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While steak, seafood, salads, and wines share the spotlight, it's the fondue pot that transforms the dining experience at The Melting Pot Durham into an interactive one. Bubbling at the center of the table, steel cauldrons steam with cheese blends such as aged cheddar and lager beer, or fontina, butterkase, and buttermilk blue. Diners spear slices of granny smith apples, artisan breads, and veggies, before dipping them into the thick, creamy cheese. While a wine and cheese fondue pairing may suit the evening on its own, a fresh salad followed by lobster and steak turns the experience in to a three-course event. Continue the dipping feast by adding one of nine velvety chocolate fondues and diners can gather around the table to dunk strawberries, marshmallows or chunks of cheesecake.
7011 Fayetteville Road
Durham,
NC
US
In the mood for a snack with a few more curves? Giant pretzels are taking over a mall near you! Specially-trained pretzel craftsmen are preparing their twisty treats to delight your taste buds. With the classic pretzels you know and love, as well as a few options with a more innovative flair, you’re sure to find the twisted snack you’ve been craving. Stop by to learn about daily deals and save some cash while satisfying your pretzel passion. In the mood to stockpile? Buy 3 fresh pretzels, and receive an additional 1 for free! If you buy 5, they’ll throw in 2 for free! After all, the best salty snack is a free salty snack.
1058 W Club Blvd
Durham,
NC
US
Baba Ghannouj blends Greek and Lebanese flavors for an exotic medley of pita wraps, platters, and salads. The chefs intertwine the flavors of grape leaves, Moroccan eggplant, and hummus to complement lamb and beef entrees. The culinary artisans also accommodate all diets by dishing up a regular and vegetarian buffet for lunch and dinner. As diners nosh, they can gaze at the restaurant's wall-mounted flat-screen television or listen to the lilt of Mediterranean music. And before departing, they can fortify their stomachs with a piece of baklava that's crispy yet hearty, like a valentine card sewn from an onion's skin.
2105 E Nc Highway 54
Durham,
NC
US
Since 1984, Champps Americana's kitchen has sizzled with made-from-scratch dishes, satiating sports fans and families with a comfortable atmosphere. Amid sunlit dining rooms, diners seated at wooden tabletops can root for their favorite pixels on flat-screen TVs broadcasting live sports. In the kitchen, chefs prepare pastas with grilled chicken and roasted artichokes, pile buns with barbecued pulled pork and spicy buffalo chicken, and fill soft taco shells with grilled steak. Behind the bar, bartenders whip up specialty cocktails and margaritas and fill goblets with wine and local craft beers on tap.
8030 Renaissance Parkway
Durham,
NC
US
The cooks at Cinelli's Italian Restaurant and Pizzeria craft New York-inspired classic and modern Italian entrees, including tilapia encrusted with crabmeat, filet gorgonzola, tortellaci—a homemade beef and veal dumpling—in a wild-mushroom ragout with truffle oil, and a goat-cheese-stuffed portobello mushroom topped with arugula, fire-roasted peppers, and balsamic reduction. Their success has allowed them to spread across multiple locations, each of which also serves New-York-style pizza.
604 W Morgan St
Durham,
NC
US
El Coyote Bar & Grill's chefs prepare authentic Mexican dishes, such as marinated cutlets, hearty breakfasts, and tacos de tinga, called "excellent" by CarpeDurham.com. Inside the restaurant, sunny yellow walls, old photos, a saltwater fish tank, and a stuffed coyote frame diners as they sample one of 22 varieties of cocktails. Toasty tortillas and piquant sauces garnish meals and destroy all-white tuxedoes, while occasional roving bands of mariachi musicians regale guests with song.
3801 Wake Forest Rd
Durham,
NC
US
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