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Durham recommendations from Duke Psychiatry

Here's a listing of interesting events and places compiled by past and current Duke Psychiatry trainees.


  1. Durham Performing Art Center Broadway Shows
    2012/2013 Season
    War Horse
    Jersey Boys
    Million dollar quartet
    Jekyll and Hyde
    Mary Poppins
    Anything Goes
    Priscilla queen of the desert
    Sister Act
  1. Doughman Race -  May 
  2. American Dance Festival - June-July 
  3. Eno River festival - July 
  4. NC State Fair - October 
  5. World Beer Festival - October 
  6. Durham City Art Walk - April 
  7. Durham Restaurant Week - January and June 



  1. Durham Farmer’s Market Wed and Sat 
  2. NC Museum of Life and Science
    General admission   
    After Hours events 
  3. Sarah P. Duke Gardens
    General admission
    Music in the Gardens 
  4. Eno River State park 
  5. Carolina Theatre 
  6. Third Friday Durham- Art and Cultural events 
  7. Durham Bulls 
  8. Triangle Brewery Tours 
  9. Food Truck Rodeos 
  10. The Independent Weekly - Great source for upcoming events in the Triangle 
  11. Carpe Durham - Fascinating source of "Ramblings about restaurants and bars in Durham"



  1. NC Symphony 
  2. NC Ballet
  3. NC Wineries 
  4. Raleigh Annual Events/Festivals
  5. Chapel Hill Annual Events/Festivals



 Durham has a unique and diverse mixture of local owned and grown restaurants. Many of the restaurants are located in Six distinct areas of Durham: Erwin Road, 9th street, Broad Street, Brightleaf Square, Downtown and South Durham (near Hope Valley and Southpoint Mall).

Some Favorite and Frequented spots - Erwin Road | 9th Street | Broad Street | Brightleaf Square | Downtown Durham | South Durham Area

Erwin Road a quick walk from Durham VA or Duke Hospital

  1. Local Yogurt
  2. Six Plates (tapas and wine bar)


9th Street

  1. Elmo’s Dinner (American)
  2. Dale’s Indian Restaurant
  3. Chubby’s taco (Mexican)
  4. Vin Rouge (French)
  5. Cosmic Cantina (Mexican)
  6. Francesca’s (deserts)


Broad Street

  1. Broad Street Café (Music venue and American food)
  2. Watt’s Grocery (North Carolina Cuisine, Local Produce, Brunch)
  3. Whole Foods grocery


Brightleaf Area

  1. Alivia’s Durham Bistro (American)
  2. The Federal (Bar and Restaurant)
  3. James Joyce Irish Pub and Restaurant
  4. Parker and Otis



  1. 604 West Morgan (Italian)
  2. Pop’s Trattoria (Italian)
  3. West End Wine Bar
  4. Whiskey (bar)
  5. Revolution
  6. Dos Perros (Mexican)
  7. Bull City Burger and brewery (American)
  8. Cuban Revolution
  9. Dame’s Chicken and Waffles
  10. Rue Cler (French)
  11. Scratch
  12. Tobacco Road Sports Bar
  13. Tyler’s Tap Room
  14. Geer St Garden
  15. Fullsteam Brewery


South Durham

  1. Nantucket Grill (American)
  2. Shiki Sushi
  3. City Beverage (Bar)


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