Do you have a favorite restaurant or a place that you are a regular at?
Let me tell you about two of my favorite places. The first is Dos Perros. http://www.dosperrosrestaurant.com/
The food and customer service at Dos Perros is the best. That is why I return time and time again. I always lean towards ordering the camarones (shrimp) with aioli and marinated cucumbers platter.
However, I have been known to try some new dishes as well. If you want to really make your experience more special then attend one of their specialty dinners.
This past fall my oldest son and I attended their Day of the Dead Beer Dinner. We had the pleasure of trying a variety of beers and delicious food. It was a very cool experience and we even had the chance of dressing the part for the event.
Day of the Dead Beer Dinner at Dos Perros
They also offer a variety of cocktails that you can choose from. Dinner would not be complete without having some of their dessert. The Mexican Pot de Creme or Dulce de Leche ice cream that is specially made at The Parlour. https://theparlour.co/
I love the ambiance of Dos Perros because first they know me and I have a table that I like to go to. Plus, they already know what I want to drink when I get there. Non-alcoholic of course weekdays, but if I am ever with my husband then a cocktail I shall have. They are delicious by the way.
I love being personable and when people get to know you as a regular it is a bonus. So it also adds to the feel good factor when I go there.
During warm weather you have the option of eating outside on the patio and that is relaxing too.
Mexican Coca Cola at Dos Perros
My next go to place would be The Durham hotel. http://thedurham.com/ The staff there are always friendly and give me the best customer service too.
I love walking there on my lunch break to get a nice hot latte and to do some writing. Another nice addition to the great service are the variety of events held there. This month they feature views from the rooftop with Morehead Planetarium & NC Science Fest.
They provide telescopes in order to view constellations from their rooftop. It is a fabulous location for such an event. To have the opportunity to see the full moon is great.
Do you ever look at the stars and try to find constellations?
Check out their website for more information on upcoming events that include more stargazing opportunities. One event that I would love to try is the Counter Culture Coffee tasting. Coffee is life and I am game for that type of event.
As far as accommodations at the hotel I have not had the pleasure of staying there yet. I would love to one of these days. When I do I plan on enjoying a fabulous dinner there along with a cocktail on the rooftop. I will also make it a priority to ask what their favorite cocktail of choice is.
Rooftop view at The Durham
I will be sure to write about it and share my review with you all in the future. Durham is forever growing and thriving. It has a little bit of everything if you take the time to visit.
Be sure to ask the locals what their favorite go to spots are. This will lead you to a hidden gem that might end up becoming your favorite as well. Go to the Durham Convention and Visitors Bureau at: https://www.durham-nc.com/ for more information on the area and what it offers visitors.
Durham is waiting on you. Are you ready to go exploring at some local places here?
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