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Kaffir Lime leaves in Chapel Hill?

I saw Kaffir lime leaves earlier this week at Harris Teeter on MLK in Durham. This means they're probably available at most HT stores in the Triangle. The leaves at HT come in a small glass container in the "international" aisle near the jars of pre-made Indian and Thai curries. I remember them being a bit pricey though. I've also found them in small plastic bags in the freezer section at Grand Asia in Cary. Never looked for them at Li Ming in Durham, but mostly likely they can be found.

Aug 18, 2015
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Has Anyone Eaten at The Durham Yet?

Disagree on the naming structure. (See every other ton of places named "Bull City" whatever).

Aug 16, 2015
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Has Anyone Eaten at The Durham Yet?

Made it up to the The Durham rooftop last night for wine and snacks after the Bulls game. Its a really nice space and the downtown Durham skyline looked surprisingly purty at night from that high up. Had the picnic eggs and the guacamole/chips. Might just be the best guacamole in town. The deviled eggs were just fancied up deviled eggs, not noteworthy.

Aug 14, 2015
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Has Anyone Eaten at The Durham Yet?

The only thing I have to report is that I tried to go up to the rooftop twice last weekend (admittedly after 6pm each time) and the front desk staff, whom you must check in with first, reported wait list times of over an hour and fifteen minutes.

Evidently, they will take your number and call you when you are granted permission to ascend to Durham's "community living room" but I elected not to wait.

Aug 12, 2015
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Outer Banks

All very good recommendations, but please note that Brine & Bottle has been closed for some time now.

Couple other recommendations: (1) Food Dudes in KDH; (2) Kill Devil Grill in KDH.

There are lots of threads here discussing restaurants in the NC OBX. Do a little searching around and you'll find tons of recommendations.

Jul 14, 2015
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ACME - Carrboro; prices?

Partner and I went there last night for the "tomato dinner". Sadly, it amounted to all the regular menu items with the addition of some form of cooked or stewed tomatoes on them. The "Acme Tomato Plate" was the standout because it was so simple and delicious. Bonus points for the deviled eggs on the corners of the plate! The tomato martini with horseradish is one of the worst drinks I've ever had. Otherwise, this is my take on the rest of the meal: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sBlY5...

Jul 11, 2015
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NC - Triangle H-Mart Coming!

I question $6.99 lobsters for the same reason I question the $0.99 ribeye steaks they advertise on banners outside of local "Dollar Tree" stores.

Jun 25, 2015
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Epa Chamo Venezuelan Arepas Bar and Grill - Durham, NC

These days, I trust CD about as far as I can throw them. And I say that as a former contributor to the blog.

Jun 05, 2015
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Epa Chamo Venezuelan Arepas Bar and Grill - Durham, NC

Now open at 730 Ninth Street.

http://www.yelp.com/biz/epachamo-durham

Anyone been yet?

Jun 05, 2015
ToothTooth in Southeast

NC Triangle - Best Chili Relleno?

+1 on Dos Perros for chile relleno. Very good rendition. I've never had chili relleno at Fiesta Grill, but I have had dinner there and I find it to be hugely underrated and under appreciated on these boards.

Jun 03, 2015
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Asian-Marinated Baked Chicken

I've made this recipe a few times now and its quite delicious. Really easy with a big payoff. I serve mine with braised bok choy or dry sauteed Schezuan green beans.

May 22, 2015
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Best bets for a Saturday brunch in Raleigh/Durham/Cary/Chapel Hill

Wow, sorry to hear you had such a poor experience at Dos Perros. I've had brunch there many times and have never experienced anything remotely similar to your report. I can say that once or twice I remember them overcooking my poached eggs (happens to me at a lot of restaurants) and once my Jalisco Sunrise brunch cocktail was way too tart (they fixed it when I asked about it).

What I'm mostly surprised about is that you didn't complain or ask them to correct anything other than your orange juice.

May 21, 2015
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Best bets for a Saturday brunch in Raleigh/Durham/Cary/Chapel Hill

My recommendations for Saturday brunch in Durham: Rue Cler, Harvest 18, The Federal, Oval Park Grille and Dos Perros.

May 21, 2015
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Sunday brunch in Durham

True Flavors Diner is only open for brunch on Saturdays so it doesn't fit OP's criteria.

