Category Archives: North Carolina

Parker & Otis

Parker & Otis
112 S Duke St
Durham, NC 27701

Second time in Durham, second time at Parker & Otis.  The place is rustic, charming, and full of fun little trinkets.  It’s a place where you find yourself meandering through the aisles of goodies but end up leaving with nothing.  A bar of chocolate was $7.  Enough said.

The food, on the other hand, is decently priced.  I split two sandwiches and three sides with LAW.  Pictured here is the turkey and Stonewall Kitchen mango chutney sandwich with bacon, lettuce, red onion, mayo, and yellow cheddar on sourdough ($7.99).  The ratios of their sandwiches are not quite my ideal because they give waaaay too much meat for the thin slices of bread that they use.  The turkey was decent though a little dry and the sourdough was also just meh.  The mango chutney, on the other hand, was delicious!  It was sweet, slightly spiced, and added a great kick to the sandwich.  Bacon was crispy and not too fatty, giving the sandwich a little texture.  Though, the best bacon in a sandwich can be found in my last post: Fosters Market. Continue reading

A Turkey Club at its Finest

Foster’s Market
2694 Durham Chapel Hill Blvd
Durham, NC 27707

I was in Durham this past weekend for a music video that Chen + Wong were shooting for Delta Rae.  I had been to Durham once before for another music video shoot but never had the chance to hit up Foster’s Market.  Foster’s Market is a food market and cafe that offers all kinds of pastries, soups, sandwiches, and various sides (such as green pickled mango).


LAW had been here once before and said that the Cheddar Herb Biscuits were amazing, hence we each got one ($1.50).

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Watt’s Grocery (Durham, NC): Biscuits ‘n Gravy

Watt’s Grocery
1116 Broad St
Durham, NC 27705

Still down here and eating far too much butter and cheese. This was delicious. Gravy was creamy and sausage bits were just salty and spiced enough to keep you wanting another bite. The grits were the best grits I have ever had. Not sure if that is saying much because I have only had grits in New York and Boston, both times resulted in a dish being served with white grainy clumps and oil/butter/cheese floating on top. These grits were much more dense and were extremely creamy. Though I liked them, definitely couldn’t finish them.

Parker and Otis (Durham, NC): Peanut Butter, Honey, Sliced Bananas, and Bacon on Wheat

Parker and Otis
112 S Duke St
Durham, NC 27701

In Durham for the long weekend and on a mission to hit up all the must-eats. Parker and Otis is a cute sandwich and coffee place that also sells gourmet chocolates, beers, candles, southern biscuit recipe books and such. The architecture is reminiscent of old tobacco warehouses that were all over this historic part of Durham. Wood and brick intersecting everywhere. Very rustic.

We got a variety of sandwiches, including a turkey one with red pepper jam which was really good. The sandwich photographed is Elvis’s favorite peanut butter and bacon sandwich. Sweetly and saltily delicious.