Mike Birling Named IL Executive of the Year

“Bulls General Manager Honored as League’s Top Executive for Second Time

The International League has named Durham Bulls General Manager Mike Birling as 2015 Executive of the Year. Under his leadership, the Bulls set back-to-back single-season paid attendance records in 2014 and 2015, ending this past campaign with an all-time high of 554,788 cumulative fans. This is the second International League Executive of the Year award for Birling, who took home the honor after his first season as Bulls GM in 2003.”

Read more at DurhamBulls.com


Monuts lets go of original downtown Durham location

Monuts lets go of original downtown Durham location

 Monuts Donuts is officially letting go of its first location on East Parrish St., but remains open on Ninth Street.

In a heartfelt letter posted to fans on its Facebook page, owners Lindsay and Rob Moriarty detailed the reason why they decided to sell 110 E. Parrish St. location, where they had planned to open an entirely new restaurant.

Read more at WRAL.com


Giddyup: Durham’s Ponysaurus now open on Hood Street

“London may have double-decker buses,but Ponysaurus is going next level on the concept with a double-decker patio at its new Durham location at 219 Hood St. You can try it out now, too: Ponysaurus opened last night. The bar will now open every afternoon at 4 p.m., except Mondays, and plans to expand its weekend hours in coming weeks.:

Read more in the Indy Weekly.


31 Things You Need to Eat In Chapel Hill and Durham Before You Die

“Home to arguably the greatest rivalry in collegiate athletics, Chapel Hill and Durham are also the epicenter of something else we should be talking about: a vibrant, up-and-coming food scene that is not for the faint of heart.

From good ol’ Southern comfort food to burgers to staple drunk eats, these towns have got something for everyone. Whether you’re pulling for UNC or Duke, I think we can all agree that the food in these college towns is something special.”

Read ore in Durham Magazine