Farm-to-Cocktail Bar Opening in Durham
DURHAM - A new cocktail bar, Kingfisher, is coming later this year to downtown Durham courtesy of Sean Umstead and his wife and business partner Michelle Vanderwalker. The bar, adjacent to The Durham Hotel at 321 East Chapel Hill St., will craft cocktails and small plates that spotlight fresh and preserved fruits and produce that have been sourced from North Carolina farms. The decor will feature lounge seating, semi-private booths and a custom-tiled bar. As for what to taste first? Expect something with strawberries, for some summer-inspired sweetness. A purchase of 75 pounds of strawberries from Lil' Farm has already been made, according to a press release.