Category Archives: Restaurants

Oregon

Tasty & Alder is my kind of restaurant, even if I found it mostly to be very good rather than great. The varying dish size — everything from a single (warm) donut to a life-sized Bi Bim Bap — the … Continue reading

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Mt. Fuji

It’s on the ground floor of your office building. We’ve only gone here a few times and the food is really pretty bad, but I really enjoy going there with you. Last night we both wanted Asian food and we … Continue reading

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Pompieri

A few notes on Pompieri: 1) It’s funny that you said toward the end what struck me (silently) the minute we walked in: Pompieri took one of downtown Durham’s most beautiful available spaces and made the interior look really ugly, … Continue reading

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Scratch tracks, or salad theory

One thing that tickles me about Scratch: their website is not “scratch.com” or “scratchbakery.com” or “scratchdurham.com” or anything obvious like that. The first two of those URLs happen to be already taken, but I like that Phoebe either created the … Continue reading

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Meals of the week

Just catching up from the week: Plate: Loin of pork with red curry-orange sauce, braised with sweet potatoes and carrots. Sauteed kale. Discipline: Let’s see, you tweeted a picture of this one, didn’t you? (That’s sweet of you, although here … Continue reading

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Just the facts, ma’am? (In a pig’s ear)

Further to today’s conversation about the author of The Lifespan of a Fact, John D’Agata. (Here is the piece I read about him.) The question is whether there’s any validity to the claim that it’s OK to change facts in … Continue reading

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