big Apple in April, performing at Carnegie Hall under the direction of Indianapolis Children’s Choir’s Henry Leck.

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Siblings Peter Pieraccini of Durham and Catherine Enright of New York have started Exoceuticals, with manufacturing and distribution operations based in Durham. The company’s product, eXO, is a skin care line based on research by Peter’s biotech firm Zen Bio Inc.

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In the News American Assembly for Men in Nursing approved a new chapter at Durham Technical Community College in November, making Durham Tech the first North Carolina community college to have a local chapter of the national organization.

Durham Distillery was the runner-up in USA Today’s “Best Craft Gin Distillery” category of the 10 Best Readers’ Choice Awards for 2016.

Wildflower Cottage for Children, a Reggioinspired childcare business, opened in January on West Cornwallis Road. Founder Krissy Snyder will serve as the executive director.

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The following Durham Academy athletes have committed to play at the collegiate level in 2017: • Madison Dunk, Duke University (lacrosse) • Hannah Pope, UNC-Chapel Hill (lacrosse) • Jorden Davis, Roanoke College (basketball) • Christy Cutshaw, University of Michigan (diving) • Quade Lukes, Elon University (golf) • Lydia Carbuccia, East Carolina University (lacrosse)

In January, City of Durham launched Bull City Today, a daily video series updating the public on all things Durham. listed Sarah P. Duke Gardens and Museum of Life and Science as two of the 25 best things to do in North Carolina. named Durham-Chapel Hill the 11th largest metro market in the U.S. in the website’s “2017 National Housing Forecast.” Citi IO listed Durham as one of the top 10 best American cities for working moms based on figures like median salary for full-time female workers ($43,554) and medium home price ($225,000).

The Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation granted Durham Tech Foundation $3,500 to support the college’s Harvest Food Pantry Initiative that provides sustainable, healthy options to students, faculty and staff through food pantry supplies and food education programming. City of Durham Mayor Bill Bell was named to The Order of the Long Leaf Pine, one of the highest honors the Governor can confer, for exemplary service and outstanding contribution to North Carolina. Christian Benitez, a senior in the Emily Krzyzewski Center’s Scholars to College program, is the first scholar to head to Duke University.

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American Dance Festival is accepting submissions for its 2017 Movies by Movers festival until Feb. 12. Luna Rotisserie & Empanadas will host Durham Second Tuesdays each month to help rally around marginalized groups, donating a portion of sales to the nonprofits that support them.

New Developments The Jack Tar Hotel, currently being renovated by Austin Lawrence Partners and Center Studio Architecture, is set to open as the Unscripted Durham Hotel in the spring, featuring 74 hotel rooms, a rooftop deck and retail space.

Durham County Library’s Main Library closed in January for a massive renovation that is projected to wrap up in late 2018. A comprehensive literacy and technology center, an expanded North Carolina Collection and a public outdoor plaza, among other advancements, will be added to the 36-year-old structure. MakerLab’s STEAM education opportunities, the North Carolina Collection and Friends of the Library book sales will relocate to Northgate Mall during construction.

In December, Duke University named Vincent Price its 10th president. Most recently, he served as provost of University of Pennsylvania. He will succeed Richard Brodhead in July.

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Director of Durham Technical Community College’s Small Business Center, LaShon Harley, received North Carolina Community College System Small Business Center Network’s Innovation Award for Programs and Seminars for her work with the Food Business Summit, which delivered entrepreneurial training to participants.

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Immaculata Catholic School children served the community on Giving Tuesday, which involved collectively bagging 300 lunches for distribution at Urban Ministries of Durham. Durham Living Wage Project reached a milestone of 100 certified living wage employers in November last year.

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Total Fitness Studio – owned and operated by Iris Reese – opened at Northgate Mall in November. Educational assessment company Measurement Incorporated, too, has opened up shop at Northgate with a new 20,750-square-foot location adjoining the Sears’ first floor. Macy’s will close in spring of 2017. Hosted by Carolina Friends School, Duke’s Sanford School of Public Policy, Lakewood Avenue Children’s School and UNC School of Education, Wonder of Learning: The Hundreds of Languages of Children – an international, 7,000-square-foot exhibit – is on display on weekends at the mall until May.


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BELL After 45 years in public office, Mayor Bill Bell chooses to pass the baton this year

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HO WILL BE THE NEXT MAYOR IS UNCLEAR (“I’m going to endorse Cora Cole-McFadden,” Mayor Bell says. “And if Steve Schewel runs then I’ll have two friends in the race.”) but he is leaving the stage on a decidedly high note. Durham is doing well by most any metric, so we thought it was a good time to sit down with the mayor and ask him to reflect on some of the highs and lows of his time in office. Asked why he was leaving at the end of this term, he said, simply, “It’s just time.” An IBM retiree and current COO of UDI Community Development Corp., a nonprofit organization, with six grandchildren, the mayor is not wanting for things to do. Here, an edited transcript of our conversation:




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You were first elected mayor in 2001. You’ve led Durham through some interesting times. They’ve been interesting for me. Well, you started your public service in 1972. Yes, as a county commissioner. What prompted you to get in the political arena in the first place? I was president of my [Emory Woods] neighborhood association and there was a re-zoning matter that came up. As president of the association, I was asked to carry the argument before the planning committee and county commissioners. We ended up losing. So you got the bug? It wasn’t so much the bug. What happened was that I was young and probably naïve enough to think that if you can’t beat them, why not try to join them? So I ran for Board of County Commissioners since they were who made the decision. It was in ’72, and I was fortunate enough to get elected. So that sort of changed my direction in terms of what I was doing. How do you like the high visibility of being mayor? You know the thing about electoral politics is nobody forces you to do it. It’s a choice. It’s a choice between you and the voters, and if both of you agree, you’re in it, and if you don’t agree, then you’re doing something else. So in that respect I’ve enjoyed it. But being on TV or seeing my picture published or doing media interviews, with respect, is not important to me at all at this stage. There is a brief gap in your service … Yes. I lost an election in 1994. We had gone through merging [the city and county] schools in 1992, and of course people say that’s why I lost.

But I think I lost because No. 1, I didn’t get enough votes, and No. 2, it was part of the Republican revolution. Losing didn’t sour you on public service? No, or else I wouldn’t have come back in ’96 and get re-elected. But I thought I was done in 2000. Let’s talk about the City of Durham a little bit. What prompted you to run for mayor in 2001? I wasn’t looking at doing anything politically, but I had some people who I had known over the years ask if I would consider running for mayor. That was a big decision for me because it was a personal decision and plus I knew the [incumbent]. Nick [Tennyson] and I were friends. In fact, I went to his event when he announced that he was going to run again for mayor. That’s just how far away the notion of running for mayor was in my mind. Did you have a sense of the scope of the mayoral job? I never really focused on it, so I really didn’t know how big of a job it was. I really didn’t. When you came into office in 2001, this was a different city. Durham probably didn’t have the best of images in the Triangle. The downside to living here is there is an inevitable comparison among Durham, Raleigh, Chapel Hill, Cary and all in between. Durham was sort of the stepchild in the Triangle, in my opinion. Realtors would tend to send people to Raleigh or Chapel Hill, not Durham. A lot of that had to do with the schools to a certain extent. Another thing is that RTP’s C-level executives all lived in Raleigh, Cary and so on. Not all of them. Glaxo made a commitment to Durham. I remember [a Glaxo executive] told me that he told his executives, when they looked for a house, he wanted them to look first in Durham. I didn’t know if he was putting me on. But they walked the walk. „ February/March 2017




| Mayor Bell | The economic engine that we have today didn’t exist when you first became mayor.

And so we did. How would you characterize the current state of race relations? Better, worse? Different, same?

Well, when I came here in 1972, the tobacco factories were still booming. When I first campaigned, I went to the factory to knock on the doors and stood outside. They didn’t start going down until the late ’70s, early ’80s. So you have that combination of things that were happening in our community that weren’t happening in Raleigh or Cary or Chapel Hill. So that’s another thing that didn’t make our city as attractive as other cities that people were moving to. That was Durham.

It depends on where you are.

The Duke-Durham relationship seems to be as good as it’s ever been. How would you characterize it? I’ve worked with four presidents – Terry Sanford, Keith Brodie, Nan Keohane and now Dick Brodhead – and in each of those administrations the relationship between Durham and Duke has improved. In what ways? I think that the lacrosse issue highlighted some issues. I imagine that incident was allconsuming for you. To a certain extent it got to be. The media attention was constant.

• “DPAC and the American Tobacco Campus were started and successfully completed through a combination of public/ private partnerships.”

What issues did the lacrosse episode raise? I think it pointed out some issues that we had in this community, but I think it also pointed out how they could be handled in a better way. We still talked, we had meetings over at Duke’s campus, over at [N.C.] Central’s campus, and we were able to keep people involved. I remember Jesse Jackson called me and asked if I wanted him to come in. He said it looks like I handled it well, “… but if you want me to come in I can. I don’t want to throw gas on the fire,” he said. I told him no, I thought we’d be able to get through it. And we did.


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So generally speaking, how are we doing?

Poverty Reduction Initiative in northeast central Durham. Hopefully this will be an ongoing effort.”

I tried to. As well as point out the fact that we didn’t know all the facts.


Yes, very much.

I think we’re doing well, considering the things that are going on nationally. We appreciate diversity and we think that it’s a positive so we try to lean on that as much as we can. The fact that you’ve got such widespread diversity at all levels of government is a positive and very unique, #proudmayor in my experience. A few items Mayor Bell cites as milestones I think that makes a difference. But by during his tenure. the same token, it sort of also begs the • “The revitalization of question of, “Why wouldn’t you have a northeast central Durham certain level of activism when racial issues and much of the Southside community.” come up?” You’re going to. But I think we learn from [incidents] as a result. • “Beginning a data-driven

My memory is that you were always ready to talk it through to reporters.


Durham is proud of its diversity. Would you agree with that?

Durham handles friction well. By being a mayor, I’m involved with mayors across the country and when I listen to some of the issues that they have and the challenges they have, I think we’re doing well.

I asked several people what they thought of your leadership skills, what your best characteristic was. One person summed it up this way: “He’s a great listener. You might not think he’s keyed in when his eyes are closed but he’s listening.” I’ve heard that I listen well. And just because I don’t do what you said doesn’t mean I wasn’t listening. I just didn’t agree with you. I feel that we have some very intelligent people in this community. Typically, if you’re sitting around a table and an issue comes up, somebody’s going to say what you might’ve thought about saying. I often just let them say it. Where I come in is when I think the point that should’ve been raised hasn’t been raised. Any second thoughts on leaving the stage? No. Everything has to come to an end, eventually.


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For me, Lake Gaston is the place. The Pointe at Lake Gaston in Littleton, N.C. (it’s a restaurant, bar and tiki hut with a marina next door) is a great spot to watch a sunset or rent a boat for a day and enjoy the lake.” Thorne Daubenspeck, Director of Sponsorship and Digital Sales

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Glen Burney Trail and Glen Marie Falls Trail in Blowing Rock Tucked away but easily accessible from town, these adjacent trails offer great falls you can wade in, are dogfriendly and not too strenuous. The trails also have a small, designated parking lot and are a short walk from downtown Blowing Rock, where you can visit dozens of locally owned shops, restaurants and wine vendors.

