Restaurant convenient to Duke Medical Center

Jul 31st, 2010, 02:07 PM
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Restaurant convenient to Duke Medical Center

Can you recommend a restaurant near the Duke Medical Center? Our criteria:
a. local food
b. no chains
c. relatively quick service
d. budget not an issue


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Jul 31st, 2010, 03:15 PM
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Do you want fancy? If you DON'T want fancy, you can't get much more local than Bullock's.
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Jul 31st, 2010, 04:35 PM
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Thank you for responding.
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Aug 3rd, 2010, 02:47 PM
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We went to Toast on Main St. It is very good and quick. The menu is soup, salad, paninis, crostinis and desserts. Excellent choice for us and highly recommended to others.
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Aug 9th, 2010, 02:36 PM
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Nosh is just down the road on Erwin and has great food and casual atmosphere. Foster's Market on 15/501 is another great option - always good. For a nicer dinner - Spartacus on 15/501. Downtown Durham - I recommend Mt Fuji, Fishmongers, Parker and Otis, and Elmo's.
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Aug 14th, 2010, 03:45 AM
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cmfong,

I hope everything's ok.
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Aug 14th, 2010, 04:38 AM
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Me too.
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Aug 14th, 2010, 05:56 AM
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Few places are within easy walking distance although new ones are popping up along Erwin Rd. west of 'Duke North' all the time. Haven't tried Nosh, but that's just one.

Not much further but requiring a drive is Parizade (2200 West Main Street, in the tall tower visible across the Durham Fwy), Italian-ish, is good but not sure service will be quick enough. At virtually the same entrance is Verde (name may have changed, same place, though) - less formal, often quicker, good small plates. Haven't tried Baba Ghannouj in same area. Dir: Right on Erwin, left on Anderson, right on Main.

If you continue on Erwin you'll get to the 9th St. corridor/neighborhood: my two favorites are the Blue Corn Cafe and, further down, Elmo's diner - both casual, good food from mostly local sources. For slightly less casual, the Vin Rouge (across from Elmo's) is a good French bistro.
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Aug 14th, 2010, 06:02 AM
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Woops, think Blue Corn is gone... sadly.
On Erwin west of DUMC is also "Six Plates."
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Aug 14th, 2010, 06:31 AM
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Hope this is not a visit for a difficult reason.
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Aug 15th, 2010, 12:06 PM
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Thanks for the suggestions.
Cyanna and suewoo, thank you for the concern. DH has been suffering from an untreatable condition for a while and we have found some hope at Duke. Fingers crossed the new protocol works.
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Aug 15th, 2010, 12:42 PM
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Duke is awesome. If anybody can do something, it's those hardworking folks! Best wishes to you.
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Aug 15th, 2010, 12:50 PM
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We are optimistic. Thank you for the kind thoughts and support. It means a great deal.
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Aug 15th, 2010, 01:51 PM
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Mama had ovarian cancer in '72. Went to Duke and she's fine. Good luck. Keep us posted.
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Aug 15th, 2010, 04:24 PM
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Lots of great stories from there. We are feeling up.
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Aug 15th, 2010, 05:03 PM
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Just a thought from a "medical" family. No matter the reputation of the facility, stay on TOP of it. Ask questions/demand answers.
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Aug 17th, 2010, 12:31 PM
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Blue Corn is still there (I have a friend who just got a job there!). Elmo's was one of my favorites when I lived in the area.

cmcfong, so glad things are looking promising!
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Aug 17th, 2010, 01:34 PM
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Thanks!
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cmcfong, when will you be here? Want a few Fodorite friends for emergencies?
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