East Durham Sweet Shoppe: Uniting Community through Decadent Treats and Local Flavor

By Ryan Christiano

February 22, 2024

Stacy Ramos’s East Durham Sweet Shoppe isn’t just about sweets; it’s a beacon of community spirit and collaboration in East Durham. Through her dedication to fostering relationships and supporting local talent, Ramos has turned her storefront into a cherished gathering place. With dreams of expansion and a commitment to providing jobs for Durham citizens, Ramos’s vision extends far beyond confectionery delights—it’s about building a stronger, more connected community, one sweet treat at a time.

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Durham food truck Boricua Soul unites histories and good tastes

By Caroline Bowyer

April 11, 2018

Husband and wife team Toriano and Serena Fredericks travel around the Durham area serving a unique combination. Their food truck, Boricua Soul, offers Puerto Rican-influenced soul food. Toriano Fredericks’ inspiration to start a food truck came from being at sea. “I spent years on ships,” he said. “I worked as a merchant mariner going to […]

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Durham Tech food pantry feeds hundreds

By Alyssa Armstrong

February 5, 2014

What began as a small community garden, has grown to provide food for hundreds of students at Durham Technical Community College. The Campus Harvest Food pantry, modeled after similar programs at other universities, was long in the works before it opened in January 2013. The main goal of the pantry aimed to get students out […]

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Seafood restaurant helps Durham earn its tasty title

By Marissa Peterson

February 20, 2013

According to a magazine contest taking place right now, Durham is considered one of the best places to dine in the South. Southern Living magazine is hosting “The Tastiest Town Awards” sweepstakes to name the town with most delicious restaurants. Durham is currently in second place, nipping the heels of Memphis, Tenn. Anyone can vote […]

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