Durham has been a culinary hotspot for years, long before the national media brought attention to the city. Ever since then, Durham has been known as the Tastiest Town in the South and America’s Foodist Small Town. Many chefs in Durham have been nominated for James Beard Awards including Vin Rouge and Matthew Kelly, the chef at Mateo. All of this national praise has simply reaffirmed what locals have known for years, and that is Durham has some of the best chefs, most innovative restaurants and unique dishes and flavors in the world. It is time that you tried some of these culinary treasures and see why the city has so many top-rated restaurants.