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19 December, 2013

Food Writing Bragging: A Food Tour Through the South’s Tastiest Town at WRAL

Posted in : Bars in the Research Triangle of NC, Dining in Durham, NC, Restaurants, Travel, Travel Guide for Durham, NC, Writing on by : The Gourmez
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Imagine my shock when I realized I never posted here on this article I wrote for WRAL’s Out and About back in May! I do try to make sure you all know when I have new writing out for your perusing eyes, but this one slipped through my fingers. It’s surprising because it’s actually one
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26 November, 2013

Abandoned Durham Funwerks Photo Blog

Comments : 9 Posted in : Travel, Travel Guide for Durham, NC on by : The Gourmez
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For eight years, I lived in Durham, NC, and for eight years, I told myself “Someday!” when I drove past the abandoned Durham Funwerks amusement park on Garrett Road, right before the 15-501 intersection. Someday, I would explore the mysterious giant castle. Someday, I would hike my way through the overgrown mini-golf course to the
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17 July, 2013

Counter Culture Coffee Cupping

Counter Culture Coffee Cupping
Posted in : Coffee in Durham, NC, Coffee Shops, Events, Travel Guide for Durham, NC on by : The Gourmez
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Counter Culture Coffee 4911 South Alston Avenue Research Triangle Park Website Free! Durham has several notable coffee roasters–Joe Van Gogh and Bean Traders make my list–but none have as large a profile and the nationwide distribution that Counter Culture does. The company is headquartered here and Durham hosts one of their several training facilities. Counter
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15 July, 2013

Dishcrawl Durham

Posted in : Dining in Durham, NC, Events, Restaurants, Travel, Travel Guide for Durham, NC on by : The Gourmez
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Dishcrawl, based in San Jose, has spread its food-tour wings throughout the US and Canada. Their expansion into the Triangle is new, with the first Dishcrawl being held in Raleigh last February. Durham’s Dishcrawl debuted last week over two separate evenings due to high demand.  I attended the first night on a press pass (which
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8 July, 2013

Triangle Foodie Happenings

Posted in : Cocktails, Spirits, Bars, Coffee Shops, Events, Restaurants on by : The Gourmez
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It’s time for another Triangle Foodie Happening post, in large part because Dishcrawl is going crazy in the Bull City this week! What is Dishcrawl? It is a nationwide company that puts together one night events with the goal of focusing on a city or neighborhood’s cuisines. If you are thinking food tourism, you are
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3 July, 2013

Summer Menu at the Washington Duke Inn

Posted in : Dining in Durham, NC, Restaurants on by : The Gourmez
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Over the past year, I’ve had the pleasure of previewing the seasonal menus at the Washington Duke Inn multiple times. I am absolutely biased at this point, because the staff at the Inn has been amazing each and every time, from the waitstaff to the executive team (that means you, Don Ball, Danielle Kaspar, Wendy
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24 June, 2013

Bennett Place Visit

Posted in : Events, Travel, Travel Guide for Durham, NC on by : The Gourmez
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One of my goals before we move is to hit up a few North Carolina heritage sights I’ve wanted to explore but have never gotten around to before now. One was checked off the list on Memorial Day when my friend Ellen invited us to join her at Bennett Place in Durham. What’s Bennett Place?
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19 June, 2013

Triangle Foodie Happenings

Posted in : Beer, Wine, Sake, Cocktails, Spirits, Bars, Events, Restaurants on by : The Gourmez
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The exciting events for Triangle-based foodies are piling up yet again! Honestly, I’m not sure they ever stop piling — we seem to support an awful lot of delishness for a relatively small metro area. I think that means all us eaters deserve a round of applause … or of digestives. Ouzo, anyone? I’ve cherry-picked
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18 June, 2013

Prix Fixe Fridays at Parizade

Posted in : Cocktails, Spirits, Bars, Dining in Durham, NC, Events, Restaurants on by : The Gourmez
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Parizade 2200 West Main Street Erwin Square, Durham Website $35 + tax & tip The last time I blogged about Parizade, a Giorgios Group restaurant, was all the way back in 2007, so I was due for a revisit even if they had not approached me to try out their new prix fixe menu. It’s
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7 June, 2013

Food Writing Bragging: New Post at WRAL

Posted in : Announcements, Coffee Shops, Restaurants, WRAL on by : The Gourmez
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If you were on vacation last week, you may have missed my newest post at WRAL’s Out and About blog. I was, and I almost missed it myself! This one is on all the amazing foodstuffs you can find within a block of what I call Durham’s Bermuda Triangle for foodies, also known as the
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