Showing posts from July, 2014

Flour Bakery

My initial experience at Flour was delightful, when I uncharacteristically ordered a chocolate macaroon and a jasmine green tea and found them to be a magical pairing. 

And when you go in you see the pastry chef and owner, Joanne Chang, has cookbooks and that they sell all kinds of good looking goodies here, from sandwiches, salads and soups to bread, homemade biscotti, shortbread and stuff like that to take away, and desserts and pastries of all kinds. Also Joanne Chang is the Chang half of Myers + Chang, one of my favorite restaurants in the Boston area. I was excited to try it all. I've now sampled a huge chunk of Flour's food.

Roxy's Grilled Cheese Food Truck

Two sandwiches and I'm out. They just aren't mastering the art of a balanced sandwich.

Katz's Houston - Guess Whether it's the Same

It's like if the good people of Denny's brought you a Jewish Deli and named it after a Manhattan institution. I find it confusing, insane and sad to know that the owner is related (the grandson, I think) to the original Katz's owner.
The menu is a Texas-sized diner/deli clusterfuck. The four beers they have on tap are Brooklyn Lager, the Brooklyn seasonal, St. Arnold seasonal and Bud Light.

This place is a joke.



Best of Durham

Beers - Bull City Burger & Brewery

Bakery and Brunch - Scratch

Breakfast - Rise

Coffee - Joe Van Gogh

Coffee Shop for Working - Respite Cafe

Food, Drinks and Fun - Parts & Labor (at Motorco.)

Pizza - Pizzeria Toro

Tacos - Taqueria La Vaquita

Beasley's Chicken & Honey

I was concerned when Shana said she wanted to eat what would be the last meal of our Research Triangle trip at Beasley's Chicken & Honey, as it's another one of Ashley Christensen's restaurants. We haven't been to her award-winning Poole's Diner yet, but her Chuck's burger restaurant was a real let down.

The Beasley's servers were all very friendly. All the seating here is stools, whether at the bar or the tables. They have local beers, a wine nice selection, bourbons, fun cocktails, and a cute bar snacks menu you shouldn't ignore.

Beasley's was miles, no, light years better than Chuck's.
I also didn't realize Joule Coffee was also hers, which may be my favorite coffee shop ever, though it's so much more than a coffee shop I'm not sure that's a fair fight. Also, I'll give her this, that girl can name a restaurant.

Loaf - Another Kouign Amann!

They just have drip coffee here, but there's Intrepid or Scratch for espresso drinks. The lady here was so friendly. They also have local food stuffs for sale.

Tacos Movil Jr. - Delicious Food Truck in Durham

There are a lotof websiteslistingDurham food trucks, but none of 'em seems to know about Tacos Movil Jr., which is a shame because its awesome. They don't have a website or any web presence as far as I can tell. It's just a couple with a truck making delicious Mexican food every morning, day, and late into Friday and Saturday nights. Is there anything better to eat at 1:30 in the morning?

Address: 3438 Hillsborough Rd Durham, NC 27705 - It used to be Tacos Lopez, but now it's Tacos Movil Jr. 

This makes two great Mexican food places I know in Durham, authentic, delicious, and cheap.

Scratch - Favorite Durham Bakery

Places named Scratch something usually make for awesome bakeries, it seems. Sweet, savory, indulgent breakfasts and pastries, fresh everything, ristretto espresso, some tables outside... what more could I possibly want in a cafe?