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Eating My Way Through Durham

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A February 2011 trip to Durham by zabelle

Piedmont Restaurant Photo, Durham, North Carolina More Photos
Quote: Who would have guessed that Durham is a culinary destination???

Rue Cler

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Restaurant | "Amazing crepes"

Rue Cler Photo, Durham, North Carolina
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On the second morning of our visit to Durham, Saturday, we headed downtown to give Rue Cler a try. As part of my press trip, I had choices about where we would dine and this restaurant just sounded amazing to me. Since we had been very busy visiting some of the sights on Friday we hadn't had much of a chance to get our bearing. We had no idea where to park. I did know where the tourism office was so we parked there. In actuality, it would have been much more practical to park in the parking garage across the street from the restaurant but I knew there was free parking at the tourist office so we just walked the short distance to the restaurant.They were expecting us so even though the res...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on May 23, 2012

Rue Cler
401 East Chapel Hill St.
Durham 27701
(919) 682-8844

Foster's Market

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Restaurant | "Good Food-Confusing Place"

Foster's Market Photo, Durham, North Carolina
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Foster's Market was the place that we chose for our Sunday morning breakfast. It is located way out of town and is not a typical restaurant by a long shot. It is part country store, part gourmet store and lastly part cafeteria. Not cafeteria like in a big city, no chrome and trays etc. but if you are looking for table service a lot of pampering this is absolutely not the place for you. If you are easily confused, the same can be said.I like to think that we are pretty much on top of just about everything and we were pretty confused. We came in the side door. You are looking at the registers and counters. It isn’t at all clear what you are supposed to do. Try not to be distracted by the c...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on September 29, 2011

Foster's Market
2694 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd
Durham, North Carolina 27707
(919) 489-3944

Vin Rouge

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Restaurant | "A Neighborhood French Bistro"

Vin Rouge Photo, Durham, North Carolina
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Tucked away in what looks like a strip mall building, the exterior of this restaurant is not going to impress. Of course, it was winter and the outdoor dining was not happening so that may very well have affected the first impression. Once inside it is warm and has a very eclectic look. The area where we were seated had what I refer to as the French bordello feel. How do I know what a French bordello looks like you ask? A very good question, movies are what I use as my point of reference. We were in a corner and there was a large mirror propped up near us. The walls were dark red and the lamps had lace on them, it had a romantic feel. There was a decorative fireplace in the room with can...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on April 27, 2011

Vin Rouge
2010 Hillsbourough Road
Durham, North Carolina 27705
(919) 416-0406

Nosh

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Restaurant | "Eclectic Food Stuffs"

Nosh Photo, Durham, North Carolina
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Being unfamiliar with Durham, I thought that Nosh was located out in the middle of nowhere. I could not have been more wrong, it is very close to Duke University. Its location on the backside of an upscale strip mall however can make it a little challenging to find the first time. Not to worry, once you find it, you won’t ever forget where it is. Nosh is on the upper level and has an outdoor dining area. Inside it has an industrial feel with high ceilings and exposed duct work. The colors are bright and it has a very welcoming feel. There is a counter where you can order coffee drinks and more to go but we were going to sit down and find out what they are all about. Wendy and P...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 30, 2011

Nosh
2812 Erwin Road
Durham, North Carolina 27705
9193834747

Piedmont Restaurant

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Restaurant | "Delicioius Food With Great Atmosphere"

Piedmont Restaurant Photo, Durham, North Carolina
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Located in a downtown warehouse, this restaurant has a great location. There is a large parking lot across the streets which give you one less thing to worry about. We came here the Saturday night before Valentine’s Day. It was a very busy night all over Durham and Piedmont was no exception. I have to say right off that we had the worst table in the house. You know the one; every restaurant has it, right next to the door to the kitchen. Guess what; here it doesn’t take away from your experience at all. Yes it was a little busier than some of the tables along the wall but we never felt as if we were not getting the total Piedmont dining experience. Reservations really are a must...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 30, 2011

Piedmont Restaurant
401 Foster Street
Durham, North Carolina
919-683-1213