For some of us, New Year's Day means hoppin' John and collard greens, traditional Southern good luck fare. For others, it's hoppin' tailbacks and green gridirons, traditional football bowl game fare. Here are prime spots for enjoying the latter.
Blinco's 6711 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh, 785-5060,www.blincos.com
Carolina Ale House 512 Creekside Drive, Raleigh; 2240 Walnut St., Cary; and 11685 Northpark Dr., Wake Forest; see Web site for other locations 835-2222 (Raleigh); 854-9444 (Cary); 556-8666 (Wake Forest) www.carolinaalehouse.com
Dain's Place 754 Ninth St., Durham, 416-8800, www.dainsplace.net
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Devine's 904 W. Main Street, Durham, 682-0228
Four Corners 175 E. Franklin St., Chapel Hill, 968-3809
Hi5 510 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh, 834-4335, www.hi5raleigh.com
Junior's Long Island Pizza 3019 Auto Dr., Durham, 489-5800, www.juniorslipizza.com
Players Retreat 105 Oberlin Road, Raleigh, 755-9589, http://playersretreat.net/
Satisfaction 905 W. Main St., Brightleaf Square, Durham, 682-7397, www.satisfactionrestaurant.com
Stool Pigeons 410 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh, 831-0400, www.stoolpigeons.biz
Sunset Grille Sutton Station, 5850 Fayetteville Road, Durham; 231 Grande Heights Dr., Cary 544-8585 (Durham); 380-1991 (Cary) www.sunsetgrilledurham.com
Village Draft House 428 Daniels St., in Cameron Village, Raleigh (see Web site for locations of other Draft House restaurants), 833-1373 www.mydrafthouse.com