We’ve been up to Boone several times and loved it! Go on a hike on Rough Ridge, right off the Blue Ridge Parkway. Head to Grandfather Mountain’s swinging bridge. Then enjoy a great dinner at Vidalia (get the fig and prosciutto salad and one of their comforting pasta dishes). Stay at the Lovill House Inn bed and breakfast – it’s super quaint with extremely warm hosts and a light, social breakfast. And shopping at the Mast General Store is a must!” Rory Kelly Gillis, Senior VP of Publishing

We really love Hickory Nut Gap Farm out near Asheville. We’ve been in the fall mostly, but they host a number of fun events for families throughout the year, like Friday Night Barn dances that start in the spring. It’s a beautiful little farm with delicious food and a really fun gift shop. And the view couldn’t be better.” Cait Hawley, Digital Service Representative




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Umstead State Park in Raleigh A fantastic spot for hiking and camping, the park has several options of trail lengths and two convenient access points (Reedy Creek or Crabtree Creek). Each trail provides beautiful scenery, river views and relatively moderate inclines. Several sections also include remnants of the Company Mill, ruins of homesteads and even some gravesites. Well-insulated from major roads, visitors can enjoy a break from the hustle and bustle and tune in to the peaceful sounds of flowing water, singing birds and crunching leaves underfoot.

One of my favorite under-theradar roadside spots is The Biscuit Company (there’s one in Asheboro and one in Ramseur). Their fluffy chicken biscuit could give my local favorite, Sunrise Biscuit in Chapel Hill, some stiff competition.” Jessica Stringer, Executive Editor, Chapel Hill Magazine

Cloud Chamber for the Trees and Sky Located in the North Carolina Museum of Art park, this human-size camera obscura reflects the sky onto the walls around you. Shut the door, take a seat and wait a few moments for your eyes to adjust to the darkness – soon peaceful, slow-rolling clouds and swaying tree branches will surround you.

For a quick, not so far off, getaway, Riggins (pictured right) and I like to hike around the Occoneechee Mountain State Natural Area in Hillsborough. It’s perfect for quick, nonstrenuous hiking. There are both wooded spaces and open green spaces, making it a great place for furry friends to tag along.” Chelsea Rush, Marketing Manager


Hanging Rock State Park in Danbury About 40 minutes north of Winston-Salem, awesome hikes include one trail leading down to a waterfall, and another leading up to the giant stone cliff for which the park is named. Reward yourself for your hard work with a pint at Foothills Brewing as you head back to Durham. Fonta Flora Brewery in Morganton Easy to get to on your way to Asheville or Charlotte from the Durham area, their beer is described as “Appalachian style,” and they source everything from ingredients to bottle art locally. Dogs and kids are welcome and they offer some snacks, making the tasting room a great afternoon pit stop.


Barnyard Antiques in Burgaw This unique shop features room after room of things you never knew you needed. If all that shopping works up your appetite, pop across the street to Holland’s Shelter Creek for fresh, fried seafood, frog legs and veggies. Fat Pelican at Carolina Beach An amazing place for those 21 and older to spend an afternoon, it has become one of the most popular dive bars in the state. Walk into the cooler in the back and select your brew of choice, ask the bartender to open it for you and make your way to the backyard sand pit, where picnic tables and games like cornhole await you. ‘The Lost Colony’ The legend of the lost Roanoke colony lives on every summer from May through August on the Outer Banks, and is a must-see for all ages. The longest-running symphonic drama received the Tony Honor for Excellence In Theatre in 2013; the 2017 season marks the 80th anniversary of the show. For a full list of our road trip recommendations, head to

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The Bodyguard March 14-19 With a playlist chock-full of classics like “I Will Always Love You” and “I Wanna Dance with Somebody,” you won’t want to miss out on this award-winning musical and romantic thriller based on the 1992 film of the same name at the Durham Performing Arts Center.

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John Waters March 9 The filmmaker and comedian brings his one-man show, “This Filthy World: Dirtier and Filthier,” to The Carolina Theatre.





‘Nänie’ and ‘Te Deum’ Feb. 26 The Choral Society of Durham, Duke Chorale and Durham Medical Orchestra tackle the works of Brahms and Kodály at Baldwin Auditorium.

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Hayti Heritage Film Festival Feb. 8-11 Catch one – or all – of the diverse short and full-length films of, by or about people of African descent at the Hayti Heritage Center.

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April 20-23 Pick up your tickets now for TASTE 2017, featuring a new regional Grand TASTE, wine vs. beer showdown, a gluten-free feast and much, much more.

March 1-19 Relive a beloved childhood pastime by constructing your own tunnels, tents and secret hideaways using everyday materials when you visit the Museum of Life and Science. And don’t forget to check out the new permanent outdoor exhibit in Gateway Park, Sound Garden, where musicians of all skill levels – kids and adults alike – can experiment with rhythm, resonance and the relationships of sounds while playing on a variety of instruments.

Durham Mardi Gras Feb. 28 Get your krewe together and take part in this New Orleans-style parade marching from the CCB Plaza down Foster Street to Riggsbee Avenue, ending with bands at Motorco Music Hall, The Blue Note Grill, Fullsteam, the bar and The Pit.

‘Dreaming of Lions’ Nevermore Film Festival Feb. 24-26 This is a must for all horror, science fiction, dark fantasy, animation and mystery/suspense film fans. The juried competition festival at The Carolina Theatre – now in its 18th year – showcases brand-new genre feature and short films from around the world. PHOTO CREDITS (CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT): FORTS POP-UP EXHIBIT COURTESY MUSEUM OF LIFE AND SCIENCE; TASTE BY BRIANA BROUGH; DURHAM MARDI GRAS BY DAVID GELLATLY; 'DREAMING OF LIONS' COURTESY DUKE PERFORMANCES; NEVERMORE COURTESY THE CAROLINA THEATRE

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Feb. 24-25 Cuba's Malpaso Dance Company joins forces with the 10-piece Afro Latin Jazz Ensemble, fronted by bandleader Arturo O’Farrill, for the U.S. premiere of this piece, presented by Duke Performances. The musicians and 10 dancers from the company interpret

Ernest Hemingway’s “The Old Man and the Sea” into song and dance at Reynolds Industries Theater.

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Joint Ventures Durham and Duke partnership moves downtown


 by Howie Rhee •

Many of these entrepreneurs have also benefited from having Duke I&E downtown, from using our co-working space to catch up on calls and emails to utilizing our conference rooms for meetings. I moved to Durham in 2001 to attend Duke’s Fuqua School of Business. At that time, entrepreneurship in Durham was very spread out, with most entrepreneurial efforts concentrated in the Research Triangle Park. Intersouth Partners, the biggest venture capital fund in the area at the time, was in Durham but not downtown. Since then, it’s been amazing to see the Duke’s Innovation & Entrepreneurship trajectory of Durham and to know that Duke Initiative (Duke I&E) was the second piece of is playing an integral role in that growth. the Durham Innovation District to take shape. Many efforts around entrepreneurship Last August, Duke I&E moved its offices began to take shape in 2013. At Duke, the from campus to Morris Street, opening a space Innovation & Entrepreneurship Initiative in the historic Imperial Building called The was born, and in Durham, the American Bullpen, enabling students to access Durham’s Underground opened in American Tobacco startup community, and vice versa. Campus. The Durham Innovation District is being The partnership between these two was developed by Longfellow Real Estate Partners strong from the beginning. Duke I&E’s vice in collaboration with Duke and Measurement provost and director, Eric Toone, collaborated The author is the managing director Incorporated. By the time the project is with Adam Klein, chief strategist for the of student and alumni affairs for Duke’s Innovation & Entrepreneurship complete, downtown will feature 1 million American Underground. Duke provides Initiative. He lives in Carrboro square feet of new offices and labs, providing a support for American Underground, and in with his wife and three children. space for tech jobs and other startups, as well turn, Duke ventures can take advantage of as 300,000 square feet of new residential units. the vibrant entrepreneurship community that The idea is to create even more startup density exists there – such as BioMetrix, a wearable in the city, which is crucial for an entrepreneurial ecosystem to thrive. athletic training device created by Duke alumna Ivonna Dumanyan, Duke is also sponsoring the newest phase of the Durham Innovation class of ’16. District, the renovation of the Chesterfield building on South Duke Dumanyan’s story is one of how this entrepreneurial ecosystem Street and West Main Street, which will offer more office and lab space, should work. She started her company while at Duke, developed it as well as a central atrium where people can convene and discuss ideas. through our Melissa & Doug Entrepreneurs program and is now For Duke I&E, having a space downtown has been tremendous working on her business in Durham, in American Underground office and has only served to strengthen the connection between the Duke space owned by Duke I&E. community and Durham’s network of entrepreneurs. From The I work to make and foster connections between students and Bullpen, we can walk to American Underground and other startups. entrepreneurs. It’s awesome to be a part of the community and have We can walk to the same restaurants and bars that these entrepreneurs a meaningful bond with someone – and to be able to introduce that frequent, which just leads to more serendipitous connections among person to others and create new bonds. It feels like we’re all building members of Duke and Durham’s entrepreneurial community. something together, and that’s a feeling I really enjoy. ECENTLY, DUKE UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT RICHARD BRODHEAD

wrote in a column for The News & Observer about the university’s intentional relationship with Durham. “Duke and Durham chose each other, and our destinies are still entwined,” he wrote. Over the last several years, Duke and Durham have continued to join forces on exciting projects that will shape the futures of both our city and our university, such as the 15-acre Durham Innovation District, already underway just west of downtown.




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| entrepreneurs | powerful and special to me,” he says. “But at the same time, it’s like, ‘Who am I?’ I’m just some dude from Durham who decided to take his art and really put it out there.” The Jordan High (class of ’04) alum’s inspiration for the line came while traveling abroad after graduating from Syracuse University. “I knew that I wanted to start a fashion label, but I just didn’t quite know the identity of it yet,” Gabe, 31, explains. “And I was searching for my own identity, too – really, Runaway is an exploration of identity not only for myself but also for the city of Durham. “At first it was mostly just an artistic experiment; I was making clothing for me and my friends,” he says. “Once people started taking notice, they’d offer to Save the buy the T-shirt off my back. I was like, ‘Okay, Date The Run maybe I can make a little money off of this.’” aways Februar y 23 He first took his shirts to Morgan Imports, A screen ing of fiv "R e u fi n lms from a ways to see if they’d be interested in selling his plus the " documentary s the e d products. “Luckily, they gave me a shot,” he on pupp ebut of a new fi ries, et maste lm r a t Ji the Full G says, becoming the first of many retailers who Frame T hetto, heater. have carried Runaway items. As Gabe continued to find more stores interested in stocking his items, he took the entrepreneurial plunge, quit his day job as a graphic designer – his B.F.A. is in illustration – at Body Billboards and after a months-long trip to Central America to prepare himself, went full-time into Runaway and freelance art. That was almost six years ago. Today, Runaway produces everything from T-shirts to socks to pants to hats to shirts to jackets – you can now dress top to bottom in Runaway gear for prices ranging from $12 for a pair of “DURM” gym socks to $100 for a Durham Bulls replica jersey. They sell online at and at a handful of local outlets, in addition to their flagship store on West Main Street. Runaway has also collaborated with local groups. “A lot of the brand is just trying to quench a creative thirst, and working with other people really does that for me,” he says. “Never underestimate the power of collaboration.” Gabe says the company has experienced 300% growth over the past year, but he measures success in other ways as well. “[The brand] is taking not only my message, but Durham’s message, all over the world,” Gabe says. “It’s starting conversations with people, creating a link, creating friendships. And that’s really what it’s all about.” – Amanda MacLaren „ 44



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FAST FACTS No. of Employees 4, currently looking to hire another retail associate and then fill a sales and marketing role in second quarter this year.

No. of Artists Featured in Shop 4 – Printmaker Raj Bunnag; tattoo artist Kohen Meyers; fiber artist Ann Tilley; and photographer Carter McCall.

