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2The Tar HeelMonday. August 18, 1986
Pizza to prime rib to
Ghapel Hill has
a restaurant for every taste, every pocketbook
By TERRI NORMAN
When campus food service begins
to grow dull and your palate
demands more sensitive treatment,
don't panic. Chapel Hill and Car
rboro are veritable gardens of gas
The usual chains abound: Burger
King. McDonald's. Arby's and Ken
tucky Fried Chicken, but adventurers
unafraid of leaving the security of the
fast food giants have numerous
Hector's offers Greek sandwiches
for under $3 and is open until 2 a.m.
for the late-night munchies. Time
Out is open 24 hours a day and is
locally famous for its fried chicken.
Time Out also serves square biscuits
all day. and they also deliver.
For breakfast and lunch Ye Olde
Waffle Shop is a favorite of Franklin
Street. Students are advised to arrive '
early on weekend mornings to avoid
the inevitable lines.
Breadman's serves breakfast from
7 a.m. until midnight, and is a
favorite of Chapel Hillians who crave
a bloody mary with their breakfast.
Breadman's also offers lunch entrees
at reasonable prices.
If you miss Mom's home cooking,
Dip's Country Kitchen specializes in
home-cooked southern-style fare.
Dip's offers large portions and its vast
nightly selection of indigenous veget
ables (you choose two) will help keep
you as healthy as the food at home.
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A night at Dip's is a must for students
from north of the Mason-Dixon line.
Students who enjoy a cocktail
before dinner should try two Chapel
Hill hotspots. Spanky's serves
burgers and more complex fare. Fish
and chicken entree specials are
offered daily for around $7. Spanky's
full bar is crowded with a loyal late
night crowd after diners have left.
Four Corners specializes in sand
wiches and burgers named for Carol
ina sports personalities like the
Jordan and the Woodyburger. The
basketball theme bar is a favorite spot
to watch Carolina games on the wide
screen television and is also very
active after 10 p.m.
A new addition to the area res
turant scene is the Spring Garden Bar
and Grill in Carrboro. They serve a
wide selection of beer, huge (half
pound) burgers and homemade
The Hardback Cafe is a new and
offbeat addition to Chapel Hill. They
serve moderately priced sandwiches
and double as a bookstore.
The Looking Glass Cafe offers
sandwiches, salads and beer. Their
carrot "cake is delicious.
Sadlack's has subs and sandwiches
beginning at $2.20 for the "Super
Sprout." Subway also -serves, well,
you guessed it, subs.
The Rathskeller is a Chapel Hill
tradition. The atmosphere is dark
and friendly. It features spaghetti
(within any student's budget), pizza
(the reported first in the Triangle if
not the state), roast beef and the
cheeziest lasagna anywhere.
International cuisine is abundant
in the area. For Mexican food
Tijuana Fat's is a good choice, with
dinner prices starting at $4.95. The
margaritas are the best.
Papagayo's offers gourmet Mex
ican. Everything on the menu is
excellent, but if undecided, try the
Quesadilla. An average meal will run
from $6 to $10, although one should
include a pitcher of their homemade
Chinese food seems to be a favorite
of Chapel Hillians. Golden Dragon
and 4-5-6 have cafeteria-style fast
food. A lunch will cost around $3.75.
The Dragon's Garden and Lotus Inn
are very good in a more formal
setting. Jade Palace is excellent and
servings are huge. Dinners there
begin at $6 but they often feature
Vegetarians will be delighted by
Pyewacket and the Sunshine Cafe.
Pyewacket offers delicious seafood
(for non-purists) and an excellent
veggie lasagna. The Sunshine Cafe
is less formal and also serves seafood,
lasagna and salads. The Sunshine
Cafe offers the only whole wheat
pizza in the area. Prices range from
$6 to $12 at Pyewacket and $5 to
$ 1 1 at Sunshine.
An outstanding, if not well known,
ethnic restaurant is Marathon in
Carrboro. Marathon delivers pizza,
beginning at $6 for a large, and the
best steak and cheese sandwich in the
Triangle. The Greek grilled cheese
and Athenian chicken are also
For formal occasions Slug's at the
Pines and Jordan's serve fine steaks.
Restaurant La Residence is an
award-winning French restaurant.
Dinner there is excellent, but with
dinner costing $50 to $60 be sure you
don't have to pick up the bill.
The place to go for dessert is
Tripodi's. They have cases loaded
with the most exquisite cakes, pies
and cheesecakes imaginable.' Most
items cost $2 to $3, but bring extra
cash, because youH want to take
. some home.
This is only a partial list, and
students only have to travel beyond
Chapel Hill to encounter more great
restaurants. If only these places
accepted meal cards. . .
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