The Parlour

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The Parlour is an ice cream shop downtown. Beginning in 2011, they launched a highly successful food truck (actually, it was a school bus). Two years later, they established a brick and mortar. They recently bought and expanded into the space next door, so we decided to pay them a visit.

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Loaf

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Loaf is a bakery located downtown. Its trendy, one-word name and niche menu make it precisely the type of place downtown Durham embraces.

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The Boot

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The Boot is Geer Street Garden’s recent foray into Italian cuisine. Opened in late 2014, the restaurant aims to provide Italian-American food in a casual setting.

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Wimpy’s Grill

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Wimpy’s Grill lies in a part of Hillsborough Road that is quite devoid of other food establishments. Near the new location for Cocoa Cinnamon, this restaurant offers breakfast and lunch options to Durham diners.

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McDonald’s

The following post was an April Fools’ Joke, published on April 1, 2015. Check out our review of Dorsia for April Fool’s 2016!

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McDonald’s is a local burger restaurant in Durham. From a search on their website, it seems that the business has been around since 1940, so I’m surprised this was my first visit.

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Saltbox Seafood Joint

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Saltbox Seafood Joint is a three year-old venture that provides fresh seafood downtown. It is the sort of place everyone would expect to set up in Durham.

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Dos Perros

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Dos Perros is a Mexican restaurant located downtown. Founded by the same people who own Juju, the restaurant seeks to provide refined Mexican cuisine in an elegant setting, striking a rare combination of authenticity and atmosphere.

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Guglhupf

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Guglhupf is a German restaurant and bakery located on the restaurant-dense Business 15-501 strip. It is often lauded as a great brunch spot, so we had to check it out.

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The Produce Box

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The Produce Box is a North Carolina based company that ships farm-fresh produce to customers’ doorsteps on a weekly basis. They employ a team of drivers and stay-at-home parents to bring these boxes to your stoop.

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Dashi

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Dashi opened downtown about three weeks ago. It is the much-anticipated marriage of talent between the folks at The Cookery and Toast, formed after a successful three-day pop-up venture. After Juju and Basan, it is the third Asian restaurant to arrive in the Bull City in as many months.

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