No. of Seasonal Collections Produced 14

Best-Selling Product “It’s the DURM Bull Shirt, by far. When I made the design, I was on the ropes of [whether] I was going to put it out, and I just decided to do it.”

Room to Grow “Obviously we’re a Durham-centric brand. This is our home base, but we do want to cover the rest of North Carolina to highlight all the amazing things that are happening here.”

Collaborations Durham Bulls, American Underground, Moogfest, Hopscotch, Blackspace, American Dance Festival, Carolina Hurricanes, Beyú Caffé, among others.

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THE CAN-DOER Recently named to Forbes’ 2017 30-Under-30 list in the food and drink industry, MATI Energy drink founder Tatiana Birgisson’s passion is fueled by her own product – literally  by Jennifer Brookland


very now and then – usually as she dangles from a rock face or climbing wall – 27-yearold Tatiana Birgisson stops thinking about how she’s going to take MATI, the energy drink company she founded, to the next level. These moments are fleeting. For someone whose company motto is “Do More. Be Better.”, Tatiana relentlessly pushes herself to improve. That kind of drive has taken MATI from a dorm room hobby to the best-selling energy drink in the Southeast. Tatiana started brewing tea as a student at Duke University, as she struggled to find her passion amidst a bout of depression. When she started selling that concoction to local business Shoeboxed, employees preferred her unique blend of highly caffeinated guayusa leaf tea and lightly carbonated fruit juices to Red Bull. “I’m offering consumers a healthy option when there truly aren’t healthy options for them,” Tatiana says. Selected to compete at Google’s Demo Day in 2015, MATI was the surprise non-tech victor, taking home $100,000 in funding along with new notoriety. MATI grew by more than 131% last year, and Tatiana took her team from five people to 20. Tatiana also received support from Duke, which continues to house MATI in a universityfunded space in American Underground @Main. She gives back by mentoring student entrepreneurs. “I can’t say I want Durham to become a great entrepreneurship hub without being a change agent and a driver of that myself,” she says. And she continues to constantly push herself and her company. “Trying isn’t just putting in effort," Tatiana says, "It’s sacrifice.” „




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FAST FACTS Growth MATI is now sold in about 500 stores in seven Southern states, possibly growing to 1,500 outlets in 2017. Sales of MATI in North Carolina almost tripled, and e-commerce sales quintupled from 2015 numbers. MATI also opened a 30,000 sq. ft. manufacturing and warehouse facility in Clayton. Tatiana’s Favorite MATI Flavor Tropical. MATI is currently available in three flavors (cherry, tropical and citrus) with more being tested. Amount of Caffeine in Each Can 115 mg, the equivalent of one-and-a-half cups of coffee. Guayusa leaves are the second-most caffeinated plant in the world.

| entrepreneurs | Cans of MATI Sold About 750,000. Citrus is the best-selling flavor. Advice for Young Entrepreneurs Be connected to the problem, not the solution. Company Culture Everyone who reports to Tatiana has relocated for the opportunity. As someone who never had a boss before she started her company, she says she tries to put herself in her employees’ shoes and relies on the team to uphold shared values. Biggest Challenge MATI’s fast-paced growth means Tatiana has to hire people who will be the best for the job – and for whatever that job looks like in a few months.

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SOFA, SO GOOD For these furniture entrepreneurs, the Bull City is the perfect hub  by Laura Zolman Kirk


avid Baron and Ryan Cocca have

been pursuing a passion for the past four years: the Nugget, a foam couch composed of four pieces that can be stacked and manipulated into any shape one can imagine. What started as a mission to find a replacement for a dorm futon has evolved, as the utility of a Nugget makes it the perfect “fun furniture” choice for kids’ playrooms to multipurpose rooms. Build a teepee, gaming system, lounge chair or bed. Or stack a couple Nuggets for a full-sized sectional. “A family in Vermont bought 11,” Ryan (at right, on ladder) dishes. The more Nuggets, the more possibilities. Nuggets are made from N.C.-sourced materials, then built, packaged and shipped by Ryan, 26, and David, 28, in a converted tobacco warehouse in east Durham. And unlike the threadbare bean bag chair currently taking up residence in your kids’ bedroom, the Nugget is durable enough to grow with the child, “from babies to teens and beyond,” Ryan says. David and Ryan are grateful for a successful Kickstarter campaign (which raised nearly $85,000, surpassing the original goal of $20,000 in less than a day) and partnerships with big brands like Rooms To Go and, but they are most jazzed to be based in Durham, and specifically in the American Underground @Main startup hub. “[Our setup] is simply unbeatable,” Ryan says. David agrees: “We hear about how storytelling, cash flows, teamwork and product development play out in other businesses, and we’re constantly weaving it into our own thinking.” „




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Nugget launched in November 2014 after two years of development and crowdfunding. rolled out a year later. As of press time, the company is still at two employees, with David and Ryan handling each order that comes in (although there are plans to add a production position). During Black Friday weekend last year, 145 Nugget orders rolled in. “David slept in our warehouse for a week,” Ryan says. “Luckily he had Nuggets to sleep on.”

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Nugget’s innovative packaging – designed by David and Ryan – allows a whole Nugget to arrive vacuum-sealed in a 15x16x34-inch box. In their early stages, both Nugget and Mati Energy shared the warehouse. Now Runaway and Bee Downtown utilize some of Nugget’s space for storage. “[It’s] fun to all be together,” David says. Next on the horizon? “Amazon,” Ryan says.

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RETAIL THERAPY A psychiatrist liberates fashion with fair-trade clothing  by Caitlin Wheeler


efore she opened her downtown boutique, before she practiced psychiatry for 10 years in Durham, and before she studied medicine at UNC, Dr. Rebecca Kuhns, 35, was an international studies major at Yale. As an undergrad with an earnest interest in fashion, she was deeply moved when she learned of the social injustices in the industry, including the shockingly poor working conditions and low wages for seamstresses in third-world countries. “That’s when I started paying attention to where my clothes came from,” Rebecca says. She opened Liberation Threads at 405-A E. Chapel Hill St. in November to make fair trade clothes available to style-conscious women. “I want it to be a space where women feel good, both about themselves and about the clothes they’re buying,” Rebecca says. This goal is not so different from that of the psychiatric practice she closed last April, where she had focused on empowering her female clients, “liberating” them from inner turmoil. “It was a wild year,” Rebecca says. She stepped away from the practice to accept what she considered a good job opportunity at a hospital in Raleigh. The new job allowed her to be closer to her ailing mother, and living in Raleigh eased her husband’s commute. However, working in a hospital environment didn’t suit her, so she took a step

back to evaluate her career. “I did a lot of soul-searching,” she says, “and ended up focusing in on a lifelong dream. I’d always planned to open a shop closer to retirement, but my incredibly supportive husband felt the timing was perfect. He asked, ‘Why not now?’” While Rebecca, her husband, Peter, and 2-year-old daughter, Shiloh, had moved to Raleigh, they hadn’t sold their Durham home, and Rebecca knew where she wanted to open her store. “I love Durham,” she says, having lived here during medical school and throughout her time in private practice. “I love the history, which is a testament to inclusiveness, a place where black-owned businesses were thriving long before they were in other parts of the country. Durham is artsy, creative and diverse. It is unique in the Triangle – I never considered anywhere else for the shop.” Rebecca and Peter are the sole investors in Liberation Threads, a “huge, scary leap,” she says. But she is also confident that it was the right choice at the right time. The first month was encouraging, she says, and the shop attracted a large amount of foot traffic from customers who love the clothes and yet had never heard of fair trade. Rebecca and her associates are only too happy to share their story. „

FAST FACTS No. of Employees Two assistant managers More Than a Name “Liberation Threads” has a double meaning: It supports the economic liberation of women around the world, and Rebecca hopes her carefully curated collection will “liberate” her clients and encourage openmindedness. Stepping Out in Style “Most of our clothes don’t scream, 'I am fair trade,'” Rebecca says. “These are simple clothes for women to wear everyday,” she




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says. “They are pretty and appropriate for wearing to work or for a day out on the town.” Affordably Chic Many of the clothes have the added benefit of being eco-friendly, fashionable and are at price points that appeal to a range of customers, with mid-ranges of about $40-$75 for tops, skirts and pants, $70-$90 for dresses, and $20-$219 for totes and handbags. Clothing sources include Mata Traders, which imports from India, and Elevation Trade, which imports from Nepal.

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SWING AWAY Baseball Rebellion returns to its Durham roots in August with a major training facility for athletes of all levels  by Laura Zolman Kirk


hen Chas Pippitt started what is now Baseball Rebellion – a multi-faceted baseball training company that is about to open a 13,000-square-foot facility on Bennett Memorial Road in August – it was just “me, a bucket of balls and a prayer,” he says of his days giving lessons out of barns and backyard batting cages back in 2007. Before moving his company to its Hillsborough location in 2011, Chas (pronounced Chaz), 34, had personally taught 9,000 lessons. “When snow happened, I would chop wood, build a fire, and the moms and the dads would sit by the fire,” Chas says. “I’d be in three sweat suits, and we’d just coach all day. Those are the things you do when you are starting a business.” But business was good, and when he opened the Hillsborough facility, it got better. Chas started using new tools to study each throw and swing of the little leaguers he coached. Soon, he found himself developing products designed to “make my job easier,” he says, like the Rebel's Rack, which has been used by both pros and kids. A big part of his work involves fly-ins of pro players like Manny Ramirez. “[Manny was just] asking me for video of Hannah Morris, who goes to Northern High School, and [longtime Baseball Rebellion member and University of Cincinnati player] A.J. Bumpass,” Chas says. “We have 10-year-old kids that grade out better than some of the Major League players, as far as how their bodies move in their swing." That’s what Manny is after. With Major League Baseball undergoing a human performance revolution, Chas is ready with the data.




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“We track every ball here,” he says. “[Everything] is totally quantifiable. We run towards those measurement tools.” And he relies on his team for consistency, skills and inspiration. “When people come in, they come back,” he says, only partly because his staff is well qualified – he just hired University of Georgia's standout women's softball player Alex Hugo (who hits the ball off her bat at an almost unheard-of 90 mph) but also because they are dedicated, full-time instructors. Soon Chas and his team will be working 24/7 out of Durham, where Chas has lived for the past 11 years with wife Megan and sons Bryant, 3, and newborn Tyson. “[Durham] is going to be home base, no matter what,” Chas says.


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The new facility, taking over the space vacated by Bull City Gymnastics, will be 2.5 times the size of the Hillsborough location. The total number of members is 225 or so, taught by six full-time instructors. “As [Baseball Rebellion’s] kids are aging, scholarships are flying in,” Chas says. “We did over $1 million in scholarships last year, in baseball and softball.”

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Kiddos at Durham Arts Council’s Summer Arts Camp work on paper crafts. The campers learn how to use textile scraps in order to create artwork – an exercise in creativity using what otherwise might have been discarded.




Our 2017 directory includes offerings from arts, athletics and educational camps to more traditional outdoor options „

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CHANGE THE WORLD. Acton Academy Durham is a K-8 Independent school that uses an innovative project-based approach to prepare students for the 21st century. We equip students with the skills, experiences, and tools to passionately pursue academic excellence and change the world. Visit our website today to learn more about this reimagined form of education.

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1201 W. Woodcroft Pkwy., Durham

809 Proctor St., Durham



Provide hands-on learning in art, STEM, entrepreneurship and other topics.

Combines academics (math and English) with recreational field trips to swim, bowl and roller skate.

