7 Reasons Why Durham is Earning Rave Reviews

Durham’s received lots of love lately, earning praise from regional bloggers to Bon Appétit. Here are some of the top accolades and Durham stories from this summer.

Posted By Discover Durham Staff on Aug 30, 2016

1. Bon Appétit

Bon Appétit praised Chef Andrea Reusing's latest venture, The Restaurant at The Durham Hotel, for being one of America’s Best New Restaurants 2016. “For what is essentially a hotel restaurant, Reusing manages to push the envelope," Bon Appétit writes. "Those who venture away from the crowd-pleasers will be rewarded with plates of crispy barbecue pig tail or country rib chops with plums and cucumbers.” Read more

2. Pollstar Magazine

Pollstar Magazine recognized the Durham Performing Arts Center, DPAC, for being the No. 3 venue for attendance in the nation. During the 2015-16 season, DPAC saw over half a million visitors, a record-setting number for the performing arts center. They also recently welcomed their three millionth attendee! Read more

3. U.S. News & World Report

U.S. News & World Report recognized Durham as the No. 3 city in the United States for access to quality healthcare. The report cited Durham’s proximity to top-notch academic hospitals. Read more

4. Toronto Star

A travel editor from Canada’s largest newspaper, the Toronto Star, enjoyed The Counting House at the 21c Museum Hotel, praising the “globally minded and regional dishes, [including] shrimp and grits, chilled Carolina Gold rice and tobacco tuna that gives a nod to the state’s tobacco past.” Read more

5. Scoop Charlotte

Bloggers with Scoop Charlotte called Durham “our favorite point on the Triangle” and praised local restaurants and shops like Monuts, Rue Cler, and Vert & Vogue. Read more

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6. HBCU Digest

HBCU Digest recognized North Carolina Central University the HBCU of the Year during an awards ceremony that celebrated the achievements of 111 historically black colleges and universities. Read More

7. Stranger Things

Did you know that the creators of the hit Netflix show Stranger Things are Durham natives? The Duffer Brothers drew inspiration from childhood memories of the Bull City. Find out more

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