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Back-to-School Meals and Deals B Y A M B ER WAT S ON
t can be a struggle to fit in a good meal when life gets hectic. The start of a new school year and the end of more leisurely summer days always takes some adjusting, and that goes for our eating patterns, too. When you factor in the days getting shorter, the onset of homework and scheduled activities, and rushing around after work, there isn’t a lot of time left to spend in the kitchen. It helps to know that several spots in Durham offer quick, easy and filling meals for a good price.
WEEKLY MEAL DEALS
If you plan it right, you can take advantage of family-friendly deals throughout the week. On Sundays, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., Pompieri Pizza offers an all-you-can-eat, family-style meal with salad, side dishes and “roaming pizza” fresh from the oven, along with nonalcoholic drinks and a scoop of gelato or sorbetto per person. Random pizzas flow from the kitchen to the tables, and when you see something you like, you just tear off a
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slice. It’s a fun way for adventurous pizza eaters to try new flavors and have family mealtime with others at the communal tables. Speaking of pizza, at Durham’s Boxcar Bar + Arcade you can enjoy half off all of their Neapolitan-style pizzas from 4 to 7 p.m. on Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays. Classics like Margherita, pepperoni and cheese are available along with specialty pizzas like buffalo chicken, jalapeno popper and pickle (yes, you read that right). DeeLuxe Chicken is known for juicy fried chicken that can cater to the whole family. On Monday nights, you can get any chicken sandwich or single burger, a side and a draft beer for just $10. If you want a good deal for lunch, The Chicken Hut (which is open on weekdays from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.) offers a Monday meal deal that’s too good to refuse: one meat, two sides and a drink for $7.99, plus tax. Tuesdays are a great time to take the kids to ZenFish, because ages 10 and younger get a free kids’ bowl while adults enjoy $3.50 beers all day. (Dine-in only.) And don’t worry if you have picky eaters; kids love that the bowls are completely customizable, and ZenFish has cooked options, such as shrimp and crawfish, for those who don’t like the raw choices. Also on Tuesdays, Neomonde Mediterranean hosts family night from 4 to 9 p.m. Kids younger than 10 receive a free kids’ meal with the purchase of a regular entree, plate or large sandwich. (Limit one free kids’ meal per adult meal purchased.)
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