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Re: “Michael Dean's

This place is out of business as of Feb. 2011.

Posted by hazeyc1 on 03/10/2011 at 12:59 PM

This place is out of business as of March 2011.

Posted by hazeyc1 on 03/10/2011 at 12:58 PM

Re: “Ben's Place

This place is out of business as of March 2011

Posted by hazeyc1 on 03/10/2011 at 12:51 PM

Re: “Backyard BBQ Pit

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.

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Posted by JoeF on 03/09/2011 at 12:25 PM

Re: “Allen & Son

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.

Posted by ChowDawg on 03/09/2011 at 10:21 AM

Re: “Backyard BBQ Pit

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.

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Posted by ChowDawg on 03/09/2011 at 10:17 AM

Re: “Allen & Son

OK if you need a roast pork fix and can't get to Allen & Son north of Chapel Hill. This place is leased to someone else, and they don't cook with wood any more, so maybe it shoud be called faux 'cue. (Another wood-cooker in the area is Backyard Barbecue on Hwy 55, just south of i-40.)

Posted by ChowDawg on 03/09/2011 at 10:14 AM

Re: “Alivia's Durham Bistro

Make certain you check your bill before you pay at this downtown Durham restaurant. It used to be one of our favorites, but 2 of the last 3 visits they have overcharged us on menu items. We like their food, but do they think we cannot read?

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by lilyguilt on 03/06/2011 at 7:16 PM

Re: “Cameron's

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!

Posted by pbrooks on 03/04/2011 at 4:32 PM

Re: “Sparians

I made reservations for a party of 35 at Sparians 3 weeks in advance. I received a call from management the night before the event asking me to make changes to my reservations. They called me back 4 hours later and said they realized they can still assist me and I can keep my reservations. The day of the event February 19, 2011, I had my entire party of 35 people there and they told me my reservations had been cancelled. We were supposed to eat and bowl. They told me it would be a 3 to 4 hour wait. I saw some available tables and available bowling lanes. I asked mgmt if they would split my group, so we could still eat and bowl. They told us they would not be able to give us a sufficient time line of when we could be seated or bowling until every one that was in line have gotten tables. We waited an hour and they still said it maybe 3 or 4 hours before we could be seated or could bowl. We saw other people walk in without reservations and get a table and a lane. We finally were fed up, and told the management we would leave if nothing were available soon. They said “ok leave”. As we left, we saw 4 lanes available with no one bowling and a significant amount of tables available. The location was not packed at the time we were there. My party of 35 was willing to pay the ridiculous prices for food and bowling. The management and customer service was horrible. The location is pretty but their service, high prices, and customer care is horrible. If they do not change the way they treat their customers, and make adjustments to their prices, they will not be in business long.


Posted by jacdaldot on 03/04/2011 at 4:23 PM

Re: “Mura

Great food! Great service! Great atmosphere!

Posted by clekei412 on 03/02/2011 at 1:26 PM

Re: “Mediterranean Deli, Bakery, and Catering

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.

Posted by Adrian on 02/22/2011 at 3:03 PM

Re: “The FarmHouse

Sadly this awesome hangout is no longer there!

Posted by comfort circle on 02/19/2011 at 9:50 AM

Re: “London Bridge Pub

Nice Place - loved the people, But the bar tender Brandon made it a place I will go back to - perfict drinks every time.

Posted by Sim Sim on 02/19/2011 at 9:38 AM

Re: “Kerry Catherine Jewelry

Unless you are a friend or long term customer, expect your custom piece to be put on the back burner. I suggest you get a finished date in writing and a "not to exceed" date. She will probably balk at this but I can attest to the fact that waiting and waiting leaves a bad taste that lingers even after the piece is completed and in your possession. Unless you have a relationship with her, do not go there for custom pieces. If you dont mind waiting up to a year than go for it. Also, keep track of complaints at the Better Business Bureau.

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Posted by BettyJo on 02/16/2011 at 9:04 AM

Rude bar staff, but some good bands.

Posted by timmins on 02/15/2011 at 1:08 PM

Re: “Southland Ballroom

And the venue was probably the coolest, nicest and best sounding that I have been to in Raleigh! 3 Thumbs up!

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Posted by D_Driver on 02/15/2011 at 10:44 AM

Re: “Tir na nOg Irish Pub & Restaurant

Super great but always super loud.

Posted by Wakeuplistenup on 02/10/2011 at 10:21 AM

Re: “Eclectic Intellectual Cafe

As they say, "It's a hip hang-out in a cute old town."
Their information is all on
Sometimes they post specials just for social media followers.

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Wakeuplistenup on 02/10/2011 at 10:13 AM

Re: “Sacred Grounds Coffee House

The mission of Sacred Grounds is to reach out to the community and provide a safe, clean, peaceful atmosphere for people to come and enjoy a good cup of coffee, music and fun. All concerts, beverages and desserts are by donation. All are welcome!

Sacred Grounds Coffeehouse at
St. Paul United Methodist Church
2700 North Roxboro Street, Durham, 220-2458, artist free-will offering

Please join us at 7:30pm for the following concerts:

Saturday, Feb 12 - Kent Dixon - Singer/songwriter Kent Dixon combines easy listening originals and Contemporary Christian songs with a country feel.

Saturday, Feb 19 - Samuel Obie and Family - Multi talented Gospel Music Family. Samuel is joined by sister Paula and brothers Lyle, Ravon and Ricky - talented siblings doing what they should be, making wonderful music & melody to warm the heart.

Saturday, Feb 26 - Todd Parrott - Christian harmonica player, keyboardist and singer His appearances are not merely “performances”, but are opportunities for those present to be blessed as they open their hearts through singing and music.

Saturday, March 5 - String Peddlers - The String Peddlers are an acoustic band out of Raleigh, NC. composed of Stuart Gordon (sings and plays guitar, mandolin and harmonica), Bob Setzer (sings and plays harmonica, strumstick, mandolin and kalimba) and Bill Olding (sings and plays electric and acoustic guitars). They play an eclectic mix that could range from blues to reggae, from calypso to folk. You might hear mandolins, harmonicas, strumsticks, and even the occasional kalimba. Without missing a beat it could go from Johnny Cash, to Jimmy Reed, to the Melodians

Saturday, March 12 - Charlie McNeill - Charlie is home grown talent, having grown up at St. Paul UMC. He has appeared as a lead singer in four productions at Raleigh Little Theater. He is equally adept at country, pop and Progressive Christian songs.

Saturday, March 19 - Bethesda Bluegrass Band – Join us for this talented bluegrass band: Caleb plays bass, Jackson the banjo and guitar, Conner on mandolin, Holly on fiddle and Virginia on guitar. They have won multiple awards on the east coast, both as a band and individually.

Saturday, March 26 - Mike Poole - Mike is another of our multi-talented regulars. He has the best repertoire of old country favorites that we’ve had on our stage and he’s also an accomplished Southern Gospel singer. Mike often sings both genres and mixes with rapid-fire banter and funny stories and jokes

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Posted by Sacred Grounds Coffeehouse on 02/09/2011 at 11:11 PM

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