Top Five Durham Finalists Announced for Nature’s Plate Award

The Nature Conservancy today announced the Durham finalists for the Nature’s Plate Contest: Bull City Burger and Brewery, Fairview Dining Room, Piedmont, Toast and Watts Grocery.

Durham | October 01, 2013

Durham has become a mecca for green, local and sustainable eating. © Courtney Davis

~Vote now for your favorite green restaurant

The Nature Conservancy today announced the Durham finalists for the Nature’s Plate Contest. In September, people nominated their favorite green restaurants. The five restaurants with the most nominations are now finalists and voting will run from October 1 until October 15

Durham finalists are: 

Maybe you have been to some of these places and know which one is your favorite. If not, now is a great time to visit these "green" eating establishments. Then, vote for your favorite at before October 15. And don't forget to share on Facebook so your friends can get in on it too!

What is Nature's Plate?

Nature’s Plate is a people’s choice contest for top green restaurant. This year 18 Nature Conservancy chapters across the country are participating in Nature’s Plate.

Oyster-eating has a long tradition in North Carolina. But did you know that eating sustainably harvested oysters can also be good for the planet?

Whether you're a vegan, vegetarian or a meat-eater, it's a good bet the healthiest and tastiest food on your table came from nature. From the oysters growing out in Pamlico Sound to the tomatoes soaking up the sun at the farm down the road, healthy food demands a healthy planet. And our planet is nurtured when food production is sustainable.

While the contest is focused on restaurants, it’s only the start of a conversation about food, conservation and The Nature Conservancy’s work with farmers, fishermen and ranchers.   

Voting for the finalists begins today, October 1 and runs through October 15. The winner will be announced October 17.

~Vote now for your favorite green restaurant~

The Nature Conservancy is a leading conservation organization working around the world to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. Visit The Nature Conservancy on the web at To learn about the Conservancy’s global initiatives, visit To keep up with current Conservancy news, follow @nature_press on Twitter.

Contact information

Debbie Crane
Marketing & Communications
American Tobacco Campus
334 Blackwell Street, Suite 300
Durham, NC 27701
(919) 794-4373


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