Geer Street + Giveaway Winner

Durham Restaurants Travel

The best part about the end of Thanksgiving is the beginning of Christmas!!

Coming home from our holiday travels was still a bit sad. We had a fabulous time and I’m hoping Matt’s parents did too! We had warm-ish weather on Friday and a fun lunch in Wilmington before our drive home.

When we arrived, Matt got right back to his studies while I unpacked and started on the laundry. Around 5 though, we remembered that it was Saturday night! I brewed some simple syrup on the stove so we could make bourbon + orange bitters cocktails to sip on. And then we braved the cold and walked to Geer Street Garden for a date.


We just sat at the bar and ordered a few appetizers. I enjoyed a Pranqster, which ended up being a perfect Belgian!


I didn’t really know what I was in the mood for, so Matt chose the food: jalapeno cheddar hushpuppies,


fried chicken and arugula salad with hard boiled egg and parmesan,


and mac and cheese. All the southern foods complimented each other and really hit the spot. I loved all three items, and I’m going back for those hushpuppies.

Did you enter The Meat House giveaway?

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Well, the winner is Brittany from Itty Bits of Balance, and she doesn’t like cranberry sauce! I’m not surprised:) Congrats Brittany!!!

I’m off to snuggle in my fresh flannel sheets. Night.

  • Brittany @ Itty Bits of Balance
    November 26, 2012 at 1:25 pm

    Awesome! Thanks Laura! 🙂

  • Jen
    December 1, 2012 at 7:49 pm

    Mmm…bourbon and orange bitters cocktails? Is that just bourbon, bitters, and simple syrup to taste? Anything else?

    • Laura
      December 2, 2012 at 11:35 am

      Yup! I usually use about a shot of bourbon, two tablespoons syrup, and a few drops of bitters!

      • Jen
        December 2, 2012 at 7:02 pm

        That sounds awesome. I’m going to give it a try. Thanks!