Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Durham Foodies Getaway - October 2nd

Join us for an incredible Durham foodies getaway to remember. 

If you’ve dreamed of getting reservations at NOMA the epicenter of the Nordic food trend and don’t flinch at the idea of seeking out the “dank”, “dusty”, and “smoky” flavors of your food than you’ll want to visit our luxury bed and breakfast in Durham on October 2nd. Why? Because that evening a very special guest will be town, Josh Evans from the Nordic Food Lab. Evans has been invited to the TastiestTown in the South by Duke University faculty members who explore the subnature of food and culinary culture. This event, FiveChefs-One Concept, is far from an academic lecture though. It will be a gastronomic adventure!

Durham Foodies Getaway
Five Chefs-One Concept will be hosted in
Durham's historic Golden Belt District
Photo courtesy of: Durham CVB
Evans will be teaming up with five of the Triangle’s most well-renowned chefs, Matt Kelly (of Durham’s Mateo), Kim Floresca (of Chapel Hill’s [ONE]), Daniel Ryan (of Chapel Hill’s [ONE]), Andrea Reusing (of Chapel Hill’s Latern), Steven Greene (of Cary’s Umstead Hotel and Spa), and Aaron Vandemark (of Hillsborough’s Panciuto) to explore the subnature of local foods through a five-course dinner. Noel Sherr of Durham’s Cave Taureau Wines will provide wine pairings for the meal. The event will also feature discussion designed to lead guests through an exploration of the “othering” of specific components of food and culinary culture, such as fermentation and foraging.

Five Chefs-One Concept will be hosted in the Cotton Room in the Golden Belt District. Tickets are $185 each and can be purchased online. You won’t want to miss this opportunity to enjoy the talents and perspective of these chefs who hold not only local but global influence in culinary culture! 

Learn more about the concept of "subnature" in food from Dr. Tom Parker

Join us in our Durham bed and breakfast for a foodie getaway to remember.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Durham’s Bull City Race Fest has Something for Everyone

The 2nd Annual Bull City Race Fest will be held on Sunday October 19th and offers a great experience for runners and their families. The event features a half-marathon, a five mile race, and a family friendly 1 mile race, with courses that wind through downtown Durham and its beautiful surrounding neighborhoods. But the races are just half the fun! Once you’ve finished hang around at the American Tobacco Historic District to enjoy the post race festivities. These include:

Bull City Race Fest
Enjoy a fun-filled weekend at the American Tobacco
Historic District. Photo courtesy of the Durham CVB
A Food Truck Rodeo where you’ll get to enjoy all the delicious variety that Durham Food trucks Chirba Chirba Dumplings and CafĂ© Love who will both offer special deals for runners!
have to offer. Don’t miss

An Octoberfest Beer Garden

A Kids Experience Zone where the whole family can get together for a great time.

The opportunity to check out the excellent restaurants in the American Tobacco Historic District and surrounding downtown area

Online race registration is available through Thursday October 16th,  you can also register on-site on Saturday. And if you’re interested in supporting Habitat for Humanity of Durham, the nonprofit beneficiary of the Race Fest, be sure to check out their fundraising options!

If you’re looking to make a full weekend experience of the Bull City Race Fest be sure to give us a call. October is a busy month at our luxury Durham bed and breakfast, so you’ll want to make sure that you make your reservations early. And the Bull City Race Fest makes it easy to enjoy a full weekend in Durham. When you pick up your registration packet on Saturday October 18th, you’ll get the chance to participate in the Carb Crawl to help you prepare for Sunday’s race and get a taste of Durham’s wonderful restaurants. So give your innkeeper a call today and get ready for a weekend full of fun!

Durham Bull City Race Fest
Enjoy some of Durham's finest food trucks at the 2nd Annual Bull City Race Fest
Photo courtesty of Scientific Properties and the Durham CVB

Gloria & Phil Teber Your Innkeeper and Chef at the Arrowhead Inn, Durham, NC

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Shop til You Drop- A List Great Places for Durham Shopping

Durham has made a name for itself in the food world, being home to some of the best restaurants in the South. And playing host to internationally renowned events such as the Full Frame Film Festival and American Dance Festival has helped it put its mark on the art community as well. So shopping may not always be the first thing that comes to mind when planning a visit to Durham. But at our Durham bed and breakfast we know that the Bull City has something for everyone, so here’s a list of some of our favorite places to shop!