Ages 6-12 Dates June 26-Aug. 11, closed week of July 4

Ages 6-12

Price $200 for 8:30-12pm; $300 for 8:30-3pm

Price Call or check website.

Dates June 5-Aug. 4, 8am-5:30pm

CAMELOT ACADEMY’S SUMMER EXPLORATIONS 809 Proctor St., Durham 919-688-3040; Explore the world with weeklong camps that include homesteading at the farm, Mandarin immersion with visiting students from China and building everything from chicken coops to tiny houses. Ages 5-18 Dates June 5-Aug. 4; full-day: 9am-4pm, half-day: 9am-noon Price Call or check website. CAMELOT ACADEMY’S SUMMER SCHOOL 809 Proctor St., Durham 919-688-3040; Math classes and sometimes English classes are offered Monday through Friday. Ages Grades 4-12 Dates June 5-Aug. 4, 9am-noon Price Call or check website. CAMP RIVERLEA 8302 S. Lowell Rd., Bahama 919-477-8739; Provides high-quality outdoors and arts programs that emphasize personal growth, learning new skills, positive interpersonal relationships and appreciation for the natural world. Ages 5-12 Dates Session 1: June 12–30; Session 2: July 3–14; Session 3: July 17–Aug. 4 Price Sessions One and Three: $1,005; Session Two: $670 „




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| summer camp guide | CAROLINA FRIENDS SUMMER PROGRAMS 4809 Friends School Rd., Durham

forensic science, sewing, sports, Legos, comic design, video production, game design, digital photography and more.


Ages 4-18 and

Dates June 19-Aug. 11, 9am-3pm; extended care available at 8am and until 5:45pm

Weekly workshops in various subject areas such as 3D animation, web design, “Let’s Rock,” theater, fort-building, riverwalking, fishing, world music, cooking,

Price $250-$275/week (morning and extended day options available)

DUKE SCHOOL 3716 Erwin Rd., Durham 919-493-2642; More than 60 choices, including technology, coding, outdoor adventures, creative writing, art, music, sports, crafts, community service, day camps for preschool and more. Ages 4-15 Dates June 19-Aug. 4, 8am-4pm; aftercare available from 4pm-6pm


Price $250-$410/week DUKE YOUTH PROGRAMS


Campus Box 90700, Room 201, Bishop’s House, Durham 919-684-6259; youth

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Program options include science, writing, engineering, math, leadership and college prep. Ages Grades 5-12 Dates June 18-June 30, July 9-21, July 23-Aug. 4; 8:30am-5pm

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Price $1,800/day campers; $1,900/ extended-day campers; $2,800-$3,200/ residential campers DURHAM ACADEMY SUMMER PROGRAMS 3501 Ridge Rd., Durham 919-287-1763; 275 academic, athletic and enrichment camps including SAT prep, Ultimate Frisbee, soccer, chess, technology, kindness, computer programming, music, art, science, technology, dance, STEM, play and much more.


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Dates June 12-July 28; full-day: 9am-4pm, half-day: 9am-noon or 1-4pm; extended care available before (7:30-9am) and after camp (4-5:30pm) Price $190-$235/half-day week; $340-$430/full-day week; $40 discount plus free lunch supervision (12-1) if campers register for a full day. „

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400 Cleveland St., Durham 919-560-4355;

Themes vary; 1-and 2-week Cultural Camp themes include Glorious Ghana, Captivating Canary Islands, Cheery Chile, Notable New Zealand and Remarkable Romania. The Mini-Camp theme is Color Explosion. Campers have the opportunity to participate in clay, drawing/painting, mixed media, dance, theater and chorus classes. Aftercare includes field trips. DAC also offers a Summer Arts Intensive for ages 13-17 (please call for details).             

DPR offers a safe and inclusive environment where all children and teens are encouraged to participate. Committed to the development of campers’ life skills through group activities and exposure to diverse athletic and educational experiences, it also offers a variety of specialty camps for teens with disabilities as well as environmentally friendly and teen camps.

Ages Rising K-age 13 Dates June 12-Aug. 25; Day Camp: 9am-3pm (drop off begins at 8am), afternoon session 3-5:30pm Price Morning Session: $170/week; Afternoon Session $70/week; Scholarships available based on financial need.;

Ages 5-21 (Child must have completed kindergarten) Dates June 19-Aug. 18, 7:30am-6pm; registration begins March 13. Price Call for inquiry or visit the website.

The Hill Lower School program offers individualized instruction with a 4:1 student/ teacher ratio in reading, writing and math for children with learning differences. Ages Grades K-6 Dates June 26-July 28 (five-week session), 8:30-11:30 am daily (closed on July 4) Locations Hill Center or Ravenscroft School in Raleigh Price $2,825 The Hill Middle School program offers a thematic study of reading, writing, math, and executive function study skills in a small group setting. Ages Grades 7-9 Dates June 26-July 28 (five-week session), 1:00-3:45 pm daily (closed on July 4) Location Hill Center Price $2,300 „

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Ages 3-14

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Dates June 12-Aug. 19 (closed week of July 4); full and half-day camps



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Ages PreK-8th grade


Encourages hands-on learning in the indoor and outdoor classrooms. Topics include a curriculum based on daily sensory, art, building and movement activities.

Dates June and August, varies by camp. Price $160-$350, varies by camp. INTERNATIONAL MONTESSORI SCHOOL 3001 Academy Rd., Bldg. 300, Durham 919-401-4343;

4512 Pope Rd., Durham Programs include arts and crafts, hiking, cooking, field trips, general sports and games, performing arts and swimming. Ages Rising grades 1-7 Dates Call or visit website.

Offers weekly camps that engage your young child’s creativity and imagination while exposing him or her to other languages and cultures through fun activities, songs and stories in a multi-age setting.

Price Call or visit website.

Ages 3-5 (by Aug. 31) Dates Weekly June 19-July 28

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Price Half-day camps, $180/week; full-day camps, $245 per week

Ages Grades K-5; teen workshops for grades 6-8 and grades 9-12


Dates Spring break camp for grades K-5: April 10-14. Weekly summer camps for rising K-5 from June 12-Aug. 4, 9am-1pm (extended care 1pm to 4pm). Camp for rising 6-8 grades, Aug. 7-11, 9am-1pm. Workshop for rising grades 9-12, July 5-7, 10am-3pm

2800 Pickett Rd., Durham 919-489-9045; Our weekly camps provide a social setting for themed crafts, athletic activities, water play, music, the arts, story time, cooking, gardening, nature exploration and science.

NATURE ADVENTURES CAMP AT DUKE GARDENS Sarah P. Duke Gardens, 420 Anderson St., Durham

Price $200 weekly; $170 for each additional week or sibling. Extended care: $100/week. Teen workshops: $200 each

Ages 2-5 Dates Call or visit website. Price Call or visit website. SCHOOLHOUSE OF WONDER OUTDOOR SUMMER, SCHOOLBREAK, AND TRACKOUT CAMPS West Point on the Eno Park, 5101 N. Roxboro St., Durham; Brumley Forest Nature Preserve, 3223 New Hope Church Rd., Chapel Hill; Umstead State Park, 1800 N. Harrison Ave., Cary; Harris Lake County Park, 2112 County Park Dr., New Hill 919-477-2116; Whether they attend a single day or several weeks at our camps, your child will be engaged in a variety of outdoor activities — fort building, nature art, discovering plants and animals in the forest and creeks, listening to storytellers, playing original Schoolhouse games and some games that you might remember from your own childhood. „

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A day camp in Durham County for ages 5 to 12

Register online today! Summer 2017 sessions: June 12 – June 30 July 3 – July 14 July 17 – August 4

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| summer camp guide | Leadership development training available for 13- to 17-year-olds through counselor-in-training opportunities and paid junior counselor positions. Ages 5-7; 8-12; 13-17 Dates March 6-Aug. 26 Price $279-$309. Multi-camp and sibling discounts, financial assistance available. TRIANGLE DAY SCHOOL SUMMER PROGRAM

Ages Rising grades K-9 Dates June 12-Aug. 11, 8:30am-3:30pm; extended care available Price Before Feb. 1, $250/session; after Feb. 1, $275/session

919-383-8800; Fosters the fundamentals of student growth through field trips, athletic games and character development. Three days per week, we explore the educational and recreational sites of Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill. Multiple age-appropriate games are offered in basketball, soccer, volleyball, badminton, yard games and others. Full day camp integrates the TDS Character program all summer long through weekly character traits and the daily character challenge.

4011 Pickett Rd., Durham Camp topics include writing, math, movie making, drama, dance, sports, pottery, robotics, art, sewing, cooking and much more. Ages 5-18, Grades K-12 Dates Weeks of June 5-Aug. 19 morning and afternoon sessions available; schedule available online by the end of January. Price $125-$250/week

BALLET SCHOOL OF CHAPEL HILL 1603 E. Franklin St., Chapel Hill 919-942-1339;


4911 Neal Rd., Durham


Offers a variety of dance camps and workshops in creative arts, ballet, contemporary jazz, rhythm tap, hip-hop, musical theater and fencing. Ages 3-17 Dates June 12-Aug. 19 Price Call or visit website for rates. BOUNCING BULLDOGS JUMP ROPE CAMP Various Chapel Hill locations and beyond 919-493-7992; Jump rope basics and skills, designed for beginners to advanced participants, with the seven-time National Champions and eight-time world champions.

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Trinity School of Durham and Chapel Hill

Summer Programs 12 weeks of academics, sports, creative arts, and more for students age 5–17.

919-402-8262 • 4011 Pickett Road, Durham

Trinity is an independent Christian school for students in grades TK–12.

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Dates Visit website.

Summer is a great time to build academic skills and confidence.

Price Visit website.

Our K- 9 Summer Programs feature: • Durham and Raleigh locations • Five weeks of expert instruction in reading, writing, math, and executive function • Individualized, research-based methodology • Low student-teacher ratio

CARRBORO RECREATION AND PARKS DEPARTMENT 100 N. Greensboro St., Carrboro 919-918-7364; Individual sports, arts, outdoor adventure and theme camps such as rock band camp, fishing camps, mountain biking and much more.

Discover how The Hill Center can make summertime your child’s time to thrive.

Ages 3-16 depending on the camp Dates June 12-Aug. 11
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Also Offering Group and Individual Tutoring for K-12 Students The Hill Center transforms students with learning differences into confident, independent learners. Our Summer Programs do not require an LD/ADHD diagnosis.

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| summer camp guide | CHAPEL HILL-CARRBORO YMCA DAY CAMPS 980 MLK Jr. Blvd., Chapel Hill / 301 Old Barn Ln., Chapel Hill / 1720 Clearwater Lake Rd. Chapel Hill 919-442-9622; Variety of camps with activities including cooking, science, sports, outdoor, moviemaking and teen adventure.

Ages 3.5-17 years old

Ages 3-14

Dates June 12-Aug. 25 (no camp on July 4)

Dates June 5-Aug. 18; full-day camp: 9am-4pm, half-day camp: 9am-noon or 1pm-4pm; extended care available

Price See website or call member services desk for specific camp dates/prices. CHAPEL HILL GYMNASTICS 7405 Rex Rd., Ste. 207, Chapel Hill 919-942-3655; Quality instruction and lots of fun in an energetic learning environment.

Price $180/half-day week; $240/full-day week EMERSON WALDORF 6211 New Jericho Rd., Chapel Hill 919-967-1858, ext. 43 Activities include fort-making, art, music, nature, games, drama, outdoor explorations, woodworking, fiber arts, skateboarding and more. CIT program also available.



