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The daily Tar Heel. (Chapel Hill, N.C.) 1946-current, July 16, 1987, Page 18, Image 18

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18The Tar Heel Thursday. July 16. 1987 atetymmg yomnr appetite not too hard a task-'Mere By ALEX MARSHALL Staff Writer Okay, so youVe had a few forkfuls of Marriott Corp. factory food at Lenoir Hall, and you already find your tongue flapping in the wind and your taste buds adrift, awaiting some culinary wind to fill their sails. You need some real food. Well, have no fear. There are alternatives to cafeteria cuisine. First, the fast food joints. Just like every dog has fleas, every town has McDonald's and its ilk. Along Franklin Street, you'll find McDo- Tiaiu.Sc?- naruee s. rov s ana --- - - ' tmrger Ring. Now, on to finer fare. Would you like some breakfast? First stop, the Ye Olde Waffle Shop on Franklin. Despite its doughy biscuits and bitter coffee, this small narrow restaurant with counter seating and tables is a Chapel Hill institution. On a weekend, you 11 wait in line. Another Chapel Hill favorite is Breadmen's on Rosemary Street. It has a roomy dining room and plenty of parking. Try the thick blueberry pancakes. Breadmen's also serves lunch and dinner and has a large menu featuring com bination plates with a choice of meat and vegetables for a set price. The Continental Cafe on Henderson Street also serves breakfast. You can sit in a booth, tilt your head back, and look at the 20 or so panels depicting scenes from Greek mythology on their vaulted ceiling. Ask for their cheese omelet made with mozza rella instead of American cheese. Bruegger's Bagel Bakery serves fine, chewy bagels for those in a New York state of mind sesame, pumpernickel, whohr wheat, cinnamon-raisin, onion garlic, .salt, -and" plain. Try one with honey-walnut cream cheese, and take home a bagful of their day old bagels. They also serve big bagel sandwiches and soup. Carolina Coffee Shop has a quiet, elegant and expensive breakfast. They have jelly and sugar in glass bowls with little spoons. You'll feel .like a real gentleman or lady while you dine on one of their asparagus omelets. There are a variety of choices for lunch and dinner, and here are a few of them. "Put a little South in your Mouth" is the motto of Dip's Country Kitchen, which is next to Tijuana Fat's on Rosemary. Dip's is the canVmiss, must-try place. It serves authentic Southern food at reasonable prices. Fried chicken, vegetable fritters, chicken and dumplings, and even chitter lings are on the menu. With an entree, pick from their long list of vegetables and choose either cornbread, biscuits, muffins, or rolls as your bread. Finish up with a piece of sweet potato pie. The Looking Glass Cafe is a fine little gem, tucked away in the back, of the University- Square.llt's light -and airy inside, with large win dows, hanging plants, and ceiling fans. Because the Cafe has a number of vegetarian selections, such as the vegetable and spinach cheese sandwiches, manyoverlook that the menu also lists ham burgers, corned beef sandwiches, and other carnal selections. Spanky's and Four Corners, both across from the University on Franklin Street, offer a wide assortment of sandwiches and entrees, and you can have a drink while you wait. At Colonel Chutney's on Rosemary Street, you can sit inside or at a table in their courtyard. Try the tandori chicken one-half of a chicken, mari nated in lime and garlic, and then grilled. They also have one of the best salads around not just a bowlful of lettuce, but a variety of greens and vegetables, with a ..v. -.v.. .-.v. Mw.'.Aiv.'.v.v.'.(' i nnltf jR-.-. J C B B iMMfi m PWa 111 S 4L &. ov. : : . ..... ..to . K jxsyvwAww ay" wxc Oa- tvW ferfoyioifltsoftt ow -)cwy tyMO"-' .-.'.v.-wK'.-. -!SiSS)ii. ! A popular breakfast spot on Franklin Street OTH file photo choice of one of their unusual dressings like Dijon and Curry. Good hamburgers, too. Crook's Corner, on Franklin Street near Carrboro, is a former North Carolina I Tar Hcc! State V New Bookmarker Y A must for , everq freshman onlq r I" r n. 13 BOOK BAGS All sizes Shapes Stales Great Selection and Guaranteed For Life ' i -I If qo u don't lo ve CARO LI N A come bij and we II change qour mind Crew Neck uonte Sweats with n inllcSt Authentic Football Jersey -ong Sleeve T-Shirts Short Sleeve T-Shirts Hooded Sweatshirts Tank Tops Wrestlers Tank Tops Half Shirts barbecue hut that went upscale. It now is only open for dinner, and specializes in new Southern cuisine such as sauteed shrimp over cheese grits (no kidding). The roof out side is decorated with a freakish assortment of pigs made but of driftwood. North Carolina is famed for having the best barbecue in the United States, but there isn't any place downtown. Allen and Son's, five miles down Airport Road, serves a tangy and tasty plate of pig, if you don't mind the drive. For the vegetarian, and those in sympathy with- them; Pye wacket Restaurant and Bar and the Sunshine Cafe are good places to go. Pyewacket is very popular and has gourmet-type food. Inside, it's spacious, relaxing, and pricey. The Sunshine Cafe across the street is a little less expensive ' and has specials, large salads, and fish. Onward to other nationalities. Magdalena's, on West Franklin, has the best Mexican food around and emphasizes healthy ingre dients. Vegetarian selections are starred and their beef comes from grain-fed cows. Whole wheat tortillas on request. Muted Mex ican art on the walls and a nice atmosphere. - - - Papagayos, inside the" NCNB mall, also serves good Mex food, as does Tijuana Fat's on ; Rosemary. . ; The Golden Dragon and Four-Five-Six are practically next door to each other on Franklin and . serve you guessed it Chinese food. Both serve cafeteria style and nearly identical fare. The consen sus is that the Golden Dragon's food is tastier, but Four-Five-Six gives larger portions. : Tripodi's Delicatessen is down ; stairs from the ... Golden Dragon ; ' '; and is a real find. Try a Baboli,

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