Durham’s restaurant scene is exploding. The downtown area welcomed dozens of new restaurants in the last few years, ranging greatly in style, price and cuisine. Here are five favorites you’ll want to try on your next visit.
Named after the Jack Tar Motor Lodge, which sat in this location during the height of automobile travel throughout the United States, Jack Tar and The Colonel’s Daughter is an upscale diner with all your classic favorites and a few surprises, too. Try the double cheeseburgers (with caramelized onions and jalapeños on a benne seed bun); Szechuan peppercorn hot chicken; or a mammoth breakfast, the Ham + Eggs, with a side of coffee cake. The house-smoked ham is melt-in-your-mouth good and huge to boot, served alongside a healthy helping of down-home grits and two sunny-side-up eggs.
This eatery is in a more residential area of downtown Durham and it’s easy to see why this is a local favorite. The budget-friendly eatery is casual and you order at the counter before picking your table from the selections lining the outer walls. The center of the space is taken up by a bar. The menu includes light and healthy lunch and breakfast options, as well as amazing donuts with unique flavor combinations.
Geer Street Garden
Reclaiming a former gas station, Geer Street Garden received high praise from well-known foodie publications. The cozy restaurant, with its small dining space, patio and bar, serves up well-made cocktails, like the Whiskey Business (habanero bourbon, lemon juice, ginger) and a selection of Southern favorites, like the fried chicken plate, which comes with a heaping mound of mashed potatoes, gravy and collard greens.
This Parisian-style café, restaurant and bakery is a local favorite. Casual, yet upscale, you can find all your French favorites on the menu, plus some newer, daily options. The wine list is extensive, and the brunch options are impressive. For vegetarian diners, you can’t go wrong with the vegetarian crepe du jour.
Think North Carolina is all Southern food? Think again. Dashi is a Japanese ramen shop and bar highly lauded for its authentic flavors. Saddle up to the ramen bar and enjoy a filling bowl of your favorite variety, served with chopsticks (no forks or spoons here).
Singapore is known for being on the cutting edge of many industries, so it can be strange for foreigners to group the city-state with developing Southeast Asian nations like Thailand, Cambodia or Vietnam. But the multicultural hub represents diverse nationalities and religions, and knowing as much as possible before visiting Singapore can help you prevent any faux pas. Here are a few things you shouldn’t do when visiting Singapore.
ONCE THE FINAL MEETING WRAPS and the last contract is signed and sealed with a handshake, what’s next? Do you catch a flight back home or do you take advantage of the destination? If your next business trip is to Italy, we suggest adding a few more days to explore the country’s most amazing hot spots. Make time for more than a mouthwater- ing Italian meal in these three cities.
Santa Monica, California, has such an incredible array of restaurants and bars, it can be difficult to choose one. Rustic Canyon on Wilshire Boulevard makes it easy to decide; the restaurant manages to clearly set itself apart from the rest.
Dining is an art, and now that applies to both on the ground and at 35,000 feet thanks to Hainan Airlines’ “Hai Chef” Inflight Artistic Chinese cuisine series, a collaboration with Dong Zhenxiang, a Chinese culinary master also known as Dadong.
Many travelers are exchanging their regular home lives for a more exciting life abroad. However, no matter where in the world you visit, money is needed to live a comfortable life. Gaining work experience abroad can diversity a resume and open opportunities worldwide. For travelers who wish to live a more nomadic lifestyle, getting a short-term job in a country is also a great option. This will ensure travelers have enough money to get by and give them experience. Before leaving for a country or while in a foreign land, travelers can use the internet to find jobs or local resources.