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University Club Winter 2016 Newsletter

Winter 2016 newsletter
Click on the above link for information on our Valentines Day Dinner, Oregon Wine Dinner, Foothills Brewing Beer Dinner, and other great member events!… read more

The University Club Closed for Lunch Friday, January 22

Do to inclement weather, and to ensure the safety of our members and staff, the University Club will be closed for lunch on Friday, January 22. We will reopen for dinner service at 5:00 pm. We apologize for the inconvenience.… read more

American Born Moonshine Dinner – Friday, November 20

Hey y’all! Come on up to the 17th floor for our first moonshine dinner. Chef Ian will pair four plated courses with six different American Born Moonshine concoctions created by Kelly and David. 
Cocktails to include:
The Front Porch
sweet… read more

Holiday Wine Expo – Friday October 23; 6:30-9:00 pm.

Please join us for our annual Holiday Wine Expo, featuring over 50 wines from around the world. Invite your wine-loving friends for a night of fine wines, hors d’oeuvres and great company. As always, wines will be available for home… read more

Duckhorn Wine Dinner

Join us for an evening with Duckhorn, and explore fine food and wine pairings from their extensive portfolio. David Sloane with Mutual Distributing will be accompined by special guest Scott Finaly, Mid-Atlantic Sales Manager for Duckhorn Wine Company. Throught the… read more

Come Beat the Heat

Summer is in full swing, but there are few better ways to stay cool than our weekly Family Night Buffet, offered each Wednesday 6-8:30 pm. Still just $18++ for adults, and $15++ for Seniors. Make your reservations today!… read more

Club Closed for Fourth of July

The University Club is closed from July 2 to July 7 for the Fourth of July Holiday. We will resume normal business hours on Wednesday, July 8. Have a safe and happy Independence Day.… read more

Tequila Dinner- Friday, August 9th, 2013

What a fun night of music, cocktails and cuisine!
To help set the mood we enlisted our friend’s from American Party Rentals who provided fun and colorful linens, napkins, glassware and chargers. As guests entered the beautifully colored dining room,… read more

Club Art Walk- June 14, 2013

On this beautiful Friday evening in Durham we kicked off the weekend right!
Our city is rich with culture and heritage. So we decided to bring the community’s deeply rooted art scene to the University Club in our first, but… read more

Mother’s Day Brunch- May 12th, 2013

The Club’s annual Mother’s Day Brunch is one of the best ways to celebrate your loved ones and we did our best to help you say “thank you mom!”
Chef Ian prepared our seemingly ‘never ending’ holiday buffet, complete with… read more

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    Kelly Santel

    Kelly Santel

    Owner, Managing Partner




    • I’ve worked at the Club since 2001, going from server to owner
    • I brew my own beer
    • I’m an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan
    • Cookies should be their own food group
    • The perfect afternoon: taking my daughter to the playground
    • I’ve had gray hair since age 12
    • My favorite book is Gravity’s Rainbow by Thomas Pynchon
    • I’d love to have a beer with Bill Murray
    • I make a mean chili