Small Plates, Big Flavor

New Italian restaurant Gocciolina provides 'a reminder of what one looks for in a trattoria.' more »

Oct 22, 2014 DM Blog

Bidding was spirited.

Photos by Joanne Crooks and Katherine Kershaw

The Art of Animal Appreciation

Independent Animal Rescue's signature fundraising event exceeded its goal and raised $41,000 through silent and live auctions. more »

Oct 22, 2014 DM Blog

After spending the day in Durham, Amanda grabbed a very late lunch from Rose's Meat Market and Sweet Shop. The spicy Banh-Mi was dynamite, and she couldn't get enough of the almond cake with honey buttercream

Amanda MacLaren

Stuff We Like

What we've been doing around town. more »

Oct 21, 2014 DM Blog

Photo by Briana Brough

Wine 101

Sheri Sauter Morano is North Carolina’s only certified Master of Wine, a distinction held by just three dozen other experts in the country. The Duke alumna and Triangle Wine School founder lets us in on the basics. more »

Oct 21, 2014 Dining

John Bessler

Designer Digs

Heather Garrett's swoonworthy loft in the warehouse district more »

Oct 21, 2014 Home & Garden

Photo courtesy of Margaret McNab

Crack the Code

Smashing Boxes hosts its second annual Rails Girls RDU coding workshop for anyone interested in web development and learning basic programming. more »

Oct 15, 2014 DM Blog

Freaky Films

Get out to Motorco Music Hall on October 28 for a night of locally produced horror. more »

Oct 13, 2014 DM Blog

School of Rock

Durham's first rock 'n' roll school is opening in a space on Garrett Road Nov. 4. more »

Oct 13, 2014 DM Blog

Time to Book It

21c Museum Hotel will open its newest property in downtown Durham in February, but you can get a jump on reservations now. more »

Oct 6, 2014 DM Blog

Bronto Software CEO Joe Colopy shows his stripes on behalf of his employees who regularly volunteer at the Ronald McDonald House of Durham.

Photo Courtesy of Nancy Jones

Show Your Stripes

Triangle leaders show their support for Ronald McDonald House Charities with red and white striped socks throughout the month of October. more »

Oct 6, 2014 DM Blog

Part adventure race and part scavenger hunt, The Hunt is a first-of-its-kind event that will take place on October 25, 2014, in downtown Durham.

Elisabeth Haviland James

On the Hunt

Part adventure race and part scavenger hunt, The Hunt is a first-of-its-kind event that will take place October 25. more »

Oct 6, 2014 DM Blog

Heba Salama Photography

Take a Breather

Guest yoga blogger Kathy Sell Smith encourages you to slow down, check the pace of your life and breathe. more »

Oct 6, 2014 DM Blog

J Caldwell for the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University

The Experience of Celebrating

A premiere party for "Miró: The Experience of Seeing" was held at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University to thank donors of the exhibition. more »

Oct 2, 2014 DM Blog

Driving Force

Sustain-a-Bull is hosting a membership drive through November 15 to recruit local business representatives and supporters. more »

Oct 1, 2014 DM Blog

Hans Lie-Nielsen, a Duke University senior, works with Stein to discover new technologies and brainstorm how to incorporate them into the schools' curriculums. With a background in environmental and marine sciences, Hans strategized ways to use the quadcopter to study seasonal and grass change in middle school science classes.

Claire Mayes

Creating a Buzz in Durham Classrooms

David Stein, PepsiCo K-12 Technology Mentor, brings new energy to Durham classrooms. more »

Sep 19, 2014 DM Blog

Briana Brough

A Round of Drinks with Your Friendly Neighborhood Bartenders

A spirited chat with six familiar Durham faces more »

Sep 19, 2014 Dining

Briana Brough

Order Up!

11 incredible new restaurants on the scene and the great dishes you have to try more »

Sep 19, 2014 Dining

Some of the leaders behind the forthcoming LGBTQ center - Milan Pham, Kirk Royal, Jamie Jennings and Helena Cragg - at Motorco.

