Now that it is the week before Easter and Spring here, it is time to do my favorite activity more than once during the week: BRUNCHING.
With several places open only on Sundays, be sure to brunch at least twice every week until Graduation.
Some of the best places are
1. The Bagel Bar – I dedicated an entire blog to this little spot because A. it is unknown and B. it has the best bagels and cream cheese in this area.
2. Acme: The Make-your-own Bloody Mary and Scallop Eggs Benedict is sure to entice you for more. Another benefit is that Saturday brunch is available here.
3. 411 West: Their coffee is fantastic and their french toast is prime. Be sure to come in on a Sunday for brunching and game watching.
4. Venable: Never can go wrong with this brunch. Amazing French toast, weekly Eggs Benedict specials, and French press coffee. Again brunch is available on Saturdays as well.
5. Weathervane -Southern Seasons: only the finest ingredients, their omelets are surely unique and enticing enough for you to become a frequenter.
Other great places that have more American style breakfast and 7 days a week breakfast are Elmo’s and Coffee shop
With the start of April, there are so many different activities going on in the Triangle area like beer festivals, spring parties, and porch Sundays.
If you are visiting universities at this time such as UNC Chapel Hill-Duke-NC State be sure to check out the different restaurants in this area.
Diving into some of Durham’s top restaurants and hidden gems, I have listed some of my favorites below. Enjoy! And order never matters!
-Rue Cler: French cuisine at its finest. A Parisian-style restaurant with the freshest ingredients and diverse clientele. Be sure to check it out, but be warned – it is tres expensive!
-Revolution – Contemporary Global cuisine. I came here during food week and the lamb was phenomenal alone with the Korean pork belly. Do not miss out as it is extremely international with unique fusions and tastes.
-Mateo: Tapas. A typical Spanish (Andalusia style) restaurant. Being Spanish, I found this place very typical and delicious! If you crave cured Spanish meats, cheeses, and tortillas, this is definitely the spot for you.
-Guglhupf Bakery & Patisserie: one of my favorite bakeries in the area with a German twist. In need of a coffee and pastry, European style this is the place for you. It is also a local brunch spot for Duke students.
Driving by Durham, you’re in for a surprise as the downtown if full of delicious restaurants! I know this is an area I definitely need to dive more into!
Now that we are all back from Spring Break, it is time to get back into the work grind. But wait it is St. Patrick’s Day.
What better day to post your favorite bars in the Chapel Hill area
So here are a few to get into this Monday. All these places have a dance floor, BEER, and most importantly Specials!
1. Fitzgeralds (better known as Fitz) – Chapel Hill’s own Irish Pub. What better way to get into the spirit?
2. Rec Room: Definitely every Monday has specials – can you say green LIT?
3. TOPO – if you want to keep less green and a little classier, this is the place for you. Can you say half off beer? This place has one of the best breweries around not to mention an incredible rooftop patio view.
—Head downstairs to Back Bar – for a more chill atmosphere with beers and games like pool, darts, foosball, and hangmen
4. The Library – No, this is not a place to study in fact every monday they have $1 wells. Plus more Specials this holiday.
5. He’s Not Here (He’s Not) – Last but certainly not least, Carolina’s Number one spot: He’s Not. Home of Michael Jordan and the Blue Cup – how can you not stop in?
Special Request –– Pantana Bobs – if you are in need of the more Greek scene here in Carolina this is the place for you. With an outside patio and a strong social scene, definitely make a stop here before you head home.
Enjoy this holiday, it only comes around once a year!