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Old 05-08-2009, 03:06 PM
 
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My sister is coming down from NY for Memorial Day weekend and I thought we'd head over to Duke Gardens. I've not been there yet, and this gives me a good excuse to go. Can anyone recommend a good place for lunch somewhat nearby? No pizza places, but I'm up for anything else. Maybe somewhere with a patio so we can eat outside (I'm keeping my fingers crossed for good weather!).

Thanks!
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Old 05-08-2009, 04:01 PM
 
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There are a number of great eateries at Brightleaf Square and also along 9th Street. Not necessarily walking distance (although you can do it), but definitely a short, easy drive (like 5 minutes). Nice to walk around also b/f or after eating. For more info see: Raleigh-Durham, - StepBySteps (http://raleighdurham.about.com/od/attractionsandlandmarks/ss/ninth-street_7.htmhttp://www.historicbrightleaf.com/dine/index.html - broken link)
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Old 05-08-2009, 04:03 PM
 
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oops! Meant to include this one too!
Brightleaf Square :: DINE

The other link will give you info on walking tour as well as restaurants.
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Old 05-08-2009, 04:35 PM
 
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Foster's Market

http://www.fostersmarket.com/
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Old 05-09-2009, 11:07 AM
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1. I second Foster's Market above. That is easily our go-to when we are in that area. They have a patio although it's really nothing fancy and is roadside, so it sometimes has a bit of noise. However, the food is great and I like the a la carte "freedom" there.

2. Gugelhupf, which is right next to Foster's is another solid option. It's a German cafe which has a beautiful patio set further back from the street. The setting is nicer than Foster's but the range of food options is more narrow.

You choose the compromise, but you can't go wrong either way.

Finally, given that it's Mother's Day weekend, expect serious crowds at both places!
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Old 05-09-2009, 11:33 AM
 
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I think Toast in Downtown Durham serves the best lunch in town. There's some outdoor seating but it is on the street.

Federal across the street from Brightleaf Square has great food as well, and some outdoor sitting, but it can get hot on a sunny day.

Fosters and Guglhupf have good food (but not as good as Toast or Federal, in my opinion), and have the nicest seating outside.
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Old 05-09-2009, 02:54 PM
 
Location: Carolina Shores NC
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The Nasher Art Museum on the Duke campus...You'll smell it from the Gardens
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Old 05-09-2009, 04:41 PM
 
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www.aliviasbistrodurham.com/
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Old 05-09-2009, 08:52 PM
 
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9th St. "district" just north-northeast of Duke Gardens has some good stuff- Blue Corn Cafe? (mexican/great burritos), George's Garage (buffets, salad bar, meat carving station, brew), Chubby Tacos (awesome tacos and huuuuuge stuffed burritos- ridiculous), Elmo's Diner (good old comfort food and more), and in Erwin Square Bldg. there's Parizades and Baba Ghanouj (Greek).... all good stuff.
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Old 05-09-2009, 09:29 PM
 
Location: Oxxford Hunt, Cary NC
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Wow, thanks for all the recommendations! She isn't actually coming until Memorial Day weekend, so hopefully the crowds won't be too bad! Gugelhupf looks really interesting - I'm a total bread addict so I might steer us in that direction. I guess it also depends on the weather - I'm hoping it is warm, but not crazy hot. What happened to spring anyway?

Anyhow, thanks for the recommendations - I'll make a list and take it with us. I can't wait to see her again!
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