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SUMMER @ SAINT MARY’S 900 Hillsborough St., Raleigh 919-424-4028; Summer@Saint Mary’s gives participants the opportunity to explore new interests, build fundamental skills, pursue artistic dreams and expand academic horizons. Whether creating a charcoal drawing, learning to be a leader, strengthening their writing skills or participating in healthy competition on the playing field, participants will master new skills, grow in confidence and enjoy new friends and experiences. Ages Rising grades K-12 Dates June 19-July 28, 9am-noon; 9am-3pm; 1-4pm; early morning drop-off and after-camp care. Full- and half-day, all-girl and co-ed offerings Price 10 percent discounted early bird pricing with 2nd registration before Feb. 28; price ranges from $165/session to $325/session For a complete directory, visit

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ittingly, the concept behind British-Indian gastropub Viceroy came up over a pint. “Our background has always been in bars, in British bars or Irish bars,” says Bull McCabe’s owner Malachy Noone, who partnered with fellow McCabe’s owner Rhys Botica and B.J. Patel of the Tan-Durm food truck to open Viceroy last November. “And we thought we’d be able to build something that’s completely unique to downtown.” So, they brought a taste of the U.K.’s authentic Indian cuisine to Durham with a curated menu of small plates and main entrees, plus several items cooked in a tandoor that was imported from London. “The issue I had when I first moved to the U.S. was that every Indian restaurant in the Triangle has pretty much the same menu, but they’ve adapted it to the culture here,” says Nick Singh, Viceroy’s general manager. “And so one of our goals was to create those true, Britishstyle Indian curries.” That meant kicking the heat level up a notch. “If you ask for it spicy here, you’ll get it spicy,” Malachy says. Growing up, both B.J. and Nick frequently ate meals prepared with

traditionally Indian ingredients, no matter the cuisine. “When mum made shepherd’s pie, she added our flavor into it, added a little curry,” B.J. says. “A lot of the infusion you see on the menu comes from home.” Viceroy’s gobi suka – battered Always c cauliflower sautéed with onions, peppers and curry heck ou t the rota leaves – is one of the most popular dishes on the menu, ting spe cials on the c halkboa as are the bhaji (onion and spinach fritters) and murg and don rd, ’t be afra mykanwala (chicken in creamy tomato sauce with rice). id to try somethin g new. “Murg mkyanwala just hits home,” B.J. says. “It’s just one of

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those curries that makes you feel good – it’s comfort food.” For drinks – this is a pub, after all – look for about 10 British beers both on draft and in bottles. If cocktails are more your speed, try their bestselling Mumbai Mule and Tamarind Margarita. Late-night and lunch hours are on the horizon – B.J. is planning to offer up wraps and thalis (platters including vegetables, rice, bread, salad and a protein) for the lunch crowd – as are traditional Sunday roasts and soccer game viewings. “We are going to try to be the official Manchester United pub for the Triangle,” Nick says.

ABOVE Garlic naan, murg mykanwala, gobi suka, rice, jeera wings, a chili martini and beet root lassi. LEFT Beef and onion pie: sirloin and ribeye with leeks in a pie pastry with mashed potatoes, Brussels sprouts and sweet onion gravy.

draw A British bar with Indian food – commonplace in England, this is the first of its kind in Durham. Bonus: A larger-than-average vegan and gluten-free menu.

drawback Parking downtown can get tight, especially when there are shows at DPAC and The Carolina Theatre. Plan to make a reservation in advance, and work in some time to find a parking spot.

price Viceroy Owners B.J. Patel and Malachy Noone and General Manager Nick Singh.

$3-$18 February/March 2017






Bleu Olive High-quality comfort food incorporating local ingredients and Mediterranean flair. Family-operated & chef driven. 1821 Hillandale Rd.; 919-383-8502;


Full Service C&H Cafeteria 919-286-7303

Northgate Mall 1058 W. Club Blvd. •A & D Buffalo’s •Baja Shack •Cajun Café •Chef’s House •Chopsticks •Cinnamonster •The Cookie Store •Esmeralda’s Cafe •Greek Cuisine •Haagen-Dazs/Planet Smoothie •Mickey’s Chicken & Fish •Pretzel Twister •Randy’s Pizza Express •Subway •Tomo Japan

Lucky Chicken (919) 286-4009 Jade Buffet 919-286-9555

Pan Pan Diner 919-416-1950 Randy’s Pizza 919-286-7272 Ruby Tuesday 919-286-5100

Gocciolina Upscale Italian fare in a cozy atmosphere. This wildly popular restaurant has graced our Best Of list again and again. 3314 Guess Rd.; 919-973-4089; Hog Heaven Bar-B-Q Homestyle Eastern barbecue, fried chicken and seafood. Enjoy with a giant glass of iced tea. 2419 Guess Rd.; 919-286-7447; Jimmy’s Famous Hot Dogs Old-fashioned burgers, fries and a mean Carolina-style dog. 2728 Guess Rd.; 919-471-0005 La Cacerola Cafe & Restaurant Honduran specialties such as pupusas and chorizo asado. 2016 Guess Rd.; 919-294-6578; Thai Spoon All the trappings for a delicious Thai-food experience: pad thai, drunken noodles and curries. 3808 Guess Rd.; 919-908-7539 HILLSBOROUGH ROAD Bennett Pointe Grill There’s something to please all palates on the large menu of this multi-regional American restaurant. 4625 Hillsborough Rd.; 919-382-9431; Shanghai Chinese Restaurant Established in the 1980s, this Catonese restaurant offers both Americanized and authentic dishes. 3433 Hillsborough Rd.; 919-383-7581; Wimpy’s Grill Specializing in old-fashioned hamburgers and hot dogs. Open till 2 p.m. weekdays, cash only. 617 Hicks St.; 919-286-4380;




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El Corral Mexican Restaurant Authentic Mexican faijtas, tacos, enchiladas and a great chorizo queso dip. 1821 Hillandale Rd.; 919-309-4543;

Oval Park Grille Regularly changing the menu, this innovative restaurant remains “local as heck.” 1116 Broad St.; 919-401-6566; BR

Melo Trattoria & Tapas Classic Italian - think spaghetti and meatballs and chicken parmigiana - meets tapas. 1821 Hillandale Rd., Ste. 3; 919-384-9080;

The Palace International African cuisine including curry goat, dovi chicken and samosas. 1104-A Broad St.; 919-416-4922

Pomodoro Italian Kitchen Homemade sauces on fresh-made pizzas, pastas and other Italian favorites. 1811 Hillandale Rd.; 919-382-2915; NORTH POINTE DRIVE The French Corner Bakery Artisan breads, beautifully crafted tarts and pastries. Plus lunch, and now baking classes taught by Frenchtrained master baker chef Benjamin Messaoui. 2005 North Pointe Dr., Ste. B.; 919-698-9836 MORE NORTHERN DURHAM DINING Alpaca Peruvian rotisserie chicken. Need we say more? 302 Davidson Ave.; 919-220-9028; Bullock’s Bar-B-Que A staple in the community since 1952, this barbecue restaurant serves up soul in Eastern-style barbecue, Brunswick stew and fried chicken. 3330 Quebec Dr.; 919-383-3211; Picnic Locally sourced, Eastern whole-hog barbecue. Order the pulled pork, of course, but also the fried chicken, pimento mac & cheese and hushpuppies. 1647 Cole Mill Rd.; 919-908-9128; BR

Silver Spoon Restaurant Diner fare and Southern breakfast served all day. Try a “Golden Royal Skillet” (loaded homefries). 5230 N. Roxboro Rd.; 919-479-7172 BR

NEAR DOWNTOWN BROAD STREET Joe Van Gogh This local coffee shop sources quality beans for a superior coffee. 1104-B, Broad St.; 919-286-4800;

February/March 2017

Watts Grocery A Durham native, chef Amy Tornquist artfully develops Southern-inspired dishes with seasonal, local ingredients, like the shrimp and fish stew, which appears in summer and fall. 1116 Broad St.; 919-416-5040 BR Wellspring Cafe Salad and hot bar in the Whole Foods Market, plus sandwiches, pizza andsushi. 621 Broad St.; 919-286-2290 ERWIN ROAD Another Broken Egg Cafe Unique breakfast and lunch menu including cinnamon roll french toast and “Popeye’s Favorite” scrambled skillet. 2608 Erwin Rd., Ste. 120; 919-381-5172; BR Black Twig Cider House Cider-and-sausage focused restaurant with more than 80 ciders on draft and in bottles. Try the “Northern Spy” and join in a Txotx! 2812 Erwin Rd.; 919-321-0203; MediTerra Grill Mediterranean and Lebanese cuisine, offering gyros, kabobs and curry. 2608 Erwin Rd., Ste. 136; 919-383-0066; Nosh “Eclectic foodstuffs” like “Mike’s Breakfast Pizza,” “Coach’s Queso” sandwich and the brown derby chopper salad. 2812 Erwin Rd., Ste. 101; 919-383-4747; BR Saladelia Cafe Espresso and organic smoothie bar, scratch made pastries, gourmet sandwiches, salads and soups. Open for dine-in or carry-out. 2424 Erwin Rd.; 919-416 1400; BR


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| dining guide | Smashburger Unique burgers smashed on the grill, chicken and salads. 2608 Erwin Rd., Ste. 116; 919-237-1070;

George’s Java Coffee roaster specializing in organic coffees. 764-1A Ninth St.; 919-797-0878;

Sushi Love Specialty sushi rolls such as the “Honey Love” roll topped with mango and kiwi, as well as other Asian cuisine favorites. 2812 Erwin Rd., Ste. 204; 919-309-2401;

Guacamaya (Chubby’s Tacos) Fresh Mexican favorites like burritos, nachos and salads with daily specials, a salsa bar and the “Chubbychanga.” 748 Ninth St.; 919-286-4499

ERWIN SQUARE Guasaca Arepas, salads and rice bowls with South American flavor. 2200 W. Main St., Ste. A100; 919-294-8939; Local 22 Kitchen & Bar Upscale Southern-inspired cuisine, with emphasis on food sourced within a 30-mile radius and local brews. 2200 W. Main St.; 919-286-9755; BR

Parizade Sophisticated Mediterranean food like monkfish tangine, pepper-crusted beef tenderloin and a vegetable caponata made with quinoa. 2200 W. Main St.; 919-286-9712; NINTH STREET DISTRICT Banh’s Cuisine Vietnamese and Chinese dishes with great vegetarian specials. Cash only! 750 Ninth St.; 919-286-5073



Street in November, offering cupcakes, cheesecakes and

Heavenly Buffaloes Chicken wings (bone-in and boneless), as well as vegan nuggets in more than 25 rubs and sauces, including sweet Thai coconut chili, peri peri and Jamaican jerk. Plus waffle fries! 1807 W. Markham Ave.; 919-237-2358;

In an interview with CNN, David

as Kahlua mudslide, banana split and mango pineapple.

Best Barbecue Vaughn – Texas Monthly’s

The Mad Hatter’s Cafe & Bakeshop Scratch-made pastries, organic salads, sandwiches and wraps, with breakfast all day and delicious brunch every weekend Award-winning cakes. 1802 W. Main St.; 919-286-1987;

barbecue editor – mentioned Picnic as one of the places outside Texas he’d grab some wood-smoked ‘cue.






