Dear Council members and Mayor Bell:
Rose’s has rapidly become one of my favorite stops around the Brightleaf area, serving up freshly cut meat, baked goods, and prepared meals. I was happy to learn that the shop managed to make its way onto Bon Appétit’s list of 50 nominees for best new restaurant, despite not even really being a restaurant.
They’ve got some stiff competition (including one other NC eatery in Asheville’s “Rhubarb”) but they’re the only shop in the triangle to make the list. Best of luck, guys!
Hey guys! I have (and by extension, durham.io has) been on vacation for the past week. Rest assured, stuff has still been happening!
Regularly scheduled programming should resume this week.
I hope you guys have fun! As for me, I’ll be riding in the Firecracker 100K ride in Cary. Be sure to say hi if you’re there, OK? I’ll be the guy with the bike. Regular programming resumes Monday.
This summer GoTriangle, Great Outdoor Provision Company, and the Bulls are presenting a monthly “bike to the ballpark” promotion designed to appeal to cyclists.
I went to one bike to the park game last year (and we went to the first one this year on May 18) and I feel like it’s a pretty neat promotion for people who like to get around by bike. The “deal” is that the first 200 people to show up on bikes get free bike valet parking and a “goodie bag” with some trinkets (lights, coupons, water bottles etc) in addition to the option to buy $10 tickets to the game. The tickets are the “cheap seats” out behind right field, which can get a lot of sun – so bring your sunscreen if you decide to take advantage of them.
All of this year’s events are for Sunday 5:05 p.m. games. The next one is this Sunday:
Sunday, June 8th; Game starts at 5:05pm
Sunday, July 6th; Game starts at 5:05pm
Sunday, August 17th; Game starts at 5:05pm
Past experience tells me attendance can vary; we went to the August game last year and the valet parking was slammed with a long wait time. For the May game this year we just walked up to the gate and had no wait at all. You might want to show up just a bit early to be on the safe side.
Hey, don’t worry, I’m still around! But I’ve been too busy to blog this week, and there hasn’t been much news anyway. I’ll have something for you next week, I promise.
It’s hard to believe that their retail location on Parrish St. has only been around since last spring. Since then, they’ve kind of gone gangbusters, expanding staff and hours to the point that they’re now open 7 days a week for breakfast and lunch.
Monuts has really worked its way into my own routine, and I try to stop by at least once a week after dropping the kid off at school (protip for anybody stalking me: just look for that guy with the Burley bike trailer hanging out near Monuts). I’m partial to their constantly changing bagel sandwich specials, and I’ve never had one I didn’t like.
You can probably guess that I like Monuts a whole heck of a lot. I’m apparently not the only one, and their spot on the Thrillist list is well deserved.
So, a well earned congratulations to Lindsay, Rob, and all the staff at Monuts. Keep doin’ what you do!