October Weekend in Durham, NC

  In what now might become an annual tradition, I flew down to Durham, NC for a quick birthday weekend of fabulous food, friends, and (mostly) local craft brews. First stop, Criterion!  Located in the heart of Durham's downtown, this vintage-feeling bar is meticulously designed from wooden booths to the tin ceiling and cinephile light fixtures. Quickly … Continue reading October Weekend in Durham, NC

Birthday Adventures in Durham

For the big three-oh (and conveniently a three weekend), I took a quick trip down to the lovely city of Durham, North Carolina for a weekend of food, fun, and great company. One of the highlights of the trip was visiting Duke University's Nasher Museum. The current special exhibit was on voices in Southern Art (which just … Continue reading Birthday Adventures in Durham

New Year’s in Durham, NC: Part I

For New Year's, I spent the long weekend in the lovely North Carolina city of Durham. Of course, the first of the year has to be kicked off with eating a bowl of Hoppin' John's, black eyed peas and other vegetables like collard greens. It might be a strange way to start the day, but … Continue reading New Year’s in Durham, NC: Part I