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No sub for a good sandwich
The Daily Tar Heel Thursday, September 11, 19865
Now that classes are in full swing,
and memories of Mom, Dad and the
family dog are fading a bit, the
emphasis on eating has shifted from
three well-rounded meals a day to
speed and convenience.
Luckily, there are several sandwich
shops in Chapel Hill whose service
is fast enough, which are close
enough to the library to keep study
breaks short and those embarrassing
stomach noises to a dull roar.
Sadlack's, located just beyond the
post office on Franklin Street, is fast
becoming a Chapel Hill favorite. A
number of regular sandwich meats
are available on a variety of breads,
such as sunflower and onion rolls.
Hero lovers can find their favorite
fare here, on four, six and eight inch
rolls. Its unique gourmet sandwiches,
though, are what makes Sadlack's so
enjoyable. These include Dr. Frank's
Special and John Hill's Delight,
which will entice any sandwich lover.
Extra condiments extraordinaire
are offered, as well as desserts and
side orders such as nacho chips with
cheese. Beer, wine, juice and Dr.
Brown's soda are available. Prices are
inexpensive; even the best sandwich
sells for less than $4.
If you are from the North and miss
the bagels from back home, or if you
are from the South and just desire
a good omelet, Tripodi's II Uptown
is an excellent choice.
Located in Franklin Centre,
tucked beneath the lively thorough
fare of Franklin Street, this delica
tessen has a quaint mid-40s style.
Covering the walls are old albums
and Ginger Rogers-Fred Astaire
pictures, and in the background
anything from the svelte tunes of
Sade to ragtime oldies plays.
Tripodi's offers sandwiches, crois
sants, cold plates, omelets and salads.
Prices for sandwiches range from
about $2 to $4.
Their specialty, though, appears to
be bagels, which are prepared in
many creative ways: Bagel Dogs,
Pizza Bagels, Bacon Melts. Desserts
include cream puffs, brownies and
creamy cheesecakes of all sorts. The
menu has a beer and wine list.
Tripodi's service is reasonably
quick, with friendly waitresses to help
in the dessert decision dilemma.
Subway, located upstairs, is a good
choice for take-out on warm autumn
days. It dishes up a menu that is all
subs and salads and includes their
famed $45 six-foot sub.
All the sandwiches come freshly
made with a choice of meat and
fixings: anything from roast beef to
tuna fish, green peppers to black
olives. Hot peppers and oregano can
spice things up, and double meat is
available for the hungry. The subs
can come in salad form with a choice
of salad dressings.'
The Bread Shop
411 W. Franklin
The most expensive sub or salad
is under $5.
The Looking Glass Cafe's name
may be a bit misleading, since its only
scenic view is of the Granville Towers
parking lot. But inside the atmos
phere is bright and comfortable,
decorated in light wood, with an
abundance of plants, ceiling fans and
The menu has enough of veggies
to please Mom, and also offers the
usual line-up of burgers ($2.20 to
$3.15), stuffed spuds ($3.15), chicken
and tuna salads, a simple salad bar,
homemade soups' and a long list of
The sandwiches are served on a
choice of seven types of bread, and
especially recommended are the
avocado sandwich on sunflower
bread and the broccoli sandwich.
Even the chicken salad, always a risk
at restaurants, is pretty good. The
best thing about the restaurant:
plenty of iced tea in very big cups.
Breadman's, located on Rosemary'
Street, offers home-cooked meals
and sandwiches at hometown prices.
The dining area has a very open and
airy setting, with picture windows
and hanging plants everywhere.
The restaurant offers three meals
a day, with dinner specials that the
college student on a budget should
not pass up: one meat with a choice
of three vegetables ($3) and barbecue
specials with two bp three ribs and
a choice of two vegetables ($3.80 and
The restaurant has a large capac
ity; tables and booths seat two to six
people. Alcohol and beer are served
at the bar and tables.
With entrees ranging in price from
$5.25 to $7.50, The Sunshine Cafe .
is a bit more expensive but exhibits
today's tendency to lean toward a
Some of the favorites at the
i- rafeV are natural unfU
Sunshme V, nuie wheat pizza
and tofu salad. There is a definite
mix of cultures in its Mexican
quesadillas and enchiladas, Greek
spanakopita and Italian vegetarian
Servers, who provide personal
recommendations and conversation,
give diners a relaxed feeling. The cafe
offers a delightful change of pace
from burgers and fries.
But the problem of what to do
when the munchies hit at 2 a.m. is
one that every student must address.
(How else do you plan to gain those
dreaded Freshman 15?)
One favorite late-night gathering
of haunted-looking grad students
and drunken revelers is Time Out,
located in University Square. Time
Out is famous for its chicken and
biscuits, and that combinatioa is a
Tar Heel tradition.
The restaurant also offers biscuit
fillings such as sausage, egg, bacon,
cheese and steak and the . Vanilla
Chipper. vanilla ice cream placed
between two homemade chocolate
chip cookies that puts any other ice
cream sandwich to shame.
Open 24 hours a day, Time Out
may not be the cleanest or calmest
place to eat (ketchup fights are always
threatening to break out), but it may ,
have the most character of any
Chapel Hill restaurant.
These reviews were compiled by
Jessica Brooks, Carol Ferguson,
Katie White, Mollie Womble and
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