Gaurav Patel’s guide to dining in Raleigh-Durham

Ask for a dinner recommendation in Raleigh and, guaranteed, one of Gaurav Patel’s (otherwise known as, “G”) will be on the list. He’s no chef, but as the founder and President of Eschelon Experiences, he knows his way around a restaurant. Since founding Eschelon in … Continue reading
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Blues and Bluegrass in North Carolina

Somewhere in the mountains along the border between North Carolina and Virginia, bluegrass – that American musical genre personified by banjo, mandolin and fiddle – was born. This was 1948, but the sound of Bluegrass in North Carolina had evolved for nearly two centuries, resulting … Continue reading
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Bennett Place: Durham and the American Civil War

When the first Confederate cannon were fired on South Carolina’s Fort Sumpter in 1861, the American Civil War had begun. The war would rage until 1865, claiming 620,000 lives and seeing President Abraham Lincoln assassinated by a Confederate sympathiser.   While the history books tell … Continue reading
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Seth Gross: Durham’s Locally Sourced Chef

A new restaurant in Durham, North Carolina, is turning up the heat on pizza pies by taking a fine-dining approach to this oft-believed-to-be-anything-but cuisine. Pompieri Pizza, under the guidance of Chef-Owner Seth Gross, make everything they use on their pizzas in-house, using locally sourced ingredients … Continue reading
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Durham Tobacco Houses Reimagined

Exploring the USA’s urban South doesn’t usually include stunning examples of Adaptive Reuse Architecture, a practice built on the reuse and repurposing of a building or site while retaining a large portion of the original look and feel, but Durham, North Carolina, stands as an … Continue reading
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