New restaurants opening soon in Durham
1) Saltbox, a seafood stand opening in downtown Durham. Fresh seafood from the coast simply grilled or fried. More details provided by the Herald Sun:
2) I noticed that the former Asian grocery next to Guglhupf was becoming a new eatery. Some investigating found that it is the new location of the Refectory Cafe that used to be located at Duke Divinity School. They will be opening on Saturday according to their website:
3) The former location of Cinelli's around the corner from Whole Foods is being replaced by Vine Thai and Sushi. I'm automatically skeptical of such cross ethnic restaurants but the owners used to run the same restaurant in NYC before relocating to Durham so that gives me hope. Not sure when they're opening.
The great food scene continues in Durham...
The Saltbox is open!!! 608 N. Mangum Street, just north of Hunt Street. They opened yesterday. I went today for a late lunch. I ordered a soft shell crab sandwich. I was hooked with my first tastes of the delicious cole slaw and chips (fries) - and then I got to the sandwich! Yummy soft shell - a little crispy on the outside and moist and juicy on the inside. Chef Ricky is very friendly, the service is excellent and he knows his FRESH fish!