Wonderful!!! I hope they get Elmo's on board!
Napoli is the only pizza the adults in this house will eat. No equal anywhere in the area. Thank goodness we live in Carrboro!
It would be amazing pizza in a restaurant. Pizza that good coming from a truck borders on miraculous.
Thank you all for your suggestions! I've updated the list.
Pickles 1 -- Walt's appears to be closed.
Sam M-B -- Joe's Diner has been closed for quite some time.
kpridge and Karl Lawson -- I received those restaurant names from a source and verified them through a national database of black-owned businesses. (My source must have gotten them from there as well.) You both are correct in that those restaurants are actually not black-owned. I've removed them from our list.
I certain hope he is SURE that the soil or compost or fertilizer that he is using in his garden is FREE of CONCENTRATED TOXIC SEWAGE SLUDGE... not all bags of these products are labelled with "sludge" or "biosolids".... bags of toxic waste can even be legally labelled as ORGANIC....
www.sewagesludgeactionnetwork.com SEE sewage sludge action network on Facbook..
Big Bob's City Grill in Hillsborough! Goodness gracious, it is good!
yup love this place, highly recommended.
Should've mentioned that you have to call *a couple hours* ahead for the pierogis
LOVE this place. My polish Wigilia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wigilia) wouldn't be possible without this place.
Where was the triangle steak house? I don't recall a steak house owned by anyone in that area?
Watkins Grill is not black-owned; neither is the Barbecue Lodge. Apparently, the Indy reporter didn't do her homework.
I _love_ this place -- great food and very good service!
I know the building was an Italian restaurant before it was Koumi. Don't know if any fast food places had been in it, but I wouldn't doubt it.
Are y'all sure Watkins Grill is Black-owned? Their Facebook profile picture certainly doesn't emphasize that...
Joe's Diner! Angier and Driver in East Durham: http://www.joesbigdog.com/
Thanks for the extra history, Raymond.
I didn't come across either of those restaurants in my research, but I imagine that there are many places just like them that either escapes peoples' memories or just weren't as documented and/or popular as other restaurants. For instance, no one that I talked to or nothing that I read mentioned Coleman's, which was also off of Alston Avenue near the Durham Freeway. In fact, it may have been in the same space as the Doug's Seafood and Chicken spot that you mentioned. I remember Mr. Coleman used to make a very tasty, serious sweet tea/ punch concoction. Haven't had anything better since he closed up shop several years ago.
Thanks again for your contribution.
Another great black owned and black operated establishment was Doug's Seafood Box and also under Doug's Seafood and Chicken that was not mention in this article. At one time was located on Ridgeway Avenue and later moved his establishment to Alston Avenue near the Durham Freeway that was across from the Gulf Service Station which is now BP/Family Fare. Then he moved over to Lakewood Shopping Center for a brief while. Also mentioned was another black owned restaurant the Triangle Steak House that was at the corner of Fayetteville and Pilot Street across from the Chicken Hut that opened in the mid-1970's and was closed sometime in 1980 where it sat in the vacant shopping center at one time anchored the A&P Supermarket and Dry Cleaners(where Food Lion is now).
Doug's Seafood Box and Doug's Seafood and Chicken that was located on Ridgeway Avenue and later moved to Lakewood Shopping Center has closed.
J&J Chicken and Fish at Phoenix Square Shopping Center
Pop's Backdoor Shannon Rd. in Durham!
Walt's Grill in Chapel Hill
I loved Dillard's BBQ. One of my first real Durham experiences when my wife and I moved here 25 years ago. We walked in on our first visit and Mr. Dillard thinking we might be lost, asked us if we needed directions. When we answered that no, we just needed something to eat, he made us feel at home and personally took us on a tour of the buffet. I even swung by there to pick up lunch on the way to Duke for the birth of my first child. I miss them—and their plates at the DBAP as well.
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