Haven't been around much, but just wanted to say congrats to those who have matriculated! Welcome to Durham - a bit early. And because I can't resist, here are some of my local favorites:Car Repair
: Ingold Tire, corner of Buchanan and Chapel Hill.
Great prices, and as honest as they come.Salon
: Caju Salon, Meadowmont Village just into Chapel Hill. Owned by a Fuqua alum.
My friends who know these things say it's the best salon in the Triangle. I like April.Barber:
Dennis Best Men's Salon, Main St.
Very affordable, does a great job on ndhlp's hair.Dry Cleaning:
Koretizing Cleaners, 2716 Hillsborough Rd
I LOVE them. Amazing, personal service. Use organic stuff that doesn't stink at ALL.Dentist:
Brent Blaylock, 3206 Chapel Hill Rd, 919-493-8036
Many Fuquans in my class found him. The quintessential southern dentist.Cupcakes & Sandwiches
: Parker and Otis, in Brightleaf.
A fabulous business! I did all my events at school with them.Late-Night Cramming Session
: Honey's, Guess Road, near I-85
Mediocre food (except the chicken salad) but cheap bad coffee! Open all night with free Wi-FiOff-Site Team Meeting:
Broad Street Cafe, Broad St and Club Blvd
Coffee, great simple food, and booze, plus wi-fi. Everything you need to be productive.Neighborhood Pub:
Dain's Place, 9th St.
Durham's non-smoking joint. Tell Oz (looks a bit like a pirate) that I sent you.Best Dinner
: Watt's Grocery, next to Broad St Cafe
American eclectic with a strong southern influence - emphasis on local sourcingBest Breakfast
: Elmo's. 9th St.
The Chilaquilles make me weep, they're so good. The ultimate modern diner experience.Animal Care
: Chapel Hill Mobile Veterinary Housecalls, http://www.chapelhillvet.com
Sunita is great, and my cats are much calmer if they can stay at home - worth the extra cost
Ok, I think I'm getting home-sick for Durham, and I haven't even left yet!
If you're getting to town before I leave (sometime between June 15 and July 1), shoot me a PM. I'll meet you at P&O or Dain's or whatever!