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Thursday, April 25, 2013

Bar Lusconi opens in downtown Durham

Posted By on Thu, Apr 25, 2013 at 4:37 PM

Among a string of historic storefronts on Durham's East Main Street—torn down and rebuilt during the Prohibition era—the new Bar Lusconi is luring modern drinkers into a new era of beer and wine. Narrowly tucked into 117B E. Main St., Bar Lusconi presented a thriving and casual soft opening last night. It is the second bar by Timothy Neill and Jesse Gerstl, owners of the slick, unmarked speakeasy, Peccadillo, in Carrboro, which opened less than two years ago. With a well-curated repertoire of international beer and wine, Neill aims to "get the best beer and wine possible," paying close attention...

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Wednesday, April 10, 2013

A sneak peek at The Pit's new location in Durham

Posted By on Wed, Apr 10, 2013 at 1:57 PM

The best barbecue joints often boast piles: a cord of wood, visible by the side of the restaurant; a heap of slaw, ready to cool pepper-spiked pork; a mess of banana pudding, to finish things off. At yesterday's private viewing of The Pit, a barbecue restaurant scheduled to open this July at Durham's former 7UP bottling plant, the piles were different. Old sinks, toilets and pipes filled one side of the warehouse in the Central Park district. Computer monitors were stacked in another, and a 7UP vending machine peeked from behind an oversized board. But among all the mess...

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Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Yum, Durham is the tastiest, says Southern Living

Posted By on Tue, Apr 9, 2013 at 11:20 AM

If you work in tourism or the food business in Durham, the phones may have already started ringing. Durham was named the Tastiest Town in the South by Southern Living , which announced the winner of the contest this morning. Those getting Southern Living love: Fullsteam, Geer Street Garden, Scratch Bakery, Counter Culture Coffee, Nana's, Cocoa Cinnamon and Monuts Donuts, Pizzeria Toro and Mateo Tapas. Now, if the Bull City could only make a decent bagel....

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Thursday, April 4, 2013

Top of the Hill beers, spirits take top honors

Posted By on Thu, Apr 4, 2013 at 3:31 PM

Good timing: Three days before Top of the Hill’s TOPO Piedmont Gin debuts on Sunday, the company has announced its brewery and distillery won a total of four medals in beer and spirits competitions this week. The Chapel Hill brewery won two platinum medals for its Rams Head IPA and Singleton Ale at the World Beer Championships in Chicago. The distillery’s vodka and Carolina whiskey earned silver medals at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition. Sixty-three countries and 1,407 spirits competed for honors. TOPO beers are available only at the brewery. The spirits are available in ABC stores and bars...

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