We have loved these guys for 18 years. Good, consistent food, served by friendly and thoughtful waiters. The staff turnover has been slow, which means a lot to me. This is our default eatery.
A great selection of oyster's and a menu that is always changing, and outstanding service, what else can you ask for. food is delicious also a great wine and beer selection.
Tarnished and irreparable. That's how I'd describe my relationship with Kerry Catherine Jewelry.
My husband has purchased at least 7 pieces of jewelry for me from Kerry Catherine Jewelry over the past 8 years. Formerly, we were satisfied customer of this business. We used to feel special at the store because of the employees, the customer service, and the unique designs. They would often recognize us by name and treat us as precious customers.
That all changed this summer when I went in to have a pair of Kerry Catherine Jewelry pearl earrings repaired and to look for another, new pair of yellow-gold earrings. I interacted with the male co-owner. I now feel foolish for not leaving when I received a quote of $150 to repair a pair of pearl earrings that I've owned for only 2 years. I was confused about the cost and the extra repair services, which sounded experimental (and that I later learned are a short-term repair that can cause long-term damage). I expected it would cost around $50 to reset the pearls. However, since I'm a long-time customer of Kerry Catherine Jewelry, and I've had good experiences in the past, I trusted and went ahead, despite my gut feeling and the condescending and rude way that the male co-owner spoke to me.
Subsequent follow-ups were upsetting and frustrating. Originally, the male co-owner told me he'd be in touch within a week about the new earrings. When I called after 2 weeks to check on status (in a normal way, as a normal customer does), he yelled at me about how I was treating him, how he didn't know where my earrings were in the process, and that I was causing other customers to leave the store (during our 6 minute conversation). Um, what?! Dude, customers are leaving because you're screaming at another customer on the phone. I asked to speak to the female co-owner, but that just enraged him further. Yikes.
When my husband later went in and asked to speak the female co-owner, the male co-owner called the police. What?! I emailed the female co-owner about the craziness, no reply. When my husband called a week later (because I was too scared to call), the female co-owner told him my earrings were ready and she was planning to call me. Um, ok? I never received that call, but I did get an email from the male co-owner telling me that he would call me eventually to schedule pick-up and that my husband and I should not call the store. That was the only communication I ever received from Kerry Catherine Jewelry during the entire ordeal. Finally, after 5 weeks I had an escort from a (wonderful) North Hills Public Safety officer, I paid $160.13 for my earring repair, and picked up my earrings all while being lectured again by the male co-owner. Afterwards, I felt like should have a stiff drink to recover.
My husband and I did our best to try dealing with the female co-owner directly, since she has been nice in the past (and the business is named for her), but the male co-owner was unavoidable, irrational, paranoid, and a long list of other negative adjectives. For several weeks, I wasn't certain I'd ever get my property back.
I have some very basic expectations from a business that unfortunately, in my experience, Kerry Catherine Jewelry doesn't share.
So friends, I rescind any positive recommendation I ever made for this business. Please accept my apologies.
The Green Room is such a unique place to spend time. Not only do they have one of the best beer selections on the East Coast, the clientele are people of all ages, races, genders, sexualities, economic backgrounds, and creeds. The only unifying factor between us all is a dedication to dignity and honor that is gently aided by the wonderful housemen. If there were more places in Durham that could sustain this type of active diversity, we'd be a better city.
Building a good hamburger appears to be very hard. BCBB uses excellent meat and, hence, has a good pattie but the bun sucks. And, PEOPLE LISTEN TO THIS-- you must also have tomato, raw onion sliced, pickles, crisp lettuce and all the usual condiments of high quality available. Otherwise, you are not making a hamburger. Sure, add other stuff if people want it but you must get the basics down or you are sunk. BCBB is currently sunk.
The CDS is closed on Sundays, so stop telling me that it is an event that is happening today... Sunday.
The yeast doughnuts are to die for and the fresh baked bagel sandwiches are erfect. The lines might be long, but the wait is worth warm doughnuts, and a perfectly fried egg on my bagel. Extra bonus? the dinosaur table signs to have the correct food delivered and the eclectic mix of coffee mugs.
