Restaurant News & Reviews

Greg's Hot List: sports pubs

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,

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)

Dain's Place 754 Ninth St., Durham, 416-8800,

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,

Junior's Long Island Pizza 3019 Auto Dr., Durham, 489-5800,

Players Retreat 105 Oberlin Road, Raleigh, 755-9589,

Satisfaction 905 W. Main St., Brightleaf Square, Durham, 682-7397,

Stool Pigeons 410 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh, 831-0400,

Sunset Grille Sutton Station, 5850 Fayetteville Road, Durham; 231 Grande Heights Dr., Cary 544-8585 (Durham); 380-1991 (Cary)

Village Draft House 428 Daniels St., in Cameron Village, Raleigh (see Web site for locations of other Draft House restaurants), 833-1373