three new (to us!) Durham establishments in two days

by | Oct 9, 2009 | Daily life, Food & Drink

Eric and I have a list of restaurants to try that is added to constantly as new places open or we read a good review.

Last night we got to try two new places, Whiskey and Dos Perros. Originally, we were supposed to go to a furniture sale in Cary but after a quick look online at the traffic cams, we discovered a huge wreck between us and the store. And don’t these cocktails look like a nicer way to spend some time?

Debonair and Monkey Gland specialty cocktails
Eric’s Debonair and my Monkey Gland cocktails

We relaxed and chatted in comfy leather chairs for a bit before heading over to meet some friends a few blocks away at Dos Perros, the new restaurant of Jujube’s owner, Charlie Deal.

The setting is very nice and homey and the waitstaff was eager to talk about the food. Eric got a pork special that was very tasty, but my mole poblano from the menu was just okay. I would have preferred the meat more shredded so the sauce could coat more evenly. I also greatly prefer flour tortillas to the corn ones, but didn’t think to ask if they had any. On the plus side, the beans that came with my dish were excellent and I had Eric take his home for my lunch today. Overall, I thought the food was good but the prices were a few dollars higher than I would prefer to pay. I will give them another shot but order something different next time.

The third new place was Local Yogurt where I met a friend of mine and her kids for a snack this afternoon.

Local Yogurt

Above is a small bowl of peanut butter frozen yogurt with magic shell and peanut butter cups. And yes, it was as tasty as it looks. :)

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