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10The Daily Tar Heel Thursday, September 24, 1987
Confucius say check
From staff reports
Okay, so you're sick of hamburgers
and you're just not in the mood for
a sub. You want an eggroll, some fried
rice and maybe some sweet and sour
chicken. Well, fret not. because
Chapel Hill has several eateries
designed to bring the Orient a little
bit closer to home.
Located at .118 East Franklin
Street. Four-FTve-Slx Chinese Res
taurant is open from 1 1 a.m. to 9
p.m. Monday through Saturday and
from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Sundays.
With its built-in tables and benches
and lighted serving menu the Chinese
specialties are served in a manner
that resembles a fast food atmos
phere. Sweet and Sour Chicken, a big
i seller at the restaurant is only $ 1 .50.
Other specialties such as Moo Goo Gai
Pan and Chicken Wings are $1.89
A look at
From stall rtports
You finally did it You asked that
cute girl or great guy out and you
want to make a good impression. You
can't cook, but that's okay, because
this is special you've been saving
up and money is no object. .
McCarthy's, on East Franklin
Street and Dliott Road in Kroger
Plaza, specializes in London Broil,
grilled seafood and prime rib for
dinner. The atmosphere is very quiet
and intimate. The waiters wear
tuxedos, but although it's somewhat
formal, it doesn't overwhelm you. A
full-size, wooden and brass bar is
available where those of age can relax
and imbibe. An average dinner,
without a bottle of wine, runs
between $30 and $40 a couple.
Chapel Hill's fun connection is here!
COLLEGE NIGHT TONIGHT
and every Tuesday & Thursday night (must be 18 or older)
6oeibeer$i 25 shooter specials
WFUNi&fr o 929-.WFUN .
For the money. Four-Five-Six can
hardly be beat because the food is
good, fast and cheap. And if that's
not enough, they even throw in a cup
of egg drop soup for FREE.
Practically right next door, Confu
cius say Golden Dragon offers
authentic Chinese food for reasonable
At Golden Dragon. 128 E. Franklin
St. behind Johnny T-Shirt, Chinese
family members have been serving
authentic Chinese meals American
style the fast food way for 10
years. Both lunch and dinner are
available seven days a week from 1 1
a.m. to 8 p.m.
Compared to other Chinese restau
rants. Golden Dragon lacks an aes
thetic Chinese appearance.
Yet. the food is authentic Chinese.
options for high-class wining and dining
The Brass Ran Restaurant and
Bar. 1301 E. Franklin St, caters to
customers of varied tastes and
wealth. Located downstairs in a brick
building, the mahogany walls and
brass rails accompanying the bar
create a warm atmosphere. Prices
range from $2.95 and up for salads.
about$4 each for 1 3 lb. burgers and
sandwiches and from $6.95 to
$ 1 2.95 for seafood, chicken and steak
entrees that are served with a salad
and bread, or rice, pasta or baked
potato as a substitute. Also, for the
money-conscious student who wants
to have a meal while savoring the
atmosphere, three types of pasta
(vermicelli, fettucine and linguini)
with a choice of five different sauces
are available for about five dollars per
out these choices in Chinese dining
The Dragon serves sweet and sour
pork, fish and chicken, fried rice, lo
mein (noodles) and fried wonton.
Favorites among students, office
personnel and workers are spicy
chicken wings, beef broccoli and egg
rolls, according to employees.
The restaurant attracts couples,
groups of friends and individuals who
find the sterile, spartan and Grade A
atmosphere appropriate for studying.
The reasonable prices also attract
students. Entrees range from $1.59
to $1.89 for specials. Egg rolls, soup
and fried wonton are 95 cents each.
Fortune cookies are five cents.
And for those who have no inten
tions of studying, the Golden Dragon
also serves alcohol domestic,
imported and Chinese beer for $ 1 . 1 0,
$1.20 and $1.40 a bottle,
Crook's Corner As Franklin
Street curves its way into Carrboro.
look for the pig on your right, and
you'll have found one of the country's
few truly gourmet Southern eateries.
No filet mignon here, but rather the
likes of shrimp on grits and mountain
trout salad. Entree's. along with
drinks and everything else, are
expensive $13-$20. and portions
are small, but preparation is excel
lent For $1.50 the hush puppies are
Cracovia, 300-B W. Rosemary St..
is a European restaurant that special
izes in Polish, French, German and
Scandinavian cuisine. The soft candle
light and the semi-formal look of
linen tablecloths produce a calm.
Hunam Chinese Restaurant. 790
Airport Road, offers a little more in
the way of a Chinese atmosphere
than Four-Five-Six or the Golden
Dragon. For an average cost of about
$8. the diner's chosen entree is a
veritable feast: huge portions are
accompanied by egg rolls, soup and
The restaurant's chef from Hong
Kong specializes in Cantonese.
Hunam and Szechuan styles of cook
ing, and diet and salt free menus are
available on request Open seven days
a week, the restaurant's hours are
Monday through Friday, 1 1 p.m. to
2:30 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday.
12 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. for lunch, and
for dinner Monday through Thursday.
5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.. and Friday
through Sunday, 5 p.m. to 1 0:30 p.m.
The Phoenix 1404 E. Franklin
intimate atmosphere, especially
suitable for an important date.
Average entrees cost between
$11.25 and $13.95, but. Monday
through Thursday, between 5:30 and
6:30 p.m.. they feature early dinner
specials every entree is $9.95 for
this hour. Employees say the most
popular dishes are czaszlyk. a Polish
recipe for herb-marinated lamb that
is grilled, and Norwegian salmon, that
they have flown to them fresh directly
For the steak and potato lovers out
there. Jordan Le Charlois, 157 E.
Rosemary St. and Slugs at the
Pines, have some of the area's finest
beefsteak complete with luxurious
atmospheres. Both also have full-size
bars and all ABC permits available.
Street is open seven days a week for
both lunch and dinner and offers
meals cooked to the true Chinese
food lover's request With one chef
from Saigon and one from Singapore,
any Chinese dish in the Hunan,
Cantonese, or Mandarin style that is
not offered on the menu, can be
prepared for you just ask. Specials
change every day, with dinner entrees
ranging from $5.95 to $1 1.95.
Also, not forgetting the often
starving and hungry and always
budget-conscious student they offer
an all-you-care-to-eat lunch buffet,
with soup included, from 11:30 to
2:30 every day.
This is just a partial list of the
closest places you can satisfy your soy
And. last but definitely not least,
in terms of food, style and size of
the meal's bill, the award-winning
restaurant La Residence. 220 W.
Rosemary St. is arguably the area's
best known expensive restaurant
The menu is handwritten daily in both
English and French, with an average
of three or four entrees offered. The
restaurant, which was converted
from a private residence, has a unique,
distinctive charm. You can listen to
swing music from the 30s and 40s
while you're soaking up the atmos
phere's classic elegance. Expect to
spend at least $40 to $60 per couple,
and add at least $40 more if you
partake of their extensive wine cellar.
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