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THE ORIGINAL RELOCATION GUIDE — TRIANGLE NC | VOLUME 17 — ISSUE 2 38 DURHAM Transformation is also evident in the culinary scene. The winner of the "Tastiest Town in the South" designation by Southern Living is home to dozens of acclaimed restaurants, eateries, markets, food trucks, and other culinary destinations making it one of the best cities in the state to nosh and imbibe in. Restaurants, diners and eateries of all sorts open nearly every month giving diners endless choices. In the past year, nearly 30 new restaurants, bakeries, bars and pubs have opened. Coming soon is the Durham Food Hall that will serve as an incubator putting chefs under one roof in the Reuse Arts District. Food trucks have a stellar rep in Durham, meaning they are all top of the line. From Chirba Chirba dumpling truck, American Melt (grilled cheese sandwiches) to ice cream, there is something for every taste. Try a cone of salted caramel ice cream at the Parlour mobile scoop venture. It was voted best ice cream in North Carolina by Mental Floss. In the brick and mortar category the choices are endless from pizza, diners, to four course menus, Durham has it all. Some to try on for size are: Grub American Diner, The Lakewood Restaurant and bar (by owners of Scratch Baking), The Accordion Club for late night hot dogs and beer, ZenFish Hawaiian style Poke bar and restaurant, and others. Saltbox Seafood Joint owned by Chef Ricky Moore made Bravo's list of "chefs' favorite places." Try Chef Moore's "Hookup Roll" that changes daily based on what fisherman catch. The beverage scene has never been better with wine bars, breweries and a cidery. Fullsteam beer lovers can now order bar snacks onsite. Drink hard cider at Bull City Ciderworks, beer at the Bullpen Beer Garden or a cocktail at Alley Twenty-Six, to name a few. Mystic Farm and Distillery combines agriculture with a 3,000-square foot distillery on a 20-plus acre farm where corn and wheat are grown to make bourbon. Bourbon lovers belly up to the century-old magnolia tasting bar for a taste of Heart of Mystic bourbon. []

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