Stuff I Ate in Durham

Durham’s charming nickname of the Dirty D doesn’t scream food scene. But it is a pretty good one. My gal pal and I ate every meal out in the downtown for two days. Here were the highlights. Friday Night’s Stop:  Pizzeria Toro. Buratta (shocking) and grilled peaches with pine nuts and crispy basil. Ricotta dumplings…

Unscripted Hotel Durham

“Live life unscripted,” the motto of the new Unscripted hotel in Durham, part of the Dream Hotel group. Having enjoyed the pool scene and restaurants many times over in Miami, I was super excited this was moving into the neighborhood. One of my fav travel partners and I decided a staycation was absolutely in order….

Mother and Sons

I saw no mother and no sons at Durham’s Mother and Sons. I did see a very chic sommelier/manager in the most bomb ass long wool skirt accented with a thick belt and a 20″ waistline. File that under, people who should not be allowed to work in a pasta restaurant. Several skinny waitresses later,…

Restaurant Review: Gocciolina

Oh, Research Triangle restaurants. Few and far between end up wowing and Gocciolina in Durham was set up for just that. While I wish it would have delivered, I’m also grateful not to have a new favourite spot in the middle on a lonely strip mall in a part of Durham that I’ve never seen….

Bull City is Not BS

Last night via an exceptional Hotwire find on a dreadfully rainy Monday night, I was able to test drive the new 21c Museum hotel in Durham. Architectural Digest called it one of the best new hotels in the world this year. And let me just say, holy shit; this place is great. This was a true…