Burger Bach Signature New Zealand grass-fed beef burgers and fresh-cut fries. 737 Ninth St., Ste. 220; 919-973-4416 Cocoa Cinnamon Local shop with signature hand-brewed coffees and lattes such as the "Dr. Durham" with maca root powder and black lava salt. 2627 Hillsborough Rd.; Cosmic Cantina Authentic Mexican cuisine with vegan options. House-made mole and corn tortillas. Pair with a margarita pitcher. 1920 Perry St.; 919-286-1875; Dain’s Place Pub fare centered around award-winning “thick and juicy and juicy and thick” burgers. 754 Ninth St.; 919-416-8800 Dales Indian Cuisine Traditional Indian food like garlic naan, chicken tikka masala and mattar paneer. 811 Ninth St.; 919-286-1760; BR 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; BR

opened on Fayetteville

specialty cakes in flavors such

Juju Asian fusion tapas including selections like crispy Texas wild boar dumplings and chicken fried oysters. Try the crispy Brussels sprouts! 737 Ninth St.; 919-286-3555; jujudurhamcom BR

Blue Corn Cafe Authentic Latin-American fare with fresh, organic ingredients. 716 Ninth St.; 919-286-9600;


Royal Cheesecake & Varieties

Happy + Hale Healthy salads, bowls, breakfast, smoothies, cocktails and coldpressed juice. 703B Ninth St.; 984-439-1790; BR

blu seafood and bar Upscale seafood restaurant featuring innovative regional classics and a complete oyster menu. Try the crab mac and cheese! 2002 Hillsborough Rd.; 919-286-9777;


Welcome to the Table

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;


Locopops Gourmet frozen pops in a variety of rotating flavors like lavender cream, strawberry lemonade and malted milk ball. 2604A Hillsborough Rd.; 919-286-3500; Metro 8 Steakhouse Classic American steakhouse with an Argentinean flair. Pair empanadas with a filet mignon or crab-stuffed shrimp with a churrasco steak. 746 Ninth St.; 919-416-1700; Monuts Donuts Scratch-made, locally sourced doughnuts, pastries, English muffins, bagels and breakfast sandwiches. Try the bagel and lox. 1002 Ninth St.; 919-286-2642; BR Triangle Coffee House Coffee and pastries with selections like vegan blueberry muffins. 714 Ninth St.

February/March 2017

DURHAM, NC • 919-286-1987 MADHATTERBAKESHOP.COM BRIGHTLEAF DISTRICT Alivia’s Durham Bistro European-style bistro with lunch menu focusing on light bites and rustic, yet elevated dinner items. 900 W. Main St.; 919-682-8978;

Sweet Memories

For those transplanted Kentuckians and old-fashioned soda lovers: Ale-8-One – a ginger-citrus soda – is now available in Durham’s Harris Teeter stores. Enjoy by the bottle, or add a shot of bourbon for a true Kentucky experience.

A Good Run

Chef Jim Anile’s fine-dining establishment Revolution closed at the end of 2016. The restaurant opened its downtown location in 2008. Char-Grill in Durham has closed.

Off Road

Food truck Belgian Waffle Crafters has opened a kiosk near the Fork in the Road food court at The Streets at Southpoint.


Clouds Brewing American favorites with a German flare. Try the “Clouds Burger” with a half beef, half bratwurst patty or “BEER-ger” with beer-bacon-onion jam. 905 W. Main St., Ste. 22; 919-251-8096; BR

El Rodeo Mexican Restaurant Authentic Mexican cuisine like quesadillas, tacos and huevos con chorizo. 905 W. Main St.; 919-683-2417; The Federal Pub fare with bistro panache. Try the “Fed Burger au Poivre." 914 W. Main St.; 919-680-8611; BR 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; BR Lilly’s Pizza Stone-hearth-baked pizzas with fresh, organic and local ingredients. 810 W. Peabody St.; 919-797-2554;


savor Margherita pizza with tomato sauce, mozzarella, pecorino romano, basil and extra virgin olive oil.


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| dining guide | The Little Dipper Fondue, salads and entrees with selections like cheddar ale fondue, seasonal spinach salad and filet mignon with mushrooms. 905 W. Main St.; 919-908-1023; BR Mount Fuji Asian Bistro Sushi & Bar Thai, Japanese, Chinese and sushi. Try the duck wrap or pineapple shrimp fried rice. 905 W. Main St.; 919-680-4968; Parker and Otis A gift shop, coffee shop and restaurant all in one. First-timers should dedicate a good chunk of an afternoon to this delight. Try the No. 26. 112 S. Duke St.; 919-683-3200; BR Rose’s Meat Market and Sweet Shop Sandwiches, pastries - rhubarb galette, anyone? - and daily dinner specials. 121 N. Gregson St.; 919-797-2233; Satisfaction Restaurant & Bar Pub fare including selections like fried pickles, “Kitchen Sink Pizza” and footlong hotdogs. 905 W. Main St., Ste. 37; 919-682-7397;

Alley Twenty Six This cocktail-centric bar offers a menu complete with yellowfin tuna sliders and meat-and cheese plates with selections like housemate duck pastrami. 320 E. Chapel Hill, St.; 919-2131267; Bagel Bar Homemade bagel varieties, lunch and breakfast sandwiches. 104 City Hall Plaza, Ste. 101; 919-294-6661 Bar Brunello Featuring 25 wines by the glass and 60 by the bottle, as well as draft beers and ciders, the bar’s food menu includes charcuterie and cheese boards, chicken liver mousse and varied desserts. 117 E. Main St.; 919-294-4825;

Torero’s Mexican Restaurant Authentic Mexican cuisine. Try the ceviche de camaron. 800 W. Main St.; 919-682-4197;

The Pit Fried pimento cheese, whole-hog Eastern barbecue and Lexington-style pork shoulder barbecue. 321 W. Geer St.; 919-282-3748; Piedmont Seasonal cooking inspired by local ingredients. Try the beet-pickled eggs with pimento cheese, crispy oysters or Mills Farm’s shortribs. 401 Foster St.; 919-683-1213; BR CITY CENTER DISTRICT 2 Zero 1 Restaurant Breakfast, lunch and dinner, located in the Durham Marriott City Center. 201 Foster St.; 919-768-6000




Springs Rd. in December where and offer classes plus tours and tastings – which take place on Saturdays at 1 p.m., 3 p.m. and 5 p.m., or by appointment.

New Chefs in Town

Mark Mishalanie is the new executive chef at Alivia’s Durham Bistro. Before moving to Durham

and competed in Season 8 of Food Network’s “Guy's Grocery Games.” He is passionate about Latin and Basque cuisine, which will be highlighted in Alivia’s Bar Virgile Artfully crafted beverages paired with an everchanging dinner and small plates menu including selections like tandoori chicken, flat iron steak and garganelli. 105 S. Magnum St.; 919-973-3000; Beyù Caffè Coffee shop meets restaurant, bar and live jazz club. “Bull City Beignets,” buffalo wings and ultimate mushroom burger. 341 W. Main St.; 919-683-1058; beyucaffe. com BR Bull City Burger & Brewery Local beef burgers with all components from bun to barbecue sauce made inhouse. 107 E. Parrish St.; 919-680-2333; Bull McCabe’s Irish Pub Pub food and bar snacks like nachos, burgers and wings. 427 W. Main St.; 919-682-3061; Counting House Upscale restaurant featuring locally sourced entrees, as well as small plates featuring oysters, shellfish and meats and cheeses. 111 N. Corcoran St.; 919-956-6760;

February/March 2017


Dashi Traditional ramen shop and izakaya with sake options. 415 E. Chapel Hill St.; 919-251-9335;

it will serve as an event space

in San Luis Obispo, California,

Cocoa Cinnamon Signature hand-brewed coffees and lattes such as the “Tower of Babel” with honey and date sugar. 420 W. Geer St.;

Parts & Labor Dishes meeting many dietary needs, including veggie samosas, “Hipster Poutine” and falafels. 723 Rigsbee Ave.; BR

officially opened its farm distillery at 1212 N. Mineral

earlier this year, Mark worked

WAREHOUSE DISTRICT The Blue Note Grill Fantastic barbecue, ribs and live music. 709 Washington St.; 919-401-1979;

Rise Biscuits & Donuts Daily-changing menu of doughnuts and biscuits. For vegetarians, the “Fried Eggplant ‘Bacon’” biscuit is hard to beat. 401 Foster St.; 984-439-2220; BR

of Mystic Bourbon Liqueur,

in some of the top restaurants

Triangle Seafood Market Fresh seafood, Italian entrees and pastas including daily raw bar specials. 905 W. Main St., Ste. 18A; 919-9567360;

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 friends! 644 Foster St.; 919-688-2900;

Field to Flask

Barrister & Brewer, producer

Dame’s Chicken & Waffles Chicken, waffles, shmears. ’Nuff said. 317 W. Main St.; 919-6829235;

new menu. Erik Lampe, an American Culinary Federation 10-year Certified Executive Chef, is top chef of the new JB Duke Hotel.

Plug In

Raleigh’s Steve Mangano has launched the app CurEat, which highlights local restaurants with the mentality of: “No chains. No reviews. Just good food.” Among the first CurEaters are Charlie Deal of Dos Perros and Juju, Nadira and Ryan Hurley of Vert & Vogue, Rochelle Johnson of Ponysaurus, The Cookery and Dashi, John May of Piedmont and Wyatt Dickson of Picnic. CurEat is available for download on Apple’s App Store.

On the Horizon

The Reuse Arts District located at the Shoppes at Lakewood will house the Durham Food Hall, which will act as an incubator to local culinary talent.

Dos Perros Sophisticated Mexican cuisine; plates include pork carnitas, shrimp a la diabla and chile relleno. Don’t skip on the guac! 200 N. Mangum St.; 919-956-2750; Littler Look for escarole, house spaghetti and guinea hen with herby dumplings on the menu at this small restaurant with big tastes. 110 E. Parrish St.; 919-374-1118; Loaf Oven breads and pastries. Counter Culture Coffee, pain au chocolat and cumin gruyere loaf. 111 W. Parrish St.; 919-797-1254 Lucky’s Delicatessen Deli crafted by chef Matthew Kelly serves seasonal soups and sandwiches like garbanzo with chickpea fritters and the super Reuben. 105 W. Chapel Hill St.; 919-864-8841; Luna Rotisserie & Empanadas South American cuisine meets the American South. Wood-fired rotisserie meats, Andeaninspired braises, empanadas. 112 W. Main St.; 984-439-8702; 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; Mateo Acclaimed menu of tapas and small plates by chef Matthew Kelly. Great for date night or night out with friends. Order a pitcher of “Cheerwine Sangria,” pollo frito, gambas and queso frito y huevo. 109 W. Chapel Hill St.; 919-5308700;

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| dining guide | Mothers and Sons Trattoria Italian restaurant by partners Matthew Kelly and chef Josh “Skinny” DeCarolis. Handmade pasta, bruschetta and antipasti dishes. 107 W. Chapel Hill St.; 919-294-8247;

Basan A wide variety of fresh, specialty sushi rolls, modern Japanese appetizers and entrees, and an extensive sake selection. 359 Blackwell St., Ste. 220; 919-797-9728;

Motto New American cuisine with selections ranging from zucchini fries, rib-eye and barbecue shrimp. 605 W. Main St.; 984-219-1965; Ninth Street Bakery Organic breads, pastries and lunch. Grab a “Wheel of Steel” (peanut butter, raisins and oats) and a blueberry cream cheese Danish. 136 E. Chapel Hill St.; 919-688-5606; BR Old Havana Sandwich Shop Authentic Cuban sides and sandwiches like the “El Caney,” “Tampa” and “Santiago.” 310 E. Main St.; 919-667-9525; BR The Parlour Handmade ice cream in rotating flavors like Vietnamese coffee, banana pudding and rosewater. 117 Market St.; 919-564-7999; Pizzeria Toro Wood-fired pizza with selections like spicy lamb meatball with kale, fried eggplant ricotta and soft egg white pizza. Also, ricotta dumplings! 105 E. Chapel Hill St.; 919-908-6936; Pompieri Pizza A Neapolitan pizza joint with a family-friendly approach. Try the “Drunken Horse” pizza with beer crust dough and house-made sausage. 102 City Hall Plaza; 919-973-1589; 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 focuses on shared plates. 315 E. Chapel Hill St.; 919-768-8831; BR Rue Cler Restaurant & Cafe French bistro-style cuisine with lunch, brunch and dinner showcasing fresh ingredients. 401 E. Chapel Hill St.; 919-682-8844; BR Saltbox Seafood Joint Local seafood that is delivered fresh from the Carolina coast and served griddled or fried in a straightforward manner. 608 N. Mangum St.; 919-908-8970;

