Durham restaurant inspections, week of May 18-24:
Amante Pizza, 6209 Falconbridge Road, Chapel Hill, 95.5
Azteca Grill, 1929 Chapel Hill Road, 97.5
Benetis, 5410 Q N.C. 55, 98
Former Piedmont chef plans barbecue restaurant
Ben Adams, former chef at Piedmont, is planning to open a barbecue restaurant in Durham.
Due to the insanely intensive labor during all phases of production, it’s the second most expensive spice in the world. The plant only blooms for a few hours which is the sole period that pollination’s possible. Most of the time, it’s done by hand because the one species of bee that can pollinate it is only found in one small spot on the globe. Then the pod must stay on the plant for nine more months.
Durham County Restaurant Inspections, May 11-17.
Banh Mi Ha Long, 2104 Angier Ave., 100
Bethesda School Lunchroom, 2009 S. Miami Blvd., 95.5
Bimbe, Rock Quarry Park, 100
Biscuitville 158, 2822 Chapel Hill Blvd., 98
Bojangles #6, 4525 N. Roxboro Road, 98
Bowick's Ark, 901 Fayetteville St., Suite 205 & 206, 96.5
Bread and Butter Southern Grille, 1102 Holloway St., We Bea Grilling, 97
Brogden Jr. High School, 1001 Leon St., 96.5
Bull City Street Food, 1102 Holloway St., 88.5
Burger King 9653, 4829 Hope Valley Road, 100
C And H Cafeteria, 1720 Guess Road, 98.5
Camellia Gardens, 5010 S. Alston Ave., 97
Camelot Academy, 809 Proctor St., 98.5
Capital Seafood, 1304 University Drive, 91
Chick Fil A at South Square, 4120 University Drive, 97
Child Care Services Association, 1201 S. Briggs Ave., Suite 200, 100
Chubby's Tacos Woodcroft, 4711 Hope Valley Road, Suite C-1, 99
Cosmic Cantina Wholesale, 2818 Chapel Hill Road, 98
Croasdaile Village Retirement C, 2600 Crosdaile Farm Pkwy., 99.5
Dragon Express, 1720 Guess Road, Suite 18, 97
Durham Center Access, 309 Crutchfield St., 96
Durham Center Access Food Service, 309 Crutchfield St., 98
Durham Exchange Club Cafeteria, 1717 Lawson St., 96
Eno Valley School Lunchroom, 117 Milton Road, 98
Food Lion 1343 Meat Market, 2000 Chapel Hill Road, 98.5
Golden China, 1515 N. Pointe Drive, Suite 110, 91.5
Heavenly Buffaloes, 1807 W. Markham Ave., 99
Hog Heaven, 2419 Guess Road, 92
Hong Kong, 4711 Hope Valley Road, 95
Hong Kong Super Buffet, 307 Foushee St., 87
IBM Cafeteria, 306 Davis Drive, RTP, 95
Jimmys Famous Hot Dogs, 2728 Guess Road, 94.5
Joseph M. Bushfan Dba Joe's Big Dogs D Joe'S Diner, 2100 Angier Ave., 96.5
KFC, 806 Fayetteville St., 98.5
Kroger R 332 Produce, 3457 Hillsborough Road, 97.5
Kroger R 381 Deli, 3825 S. Roxboro St., 97
Lakewood Elem School, 2520 Vesson St., 94.5
Lili's Kitchen, 2104 Angier Ave., Joe's Com, 97
Lilly's Pizza, 810 W. Peabody St., 97
Little River Lunchroom, 2215 Snow Hill Road, 99
Mediterra Grill, 2608 Erwin Road., Suite 136, 98
Motor City Concessions DC #112, Sal'S Pizza, 2103 Allendown Drive, 97
New Visions Of Africa, 1306 Fayetteville St., 96.5
Pad Thai, 2425 Guess Road, 95
Pan Pan Diner, 1058 W. Club Blvd., 98.5
Piazza Italia, 905 W. Main St., 94
Pulcinella, 4711 Hope Valley Road, 97
Pupuseria Anita, 2104 Angier Ave., 100
Quick Lunch Rico Taco, 1301 N. Alston Ave., 90
R&B Seafood Box, 518 E. Trinity Ave., Suite B, 98
Sage And Swift, 2505 Whilden Drive, 97
Sandy Ridge Elem. School, 1417 Old Oxford Road, 99.5
Sheetz 398, 3021 S. Miami Blvd., 99
Silver Spoon, 5230 N. Roxboro Road, 97
Spring Arbor Ifs, 4523 Hope Valley Road, 99
Starbucks Coffee 9361, 6813 Fayetteville Road, 99
Subway, 3600 Hillsborough Road, 97.5
Subway at Woodcroft, 4711 Hope Valley Road, 99.5
Subway, Coffee World, Ice Cream, 3799 Guess Road, 98.5
Tacos Garcia DC #71, 2108 Angier Ave. Joe's Commissary, 95
Taqueria Mi Pueblo, 223 The Village, 79
Thai Box Zing, 2104 Angier Ave., 100
The Cotton Room, 807 E. Main St., 98.5
My personality is riddled with a virtual Encyclopedia Britannica of bad habits. Ask anyone who knows me or has even spent a modest amount of time with me, and they will all agree, “Yup, that babe has numerous unique issues.”
One glance at the cover of "Food52 Genius Recipes: 100 Recipes That Will Change the Way You Cook" had me doing a double-take. My head spun and my eyes widened the same way as dogs in Disney's "Up" when they hear ""Squirrel!!!"
Durham restaurant inspections
Restaurant inspections for the week of May 3-10:
Guasaca expanding to Durham
Raleigh-based Guasaca Arepa and Salsa Grill is expanding to Erwin Square Plaza.
I am so grateful for many things in this life: that The Kid lives here in town, and my folks are close by and doing OK. This weekly forum in The Herald-Sun is also very high on the list.
Inspections for the week of April 27-May 5. Visit http://bit.ly/13q25In
for all N.C. Health Inpsections. Inspections are courtesy of the Durham County Department of Public Health.
The Kid likes to tell a story about a long-ago cooking lesson.
At about 9 years old, already a lover of food and cooking, my child decided to learn how to prepare risotto. The Kid came to me and I purchased supplies and found a recipe that would be easy for a novice to use.
A coffee shop will take over the former Straw Valley space at 5420 Durham Chapel Hill Blvd.
For some, preparing a good ol' American meatloaf can be a messy hassle. It's not any easier for me, but after the aromas drift through my house and my meatloaf finally exits my oven, I remember why I made it and am willing to make it again in a week or two.
A restaurant focused on South American cuisine will open at 112 W. Main St. this summer.