The blues jam at Blue Note is a perfect storm. Lots of first-rate musicians who are happy to play with new folks and in new combinations. Hospitable owners and staff. Good and affordable food with great beers on tap. Cozy atmosphere where the energy is truly palpable. An audience that enjoys and appreciates the music (and dances!). Butch does a great job facilitating and making sure that everyone gets a chance to play.
I've played, off and on, in Durham for almost 35 years. Back in the day, if you weren't in a band, you had to sit in with people who were or play in pick-up bands at parties. Now we have the Blue Note Grill's jam MCed by Butch Haas, an even-handed assembler of Tuesday night blues groups. Some players are veterans of the area's best-known blues bands, some are solid journeymen and some may not have played in front of a crowd before. All are welcome and all are encouraged.It's like going to a friend's house to play except Bill, Andrea and their generous staff serve up food so good that you'll throw your hat in the fire. And did I mention the array of local brews on tap? The Blue Note Grill is my favorite neighborhood bar. I just wish it was in my neighborhood.
Great stop. Authentic irish pub and awesome food. Music on weekends rock. Definitely out local hangout. Shepherd's Pie and Guinness is what it's all about.
Food was so good I stood up and smacked my mom,.. twice!
Had my wedding rehearsal here, mainly because of all my great memories - and I did not regret! The service was amazing, the preparation and presentation was top of the line and my "very large" rehearsal party was very happy with the top of the line seafood that was served. I gave a great impression and that was thanks to this restaurant. I will never forget this dinner and I am more than pleased to give it a 5 star rating!
It is a blessing to have such a great vinyl store in Carrboro, especially one that hosts such cool events. I attended the fantastic release party for "Said I Had a Vision" and look forward to supporting this place for years to come. Come sit on a couch, drink your coffee and groove to some vinyl pops.....
Good, cheap, fresh. Can't beat it.
Johnny's of Carrboro is an awesome place to have a beer and listen to some music. They have a different food truck there just about every night of the week. You can see what's going on at Johnny's on their google calendar found on their website.
Beer garden, great food, good people- a great place to spend some time on a beautiful day or evening.
Gary Brunotte is electric when performing his German tunes on his accordion.
I've been each year -- it's amazing to see the performing arts community come together in such a beautiful, energizing way, and for such a vital cause. Definitely a great thing to do Friday!
We have never been disappointed. I think that says quite a bit about any restaurant, especially if you have been going to it for 8 years. When they FINALLY got rid of the smokers it made it SO MUCH more pleasant. Running a good restaurant is easy??!! All you need is consistently good food and consistently good service. But that ain't at all easy!! Just last night my wife and I were going to try something new. But with all the trendy new Durham eateries out there we looked up some reviews and almost all of them were either overpriced (for us) or had consistent reviews about poor, slow or arrogant service. So we keep going back to Bennett Point Grill ( enjoying their great food and service) and to Magnolia Grill for those rare, special occasions.
Took the family for dinner - they were running a special for 1/2 price for anything on the menu! Food was good, service very friendly and accomodating. All in all, a great experience
I took business clients to this place last Monday evening and had a great experience. Friendly and casual-- quality, quality food. Great brisket and chicken in addition to the above mentioned pork. Catfish was excellent as well.
The real deal, which is hard to find these days. More expensive than Lexington or Goldsboro, but hey, this is Chapel Hill. And do *you* want to get up at 3 a.m. to fire the pits? Read the interview with Keith Allen in Holy Smoke (UNC Press) and you'll see why it's worth every penny. The huspuppies have been unreliable, but you should save room for the home-made pies and ice cream churned right there.
Wood-cooked pork shoulder -- you can go out back and watch them cook it -- with an array of soul-food sides. Your okra is fried to order, which is a really good sign. Run by a nice collection of folks, too.
Great store to browse and shop. They have so many interesting things other stores don't have. The owners are very friendly and helpful. I love Cameron's!
Great food! Great service! Great atmosphere!
The best food in town. Best value, choice and quality. The most unique restaurant in the area at its price range. Home made organic bread made daily says it all.
And the venue was probably the coolest, nicest and best sounding that I have been to in Raleigh! 3 Thumbs up!
As they say, "It's a hip hang-out in a cute old town."
Their information is all on facebook.com/eiZebulon
Sometimes they post specials just for social media followers.
Indy Week • 201 W. Main St., Suite 101, Durham, NC 27701 • phone 919-286-1972 • fax 919-286-4274
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