Friday, March 28, 2014

Durham Bulls Baseball is Right Around the Corner

Durham Bulls Athletic Park
Come celebrate spring at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park!

We can’t wait for spring to make its full arrival here in Durham, and nothing says spring like baseball! On April 3rd our beloved hometown team the Durham Bulls will take the field for the first time in 2014 and we hope you’ll come by for a night at the ballpark! Book your room now at our luxury Durham bed and breakfast and your innkeeper can help arrange for tickets to see the Bulls take on the Gwinnett Braves.

American Tobacco Campus
Try out some of Durham's best restuarants at the American
Tobacco Campus
We know you’ll enjoy your visit downtown to the Durham Bulls Athletic Park because in addition to watching world class baseball you’ll get to try out some of the restaurants and bars that make Durham the Tastiest Town in the South. Check out some of Durham’s best restaurants at the American Tobacco Campus or right downtown within walking distance of the park.

So even though they may not be your home team, we would love to see you come by and root, root, root for the Durham Bulls!

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

Thursday, March 20, 2014

A Fresh New Cycling Event in the Triangle

Cycle to Farm
The May 3rd Chapel Hill Cycle to Farm
is an event not to be missed! 

Spring can’t come soon enough! With warmer temperatures and sunny skies on their way it will soon be time to enjoy the Triangle’s abundant outdoor activities and farm fresh foods. The Chapel Hill Cycle to Farm event, coming up on May 3rd, gives you the chance to enjoy both of these springtime pleasures. As a participant in the Chapel Hill Cycle to Farm you’ll get the chance to explore the beautiful rural countryside just outside of Chapel Hill and Durham on a sixty mile bike ride that incorporates stops at several fantastic local farms such as Vista Wood Bison Ranch, Honeysuckle Tree House, Fickle Creek Farm, and Timberwood Organics.

RambleRill Farms
RambleRill Farms is the picturesque
start and finish to the 60 mile route

In addition to being a great opportunity to get some exercise and learn about local agriculture, the Chapel Hill Cycle to Farm lets you get a taste of what the farms have to offer as well. Each farm stop offers samples to cycling participants and the event has organized, free delivery of any products you’d like to purchase during your stop. You can pick your delicious finds at RambleRill Farm, where the route starts and finishes.

Vista Wood Ranch
The Chapel Hill Cycle to Farm even
includes viewing of the Triangle's
own buffalo herd at the Vista Wood Ranch
Once you’re done, the good times have really just begun. Cycle to Farm will host a Fabulous After Party featuring local beer, live music, and a farm-to-table meal. Space for the event is limited so be sure to register soon! You’ll also want to make sure you have a reservation at our Durham bed and breakfast so you can enjoy our fantastic breakfasts and comfortable suites before and after the race. And while you’re here we can help you plan other activities to help you fit in a few more miles of cycling, or opportunities to enjoy the Triangle’s delicious farm fresh products.

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

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Durham NC’s Best Restaurants Recognized by the James Beard Foundation

Please join us in congratulating four of Durham NC’s best restaurants and chefs on their recognition as semifinalists for the 2014 James Beard Foundation Awards. We know that these nominees are just sample of the incredible restaurants here in Durham, and that they represent a vibrant and delicious food culture which many residents and visitors have come to love. Take the opportunity to try out these nationally recognized cuisine hot spots by booking your stay at our Durham bed and breakfast today!

Parizade Restuarant
The dining room at Parizade

Outstanding Restaurateur: Giorgios Bakatsias, Giorgios Hospitality Group
Giorgios Bakatsias is behind many of Durham NC’s best restaurants including Vin Rouge, Parizade, and the CafĂ© at the Nasher as well some up and coming favorites like Local 22. The fare of these restaurants ranges from Mediterranean to Provencal French, but all express the quality that Bakatsias is known for.

Nana's Menu appeals to all tastes

Best Chef: Scott Howell, Nana's
Nana’s has become a culinary institution here in Durham and is a restaurant that we recommend time and again to our guests. This is because we are confident that those who enjoy an experience at our luxury Durham bed and breakfast will be delighted by an evening at Nana’s. Chef Howell’s talent and sincere passion for his craft is evident in every detail from the menu, to the wine list, to the dining room, and night after night his guests leave satisfied and looking forward to their next trip to Nana’s.

Best Chef: Southeast Matt Kelly, Mateo
Chef Kelly's
Chef Kelly's Mateo offers the perfect social atmosphere
As Chef Kelly’s first solo venture Mateo has become known as the one of the best spots downtown to enjoy a light meal before or after performances at the DPAC or a Durham Bulls game. The eclectic and well curated menu flawlessly combines the Spanish tapas tradition with the staples of Southern cuisine while providing you with an opportunity to sample one of the largest selections of sherry on the east coast.

Outstanding Pastry Chef: Phoebe Lawless, Scratch 
Scratch Bakery
Scratch's fare ranges from breakfast biscuits to lemon chess pie
A former baker and pastry chef at one of Durham’s most revered restaurants, Magnolia Grill, Pheobe Lawless has expanded her talents and passion for food through Scratch Bakery. Located on a quiet side street in downtown Durham Scratch provides the perfect place to stop for a sweet or savory snack to be enjoyed outside in Durham’s warm spring weather.

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