Naan Stop Indian Cuisine Authentic Indian cuisine with dishes like daal makhani, paneer tikka masala and biryani. 2812 Erwin Rd., Ste. 103; 919-891-3488; naanstopduke.com 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; noshfood.com BR Saladelia Cafe Espresso and organic smoothie bar, scratchmade pastries, gourmet sandwiches, salads and soups. Open for dine-in or carry-out. 2424 Erwin Rd.; 919-416-1400; saladelia.com BR
Smashburger Unique burgers smashed on the grill, chicken and salads. 2608 Erwin Rd., Ste. 116; 919-237-1070; smashburger.com 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; sushilove.org Tamale Factory and Tequila Bar Authentic Mexican food and drinks, including tamales made daily, scratch-made salsas and sauces, and margaritas made using fresh ingredients. 2816 Erwin Rd., Ste. 205, 919-237-1116; tamalefactorync.com ERWIN SQUARE Guasaca Arepas, salads and rice bowls with South American flavor. 2200 W. Main St., Ste. A100; 919-294-8939; guasaca.com
MarketPlace JB Duke Hotel’s main restaurant, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. 230 Science Dr.; 919-660-6400; jbdukehotel.com NINTH STREET DISTRICT Alpaca Peruvian rotisserie chicken. Need we say more? 703-A Ninth St.; 919-908-1597; alpacachicken.com Banh’s Cuisine Vietnamese and Chinese dishes with great vegetarian specials. Cash only! 750 Ninth St.; 919-286-5073
Parizade Sophisticated Mediterranean food like grilled bronzino, Australian lamb chops and pan-fried Roman dumplings. 2200 W. Main St.; 919-286-9712; parizadedurham.com
AT OUR CORE Core Cafe & Catering recently opened at 3211 Shannon Rd., Ste. 106, providing locally sourced foods and a variety of vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options. It’s open Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., offering breakfast and lunch as well as gourmet coffee and fresh-baked treats. WINNER
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Bull City Ciderworks took home OF DURHAM blu seafood and bar Upscale two double golds (Best in Class 2016
Blue Corn Cafe Authentic LatinAmerican fare with fresh, organic ingredients. 716 Ninth St.; 919-286-9600; bluecorncafedurham.com
Shuckin’ Shack Seafood restaurant serving up shrimp, oysters, fish-n-chips, surf-n-turf dinners and more. 2200 W. Main St.; 984-219-7337; theshuckinshack.com NEAR DUKE Fairview Dining Room Seasonally inspired contemporary cuisine with selections like coffeerubbed duck breast and seared NC flounder. Located inside the Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club. 3001 Cameron Blvd.; 919-493-6699; washingtondukeinn.com
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 and chicken tikka masala. 811 Ninth St., Ste. 150; 919-286-1760; dalesindiancuisine.net BR Del Rancho Mexican Grill Authentic Mexican lunch and dinner menu with a full-service bar. 730 Ninth St.
seafood restaurant featuring innovative regional classics and a menu. Try the AM, NC • 919-286-1987 BREAKFAST • LUNCH •complete DINNER •oyster SNACKS • CATERING ATTERBAKESHOP.COM SALADELIA.COM crab mac and cheese! 2002 Local 22 Kitchen & Bar Upscale Southern-inspired Hillsborough Rd.; 919-286-9777; cuisine, with emphasis on food sourced within bluseafoodandbar.com a 30-mile radius and local brews. 2200 W. Main St.; 919-286-9755; local22durham.com
A SLICE OF HISTORY Cameo Voorhies and her husband renovated an historic 1920s Gulf gas station in Old East Durham, and it will soon open as Sofia’s Pizza under the leadership of restaurant owners and East Durham residents Jorge González-Peña and Emily Berkeley. The restaurant is set to open by the end of summer.
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; cosmiccantina.com
Burger Bach Signature New Zealand grass-fed burgers and fresh-cut fries. 737 Ninth St., Ste. 220; 919-973-4416; burgerbach.com Cocoa Cinnamon Signature hand-brewed coffees and lattes such as the “Dr. Durham” with maca root powder and black lava salt. 2627 Hillsborough Rd.; cocoacinnamon.com
for Cherry Tart and Slow Ryed) at the Great Lakes International Cider and Perry Competition.
WHAT DO JUNEAU ABOUT ALASKAN RECIPES? Rob Kinneen, executive chef of The Boot and Happy Cardinal Catering, released his cookbook, Fresh Alaska, which ties into his home-state roots by sharing with the reader how to combine contemporary cooking with Alaska’s native plants and animals. The cookbook includes recipes like arctic polenta and razor clam fritters with smoked mustard aioli. He also offers tips for on how to find Alaska flavors in local stores and markets. EASTERN STANDARD TIME Eastcut Sandwich Bar, located in the former Finch’s spot, began full hours July 20. The bar serves “East Coast sandwich fare, salads, small plates, soups and sweets” plus beer, wine and limited cocktails. Family- and dog-friendly! BEER ME The 22nd annual World Beer Festival returns to Durham Bulls Athletic Park October 6. Enjoy selections from more than 55 breweries, plus food truck fare!
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.; 919-4163823; elmosdiner.com BR Happy + Hale Healthy salads, bowls, breakfast, smoothies, cocktails and cold-pressed juice. 703B Ninth St.; 984-439-1790; happyandhale.com BR Heavenly Buffaloes Chicken wings (bone-in and boneless) as well as vegan wings in more than 25 rubs and sauces, including peri peri and Jamaican jerk. Plus waffle fries! 1807 W. Markham Ave.; 919-237-2358; heavenlybuffaloes.com Juju Asian fusion tapas including selections like steamed barbecue Kurobuta pork belly and chicken fried oysters. Try the crispy Brussels sprouts! 737 Ninth St., Ste. 210; 919-286-3555; jujudurham.com BR Locopops Gourmet frozen pops in a variety of rotating flavors like lavender cream, strawberry lemonade and malted milk ball. 2618 Hillsborough Rd.; 919-2863500; ilovelocopops.com Metro 8 Steakhouse Classic American steakhouse with an Argentinian flair. Pair empanadas with a filet mignon or crab-stuffed shrimp with a churrasco steak. 746 Ninth St.; 919-416-1700; metro8steakhouse.com Monuts Donuts Scratch-made doughnuts, pastries, English muffins, bagels and breakfast sandwiches. Try the bagel and lox. 1002 Ninth St.; 919-286-2642; monutsdonuts.com BR
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