There are things you should know, and then, there are things you should know about, Durham. That’s where we come in for you.
Like you should know Li Ming’s Global Mart. If you don’t know, Li Ming’s you are either relatively new to town, or you are one of those peculiar, ‘eat to live’ creatures, rather than our usual Durham breed of foodie, who ‘lives to eat.’
No offense meant.
Li Ming’s is a terrific Asian grocery store. They have got it all, an unbelievable selection, and reasonably priced. Li Ming’s is in the West Gate Shopping Center, by way of retail history, it is perpendicular to the former South Square Mall, in particular, it is where Circuit City used to be and not far from where Applebee’s once was.
The new thing, the thing you should know about, Durham, in this oh so generically named shopping plaza is not generic at all, but unique in our town.
It is a truly Asian Karaoke bar.
Now while I have yet to bust through its doors myself, my singing voice leaves even more to be desired than you could possibly imagine, word is K-Mix Karaoke Bar is off the charts.
Great Karaoke machines. An amazing array of songs in multiple languages that would do a Tokyo or Beijing or New York City proprietor proud. The sound system is first class, so much so that the owner had to have individually shipped from Germany certain high-end technical components that were not available in the United States.
The private rooms are purported to be visually stunning, massive speakers, dedicated karaoke machines and mics. The lights. The lights. The lights. It is if you had been teleported from a Durham strip mall to the interior of a subterranean Macau pleasure cove, and oh there are multiple private rooms as K-Mix Karaoke Bar is designed to cater to your every party need and want.
We also heard the price for Dale’s Pale Ale was only $3 and shots of Jack Daniel’s were minimally more.
We can hardly believe our ears. But our sources are good. And they’ve been there.
If so, we’d love to hear about it.