It's official: Durham is, or make that part of, America's "foodiest small town."
So sayeth Bon Appetit magazine, whose October issue dispenses with the usual Raleigh-Durham tomfoolery and creates in its headline a new micropolis out of the bookends of our metropolitan statistical area.
Naming rights quibbles aside, it's a nice feature on the western half of the Triangle, with a focus on the area's slow food movement, the presence of local mainstays like Crook's Corner and Magnolia Grill, and a glance at newer lights like Parker & Otis, Locopops and Piedmont.
The article's thesis is that the presence of so many local farmers and their connections with restaurateurs is central to the success of Durham and Chapel Hill's food scene, one the New York-based author compares to his own home.
It's an article that's been in the works for some months, having been researched in the earlier part of the calendar year, and now making it into print at fall's beginning.
The full article is available online at the Bon Appetit web site.