I created this ad, and it is obsolete now. I am trying to get it removed. Age Is Just A Number no longer plays at the Hillsborough Wine Company, though we thoroughly enjoyed playing there and recommend the venue highly. Cheers, David Kreimer
Billsborough has expanded and changed their name to '54 West'!
The new location is:
3960 HWY 54
Graham, NC 27253
Beautiful Masjid..diverse and nice people..you will feel warming and welcoming there...great programs and spiritual place..love it.
The burgers here are only okay and are overpriced. Frankly, Cookout is a better burger and a better deal.
I went one and only time and wouldn't go back. The place is highly overrated. The fries were really good, but burger and house brews weren't anything special. I tried bites of two other burgers so even though I only went once I've sampled three.
My biggest issue, however, is that I ordered and asked for tomato on my burger and they said no.
It's out of season, they said.
So in other words, during certain times of the year can you get a burger with a tomato on it. If they're going to do that, they should put a sign up so you don't waste time in line only to get to the register and find out you can't get what you want and what is expected at any serious burger joint that isn't run by poseurs.
Onions aren't always in season. Neither is lettuce. Neither, I'm sure, are the ingredients they use for their brews. I'm sure they have a ton of products not being produced locally. But a guy can't get a tomato depending on whenever the owners decree it so.
And if Bull City Burger is so worried about being freaking organic and local and getting stuff "in season" they can surely grow their own or contract a local farm to do it hydroponically or in a greenhouse. Do they purchase their pepper locally? Is the salt local produced?
They're poseurs. If you're going to deny a customer only one product that many, many people believe is essential to their burger eating experience, simply because it's not locally grown, then don't be a hypocrite and do that with everything.
Sadly, the woman taking my order was arrogant about it as if I were an idiot for wanting a slice of tomato when it so obviously wasn't in season. Perhaps it's because I asked her to explain more than once b/c I'm a big burger fan and having had probably a thousand in my four decades and having been to probably a hundred places I had never experienced something so silly before and asked her to repeat it.
Had I not been with others and had we not already spent so much time in line to get to the register I would have walked out. Frankly, there are better burgers in the Durham area. Cookout, Only Burger, Allen and Sons are probably the top three burgers in the local area.
The bread was so soggy it became batter. It was clear that the oil the potatoes, onions and pickles were fried in was, at best, very old if not rancid. What a disappointment.
This venue is closed.
My rating may be biased because I am in the show! Just wanted to let you know the map is wrong, it will take you to the wrong place. How can we fixed this? here is the correct map:
Transitioning from adolescence to adulthood is hard enough . . . imagine the obstacles for young people struggling with serious mental-health issues. Come out to this fabulous and fun event and support Josh's Hope to provide job- and life-skills training to young adults with mental illness.
Been to this location several times and had ok experiences. The buffet was cold and not replenished quickly. Went for dinner 4/20, horrible service, chef and management refused to make substitutions, even after told we would pay extra to get them. Horrible service, mediocre food. NOT A CHILD FRIENDLY PLACE!!!!!!!!! DO NOT EAT HERE!!!
Mad Hatter's Bakeshop is a great place for weekend brunch. Their daily omelets are always fresh and delicious. If you're in a sandwich mood, go for the avocado BLT. It's seriously amazing!
My husband and I had them make our cakes for our wedding shower, and they were fantastic. We got chocolate cake with mocha and hazelnut mousse.
Absolutely delicious! The oysters and scallops are fantastic, not to mention, the mac and cheese and white chocolate bread pudding. It was all great! Our waiter was friendly and knowledgable about all the dishes on the menu and the fresh selections of the day. He offered great recommendations and informed us that all of their seafood was no more than 48 hours old.
Food is fabulous! Desserts are heavenly! Best barteneder in town. Service needs a little help but highly recommended otherwise.
Amazing food no matter what you have a taste for! I love Brigs!
Indy Week • 201 W. Main St., Suite 101, Durham, NC 27701 • phone 919-286-1972 • fax 919-286-4274
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