Well, I was going to wait until I had lunch there to post a proper review, but instead I'm just going to encourage everyone to go try Dos Perros in downtown Durham at 200 Mangum St. while the watermelon/cucumber salad is still in season. That simple little dish was a revelation.
Whatever you do be sure to try the Platanos Rellenos, which are absolutely delicious.
I loved the ceviche the first time I had it, but the second time not so much.
I figure they've only been open a couple of weeks and they're still working things out here and there, so I'm totally letting them off the hook.
They have a nice selection of fun cocktails, but what I really appreciate about Charlie Deal (of Jujube fame) is that he takes such care with his wine selections. I've never had a bad glass of wine at Jujube and now I can say the same for Dos Perros. There are always at least a couple of selections priced so you can afford to drink more than one. I so appreciate this now that palatable juice seems to cost no less than $8/glass just about everywhere.
If you're not ready to commit to a full meal, sidle up to the bar and start with a nice cocktail and a little plate of those Platanos Rellenos and just enjoy the space.
You'll find a nice review with lots of details on Carpe Durham. I generally agree with most of these comments and as I was too busy eating to think about writing down the names of the dishes, I'm going to add a link here:
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