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Go Ahead, Y'all. Brag About Durham.

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Haven’t you heard? Durham is dope.

Posted By Ashley Strahm on Apr 25, 2019

Yes — we knew that already — and we’re delighted that the secret is out. Pardon us while we acknowledge the obvious (they said it, not us)! Here, we're taking the time to offer the most compelling arguments from national media outlets for believing the hype about our beloved Bull City.

Delicious Distinctions

Eat your heart out.

If our community and culture are the bones of Durham, our beating heart is, without doubt, our restaurants, breweries and craft beverages. Believe the locals and the press — Durham’s food scene gives us life, every single day.

Many brag that they’re the foodie capital or tastiest town, but we actually are. Don't worry, there’s more than enough to go around; read on to discover why food and drink are Durham’s bread and butter.

Visiting Durham, N.C.? Here's Where to Stay, Eat, and Drink (Marie Claire)

NC delicacies nab Good Food Awards for the best in craft beer, cheese, pork and chocolate

These are the 10 best new restaurants of 2018, and the best of everything else

Pit Stop: 27 Essential North Carolina Barbecue Joints

US: Zweli’s Piri Piri Kitchen Brings Zimbabwean Food to Durham

The World Gin Awards named Durham Distillery's Conniption Navy Strength Gin the “Best” in the United States in the Navy Strength category

5 Serious North Carolina Pizza Joints

The South's Best Pizza

This Ramshackle Fish Shack Hiding In North Carolina Serves The Best Seafood Around

Remarkable Rankings

We're making lists all over the country. Looking for the best place to put down roots in a tech career? How about buy a house? We like to think we're not just a great place to explore (we're a great place to live). We're not the only ones.

Durham Earns National Accreditation in Parks and Recreation

Durham-Chapel Hill among top places for women homebuyers

The 15 most important LGBTQ landmarks in the US

The Best Cities for Women in Tech in 2019

30 Places in the US You Should Visit Before You Turn 30

15 Cities With the Most High-Tech Jobs

The 25 best affordable places to live in the U.S. in 2019

(PHOTOS) Best places to live — yes, Raleigh, Durham made the list

Standout Statements

Since the new year began, we've interviewed Taraji P. Henson for her leading role and portrayal of Durham native Ann Atwater, celebrated going into space, and been the inspiration behind hit medical show characters. It's safe to say that 2019 is off to an incredible start in the Bull City.

NASA sends Durham students' experiment into space

Earnhardt Jr. Love III headline 2019 North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame class

The (real) Good Doctor: Meet the Duke neurosurgeon behind hit shows' medical stories

After NBA star Dwyane Wade went to the Duke game, he got food at this Durham food truck

Durham’s people of honor: See who made the short list

‘Best of Enemies’ film brings a pivotal moment of Durham’s history to life

"The Best of Enemies" on Good Morning America

Enjoy the View

Check out the video below to see even more of the headlines Durham has made in previous months.

About the Author

Ashley Strahm

Jersey roots, Durham fruits. Lover of all things edible, egalitarian and true. Find me clad in Birkenstocks, seeking Bull City Beautiful stories by trail, wheel and spoke.