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Friday, August 29, 2014

Intrepid closing Sept. 7, or is it?

Posted By on Fri, Aug 29, 2014 at 9:48 AM

Downtown Durham has been booming with new businesses recently, but not every one has been a resounding success. Such is the case with Intrepid Life Coffee & Spirits, a coffee shop, bar and general hang-out spot that’s the brainchild of Marine Corps veteran Matt Victoriano. The shop opened on Parrish Street in January, and after barely eight months in business announced it would be closing Sept. 7. But that closing may not be so final after all. Intrepid has launched an IndieGoGo campaign to help raise the funds necessary to keep the shop operating with the funds raised going toward...

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Monday, August 25, 2014

Out of the bathtub and into Durham: A gin distillery to open in the Central Park neighborhood

Posted By on Mon, Aug 25, 2014 at 5:04 PM

The sweet scent of mash could eventually wash through the Central Park neighborhood, as the Durham Distillery announced it will open a gin manufacturing facility and retail sales/ tasting room next year at 711 N. Washington St., next to the future Blue Note Grill. This is just a block from Tyler's Distillery, which will make whiskey and rum on Foster Street. At 2,400-square feet, the Durham Distillery will be designed by Heather Garrett, whose vision is imprinted on the upstairs dining room at Mateo's and the Whisky. While the distillery begins to upfits the building, the still won't be delivered from Germany...

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Thursday, August 14, 2014

Rose's in Durham makes Bon Appetit's "America's Best New Restaurants 2014"

Posted By on Thu, Aug 14, 2014 at 2:30 PM

If you see some people on Gregson Street looking especially proud, just know they have reason to be. Rose's Meat Market and Sweet Shop in Durham has made Bon Appetit's list of 50 nominees for "America's Best New Restaurants 2014."  The creation of Justin and Katie Meddis, Rose's focuses on using local meats and ingredients to create such dishes as a Fennel and Smoked Paprika Sausage Roll and pastry delights such as Blueberry Lemon Mochi Cake, Raspberry Pistachio Macaron and Bourbon Caramels. In describing Rose's the magazine said "Though the menu is abbreviated, the fare is stellar." The magazine says...

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