Apr 29, 2015
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Deathride: Durham/Chapel Hill on Commencement Weekend

I'd say Mez or Page Road Grill would be your best nearby options.

http://www.mezdurham.com/

http://www.pageroadgrill.com/

Apr 27, 2015
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Sunday brunch in Durham

I had a very enjoyable Sunday brunch at JuJu a couple weeks ago.

http://www.jujudurham.com/brunch/

They haven't been doing brunch service very long, but they are open at 10:30am and take OpenTable reservations. Good stuff.

Vin Rouge would be my second choice given your criteria.

Apr 22, 2015
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Juju Opens in Durham

JuJu is now serving Sunday brunch that includes dim sum cart service. I ate there yesterday and had some crazy good pork belly dumplings from the cart and my lady had a really tasty and interesting frittata. For our entertainment and amusement, Bob Garner also happened to be there filming an episode of NC Weekend. All the while shaking his head and giving his signature "mmmmmm"! endorsement of the dishes. That guy can really put away some food!

After my second mimosa, I debated streaking butt naked through the background of his filming session.

KoKyu BBQ's brick and mortar open

Photos of said White Ruben from the Kokyu twatter feed.

Apr 10, 2015
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Industry - Chapel Hill, NC closing?

Yes, it was Henry's Bistro for some time and then became Fuze. Then The Standard and then Industry.

Apr 06, 2015
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Industry - Chapel Hill, NC closing?

It was pretty solid for bar food (pizzas, burgers, sandwiches) but nothing that would knock your socks off.

Apr 01, 2015
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Industry - Chapel Hill, NC closing?

Had dinner there last night and the server told us that the restaurant was closing for good after dinner service.

Apr 01, 2015
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Andrea Reusing opening restaurant in downtown Durham

When I ate at Counting House about a week and a half ago the octopus and butter bean dish was still on the menu and, yes, it was particularly delicious.

Apr 01, 2015
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KoKyu BBQ's brick and mortar open

As far as a can recall, Kokyu had very little success finding a suitable downtown location for the brick and mortar, which delayed its eventual opening much longer than they communicated in the kickstarter campaign.

Mar 31, 2015
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Counting House at 21c opens in Durham

I had a light supper at Counting House a few weeks ago and everything was really enjoyable. We had the plancha octopus with chorizo baked butter beans and salsa verde, the griddled romaine and cauliflower, burned haricot, and the golden tilefish. For cocktails we had a Southern Side and a Daytripper.

The portion sizes are definitely on the small size considering the price points but everything was really full flavored. The plancha octopus was my favorite dish of the evening but at $14 for a very small bowl (think the size of a child's bowl of cereal) of butter beans and octopus, spiked with a bit of chorizo, its not something I'll order very often.

Still, the space is very light and airy and the artwork on display throughout the restaurant and gallery are definitely worth checking out even if it doesn't become a regular dinner destination.

Mar 30, 2015
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DC - Durham trip

+1 for Pizza Toro.

Fried Chicken = Dame's Chicken and Waffles.

Burger = Geer Street Garden or try to track down the Only Burger food truck.

There are always food trucks circulating in the area near Fullsteam and Motorco with plenty of outdoor (first come first served) casual seating.

Mar 16, 2015
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Where to buy Whetstone in RDU?

My brother goes to a butcher who has been using this sharpener for years, so now I have one. Its pretty great once you thoroughly read the instructions and learn how to use it.

http://www.amazon.com/Chefs-Choice-Pr...

BTW, pet peeve: RDU is an airport. RTP is a zip code. Durham, Chapel Hill and Raleigh are cities. I seriously doubt you can purchase a knife sharpener in the airport.

Mar 06, 2015
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Gonza Tacos Y Tequila Durham location open.

Regarding the al pastor tacos at Gonza: I completely agree. They were flavorful, but very wet with sauce unlike most al pastor which is usually griddled until it becomes somewhat caramelized.

Feb 28, 2015
ToothTooth in Southeast

Crispy Duck in Raleigh

JuJu in Durham offers whole Peking duck although you need to order your duck dinner a day in advance before you dine.

http://www.jujudurham.com/dinner/

Its served with steamed buns and lots of accutraments.

Feb 19, 2015
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Ed Mitchell Opening a BBQ restaurant in Durham this Fall

Feb 17, 2015
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Gonza Tacos Y Tequila Durham location open.

Tonali doesn't get the love that they deserve on these forums. Don't forget they still serve brunch on Saturdays!

Feb 16, 2015
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