A Durham/Chapel Hill Food Lover’s Gift Guide

So, say you’re someone who loves food and wants to share the spoils of the Triangle with your friends. Maybe you need to get a gift cross country to someone special. Or perhaps you just don’t know where to start. Well, I’m here to help! There are more than enough options in the area — we are spoiled, spoiled, spoiled for excellent local food in the Triangle (click on the three links for a little taste) — so I’m going to cut down the number of choices and give you a few good food-related options for taking action on that holiday gift list for friends both near and far.

Christmas

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Sugarland’s Frat Boy Cupcake

Beer, pretzels, and cheese — sounds like a typical frat boy diet, right? Well, what if I told you all that could be found in a cupcake?

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The Bloody Brando at Southern Rail

Now that the humidity has finally broken in North Carolina I’d recommend heading over to personal favorite The Station/Southern Rail and enjoying a Bloody Brando on the outside patio — their tasty version of the classic cocktail, a Bloody Mary. The delicious cocktail takes its name from its maker (a local guy named Brandon), who has a wonderfully short and cryptic website dedicated to the tomato mix here.

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Triangle Restaurant Week: ONE Restaurant in Chapel Hill

I normally don’t write posts immediately after enjoying a meal (which results in a lot of lost blogging opportunities, whoops), but due to the time-sensitive nature of this one I figured I’d pop it up. It’s currently Triangle Restaurant Week here in North Carolina, and I had a great experience last night at ONE Restaurant in Chapel Hill that I wanted to share with y’all. Enjoy this special before TRW ends (June 5-10).

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