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  1. Living a mile from downtown I am very pleased. I heard the rumor, but figured it would be in the Grasshopper spot and not downtown. Reading Charlie's posts on Mexican food you know he knows the cusine. Piedmont, Rue Cler, and now Dos Perros.........tough to beat that. quote=Varmint,Jun 28 2007, 12:52 PM] My friend Charlie Deal (detlefchef) has finally gone public with his plans to open a new Mexican eatery in Durham. Named "Dos Perros" after his two dogs, the restaurant will feature a fairly broad range of items, including mole, seafood, slow-roasted meat and chicken, and, of course, great
  2. I will second Varmint with Cloos sliders. Outstanding....... My favorite would be Wimpy's grill in Durham. They grind the meat daily and you get a decent crust from the griddle. I like my burgers old fashioned with yellow american, grilled onions, and mustard. Double Cheeseburger - $3.79. For a restaurant burger Porter's is quite good. Anyone try the burger at South? Fried Egg is an option! Speaking of fried egg, the kitchen sink bison burger at Ted's Montana grill is quite good. It goes something like this......egg, cheese, bacon, ham, etc.... Heart Attack on a plate.
  3. My favorite NY Style would be J&S Pizza in Apex. I love talking to the elderly italian couple running the place. It's as authentic as I can find in the area. Pizza Italia on Westgate Rd. in Raleigh was also pretty good, but I have not been there in years. The owner said he is unable to get the same dough in Raleigh as in NYC because of the water. I guess its not hard enough........
  4. If you are looking for casual southern foods then head to Gladys & Ron's Chicken and Waffles. In between downtown and midtown.........
  5. I want Trader Joes in downtown Durham.............Anyway, I did hear from a Harris Teeter rep that they are planning a store somewhere near the Northgate Teeter that closed down. It will be a year or so, before it is done. That is all I know, so maybe someone else has more info. For those of us near downtown Durham, any news of any grocery store going in is exciting.
  6. Being from the North, I will give my 2 cents worth on Pizza in the Triangle. My personal favorite is NY Pizza right off the Harrison exit on 40 across from SAS. I go to Randy's the most because I live near the Broad St. location. I used to like Pizanos (sp?) pizza in the Walmart plaza on Wake Forest Rd, but it has been a year or so since I have been there. Durham is no doubt pizza challenged......... Great post on RTP, but you left out Sara's Empanadas and Park Diner. Both of them are in the same plaza not far from 54/55. I have not worked in the park in years, but I am pretty sure they
  7. Phlawless, Have you considered setting up a table at one of the Farmer's markets? The baker that sells the sweet and savory empanadas at the Durham Farmers Market does a killing. She seems to always be completely sold out by Noon. You may be able to gauge the interest in that setting. Of course I would recommend the Durham Farmers Market since I live in Durham and would love the idea of buying pies or tarts while picking up my fruits and vegetables.
  8. I have rented in downtown Raleigh, owned in North Raleigh, and I now live in Old North Durham and there is no place I would rather be. If it was up to me I would have bought a condo on Main St. in Durham, but the finacee wanted a house so we are a mile down the road. I agree with bandregg, where is this crime in the downtown area? I agree that crime is an issue in Durham, but between Roxboro and Duke is safe. It seems to me that main st. is the only piece left between brightleaf and American tobacco. Durham residents who live near downtown will support a good restaurant on Main st.. If y
  9. Anyone been to Super Taqueria lately? I dove by last week on Tuesday or Wednesday at lunch time and they were closed. I was worried that they might have closed. I see there was a mention about the taqueria next to the post office on Roxboro, but what about the new one between Super Taq. and the post office. It is a meat store and Taqeria a block before the post office on the same side of the street.
  10. I don't have time to get into it, but Limones in Asheville is one of the best restaurants in NC. It has a Mexican/Californian type menu, excellent drinks, great brunch, and very good service. Quick sample of my brunch last time I was there: Smoked duck sausage sandwich w/ peppers & Onions, acorn sqush & pecan tamal, pickled veggies. My fiancee had a NY stirp w/ fried egg............that's just brunch. Oh........try the blood orange margirita.
  11. I am a big fan of Super Taqueria. The tongue taco and pork taco are top notch, as is the condiment bar. I do get funny looks in there, since I am always the only non-Mexican in the place. Check out the Sunday special......usually ceviche.
  12. It's Lyon Farms and it is between Lynn rd. and Strickland on Creedmoor. They also have a spot at the Durham Farmers Market. I picked up some Purple Cherokees last Saturday. Yep. It was on Creedmoor on the east side. Between Millbrook and Strickland - that's a few miles, I know, but it should be there. I just can't remember where exactly. ←
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    Rhubarb

    I am a huge rhubarb fan and have used it in salas and bbq sauce. I personally like it raw dipped in sugar, but I like tart flavors. Use your favorite fruit salsa recipe and replace the fruit with rhubarb and add a little honey.
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    Names for Homebrews

    Speaking of ex's.........I named a european bitter, "Bitter Ex". I also brewed an IPA on July 4th and named it "1776 Ale".[ quote=sparrowgrass,May 9 2005, 01:11 PM] My ex (affectionately known as "The Evil One") worked for the US Forest Service, so I made "Smokey Beer" and "Woodsey Ale". Now it is Sparrowgrass Hill Ale. ←
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    Food & Beer Pairings

    My favorite dessert paring is a rich Chocolate Chees pie or Chocolate cake and Lindeman's Framboise. A close second is a classic cheese cake and Rogue Chocolate Stout.
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