This is a post by N&O restaurant critic Greg Cox:
The Parlour, known to local food truck fans as the cute mini school bus that serves homemade ice cream, has opened a brick-and-mortar location in downtown Durham (117 Market St.; 919-564-7999; theparlourdurham.com). There are quite a few of those fans, evidently, as the shop sold out on Saturday. Owners Yani and Vanessa Mazuz took yesterday off to crank out more ice cream.
The shop should be back to normal hours this week (Tuesday-Sunday from noon to 10 pm.) With a rotating selection of flavors that includes the likes of ginger dulce de leche and brown sugar roasted apple - not to mention ice cream sandwiches and other confections - looks like the churns won't be slowing down anytime soon.
The wheels on the bus will continue to go round and round, too. Follow them on Twitter (@parlourdurham) for the mini bus schedule.
Meanwhile in Morrisville, Batterz Up (10123 Chapel Hill Road; 919-244-3354; batterzupsweets.com) has opened in the old Morrisville Café building. Owner/baker Abby Broadway has given the space a complete makeover with a cheery coat of pink paint and display cases full of sweet temptations. She specializes in cupcakes, but will also offer morning pastries and coffees from Red Rooster Coffee Roaster in Wake Forest.
Hours of operation appear to be still shaking out. The shop is closed today, and scheduled to be open this week Tuesday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 1-5 p.m.
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