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Durham NC - The South's Tastiest Town!!!

boaviagem Apr 9, 2013 08:12 AM

So sayeth the voters and Southern Living magazine.

The South's Tastiest Town: Durham, NC
A scrappy scene of artisans devoted to coffee beans, brews, and the craft of humble foods.


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    burgeoningfoodie RE: boaviagem Apr 9, 2013 09:04 AM

    So I saw. I'm not sure how I feel about it though. Glad we won but dubious about how.

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      boaviagem RE: burgeoningfoodie Apr 9, 2013 12:29 PM

      It was a Chicago style election - it paid off to vote early and often. We (Durham) were apparently the people's choice, the people of Durham that is.

      As I recall, Durham was neck and neck with Memphis which based on my two visits there is also a fine city for food, especially for dry rubbed bbq.

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        burgeoningfoodie RE: boaviagem Apr 9, 2013 01:44 PM

        And Asheville too. Which is why I'm not overly excited.. its like a high school popularity contest.

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          carolinadawg RE: burgeoningfoodie Apr 9, 2013 03:37 PM

          I like Durham and it has a great, and improving food scene, but it can't compare with Asheville or Charleston. And Memphis isn't even close to being in the discussion.

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            bbqme RE: carolinadawg Apr 10, 2013 07:03 AM

            I suspect that these towns will be taking their turns winning this award, if they haven't done so already. Also, while it states Durham specifically I think people take into account options throughout the Triangle. In that context I think the Triangle does go toe to toe with those other cities.

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      MonsieurDelicious RE: boaviagem Apr 20, 2013 02:22 PM

      The only reason New Orleans didn't win is because they aren't tied to their computers, voting in silly contests all day. They're out eating, drinking, and watching great music.
      And probably also because their electricity is still spotty.

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        carolinadawg RE: MonsieurDelicious Apr 20, 2013 02:42 PM

        Thanks for that amazing insight!

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