After a decade at Seattle’s Serious Pie, chef Gray Brooks has brought stellar pizza to his hometown. 105 E. Chapel Hill St.; pizzeriatoro.com.
Mateo Bar de Tapas
At this new Southern-meets-Spanish restaurant, the chorizo-wrapped deviled eggs are already a local classic. 109 W. Chapel Hill St.; mateotapas.com.
Small grower-producers (like France’s Éric Texier, a pioneer of the Rhône Valley) are the focus at this boutique wine shop. 339 W. Main St.; cavetaureauwines.com.
Owners Billy and Kelli Cotter turn out inventive crostini (one is topped with shrimp and radicchio). 345 W. Main St.; toast-fivepoints.com.
This dimly lit bar features an impressive whiskey collection, currently 300-plus bottles strong. 347 W. Main St.; whiskeydurham.com.