The story of the restaurant industry in Durham is also the story of a once prosperous tobacco town that suffered through a long decline only to undergo a stunning rebirth. Legendary barbecue restaurants such as Little Acorn, Bullock's and Dillard's and small cafés like Lewis' served generations of tobacco industry workers.
Establishments such as Annamaria's and the Ivy Room were aimed at the growing college student population. More recently, Nana's, Magnolia Grill and other award-winning eateries have led a restaurant renaissance. This book profiles fifty longtime restaurants that have helped shape the city's dining scene--from small takeout sandwich shops to the finest of fine dining. Local authors Chris Holaday and Patrick Cullom tell the story of Durham's unique food history.
Chris Holaday lives in Durham and is the author of a number of books, including Southern Breads, as well as several on baseball. He graduated from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and has a master's degree in history from North Carolina Central University.
Patrick Cullom grew up in Raleigh and is an archivist in the Special Collections at Wilson Library, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. He graduated with a degree in history from North Carolina State University and has a master's degree in library science from the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.