HOME > Chowhound > Southeast >
Brewing beer, curing meat, or making cheese? Tell us about it

Primal Food & Spirits - South Durham

ToothTooth Jan 15, 2014 10:09 AM

Durham magazine reports that chef Tim Lyons of Blu Seafood is opening the Triangle's first gluten-free restaurant this summer in the Southpoint Crossing Shopping Center.


  1. b
    burgeoningfoodie Jan 15, 2014 01:32 PM

    Yep saw that too. Should be interesting and an interesting location.

    1. e
      Erika RollerGirl Jan 16, 2014 04:21 AM

      This is so exciting! As someone who tries to eat strictly paleo when eating at home (I can't say the same for when I dine out), I can certainly appreciate a restaurant that will cater toward that lifestyle. I hope the food is as good as the concept!

      3 Replies
      1. re: Erika RollerGirl
        burgeoningfoodie Jan 16, 2014 11:11 AM

        Not sure I saw anything conducive to it being paleo.

        1. re: burgeoningfoodie
          Erika RollerGirl Jan 16, 2014 12:40 PM

          "Primal will offer a unique menu that utilizes naturally raised local meats and produce prepared into gluten-free entrees and seasonal side dishes as well as a full bar boasting craft cocktails created from local ingredients. Based on a primal eating lifestyle, the restaurant will give its guests the experience of enjoying fresh, unprocessed foods."

          Paleo eaters avoid gluten and prefer to use pastured, local meats and vegetables. "Primal" is a term often used in conjunction with paleo although if you follow Mark Sisson (Mark's Daily Apple)'s version, he includes dairy. This sounds like a very Paleo-friendly establishment. I hope I'm correct in my assessment of their intentions. We shall see!

          1. re: Erika RollerGirl
            burgeoningfoodie Jan 16, 2014 01:33 PM

            Ah! Thank you for the enlightening information.

      Show Hidden Posts