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Bull City Burger & Brewery
What it is: Bull City Burger & Brewery is a great new restaurant offering - you guessed it - gourmet burgers and hot dogs with your choice of toppings in addition to beer, wine and fancy sodas on tap. In addition to tasting delicious, BCBB also prides itself in serving pasture-raised beef and making almost everything they serve in house-even the mayonnaise, buns, and pickles!
What we liked: Well, pretty much everything. My family and I checked this place out after the Durham Art Walk and loved it! The burgers had all sorts of fancy toppings you could choose from. The basic burger was $6 and each topping that you picked, like bacon, pimento cheese or a farm-fresh egg, added on a couple of bucks. So, you could finish with a fairly expensive burger, but all of the toppings sounded so good! Fortunately, there were quite a few free standard toppings for you to choose from. After the burger, we asked for a soft drink. They directed us to their Boylan soda fountain, apparently the only one in the state, where we could choose from gingerale, cream soda, birch beer, cherry soda, or cola. It was a very refreshing change.
Then, we went to sit down and noticed the best part of all: a kids' area! That's right, they had a little corner with a play kitchen, crayons and blocks. This place was definitely family-friendly, not just kid-friendly. A family-friendly place is a place that the whole family could go to have a good time, not just the kids. BCBB definitely qualifies. The grown-ups can have a good time sipping their beer or wine and the kids can have a good time coloring or playing in the play area. Everyone wins!
What we would change: The biggest drawback we noticed was that the kids' hot dog had a bit of a grown-up taste to it that might be off-putting to pickier kids. We recommend going with the kids' burger or grilled cheese instead. And parking can be a little tricky downtown, but not much they can do about that, and we managed just fine.
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Address: 107 E. Parrish Street
Phone Number: (919) 680-2333
Hours: Monday-Thursday 11:11am-10pm, Friday and Saturday 11:11am-ish (kitchen closes at 10pm), Sundays 11:11am-8pm