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A must-read for Triangle food fans

Anyone really interested in how Durham and the Triangle came to have the restaurant scene that we enjoy today needs to read Ann Prospero's Chefs of the Triangle ("Menu Memoirs," May 13). Not as current as it was six years ago, of course—too much has changed too quickly since then—but this tells the story from its real beginnings (which, as no one should really need to be reminded, were largely the accomplishment of the late Bill Neal). Enjoy.

Michael Morton, Durham


The Downtown Loop isn't that bad

"Circle of Hell"? "God-Awful"? Give me a break! Durham's Downtown Loop might not be everyone's idea of paradise, but it beats other areas of Durham hands-down. As a pedestrian, I actually like one-way streets; they're easier to cross. Many major cities have downtowns with one-way streets.

Anyone advocating the conversion of Roxboro, Mangum, Gregson and Duke into two-way streets ought to take a drive on Roxboro just north of I-85 during rush hour. It's two-way there, and it's hell. Downtown and Ninth Street have focus because developers see money to be made there. But density has its drawbacks; my family thinks twice about eating at Elmo's or shopping at Whole Foods now, due to congestion, which is only going to get worse.

Instead of "fixing" the Loop, how about putting public money for improvements into other long-suffering areas of Durham that truly are god-awful, such as the derelict shopping center next to the former South Square, or the nearly abandoned shopping center near Avondale that used to contain the K-Mart? Strange that developers aren't eager to build expensive condos and shops for hipsters in these areas.

Alice Ramage, Durham

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