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The Daily Tar HeelThursday, September 6, 19845B
By DAN COWHIG
"When the Chinese first came
here," Francis Chan, owner of
Carrbpro's Jade Palace, says,
"they came with three trades:
laundry, tailoring and cooking.
Machinery took away the laundry,
and the sewing machine took away
the tailoring, but the cooking
the cooking is flourishing.
In few places does that art
flourish as it does in Chapel Hill
and Carrboro. There are seven
major Chinese restaurants in town
or nearby and five within walking
distance of the campus.
The Golden Dragon, located on
130 E. Franklin St. in the Franklin
Center, three minutes from the Old
Well, is open seven days a week,
including holidays. Golden Drag
on's hours are from 11 a.m. to 8
p.m. It offers three daily specials
for S 1 .69, and some highly popular
chicken wings and eggrolls. The
Golden Dragon's simple and clean
interior is a pleasant surrounding
in which to enjoy a quick meal,
a light snack or even just to pick
up your take-out.
The other cafeteria-style restau
rant, Four-Five-Six, is a block
away on 118 E. Franklin. The
prices here are slightly higher than
its competition. Four-Five-Six's
hours are 1 1 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Monday through Saturday, and
Sunday 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.. There
is a happy hour on Thursday
Hunam, at 132 W. Franklin,
across from University Square, is
the laragest and probably the most
popular of the downtown Chinese
restaurants. Hunam specializes
not only in the style of its name,
but also provides a broad selection
from other styles, such as Canton
or Beijing. Their "Special Fast
Lunch" served from 1 1 a.m. to 2:30
p.m. on weekdays, and from noon
to 2:30 p.m. on weekends, runs
$3. 1 1 , and includes a choice of
soup and rice or lo mein.
The stylish Dragon's Garden,
on 407 W. Franklin St., is best
summed up by owner Lihia Peng's
description of what a restaurant
should be. "It's not only the
kitchen that makes a good restau
rant. You have to have a good
staff, a good manager and know
what your customers likes. The
customer must feel comfortable,
pleasant and at home." With the
Dragon's Garden Peng has met
Peng and Chef Lee created a
menu which covers nearly every
major style of Chinese cooking,
plus a few of their own creations,
the favorite of which is the Spicy
Chicken Garden Style. Lunch is
served seven days a week from 1 1
a.m. to 2 p.m., and prices range
from $2.95 to $3.75. Dinner, also
served seven days a week, runs
from 5 to 10 p.m. and costs
between $4.50 and $9, with a few
exceptional dishes costing more.
The Phoenix, located on 1404
E. Franklin St., is in a way an
extension of the Dragon's Garden,
for the creator of the Phoenix's
sauces is none other than Dragon's
Garden Chef Lee. Lunch is served
seven days a week from 11 a.m.
to 2 p.m. with regular items that
range from $2.95 to $3.75, and an
all-you-can-eat buffet for $3.95.
Dinner, also is served seven day
a week from 5 to 10 p.m., and
prices range from $3.95 to $8.50.
The Lotus Inn, about one mile
east of campus on Highway 54,
serves a mixed menu of traditional
Chinese dishes in the Hunan and
Szechuan styles, and a few of the
entrees such as fried chicken.
Lunch is served seven days from
7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., with a com
plete lunch available for as low as
$2.69. Dinner is available from 5
to 9:30 p.m., Tuesday through
Thursday, and from 5 to 10 p.m.
Friday through Sunday with the
price ranging from $3.00 to $8.00.
The Lotus Inn is closed Monday
Well worth a twenty-minute
walk or a five-minute hop on a
J, C or F bus, Carrboro's Jade
Palace at 103 A E. Main St. is one
of the best of the area's Chinese
- Lunch is served weekdays from
11:30 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. and
Sundays from noon to 2:30. There
is a daily choice of four or five
Luncheon Specials at $2.90, and
the fourteen regular lunches are
available at $3.25. Dinner is from
5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Sunday
through Thursday, and Friday
and Saturday runs until 10:30.
Dinner entrees run from $4.50 to
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Greek food popular on The Hill
By DEVI SEN
Chapel Hill is a melting pot of
different cultures, traditions, and
cuisines. The Greek restaurants in
town reflect this tradition.
If you're looking for a quick bite
to eat, Hector's is the place.
Hector's, a fast-food Greek restau
rant created by the Lias brothers
in 1976, is a one of the more
noticeable aspects of Franklin
Street. Located at 201 E. Franklin
St., Hector's serves a variety of
Greek dishes. From Souvlaki, a
beef shish kebab, to a Greek grilled
cheese sandwich, Hector's pro
vides a quick, inexpensive bite to
eat. Both lunch and dinner prices
there range from 95 cents to $2.
Manager and co-owner Sevastos
Lias established this restaurant for
the convenience of the many
Mariakakis, on the other hand,
provides a delicatessen as well as
a family restaurant. The Mariaka
kis family opened their restaurant
in 1963. Manager Johnny Mari
akakis credits Mariakakis' success
"to their half-Italian, half-Greek
pizza. Made with feta cheese, a
salty cheese from the southern tip
of the Balkan peninsula which is
usually used in salads, the popular
pizzas have made a name for
Mariakakis. Located on the 15
501 bypass, "the restaurant is a
local favorite, with over 50 percent
clientele being local families" said
Manager Johnny Mariakakis.
Mariakakis has all ABC permits,
and serves over 30 brands of beer.
Prices range from 90 cents for
domestic to $1.50 for imported
Marathon is the youngest of the
three restaurants. Located at 416
W. Franklin St., manager and
owner Jerry Koupavas has run the
Marathon for over a year and a
half and considers it fine, cheap
dining. The patrons consist mainly
of local practitioners, doctors and
lawyers and, of course, students.
The popularity of Marathon stems
from the "Marathon Special."
This rare combination of shish
kebab, wild rice, pita bread,, and
salad is only $3.75. For those
interested in an after work or
classes drink, the Marathon does
serve beer and wine.
414 W. Franklin St.
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