Cuban Revolution Restaurant & Bar Cuban tapas served amid ’60s-style decor, plus bolsitas, sandwiches and Havana pork. 318 Blackwell St.; 919-687-4300; The District at 410 Lunch served Thursday and Friday by The Art Institute of Raleigh-Durham. 410 Blackwell St.; 919-317-3200; Maybelle’s A barbecue and biscuit restaurant featuring Eastern N.C. pulled pork, ribs, brisket – don’t miss out on the adult milkshakes and Southern-style cakes and pies. 406 Blackwell St. Mellow Mushroom Pizza, hoagies, calzones and salads made using fresh ingredients. 410 Blackwell St.; 919-680-8500; NanaSteak Offers various cuts of beef and steaks, plus othermeats like salmon and tuna steaks and pastas like beef short rib ravioli. 345 Blackwell St.; 919-282-1183;

Saladelia Cafe Espresso and organic smoothie bar, scratchmade pastries, gourmet sandwiches, salads and soups. Open for dine-in or carry-out. 406 Blackwell St.; 919-687-4600;

Kanki Steak, chicken and seafood cooked on hibachi grills, plus an extensive sushi menu. Come for a show! 3504 Mt. Moriah Rd.; 919-401-6908;

Sitar Indian Cuisine Homemade Indian dishes at affordable prices, with daily lunch buffets and a weekend dinner buffet. 3630 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd.; 919-490-1326; BR Vegan Flava Cafe Vegan/vegetarian menu with selections like carrot tuna, curry lentils and “Flava Cakes” for Sunday brunch. 4125 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd.; 919-960-1832; BR UNIVERSITY DRIVE The Boot A neighborhood Italian American Restaurant serving soups, salads, sandwiches, pastas and traditional Italian entrees, plus a full bar. 2501 University Dr.; 919-294-8383;

Tyler’s Restaurant & Taproom Hearty fare and huge beer selection. An order of garlic fries is a must! 324 Blackwell St.; 919-433-0345;

Mi Peru Peruvian fare like ceviche mixto, asado and leche de tigre. 4015 University Dr., Ste. A1; 919-401-6432; miperupci. com

Wedgies Pizza dough-focused sandwich shop. 359 Blackwell St.;

Nana’s Restaurant Upscale seasonal dishes influenced by Southern, French and Italian cuisine. WINNER 2514 University Dr.; 919-493-8545; OF DURHAM



Guglhupf Bakery, Cafe and Restaurant German-inspired cuisine and artisanal bakery. Restaurant dishes include house-cut noodles, weiner schnitzel and pan-roasted duck. 2706 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd.; 919-401-2600; BR

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


Foster’s Market Brought to you by acclaimed cookbook author Sara Foster, fresh breakfast selections, sandwiches and salads. Also pick up specialty food items. 2694 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd.; 919-489-3944; BR

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;



Fairview Dining Room Seasonally inspired contemporary cuisine with selections like bourbon glazed pork chops and pan seared NC grouper. Located inside the Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club. 3001 Cameron Blvd.; 919-493-6699;

The Refectory Cafe Dal, chili, salads and soups. 2726 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd.; 919-908-6798; BR

OnlyBurger The food truck’s brick-and-mortar version offers all the same build-your-own burger options and sides like bacon-wrapped mac and cheese squares. 359 Blackwell St.; 919-237-2431;

Taberna Tapas, paella, flatbreads, bacon-wrapped dates, gambas. 325 W. Main St.; 919-797-1457;

Viceroy An authentic British-Indian gastropub featuring dishes like jeera wings as well as masala fish & chips and chicken chettinad. 335 W. Main St.; 919-797-0413;


The Bullpen Bull Durham Beer Co.’s beer garden and restaurant featuring Heavenly Buffaloes wings and waffle fries, plus live music provided by the Music Maker Relief Foundation. 359 Blackwell St.;

Scratch Bakery Seasonal bakery serving sweet and savory pastries, plus a rotating lunch menu with offerings like meatball subs and pickle plates. Grab a pie, always. 111 Orange St.; 919-956-5200; BR

Toast Italian paninis and soups. The warm goat cheese with honey and peppercorn crostini is our favorite. 345 W. Main St.; 919-683-2183;





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• 919-286-1987 KESHOP.COM

| dining guide | Tacos Nacos Tacos, pupusas, tortas and horchata. 3411 University Dr.; 919-267-8226

NanaTaco Inventive taqueria that features locally produced meats and veggies. Enjoy with margarita in hand. 2512 University Dr.; 919-489-8226;

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

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;

MORE WEST-CENTRAL DURHAM Amante Gourmet Pizza Gourmet pizzas and calzones. Try the “Via Bianco.” 3825 S. Roxboro Rd.; 919-572-2345;

Sake Bomb Asian Bistro Authentic Asian bistro and sake bar; enjoy specialty rolls like the “Green Monster” with spicy yellow tail and tuna. 4215 University Dr.; 919-401-4488; Saladelia Cafe Delicious, healthy, homemade food with an espresso and organic smoothie bar, scratch-made pastries, gourmet sandwiches, salads and soups. Open for dine-in or carry-out. 4201 University Dr.; 919-489-5776; BR

Bull Street Gourmet & Market Fresh salads, breakfast and sandwiches like pulled porkloaded hashbrowns and the turkey and Brie sandwich. 3710 Shannon Rd.; 919-237-2398; BR

Tacos To-Go

Gonza Tacos Y Tequila is now mobile with its new food truck.

Buns in the Oven

We hear Scratch Bakery’s Phoebe Lawless plans to open a full-service, 90-seat restaurant called The Lakewood on Chapel Hill Road in the spring, as well as a second Scratch and wholesale production bakery.

Randy’s Pizza Pizzas, garlic knots and stromboli. 1813 Martin Luther King Jr. Pkwy.; 919-490-6850; Piper’s Deli Deli sandwiches and burgers like pimento bacon cheeseburger and French dip sandwich. 3219 Old Chapel Hill Rd.; 919-489-2481; Tonali Restaurant Inventive Mexican cuisine such as chicken con mole, Mexican chocolate torte and adobo pork. 3642 Shannon Rd.; 919-489-8000;


WOODCROFT SHOPPING CENTER Hope Valley Brewing Company Brew pub fare like cheesy buffalo dip and crispy Brussels sprouts. 4810 Hope Valley Rd.; 919-294-4955; 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; BR OnlyBurger The food truck’s brick-and-mortar offers all the same build-your-own burger options and sides. 3710 Shannon Rd., Ste. 118; 919-937-9377;

Guacamaya (Chubby’s Tacos) Fresh mexican favorites like burritos, nachos and salads, as well as the “Chubbychanga.” 4711 Hope Valley Rd.; 919-489-4636

737 Ninth St. Durham, NC 919.286.3555







| dining guide | Joe Van Gogh Cozy and full of natural light, this local coffee shop sources quality beans for a superior coffee. 4711-5A Hope Valley Rd.; 919-973-3950;

Nantucket Grill & Bar New England-style cuisine known for their desserts like the “Unbirthday” and coconut cake. 5826 Fayetteville Rd.; 919-484-8162;

Pulcinella’s Italian Restaurant Southern Italian dishes. Antipasto classico, baked ziti and tortellini alla panna. 4711 Hope Valley Rd.; 919-490-1172;

LINCOLN PARK WEST Danny’s Bar-B-Que Hickory-smoked barbecue, ribs, fried catfish. 2945 S. Miami Blvd., Ste. 118; 919-806-1965;

Randy’s Pizza Pizzas, garlic knots and stromboli. 4810 Hope Valley Rd., Ste. 112; 919-403-6850;

Gussy’s Place Greek street food like gyro pita, Greek fries and baklava. 2945 S. Miami Blvd.; 984-439-8455;

Smallcakes Twelve signature cupcake flavors, as well as seasonal specials. 4711 Hope Valley Rd.; 919-937-2922;

Piper’s In The Park Soups, salads, hoagies and burgers with selections like curried couscous and “South of Here” turkey sandwich. 2945 S. Miami Blvd.; 919-572-9767;

West 94th St. Pub Traditional pub fare: loaded fries, chili cheese tots and fish & chips. 4711 Hope Valley Rd.; 919-403-0025;

Spicy Green Gourmet Cafe & Catering Sandwiches, soups, salads with specialities like Cuban flatbread. 2945 S. Miami Blvd., Ste. 126; 919-220-6040;

Yamazushi Japanese fine dining, kaiseki-style, with seasonal menu changes and a multi-course menu, as well as sake. 4711 Hope Valley Rd., Ste. 6-A; 919-493-7748; SUTTON STATION Bocci Trattoria & Pizzeria
 Traditional Italian pastas, pizzas, crostinis and salads. 5850 Fayetteville Rd.; 919-206-4067; Dulce Cafe Espresso, gelato and sandwiches. Smoked salmon bagel, dulce Reuben and the “B-L-A-T.” 5826 Fayetteville Rd., Ste. 106; 919-797-0497; BR

HOPE VALLEY COMMONS Mattie B’s Public House Housemade burgers, N.Y.-style pizza, wings and potato chips. 1125 W. N.C. 54, Ste. 301; 919-401-8600; mattiebs. com Denny’s Diner fare serving breakfast anytime, lunch and dinner. 7021 N.C. 751, Ste. 901; 919-908-1006;

Makus Empanadas A variety of meat, veggie and cheese empanadas, with vegetarian and vegan options. 1125 W. N.C. 54, Ste. 304; 919-390-7525; Treforni Wood-fired pizza and sandwiches including traditional options like Margherita, as well as more inspired options like the prosciutto arugula pizza and the rosetta sandwich. 1125 W. N.C. 54; 919-973-0922;

NEAR SOUTHPOINT HOMESTEAD MARKET Bean Traders Coffee Coffee specialties and local pastries. 105 W. N.C. 54, Ste. 249; 919-484-2499; The Mad Popper A gourmet popcorn shop with flavors both sweet and savory. 105 W. N.C. 54, Ste. 259; 919-484-7677; City Barbecue Smoked meats, peach cobbler and hushpuppies. 208 W. N.C. 54; 919-237-9509; Shiki Sushi Sushi and pan-Asian choices like “Bang Bang Shrimp,” gyoza dumplings and beef pho soup. 207 W. N.C. 54; 919-484-4108;





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| dining guide | SOUTHPOINT CROSSING Primal Food & Spirits Gluten-free restaurant featuring wood-fired local meat dishes with seasonal sides with craft cocktails. 202 W. N.C. 54; 919-248-3000; BR

THE STREETS AT SOUTHPOINT AREA American Meltdown Signature gourmet melts; sides and desserts. Southpoint; 919-473-6358; Bruster’s Ice Cream Hand-crafted ice creams, sorbets & sherbets in everchanging flavors. 8200 Renaissance Pwy., Ste. 1002; 919-237-3537; Porchetta Slow-roasted Italian-style pork sandwiches and sides. Southpoint; 919-607-7419; Harvest 18 Local, seasonal eats. Try the pimento cheese dip and a Bloody Mary for brunch. 8128 Renaissance Pkwy., Ste. 114; 919-316-1818; BR

