But Durham has turned many of its historic factory buildings and warehouses into hip restaurants, art galleries, and boutiques, and the city's downtown has plenty of spirit these days. At this peaceful retreat, it's hard to tell you're in a city. The interior is decorated with a tasteful but bold blend of art, fabrics, and antiques from both Africa and North America. Pickled beets with beet custard, walnut praline, and goat cheese; and beer-brined roasted local poussin with Cajun potatoes and seasoned mushrooms and onions are standouts. In Plaza Midwood, you can savor classic Southern favorites like fried green tomatoes, grilled pimento cheese sandwiches, and fried chicken and dumplings at Dish ; and around the corner at Zada Jane's Corner Cafedelicious breakfast is served all day and creative, affordable, globally inspired chow is on the menu in the evenings. In late September, Durham plays hosts to many of the key events including a festival and parade that make up North Carolina Gay Pride. Specifically, between Durham and Raleigh, an ever-growing edge city called Research Triangle Park contains numerous headquarters of Fortune companies, plus the usual slew of modern hotels and upscale restaurants.
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In late September, Durham plays hosts to many of the key events including a festival and parade that make up North Carolina Gay Pride. Unlike many other travel directories, Purple Roofs is not a simple repackaging of mainstream hotel chains for the gay and lesbian market though we do have a couple of the gay-friendliest - instead, we offer a numbers of locally owned accommodations throughout North Carolina - gay and lesbian owned bed and breakfasts, guesthouses, inns, hotels, and apartments, including Asheville, Charlotte, Chapel Hill, Wilmington and more. Gay Charlotte. Furthermore, a dynamic gay scene has emerged here over the past decade.
Chapel Hill is also very close to one of the most charming and liberal towns in the state, Carrboro, which became the first community in North Carolina to elect an openly gay mayor Mike Nelson, inand also the first to extend domestic partner benefits to same-sex couples.