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You can spend an entire evening at the American Tobacco Company (tel. 919/433-1566), a complex of bars and restaurants on the site of a 19th-century tobacco company. The facility is bordered by I-40, beside the Durham Bulls Triple A Baseball park, adjacent to the 2,800-seat Durham Performing Arts Center (tel. 919/688-3722; www.dpacnc.com), opened in November 2008. Among the choices for eating and drinking are Café Zen (sushi and Asian specialties), Mellow Mushroom (the best pizzas), Symposium (the best martinis), and Tyler's (best American comfort food and most varied import beers on tap).

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