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19 December, 2009

Margarita @ Torero’s (Durham) — Cocktail Review

Posted in : Bars and Tasting Rooms, Bars in Durham - NC on by : becca
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Margarita Torero’s 15-501 and Garrett Road, Durham Website Torero’s house margarita comes in four sizes: regular, macho, grande, and gigante.  This is a regular size glass: Believe me, the gigante glass was terrifying to behold. Torero’s makes their own margarita mix and on first sip, it was sweet, and I feared too much so. Subsequent
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18 December, 2009

Saint Mazu and the Fountain — A Photo Essay

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Mazu, our five-month-old kitten, has four goals in life: 1) Convert house plants into litter boxes, 2) Rush out the front door, 3) Pretend I’m a tree, and 4) Defeat the monster in the water bowl. It’s a Petmate water fountain and the motor makes sucking noises whenever the water gets low. To Mazu, these
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16 December, 2009

Black Swan Merlot — Wine Review (and a few notes)

Posted in : Merlot, Red Wine, Wine on by : becca
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Expect my blog posts to continue being a bit sporadic until the new year — we are headed out of town to visit friends and family in LA in a week, so while I hope to keep up posts, I’m not hitting quite as many restaurants lately due to lack of time!  I do plan
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8 December, 2009

Monty Python Spritzer @ Nantucket Cafe (Durham) — Cocktail Review

Posted in : Bars and Tasting Rooms, Bars in Durham - NC, Prosecco on by : becca
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Monty Python Spritzer Nantucket Café, Durham Website This was a simple bubbly cocktail, served with lots of ice. Prosecco, St. Germain elderflower liquor, and a dash of club soda united to create a drink with a mild beige color near the bottom. The sweet, floral flavor of elderflower was the most present component – perhaps
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14 March, 2009

Watts Grocery and Listen to Your Elders Reviews

Watts Grocery and Listen to Your Elders Reviews
Comments : 2 Posted in : Dining in Durham - NC, Restaurants on by : becca
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1116 Broad Street Watts Hillandale area, Durham www.wattsgrocery.com Entrees:  $13-20 Watts Grocery is a lovely restaurant (no, not a grocery) that offers, brunch, lunch, dinner, and late night until at least midnight.  With so few places offering food at the witching hour, I’ve come to quite appreciate this place.  It has upscale American food with
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18 February, 2009

Saffron–Morrisville, NC

Saffron–Morrisville, NC
Comments : 3 Posted in : Dining in Morrisville - NC, Restaurants on by : becca
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Saffron 4121 Davis Drive Morrisville, NC Dinner Entrees:  $10-27 www.saffronnc.com We went to Saffron on a Friday night with friends who recommended it.  Our opinion of triangle area Indian hasn’t been great but this restaurant is definitely a find, especially as it wasn’t full on a Friday night.  That’s a miracle in itself and likely
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18 February, 2009

The Flying Saucer Draught Emporium–Downtown Raleigh, NC

The Flying Saucer Draught Emporium–Downtown Raleigh, NC
Comments : 3 Posted in : Barley Wine, Bars and Tasting Rooms, Breweries in Raleigh - NC, Dining in Raleigh - NC, Restaurants on by : becca
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The Flying Saucer Draught Emporium 328 West Morgan Street, Downtown Raleigh, NC Grub: $5-8 http://www.beerknurd.com/stores/raleigh We hit The Flying Saucer with a couple of my husband’s coworkers.  I’d heard of it often, so was curious to try it out.  It’s one of several in the southeast region and is definitely a place designed to bring
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