When it comes to dining in the Triangle, Durham has stolen the spotlight for nearly the past decade. Far from being a staid bastion of steakhouses and chain restaurants, Durham’s food scene runs the gamut of both cuisines and styles. Where else could one find a bakery-slash-noodle shop-slash-dumpling joint?
Drawing from an international pool of residents thanks to both Duke University and Medical Center and nearby Research Triangle Park, Durham’s restaurants offer a wide array of cuisines that diners could literally eat their way around the world without ever leaving the city. There’s Indian, Thai, Cuban, Japanese, Zimbabwean, and Salvadoran — and the list could go on. These international offerings get along just fine with long-standing local institutions, making for a dining scene where lunch can easily be some comforting Carolina barbecue before moving onto a shared plate of Ethiopian doro wat and awaze tibs for dinner.
Added in January: Queeny’s , Ideal’s Sandwich & Grocery, Backyard BBQ Pit, Luna Rotisserie & EmpanadasRead More