Rise Biscuits & Donuts Daily-changing menu of doughnuts and biscuits. For vegetarians, the “Fried Eggplant ‘Bacon’” biscuit is hard to beat. 8200 Renaissance Pkwy.; 919-248-2992; BR Town Hall Burger and Beer “Carolina Burger” with pork belly and pimento cheese, barbecue salmon burger and fries poutine. 7830 N.C. 751; 919-973-0506;

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N.C. 54 Akashi Japanese Grill & Sushi Bar Hibachi, sushi and noodle dishes like bento boxes, yakisoba and spicy scallop roll. 2223 N.C. 54, Ste. RS; 919-572-9444; Na’Mean Asian fusion, Korean barbecue sandwich shop. A KoKyu joint. 4823 Meadow Dr., Ste. 108; 919-699-4667; Spice & Curry Traditional Indian, buffet-style or off the menu. 2105 N.C. 54; 919-544-7555;

RTP N.C. 55 Backyard BBQ Pit Barbecue and other Southern comfort foods: mac ‘n’ cheese, Brunswick Stew and pit-cooked barbecue. 5122 N.C. 55; 919-544-9911; Brigs at the Park Breakfast selections like “Pineapple Bread Pina Colada French Toast” and sandwiches like the crab wrap. 4900 N.C. 55; 919-544-7473; BR Cafe Meridian Made-to-order salads and sandwiches. 2500 Meridian Pkwy., Ste. 130; 919-361-9333; Jamaica Jamaica Carribean food favorites like jerk chicken, yellow rice and brown stew chicken. 4857 N.C. 55; 919-544-1532 Sansui Sushi Bar & Grill Hibachi dishes and sushi rolls like “Spider Man” with crab and crawfish. 4325 N.C. 55; 919-361-8078;

Vit Goal Tofu Restaurant Korean dishes like fried dumplings and tofu soups. 2107 Allendown Dr.; 919-361-9100; GREENWOOD COMMONS Benetis Restaurant Classic breakfast with a Mediterranean lunch buffet. 5410 N.C. 55; 919-806-0313; BR Sarah’s Empanadas Homemade empanadas. 5410 N.C. 55; 919-544-2441 Tandoor Indian Restaurant Traditional Indian like veggie samosas, kababs and naan. 5410 N.C. 55; 919-484-2102; BR Thai Lanna Restaurant Authentic Thai cuisine like red curry, pad thai and larb. 5410 N.C. 55; 919-484-0808; True Flavors Diner Upscale Southern diner. Try the “Howling Moon French" toast made with Howling Moon moonshine sauce. 5410 N.C. 55; 919-316-7978; BR IMPERIAL CENTER MEZ Contemporary Mexican Creative Mexican dishes, based on traditional recipes with a fresh, healthy twist. 5410 Page Rd.; 919-941-1630; Page Road Grill Traditional American dishes, from house-made soup and bread to burgers to vegetarian options. 5416 Page Rd.; 919-908-8900;


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| dining guide | ALSO CHECK OUT THESE AREA RESTAURANTS … 411 West The menu – including fresh pasta, seafood and pizzas – is inspired by the flavors of Italy and the Mediterranean, with a healthy Californian twist. 411 W. Franklin St.; 919-967-2782; BR Acme Soups, salads, seafood and entrees with a Southern touch. 110 E. Main St., Carrboro; 919-929-2263; BR Breadmen’s A variety of sandwiches, burgers and salads, as well as daily soup and casserole specials. Breakfast served all day; vegetarian options; outdoor dining. 324 W. Rosemary St.; 919-967-7110; BR Breakaway Cafe A casual “cycling-inspired” cafe serving breakfast, lunch, dinner and small plates, along with Counter Culture coffee and Maple View ice cream. 58 Chapelton BR Ct., Ste. 100; 984-234-3010; Capp’s Pizzeria Artisan pizzas that are hand-crafted and wood-fired, utilizing local ingredients. 79 Falling Springs Dr., Ste. 140; 919-240-4104;

Chronic Tacos Mexican grill utilizing authentic recipes. 504 Meadowmont Village Circle; 984-999-4803;

Glasshalfull Mediterranean-inspired food and wine. 106 S. Greensboro St., Carrboro; 919-967-9784;

Crossroads Chapel Hill at The Carolina Inn New American cuisine and seasonal specialties. 211 Pittsboro St.; 919-918-2777;

Italian Pizzeria III Pizza, calzones, subs. The “place to be” in Chapel Hill for 35 years. 508 W. Franklin St.; 919-968-4671;


Crook’s Corner Southern classics like shrimp and grits, “Hoppin’ John” and jalapeno-cheddar hushpuppies. 610 W. Franklin St.; 919-929-7643; BR

Elaine’s on Franklin Fine regional American cuisine, made with fresh, local ingredients. 454 W. Franklin St.; 919-960-2770; elements Cuisine that combines classical as well as modern Asian and European cooking techniques. 2110 Environ Way, East 54; 919-537-8780;

Jujube Eclectic, modern cuisine inspired by the classic flavors of China and Vietnam. 1201 Raleigh Rd.; 919-960-0555; Kitchen Bistro-style dining with a seasonal menu that always includes mussels. 764 MLK Jr. Blvd.; 919-537-8167; La Residence French-inspired cuisine made from fresh ingredients. 202 W. Rosemary St.; 919-967-2506; Magone Italian grill and pizza. 1129 Weaver Dairy Rd., Ste. F; 919-904-7393


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| dining guide | ALSO CHECK OUT THESE AREA RESTAURANTS … Mama Dip’s Kitchen Traditional Southern specialties, including a country breakfast and lunch and dinner classics like fried chicken and Brunswick stew. 408 W. Rosemary St.; 919-942-5837; BR

Squid’s The menu of fresh seafood options includes woodgrilled fillets, live Maine lobster, fried seafood and oysters. 1201 N. Fordham Blvd. (15-501); 919-942-8757;

Mediterranean Deli Offers healthy vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options as well as delicious meats from the grill. 410 W. Franklin St.; 919-967-2666;

Top Of The Hill Chapel Hill’s only distillery also offers beers and American food, like burgers and flatbreads. 100 E. Franklin St.; 919-929-8676; BR

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Trilogy American cafe featuring innovative twists on classic dishes. Silverspot Cinema; 919-357-9888;

Pazzo! Italian cuisine, takeout pizza. 700 Market St.; 919-929-9984; Radius Wood-fired pizzas, housemade pastas, sandwiches, salads and desserts. 112 N. Churton St., Hillsborough; 919-245-0601; Spanky’s A Chapel Hill institution since 1977, the American bar and grill serves hamburgers, brown sugar baby back ribs, garden fresh salads and barbecue. 101 E. Franklin St.; 919-967-2678; BR

Vespa Innovative Italian and Mediterranean cuisine in a setting that can accommodate parties, receptions and special events. 306 W. Franklin St.; 919-969-6600; Yogurt Pump Since 1982, YoPo has served up frozen yogurt treats and shakes with unique flavors like mocha java and red velvet. Non-fat, low-fat and no-sugaradded available. 106 W. Franklin St.; 919-942-7867;

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Madsen & Rockow

Making the Team


 by Laura Zolman Kirk |  by Mikkel Paige Photography,

HLOE ROCKOW AND XANDER MADSEN ADORE THIS CITY, WHETHER THEY ARE grabbing a beer at Motorco, sipping coffee at Cocoa Cinnamon or taking their Corgi, Fionna, to the Piney Wood Dog Park. Yet they’ve spent most of their threeyear relationship apart, with Chloe working in politics from Washington, D.C., Minnesota and New Hampshire while Xander – who works at technology marketing firm Principled Technologies – was living in Durham. The two met through mutual friends when Chloe, a Duke alumna, was visiting North Carolina. “We fell for each other and, against our better judgment, started a long-distance relationship,” says Chloe, who recently moved back to the Bull City. Xander asked Chloe to marry him while visiting D.C. last summer. The couple went on a hike with some friends, and, while posing for a photo near a scenic overlook, Xander quickly switched positions to kneel on one knee, looked up at Chloe and said he wanted to be teammates forever. “I, of course, said yes!” Chloe says. Their June 2017 nuptials will take place at The Rickhouse, with Southern Harvest Catering and The Parlour providing the meal and desserts for the evening. Durhamites in the wedding party include Sarah Van Name, Ben Azevedo, Sunny Frothingham, Grace Berbaum and Zoe Madsen. “Xander always makes me laugh,” Chloe says, “and we can’t wait to spend the rest of our lives together.”



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Bumgarner & Marshall

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lla Bess Bumgarner and Durham native George Marshall met through Teach for America while working on Henderson Collegiate Middle School’s fourth grade team in Henderson, N.C. “It was our shared love of teaching that brought us together and continues to play a large role in our lives,” Ella Bess says. In August 2015, on the weekend after their two-year anniversary, George asked Ella Bess to marry him in the classroom where they first worked together, surrounded by many friends. Although they still live in Henderson, Ella Bess and George chose to wed in George’s hometown, and the two love exploring Durham through date nights. As most guests were coming from out of town, the couple planned hotel accommodations at Aloft Durham Downtown, Durham Marriott City

Center and The Durham Hotel. The day before the wedding, Ella Bess had lunch with her bridesmaids at The King’s Daughters Inn, and the rehearsal dinner was held later at Tobacco Road Sports Cafe. On July 9, 2016, Ella Bess and George were married at First Presbyterian Church with the help of Gather Together event planners and Big Dog Little Bed Productions capturing all the special moments. Their reception at The Cookery was decked out by American Party Rentals and catered by Donovan’s Dish. They chose 10 Toes Tours Pedicab as their transportation to the afterparty at Tyler’s Restaurant & Taproom. Ella Bess, an instructional coach, and George, grade-level chair, head of athletics and a teacher, continue to work at Henderson Collegiate Middle School.

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Covington & Emory

Match Made in Durham


 by Elaine Zhang |  by Jessica Arden Photography, ennifer Covington and Austin Emory both grew up in Durham; Jenny graduated from Durham School of the Arts and Austin, Riverside High. They recall attending the same summer camp, Ventures, but don’t remember meeting until mutual friends brought them together during college (Jenny was at St. Mary's College of Maryland while Austin attended Western Carolina University). They connected over a shared passion for sports, and after seven years of dating, Austin was ready to pop the question. During Triangle Restaurant Week in January 2015, Austin suggested he and Jenny try somewhere new for a date night. After a drink at Tyler’s, he walked her out to the lawn in front of the American Tobacco water tower and proposed in front of Jenny’s family, who had been hiding before the magical moment. They all went to dinner at Bleu Olive afterwards to celebrate. “Being true Durhamites,” Jenny says, “we knew a wedding at the Durham Bulls stadium would represent us and our love so well!” With the help of event planner Amanda Scott of A Swanky Affair, the couple held a June ceremony on one of the decks overlooking the field before the party moved indoors to the PNC Club. Bluebird Meadows provided the flowers, Bernard’s Formalwear, the tuxes, and Durham Catering Co., the eats. The newlyweds ended the night with a Pedicab tour of downtown before joining the after-party at Tyler’s. “The best part was celebrating with all our friends and family,” Jenny says, “but especially the folks we grew up with in Durham.” Jenny, a nurse at UNC, and Austin, who works at The Duck Shop and with Riverside’s men’s basketball team, reside in north Durham.

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