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).
9401 Glenwood Ave
Raleigh, NC 27617
After having chips and cheese, thick buttered toast, salad with bacon bits and poppy dressing, a gigantic prime rib steak, and mashed sweet potato… I had this Chocolate Chess Pie. I wish it was less syrupy but the crust was absolutely amazing. It was like a Graham crust in texture but tasted like a butter crust.
Fried Chicken, Fries, Dirty Rice, Mashes Potatoes, Gravy, Biscuits, Iced Tea… Had to try the staple Durham fast food before I left. Though I question the decision to have it before the flight home… Grease and grease and grease… I still stand by Chinese KFC. Best fried chicken you’ll have.
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
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.