Durham was recognized as an under-the-radar culinary gem
"This corner of the Research Triangle beats out its sister cities when it comes to food. The doughnuts at Monuts make an unparalleled breakfast (or lunch or dinner), while the seasonal pies at Scratch are everyone's go-to dessert. Come evening, you'll want to take in the sunset from the Durham Hotel's 3,000-square-foot rooftop bar or, depending on the season, catch a ball game at the famous Durham Bulls stadium, which even houses a pint-sized brewery. And about that beer: Carve out a day to visit breweries like Fullsteam and Durty Bull for just a small sampling of the area's proud beer scene, or grab a bottle while taking in local jams at the Pinhook. If making like a local is your thing, don't miss Saltbox Seafood Joint, tapas favorite Juju and, most importantly, some old-school North Cackalacky 'cue at Backyard BBQ Pit."
-"A Tale of New Cities" Meredith Heil, Tasting Table