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It seems like The New York Times can’t quite get enough of the Bull City – they're sending their writers here more often, and having them stay longer to boot.
The most recent article, “36 Hours in Durham, N.C.,” highlights just how far we’ve come as a city, providing plenty of shout-outs to well-deserving businesses, restaurants, hotels, food trucks, music and performance venues, breweries, art galleries and attractions. (Super proud of ALL of you, by the way!)
But the world-renowned newspaper has been here before, first showing up in 2010 to highlight our growing farm-to-fork movement with anecdotes from the chefs and owners at Six Plates, Watts Grocery, Washington Duke Inn and Piedmont, plus mentions of Vin Rouge, Rue Cler, Nana’s and Magnolia Grill.
The Times came back a year later, again to feature our ever-expanding dining scene, primarily focusing on the global menu at Revolution, pies from Scratch, French eats at Rue Cler, Toast’s paninis and KoKyu’s barbecue.
Each time the writer mentioned how, a decade ago, we were “vacant tobacco warehouses and boarded-up storefronts,” “a ghost town,” “scruffy and aging.” But, with each visit, they noticed how we took those tobacco warehouses and “repurposed [them] as art studios, biotechnology laboratories and radio stations,” and how “the wave of regeneration has spread.”
So thanks, Old Gray Lady, for noting our city on its aptitude for greatness, on its eagerness to thrive. Next time, stay a bit longer. There’s a lot more to write about.