Spring has sprung and outdoor dining can help you make the most of the weather. Durham has a wide variety of cuisines to offer. Read below for a few of Carl's favorite local eats.
Bleu Olive Bistro | 1821 Hillandale Rd, Duham NC 27705
Family owned and operated, this aptly named Mediterranean Bistro focuses on creating authentic meals with high quality ingredients. Their extensive menu has options for everyone and includes a variety of tapas dishes, soups, salads, and entrees.
Blue Corn Cafe | 716 9th St, Durham NC 27705
Your stop for Latin American dishes, crafted with intention from local and organic ingredients. The menu contains everything from Cuban style beans to authentic hand rolled empanadas, and an expansive dessert selection.
GRUB Durham | 1200 W Chapel Hill St, Durham NC 27701
Offering Breakfast until 3PM, this woman owned restaurant creates a space for people to enjoy their food together. With an emphasis on Southern style comfort food, the menu is packed with everything from breakfast sandwiches to smoked BBQ ribs and milkshakes.
Parizade | 2200 W Main St, Durham NC 27705
Parizade describes itself as "a tenured illustration of our commitment to unwavering gracious hospitality". Focusing Mediterranean style dishes, their ingredients are locally sourced from both land and sea and served in an upscale atmosphere. There are plenty of fan favorites to choose from for both dinner and dessert.
Saladelia | 4201University Drive, Durham NC 27707
An independently owned business specializing in homemade Mediterranean cuisine made with fresh and local ingredients. Find something for everyone with their offering of sandwiches, salads, soups, specialty entrees, and platters. Don't forget dessert with their house-made cakes, cookies, and pastries.
Tobacco Rd Sports Cafe | 280 S Mangum St #100, Durham NC 27701
A restaurant built with a love of sports and food in mind. Carrying every single sports package available, the menu includes regional faves with a twist, gourmet entrees, and healthy alternatives. For those that have specific dietary needs, check out their interactive menu on their website.
Vin Rouge | 2010 Hillsborough Rd, Durham NC 27705
A French Bistro atmosphere complete with a garden space and front patio will transport you to Europe while you eat. Featuring traditional French dishes on their dinner menu like escargots and steak frites, they also offer brunch.