Buzz: Dain’s Place spin-off to open next week

Aug. 19, 2014 @ 02:18 PM

Dain Phelan, owner of Dain’s Place, will be opening a chicken wing restaurant within the next two weeks.

Phelan said the restaurant, called Heavenly Buffaloes, will most likely open next week.

The 500 square feet location at 1807 W. Markham Ave. will serve chicken wings in 15 flavors, bottled beer, waffle fries and sweet potato waffle fries, and vegan “wings,” Phelan said.

He said the restaurant will serve delivery and carry-out and that it has a large parking lot.

The restaurant will also be tied to Dain’s Place in terms of special offerings and deals, he said.

Phelan is opening Heavenly Buffaloes with a business partner, Mark Dundas.

“He loves chicken wings about as much as I do,” Phelan said.


Japanese cuisine coming to American Tobacco: Basan, a modern Japanese restaurant, will be coming to American Tobacco Campus.

The restaurant’s menu focuses on specialty sushi rolls and seafood, appetizers and a sake selection.

According to a release from the restaurant, the restaurant is inspired by the West Coast style of Japanese cuisine.

Basan is in Diamond View III, adjacent to the Durham Performing Arts Center and overlooking the Durham Bulls Athletic Park.

Tara Zechini, marketing director for Basan, said the restaurant is undergoing construction and they hope to have it open by the end of the year.


Ninth Street Baking Challenge: On Saturday, Ninth Street Bakery is hosting a biscuit baking challenge from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Admission is $8 for competitors and audience members and the audience-voted winner will receive $100.

Those interested in registering should email


Mellow Mushroom celebrates with 1974 prices: To celebrate the its 40th anniversary, Mellow Mushroom will be bringing back selections from its 1974 menu Wednesday.

At the “Way Back Wednesday” celebration, the menu selections will be 30 cents for Coca-Cola products, 75 cents for Michelob, Budweiser or PBR, and $2.50 for a small cheese pizza.

Mellow Mushroom is at 410 Blackwell St. in the American Tobacco Campus.


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