Briana Brough

Central Command

Many have wondered why the Triangle's only LGBT center is located in Raleigh. Durham is about to change that with its own LGBTQ organization, slated to open in 2015. more »

Sep 17, 2014 Bull City Biz

This year's Project Graduation scholarship winners were Ella Berry of Northern, Kristena Armwood of Jordan, Nija Watson of Southern School of Energy and Sustainability, Deshai Atwater of Hillside and Emani Richardson of Riverside. (Not pictured: Naomi Gilmore of Hillside New Tech High School and Daniel Roth of Durham School of the Arts.)

Drusylla Strickland

Pulling an All-Nighter

Project Graduation keeps the party going for celebrating teens more »

Sep 16, 2014 Our Schools

  • Pizzeria Toro

    Jessica Stringer

    Perfect Pie

    An appetizer not to miss from Pizzeria Toro more »

  • Photo By Briana Brough

    A Guide to Bull City Barbecue

    Matt Dees' comprehensive compilation of the best barbecue in the area. more »

  • Wine and Dine

    A quick review of Revolution's food, drink and more. more »

  • Briana Brough

    Order Up!

    11 incredible new restaurants on the scene and the great dishes you have to try more »

  • Soup's On

    Summertime gazpacho from Bleu Olive Bistro more »

  • Harvest 18

    Karla Towle

    Southern Eating

    Pork belly lettuce wraps and shrimp 'n' grits more »

  • On the Rise

    Rise Biscuits & Donuts to expand breakfast/café concept internationally through newly launched franchise program. more »

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  • (M)eat Local

    Firsthand Foods provides consumers with sustainable and healthy meats more »

  • On Fire

    Pompieri Pizza: Where it's up to you to decide the slice size of your pizza using your own set of kitchen shears more »

  • Give Me A Break

    Respite Café encourages customers to relax and take in their surroundings with afternoon tea. more »

  • Harvest 18

    Karla Towle

    Good Eats

    Our meal at Harvest 18 was so good, we had to ask Chef Jason Smith for the recipes. Learn exactly how to make his shrimp and grits and pork belly lettuce wraps. more »

  • The Piedmont

    A cocktail recipe by Jonathan Blitz, Barrister & Brewer more »

  • Hard to Choose

    Local 22 lives up to its name by creating upscale, decadent meals in a relatively laid-back, neighborly atmosphere more »

  • Raise a Glass

    Triangle Pint & Plate offers a casual, friendly spot to enjoy some of Durham’s finest craft beers more »

  • A Foodie Paradise

    Getting to know our farmers, eating seasonally and just appreciating a really solid meal – it’s the Triangle way. more »

  • Grand TASTE Experience 2014

    Briana Brough

    Taste – The Event 2014

    We sipped. We savored. We celebrated. Relive it all through a video and photos! more »


Upcoming Events

Mary Chapin Carpenter

Mary Chapin Carpenter

The country singer-songwriter, who has sold more than 13 million records in her career and won five Grammys, will bring an intimate, acoustic performane to The Carolina Theatre on Nov. 11. She'll be joined on stage by longtime friends Jon Carroll and John Doyle to sing hits from her 13-album catalog.


Rauschenberg: Collecting and Connecting

Artist Robert Rauschenberg came to national attention in his early 20s. He began creating monochrome paintings in 1951 and had developed his famous Combine paintings by 1954, though he worked in many mediums. This exhibit, on display at The Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University from Aug. 28 to Jan. 11, 2015, offers a fresh look at 34 of Rauschenberg’s works spanning six decades of his career, art that he reserved in his own collection. It includes painting, drawing, collage, printmaking, sculpture, fresco, assemblage, photography and film.


Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella

A contemporty take on the classic tale, the production comes to DPAC Nov. 18 - 23 and features an orchestra, jaw-dropping transformations and all the story's famous moments - the pumpkin, the glass slipper, the masked ball and more - plus some new twists.