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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Durham's Fish Shack Closes

Posted By on Tue, Jan 25, 2011 at 2:32 PM

Sadly, Big Mouth Billy Basses—the plastic, singing fish that were popular 10 years ago and thrust back into the light of day on the walls at Durham's Fish Shack (2512 University Drive)—will soon return to their dusty spots in local attics. According to Dan Ferguson, who owns the Fish Shack and its neighbor, the Original Q Shack, the fried-fish eatery officially closed its doors last Sunday due to low sales. "I really loved the concept and thought it would work," Ferguson says of his business. But after a mere nine months, the Fish Shack couldn't survive. "It was just like...

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Sunday, January 23, 2011

How to Bake Up a Damn Good Party

Posted By on Sun, Jan 23, 2011 at 6:04 PM

Should you drive up North Duke Street tonight between 8 and 10 p.m., you may catch a faint whiff of buttery crust or the aroma of warm spiced fruit. It’s National Pie Day today—not to be confused with National π Day, celebrated on March 14 (think about it)—and thus, it seems a good and right and joyful thing to spend this Sunday night eating 3.14 slices of pie. Personally, I’ll be assembling my allotment from a great variety of pies (say, 1/3 of a slice from each of 10 pies), because this evening heralds my longtime friends’ Annual Pie Party...

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Thursday, January 13, 2011

Allergen-friendly Buttermilk Pancakes

Posted By on Thu, Jan 13, 2011 at 1:50 PM

2 cups rice flour (or gluten-free all-purpose flour mix)2 tablespoons sugar2 teaspoons baking powder1 teaspoon baking soda1 teaspoon salt2 cups buttermilk (or 1 cup plain or flavored soy yogurt blended with 1 cup rice or vanilla soy milk and 2 tablespoons lemon juice)1/4 cup softened butter (or replace with dairy-free margarine)2 teaspoons vanilla 1. Blend ingredients in mixer until batter is smooth, about 1 minute. (You may need to add another few tablespoons of rice/soy milk if the batter seems too thick.) 2. Pour desired amount of batter onto a hot greased skillet. When pancake bubbles and is lightly golden...

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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Durham's food scene earns New York Times mention, again

Posted By on Tue, Jan 11, 2011 at 12:48 PM

Photo with permission by Justin Valas Our 2011 diet resolution? Consume as many calories as possible in the Bull City. The New York Times recently listed Durham among the top 41 Places to Go in 2011. Sandwiched between Kurdistan and Kosovo, and listed among some of the world's most exotic, surreal landscapes and wild cosmopolitan cities, Durham stands her ground at #35. (And one of only four domestic locations.) She's found her cool, all right, exuding from the increasingly famous and vibrant food scene. The story praises restaurants Scratch Bakery, Revolution, Rue Cler and Parker and Otis, as well as...

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Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Oh, the heartache: Behind the shortage of Two-Hearted Ale

Posted By on Tue, Jan 4, 2011 at 9:09 AM

Ninety-nine barrels of Two-Hearted Ale on the wall, 99 barrels of beer ... Hey, we'd be grateful to could find even a single bottle of Two-Hearted Ale in stores, but we've finally gotten to the bottom of the shortage of the popular beer. Demand for the India Pale Ale has outstripped the brewing capacity at Bell's Brewery, according to Marketing Director Laura Bell. Distributors are apportioning the supply to stores—Peace Street Market in Raleigh had none in stock, nor did Sam's Quik Shop in Durham—and Whole Foods in Durham is out for the season. (A reasonable substitute is the Hopsecutioner...

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