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Pep Raleigh

Where to eat, drink and shop in Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill, NC
Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill, NC City Guide
Photos: Courtesy of Beth Mandel, Pizzeria Toro, Fullsteam, D.L. Anderson Pictures, Lissa Gotwals, Sono and Bida Manda

School and sports used to be the most popular draws to the tight constellation of North Carolina cities known as the Triangle.

Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill have expanded on that grouped identity, each forging its own vibe while remaining in dialogue with the others. And nowhere is this more evident than in the food and drink scene: Young guns are pushing the envelope, while old standbys are embracing new approaches.

Here's why there's never been a better time to visit this Southern trio. Fried chicken draped with jamón Serrano, anyone?

Poole's Downtown Diner 426 S. McDowell St. Raleigh NC 27601 919-832-4477 Mateo Bar de Tapas 109 W. Chapel Hill St. Durham NC 27701 919-530-8700 Dashi 415 E. Chapel Hill St. Durham NC 27701 919-251-9335 Pizzeria Toro 105 E. Chapel Hill St. Durham NC 27701 919-908-6936 Bida Manda 222 S. Blount St. Raleigh NC 27601 919-829-9999 Garland 14 W. Martin St. Raleigh NC 27601 919-833-6886 Lantern 423 W. Franklin St. Chapel Hill NC 27516 919-969-8846 The Player's Retreat 105 Oberlin Rd. Raleigh NC 27605 919-755-9589 SALTBOX Seafood Joint 608 N. Mangum St. Durham NC 27701 919-908-8970 The Roast Grill 7 S. West St. Raleigh NC 27603 919-832-8292 Stanbury 938 N. Blount St. Raleigh NC 27604 919-977-4321 One 100 Meadowmont Village Cir. Chapel Hill NC 27517 919-537-8207 Monuts Donuts 1002 9th St. Durham NC 27705 919-797-2634 Gocciolina 3314 Guess Rd. Durham NC 27705 919-973-4089 Vin Rouge 2010 Hillsborough Rd. Durham NC 27705 919-416-0466 Sono 319 Fayetteville St. Raleigh NC 27601 919-521-5328 Toast 345 W. Main St. Durham NC 27701 919-683-2183 Humble Pie 317 S. Harrington St. Raleigh NC 27603 919-829-9222 Time-Out 201 E. Franklin St. Chapel Hill NC 27514 919-929-2425 Slim's Downtown Distillery 227 S. Wilmington St. Raleigh NC 27601 919-833-6657 Bar Lusconi 117B E. Main St. Durham NC 27701 919-339-1432 Fullsteam Brewery & Tavern 726 Rigsbee Ave. Durham NC 27701 919-682-2337 Fox Liquor Bar 237 S. Wilmington St. Raleigh NC 27601 919-322-0128 Gallo Pelón 106½ S. Wilmington St. Raleigh NC 27601 919-835-3593 Bar Virgile 105 S. Mangum St. Durham NC 27701 919-973-3000 Mecca 13 E. Martin St. Raleigh NC 27601 919-832-5714 Alley Twenty Six 320 E. Chapel Hill St. Durham NC 27701 919-213-1267 Cave Taureau Wines 339 W. Main St. Durham NC 27701 919-908-9877 Neomonde 3817 Beryl Rd. Raleigh NC 27607 919-828-1628 Boulted Bread 614 W. South St. Raleigh NC 27603 919-999-3984 Southern Season 201 S. Estes Dr. Chapel Hill NC 27514 877-929-7133 Parker and Otis 112 S. Duke St. Durham NC 27701 919-683-3200 State of Beer 401 Hillsborough St. Raleigh NC 27603 919-546-9116 Videri Chocolate Factory 327 W. Davie St. Raleigh NC 27601 919-755-5053 Rose's Meat Market & Sweet Shop 121 N. Gregson St. Durham NC 27701 919-797-2233 42nd St. Oyster Bar 508 W. Jones St. Raleigh NC 27603 919-831-2811

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