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The Daily Tar Heel Thursday. September 6. 19843B
Soda fountains: a tradition
By SHARON SHERIDAN
Assistant Features Editor
Soda fountains still exist
Houk has rendered distinguished service to the
community of Chapel Hill by her excellence as a
cook and by her patience and tolerance as a human
on Franklin Street in being, the plaque reads. 'She is therefore awarded
the Honorary Ph.D. of Doctor of Culinary Arts
Customers at Sutton's Drug Store, for example, (Short Order, Long Term) by the college of Franklin
can consume a milkshake or a grilled cheese sandwich Street Irregulars.
while having a prescription filled or purchasing loose
Open daily, the 61-year-old drug store serves
breakfast from 6:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., and lunch from
11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The grill is closed Sundays
Sutton's breakfast prices range from $1.50 for one
egg, any style, to $2.55 for two eggs and Canadian
bacon or ham. Breakfast is served with toast, jelly
Lunch items, which include baked beans, barbeque,
Some of Sutton's regular customers have patron- hot dogs, chile con carne and tuna salad sandwiches.
ized the store for more than 20 vears. said waitress cost from 55 cents to $2. .
Jessie McCloud. There is the seven to nine club,
They come in here looking for their seats every
morning with a smile on their face, she said.
The staff calls sections of the counter 'Peyton
Place,' 'Brady Bunch and 'Menopause Zone,
according to which customers regularly sit there,
Sutton's cook, Willie May Houk, has been there
28 years. Behind the counter, plaques signed by
Chapel Hill Mayor Joe Nassif and N.C. Gov. Jim
Hunt commemorate Houk's years at Sutton's.
Another plaque grants her an 'Honorary Ph.D'
Ice cream cost 48 cents per scoop; sodas and
sundaes cost $1.25.
The Village Pharmacy Inc., of 318 W. Franklin
St., is open 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through
'We offer the best fresh squeezed lemonade and
orangeade in town,' owner Howard Yandle said.
The Village Pharmacy also offers sandwiches,
stews, soups, ice cream and milkshakes. Sandwiches
cost about $1, Yandle said. Beverage prices start at
39 cents, with a full pint of lemonade or orangeade
costing 89 cents.
The Village Pharmacy has a delivery service, which
'Be it known to all that cometh that Willie May requires a $3 minimum order.
Local bakeries satisfy sweet teeth
By MARYMELDA HALL
Almond croissants. Chocolate
chip cookies. Fresh baked bread.
You don't have to live in Dessert
Kingdom to taste treats like these.
Area bakeries can satisfy even the
Crump's Bakery at 124 E.
Franklin St. is the area's newest
bakery, located where Thell's used
to be. Grump's opened at the start
of the summer.
Grump's has the same owner
ship as The Bread Shop, said JCim
Bierley, Grump's cashier. "The
Bread Shop used to have sweets,
but they were basically bread. So
we took over the sweets and also
carry some of their bread."
Everything (except the bagels)
is made in the store. English
walnut brownies and walkaways
are favorite items.
Grump's decorates birthday
cakes, as well as a cookie or two.
"Decorated cookies seems to be
a Thell's tradition, so, if people
request it, well decorate their
cookies," Bierley said.
Manager Sue Orley and head
baker Ashley Heisley created
many of Grump's goodies,
"They played around with
recipes to see what they liked best
and what got the best response,"
One can locate Grump's parent
store, The Bread Shop, on W.
Franklin Street by following the
smell of baking bread. According
to owner George Lawrence, on a
good day that delicious aroma
comes from 1,200 to .1,400 pounds
The Bread Shop sells a wide
variety of breads, including wheat-.
berry raisin (flavored with ginger,
orange and wheatberries), sun
flower seed (almost 100 percent
whole wheat made with lots of
honey and sunflower seeds) and
black Russian, which Lawrence
said is "no good with peanut
The Bread Shop delivers items
to many area restaurants, some of.
which have been specially
"Martini's wanted something
different for a dinner roll," Law
rence said, "so, we tried some
things and came up with the snail
roll." Lawrence worked with
Swensen's to create an onion roll
for their hamburgers. Sadlack's,
the Looking Glass Cafe, Pye
wacket and the Orient Express
also purchase Bread Shop
The Bread Shop is open from
9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through
When two entrpreneurs opened
La Patisserie in the Courtyard in
1980, they wanted to start a good
All recipes are original French
recipes. Everything is freshly made
in the store.
One of the most popular items
are the croissants. They make
everything from scratch every day.
La Patisserie is open 10 a.m. to
6 p.mm, , Tuesday through Sat
urday, and 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
For those who are simply cookie
afficianados, the Cookie Jar is a
dream come true. Tucked in beside
Haagen Dazs, the Cookie Jar is
owned by Haagen Dazs owner
Bradley Stanley, who says "coo
kies and ice cream just go
"The cookies are baked here
every day," manager Michael
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Jessie r1cCloud serves a cup of coffee at Sutton's, where she
has been a waitress for 20 years.
Yarbrough said. "Chocolate chip
is the best seller," he added.
"Chocolate chip with pecans is a
The Cookie Jar is not limited
to cookies. It also sells Cakies.
Cakies, which come in two sizes,
are large cookies that can be
decorated any way the customer
desires. Cakies must be custom
Ordered one day in advance.
The Cookie Jar sells cookies by
the pound or individually. "The
price of the cookies varies accord
ing to their weight," Yarhrough
The Cookie Jar also is acquiring
another item soon - tofutti.
"Tofutti has only 100 caloiies per
four ounce serving," Yarbrough
said, "and people are standing in
line to buy it in New York."
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