We welcome you to the first-of-its-kind cider-focused restaurant in the Southeast, featuring the largest variety of cider, with over 100 ciders available on tap or in bottles.

Named after an old southern cider apple, Black Twig features a Txotx (pronounced /CHO-ch/) - the first indoor Txotx in the United States! Don’t fear the Txotx: it offers you the opportunity to taste traditional Basque or Asturian cider in small, 3oz pours, all in an exciting, convivial environment.

Mattie Beason, a forebearer in the Durham culinary scene, proudly offers his third Durham endeavor; in addition to his successful Six Plates, which resided in the same space as Black Twig, he also owns Mattie B’s Public House. A cider expert, Beason was one of the original eight cider instructors for the US Association of Cider Makers’ First Cider Certification Course, and is excited to bring his cider knowledge and passion to the Durham community.

Black Twig is helmed by Amy Loria - an all-around beverage enthusiast with more than 10 years in the industry - who has been integral to the creation and evolution of Black Twig. Two years in, after developing and perfecting methods for translating Cider to unfamiliar palates; co-designing menus with Black Twig’s Kitchen Staff; fashioning pairings for cider, wine and cocktails; organizing Txotxfest, Txakolifest, and myriad events both cider-oriented and not; and having been featured as a Judge at the Great Lakes International Cider and Perry Competition and as a Panelist at CiderCon 2018, she has established herself as a knowledgeable and competitive force in the Industry. Amy grew up delighting in pulling fresh apples from New England orchards each Fall and discovering what she could do with them. She relishes bringing that experience to all friends who want to drink more apples.

The menu offers creative salads, sandwiches, and entrees, with inspiration from various international cuisines and extensive options for vegetarian and Gluten Free friends alike. Showcasing locally sourced Firsthand Foods sausages, the menu highlights elevated bar fare, emphasizing housemade toppings and sauces, as well as an ever-evolving selection of creative seasonal offerings.

2812 Erwin Road, Durham NC
Monday  4 pm - 10 pm
Tuesday – Saturday  12 pm – 10 pm