It is only a snapshot of the vibrant local restaurant scene here in Durham, but to choose only three places to eat in a day might make your head spin.
Well, the Washington Post recently did just that. The newspaper ran a feature touting three restaurants in Durham. Writer Diane Daniel chose a breakfast joint, a lunch spot and another for dinner.
Daniel, a former Durham resident who now lives in the Netherlands, worked with Shelly Green of the Durham Convention & Visitors Bureau to identify some of the newer restaurants in Durham.
“These stories tend to seek out the newer restaurants,” Green said. “We’ve got so many great established restaurants in Durham, too. They just don’t seem to get the same attention because somebody is always looking for the newest things.”
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The Post’s choice for breakfast was Monuts (1022 Ninth St.). The Post singled out Monuts for its “do-it-yourself ethos and focus on social justice.” The shop is known for its apple cider, glazed and Irish coffee doughnuts.
At lunchtime, Rose’s Meat Market and Sweet Shop (121 N. Gregson St.) was the Post’s choice. The newspaper complimented Rose’s for its cozy space and work-of-art dishes, which include numerous ramen dishes flavored with local ingredients.
The dinner nod went to The Durham (315 E. Chapel Hill St.), the lobby-level restaurant in the downtown Durham Hotel. The Post said Chef Andrea Reusing has developed “a Southern-leaning menu that is thoroughly up to date.”
So that’s what the Washington Post came up with for a day’s worth of eating in Durham. We’d like to hear from you, readers. What is your favorite combination of breakfast, lunch and dinner spots in the Bull City? Don’t forget to tell us why. Make ’em good because people from around the country may just follow your suggestions.