  • Just in case you get too full enjoying all the best restaurants in Durham, you’ve also got some great place to find the perfect edible souvenir to bring home with you like Sam’s Quik Shop and Bottle Shop and their awe-inducing arrays of beer. With everything from local growlers to rare imports this is THE place to shop for a beer-lover. And it doesn’t hurt that you can get a pint to sip while you’re shopping!
  • If you’re more of a wine person than a beer person don’t leave town without checking out the free tastings (Fridays and Saturdays) and well curated wine selection at Cave Taureau
Durham shopping

  • Whether you’re looking for something tasty for yourself or someone special you’ll want to stop by Parker and Otis where you’ll find a variety of specialty foods, gourmet candies, wine and beer, as well as cookbooks and kitchen supplies.
  • If a souvenir for the kitchen won’t do, head over to Morgan Imports, right next door to Parker and Otis and full of wonderful items for the home including furniture, art, and stationary!
Durham Bookstores
  • Bookworms will feel at home at The Regulator, a beloved bookstore on Ninth Street across from Duke’s Campus. Another downtown option is, Letters, a used book with a great selection of rare books.
  • And what would shopping be without a little time in the dressing room? If your looking for a selection of one-of-a-kind wardrobe additions make time to visit  Jo’s Boutique on Broad, Magpie, and Vert & Vogue. With the quality and variety of designs at these boutiques you may need an extra suitcase to bring all those great finds home. And if you’re in the mood for something vintage, swing by pb Buttermilk’s to find that must have piece that really makes you stand out.
North Carolina Boutiques

Gloria & Phil Teber Your Innkeeper and Chef at the Arrowhead Inn, Durham, NC

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Celebrate Saturday Mornings at the Durham Farmers Market

Durham Food Trucks
If you head to downtown Durham on a Saturday morning you may notice a steady stream of folks heading in the direction of  Durham Central Park. They may be on foot or bike, leading kids or pets, but all will be looking forward to what has become something of a celebration every Saturday morning. Indeed the Durham Farmers' Market has blossomed into an event to look forward to every Saturday from 8:00 to noon. Here you’ll find all the delicious bounty of our local farms and tasty products from some of Durham’s best restaurants and breweries, like Scratch Bakery and Fullsteam Brewery.

While Durham is certainly known for its food (we haven’t forgotten about the honor of being named the Tastiest Town in the South) the Farmers Market also celebrates the artists of Durham, who are featured in the Craft Market. There you can purchase all manner of unique and beautiful arts and crafts created with love right here in the Bull City. It’s the perfect place to pick up a delightful souvenir that you can’t find anywhere else.

And if you’ve managed to work off the delicious breakfast Chef Phil prepared for you at our Durham bed and breakfast, you’re in luck! You’ll have a wide variety of food trucks and vendors to choose from. For your next trip to Durham plan on heading downtown Saturday morning to celebrate the bounty and beauty of Durham at the Farmers' Market.

Durham Farmer's Market
Durham Central Park

Gloria & Phil Teber Your Innkeeper and Chef at the Arrowhead Inn, Durham, NC

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Take Dad out to Round Up His Favorite Durham Food Truck

This coming Sunday is all about celebrating Dad. To make your Father’s Day celebration extra special this year take him out to Durham Central Park for a Food Truck Rodeo! This delicious gathering of over 40 food trucks will have something for everyone, whether you’ve already found a tried and true favorite or are looking to try out something new. If this is your first time heading out to a rodeo be prepared to explore some of Durham’s best restaurants on wheels. You’ll get to try everything from pizza, to BBQ, to Korean tacos, to homemade ice cream and local beer. The Rodeo is the perfect way to get a taste of Durham.

Food Truck Rodeo

Admission to the event is free! All you have to worry about it bringing a healthy appetite and maybe a lawn chair or blanket to claim a spot so you can enjoy all of your delicious discoveries. The Rodeo will start up at 12:00 noon and will end at 4:00pm. Throughout the afternoon you can enjoy live music by The Terry Wiley Band who will be playing Motown, soul and rock and roll.  Plan your stay with us at the Arrowhead Inn, and come out to Durham Central Park this Sunday, June 15th to celebrate Dad and the culinary excellence of Durham!

Durham Central Park
With over 40 food trucks you'll need a plan to take on
this rodeo. Plot your course with this map!

Gloria & Phil Teber Your Innkeeper and Chef at the Arrowhead Inn, Durham, NC

Friday, May 30, 2014

Discover Extraordinary Art All Across Durham

People's Choice Award
Discover your favorite sculpture in
the Bull City Sculpture Show

The Bull City Sculpture Show arrived in Durham in the beginning of May bringing beauty, wonder, and whimsy to our streets. This public art exhibit features the work of twelve artists from around the United States who use a variety of mediums to capture and reflect everything human emotions to the serenity of nature. Each of these works of art has a different story to tell and may even inspire you to tell your own story.

Scattered throughout the city, all within walking distance of Durham Central Park, these sculptures serve as the perfect touchstones to guide you though downtown Durham. On your next visit spend some time seeking out your favorite piece and you wind your way between some of Durham’s best restaurants, art galleries, and local boutiques. This map provides you with a birds eye view of where to find the sculptures and other sights worth seeing in Durham.

Bull City Sculpture ShowThe Bull City Sculpture Show will be here in Durham for the next six months, with one piece being selected to stay in Durham permanently and another, the People’s Choice Award Winner, staying through April 2015. Book your room at our Durham bed and breakfast now! This magnificent example of public art is brought to you courtesy of Liberty Arts, a non-profit arts community and collaborative dedicated to supporting the creation of three dimensional arts. Learn more about Liberty Arts and their efforts to create the Bull City Sculpture show in the video below!

Gloria & Phil Teber Your Innkeeper and Chef at the Arrowhead Inn, Durham, NC