Lifestyles: Food

May. 26, 2015 @ 05:03 PM

Restaurant Inspections

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

May. 26, 2015 @ 09:00 AM

A ‘bad habit’ that worked out well

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.”


May. 19, 2015 @ 12:19 PM

Recipe for ‘reduced-guilt chocolate cake’

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!!!"

May. 19, 2015 @ 12:02 PM

Restaurant Inspections

Durham restaurant inspections


Restaurant inspections for the week of May 3-10:

May. 19, 2015 @ 10:25 AM

Food Buzz

Guasaca expanding to Durham


Raleigh-based Guasaca Arepa and Salsa Grill is expanding to Erwin Square Plaza.

May. 19, 2015 @ 08:53 AM

The yolk’s on me

  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.


May. 12, 2015 @ 11:03 AM

Restaurant Inspections

Inspections for the week of April 27-May 5. Visit

for all N.C. Health Inpsections. Inspections are courtesy of the Durham County Department of Public Health.

May. 12, 2015 @ 08:47 AM

Rice and misdemeanors

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.


May. 11, 2015 @ 11:15 AM

Brewmoo to take over Straw Valley space

A coffee shop will take over the former Straw Valley space at 5420 Durham Chapel Hill Blvd.

May. 05, 2015 @ 04:09 PM

A meatloaf worthy of a gyro

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.

May. 05, 2015 @ 10:48 AM

Luna Rotisserie and Empanadas coming to Main Street

A restaurant focused on South American cuisine will open at 112 W. Main St. this summer.

May. 05, 2015 @ 09:56 AM

Like bacon? Try this pork belly recipe

    Do you know what food makes more vegetarians fall off the produce wagon than any other?

Apr. 28, 2015 @ 10:47 AM

Food Buzz

Cocoa Cinnamon is raising funds to open a second location.


The Durham coffee shop has launched a campaign on Community Sourced Capital to raise a minimum of $30,000 before May 19 in the form of "Square" loans.

Apr. 28, 2015 @ 09:11 AM

I’ll take this cake

  My good friend Paxton and his partner Alex are engaged.  It’s awesome; they’ve been together for years, and deserve the right to wed.

Apr. 21, 2015 @ 09:06 AM

Grinning about the green

As far as I’m concerned, there should have been, at the very least, fireworks and a parade.