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Jan 08, 2008

Opening and Re-Opening Plans at Nikos, Gatsby's and Sinuses


Taverna Nikos has again announced a new re-opening date (black ink, above) but as you can see, someone snarky has added a revision (in red ink, above).  I snapped this photo last week.  The good news is that someone (presumably from the restaurant) has wiped out the "2010".  Which means, at least, that some action is happening behind those doors.

Gatsby's on Main St. (at the former Bread & Kabob location) now has stuff in the building and one of the owners told me today that they plan to open the 2nd week in February.


As for me, my sinuses are improving but still (like Nikos and Gatsby's) not yet fully "open".  I'm glad that I didn't hop on an airplane today.  I'm about to try an Ayr nasal rinse but not a Neti pot.

05:55 PM in Destination Durham, News | Permalink


Laugh if you will, but I would recommend the neti pot! Nine years ago, while pregnant and reluctant to take antibiotics to fight off a sinus infection, my mother's doctor recommended something similar to a neti pot, the "Birmingham nasal siphon." It was a cigar-sized glass bong, if you will, sold behind the counter at most drug stores. This doctor told me that he had patients who were fervent in their enthusiasm. I thought he was a kook. Well, the technique was a bit difficult to learn - took a couple of tries - but then I found MUCH-welcomed relief. Have used one whenever I felt a bit of post-cold concern, and I haven't had a sinus infection since. So don't knock it! All natural, really works! OK, it's gross, but if you've ever had a sinus infection....

Posted by: --Lisa S. | Jan 8, 2008 7:25:29 PM

Thanks, Lisa S. I should have been more clear that I'm not knocking the Neti pot (which I'm glad has worked well for you).

The Ayr nasal irrigation system does the same thing, but with a squirt bottle instead of a nice pot. Main advantage -- it's cheaper ($12 instead of $18) and lighter.

I used to do my irrigations with a "little noses" suction bulb designed for clearing baby noses. I think that the Ayr nasal thing will do better than the little noses thing, if only because the capacity and nozzle are designed for the way I intend to use it.

Posted by: Phil | Jan 8, 2008 7:58:19 PM

Yay!!! Thanks for providing a Nikos update! I was beginning to grow tired of stalking them. :)

Posted by: Lenore | Jan 8, 2008 8:33:17 PM

My Mom's preferred remedy for clearing sinuses is to keep a pan of water on the stove at a low boil and walk by it every few minutes to breathe in the steam. If I had a dime for every time she has reminded me of that advice . . .

Posted by: Lisa | Jan 9, 2008 10:22:12 AM