SPENDING 24 HOURS IN DURHAM is going to put your stomach and liver through their most grueling test. Between all the rich food and hoppy booze, pack an extra Lipitor and cash for cabs or else you may die in Durham today.
Rent a bicycle from Bullseye Bicycle. Start your morning on 9th Street at Elmo’s Diner for a big Rachel Ray-approved breakfast. If you hate her because Anthony Bourdain said so, Mad Hatter’s is a few blocks away and has a good breakfast and coffee menu that the travel gods should approve.
If it’s Saturday morning head to the Durham Farmer’s Market inside Central Park. Buy produce and local art if you want, but walk down to Rise for a biscuit and donuts (not optional). Do that before gorging on multiple meals from the food trucks (open 10am) and you won’t need to eat anymore for the weekend.