Bull City Bike & Burger

Durham Restaurants

This morning I picked up Insight and Matt and I went for a ten mile ride on the American Tobacco Trail.

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Who knew this was a less than a mile from my apt!!!?? I’m so excited to have a place to ride without having to worry about traffic. I could bike all the way to the mall from downtown!

I was a bit antsy this afternoon. I went to the pool for a bit, but didn’t want to get too much sun. So, I went to the lamp store in search of inexpensive shades (no luck) and then to the fabric store to pick out something for an antique chair I’m having re-upholstered. I also purchased a paisley planner to keep me organized in my new life. Unlike last year, when I searched for days for the right planner, I found a simple, little one right away. It should do the trick.

I haven’t really felt like cooking since we moved to Durham and I’ve been eager to try new restaurants, so I convinced Matt it would be a good idea to just get something small. We walked over to Bull City Burger & Brewery and were pleasantly surprised to find an inexpensive, cute, and socially responsible nook right downtown. We couldn’t resist the $1 beer samples, so we tried the bitter, stout, lager, and vienna amber. All were good for a brew pub (they tend to be bland), but I especially liked the bitter. Can’t wait to go back and get a $13 pitcher!

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We also tried some fried pickles encrusted in crushed pretzels? They were fun to eat, but definitely not my type of fried pickles – I like the juicy spears and these just tasted like breading.

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However, the burger was awesome. We split a simple blue cheese burger and at $7 for local, pasture-raised beef, I was very pleased They also had a veggie burger special that looked delish (topped with friend polenta) so we will be back!

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Last day of summer starts tomorrow:( Goodnight.

  • Yvette
    July 27, 2011 at 7:19 am

    I don’t know if you have an IKEA near you, but they have really cute and cheap lamp shades. Congrats and good luck with the new job, by the way! 🙂

  • Angie
    July 27, 2011 at 9:52 am

    That burger looks amazing!
    I would cycle everywhere if I had a track like that. I’m so afraid of traffic 🙁

  • Kat
    July 27, 2011 at 12:25 pm

    This post spoke to my soul. I would LOVE a place in the cities where you can build your own sampler for $1/glass. How fabulous.

    I’d never thought of topping any burger with fried polenta, but that would definitely be a lovely contrast with (or without!) dairy involved.

  • Lauren
    July 27, 2011 at 5:13 pm

    Good Luck on your first day of work!!!

    • Laura
      July 27, 2011 at 5:28 pm

      Thanks!

  • Kelli H (Made in Sonoma)
    July 27, 2011 at 8:16 pm

    that place looks quite tasty!