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Durham Restaurants

Ahhh, there’s nothing like fine wine and fine food with fine friends!

This evening was beautiful and since two of my best high school friends were in town, we walked over to Toast and enjoyed a leisurely dinner on the sidewalk of Main St. I debated alcohol and decided the Italian’s would indulge, so I did too. I broke my white streak and went with red. Oh, how I’ve missed red. This spicy italian wine just had so much more kick than a chilled white wine.

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I tried a new panini at Toast – roasted chicken with red peppers, mozzarella, and salsa verde. It was heavy on the chicken, making it a bit dry, but the overall flavor was awesome. I’m on a real sandwich kick since moving to Durham; there’s just so many inexpensive options.

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It was so wonderful catching up with friends! If only every night could be this relaxing and enjoyable. I think one of the biggest differences in my daily life in Boston versus my daily life here is that I’ve been doing a lot more during the work week. I think it’s a combination of being a bit more comfortable financially (especially since I can grab a good dinner for $10) and having wonderful weather that makes me want to go out in the world. Though it’s stressful to be busy at times, mid-week events feel very special and they break up the week a bit.

Do you guys like ‘school night’ events or do you like to save going out for weekends?

See you tomorrow.

  • mary
    August 16, 2011 at 10:48 pm

    hi laura…i love your new blog format! i agree that mid-week get togethers definitely break up the week and i often find myself really enjoying them once i am out! however, i find myself getting lazy and not wanting to do anything after work.

  • Kathryn
    August 16, 2011 at 11:47 pm

    I’m a big fan of weekday get-togethers- they’re usually so spontaneous and turn out to be a blast. Plus, can’t beat those happy hour specials!

  • Kelli H (Made in Sonoma)
    August 17, 2011 at 12:44 am

    I’m also diggin’ the new layout.

    I’m definitely more of a weekend going out person than week night. I like to keep to my schedule of yoga and cooking during the week.

  • Dad
    August 17, 2011 at 8:56 am

    Where are the pictures of your HS friends? Want to see how they turned out.

  • Joelle (On A Pink Typewriter)
    August 17, 2011 at 3:40 pm

    I love the new blog look! Those pics at the top are great!

    You have me craving a panini now after this post.. I feel like they’re so hit or miss at restaurants though.. sometimes they’re perfect, but other times they’re too dry or skimpy on the ingredients besides cheese.

  • Joyce @ Jranola Joyce
    August 17, 2011 at 6:36 pm

    Ah! That panini looks so good! yay

  • Miranda
    August 17, 2011 at 10:55 pm

    Your new layout is awesome 🙂 I LOVE going out during the week. It is so nice having things to look forward to that you don’t have to wait until Friday for – I’m usually out at least two nights per week. I also swear it makes your week go faster!