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Satisfy stomach grumblings
with a wide varietv of sweet sensations
By JOANNE GORDON
"Every now and then, on one of
those nights, from the hidden stom
ach zone, an urge, yearning, calling
from the distance, says. 'Rrrrichard.
Rrrrichard' it's then and only then
I get up from my chair and get the
big scoop for a dollar at Swensen's."
said ice cream-lover Richard Giersch.
a senior speech major.
It's urges such as these that drive
UNC students to the 1 1 sweet shops
within walking distance from cam
pus. Chapel Hill boasts four ice cream
shops, two yogurt shops and five
bakeries in addition to restaurants
which serve desserts.
Among the ice cream establish
ments are Swensen's Ice Cream
Factory. Gelato D'Oro. Baskin
Rcbtins and Haagen-Dazs. Accord
ing to shop employees and managers,
the most popular flavors are cookies
'n cream, pralines 'n' cream, choc
olate chip, caramel chocolate crunch,
praline pecan, swiss orange chocolate
and mint chocolate chip.
Swensen's Ice Cream Factory,
located at 133 WY Franklin St at
University Square, really is an ice
cream factory the shop makes its
own frozen flavors. According to
owner Leon Todd. Swensen's has
recipes for 176 different flavors but
makes only about 40.
Gelato D'Oro. 121 E. Franklin St.
also makes its own ice cream. Gelato
D'Oro is an Italian phrase meaning
"golden ice cream." The Ingredients
include an imported dairy mix as well
as fresh ingredients.
Baskin-Robbins. 145 E. Franklin
St. boasts 44 flavors (although the
company standard is only 31 ) and has
three different sizes of cones and
dishes that range in price from 80c
to $1.55. They also serve shakes,
freezes and sundaes.
Haagen-Dazs ice cream is more
expensive because it is made with a
higher percentage of cream, an
employee said. One scoop is $1.10
and two scoops are $1.96; a waffle .
cone is 30C more and a one-scoop
sundae is $1.94. Haagen-Dazs is
located at 1 1 2 W. Franklin St
Two graduate students who made
a first-time visit to Haagen-Dazs just
"because it was next to Kinko's"
enjoyed the tbfuti ice cream and
chipwich. Both students agreed that
the ice cream was rich, but not rich
enough to keep them from finishing
For the calorie conscious. Chapel
Hill has two frozen yogurt shops,
including the Yogurt Pump. 106 W.
Franklin St. and TCBY at Eastgate
Plaza on East Franklin Street The
Yogurt Pump serves chocolate and
vanilla yogurt with daily flavor
specials and toppings including carob
chips, banana chips, granola. nuts and
. To give him extra energy for a track
meet, senior Lacy Reeder chose
yogurt over ice cream. He said: "1 like
yogurt better than ice cream ice
cream is too sweet Why eat ice cream
when you can have the same thing
for less calories?"
Lauren August a senior psychology
major, also prefers the taste of yogurt
to ice cream and recommends yogurt
from the Yogurt Pump. "I like it
better than any other kind of yogurt"
she said. August enjoyed a dish of pina
colada yogurt with malted milk balls
on top. But surprisingly, her favorite
flavor is vanilla.
The voaurt served at TCBY aver
ages 29-42 calories per. ounce and
varies according to flavor, assistant
manager Larry Massenburg said.
Among the five bakeries in Chapel
Hill are Crump's. La Patisserie and
specialty shops including the Choc
olate Mousse Ltd. and The Cookie
Grump's. located at 124 E. Frank
lin St. sells cookies, brownies, apple
and cherry turnovers, ice cream,
drinks, cinnamonraisin bread and
For the extravagant La Patisserie,
located in the Courtyard on West
Franklin Street features gourmet
bakery items including croissants,
fruit pastries and cakes.
The Chocolate Mousse Ltd.. at
University Square, features hand
made chocolate items as well as
cookies, brownies and fudge. Choc
olate Mousse is known for its molded
items in the shape of moose heads,
pigs and frogs. UNC students receive
a 10 percent discount on all items
excluding daily specials, an employee
Besides cookies, the Cookie Jar also
sells frozen yogurt, "cakies" and
drinks. Cakies are large chocolate chip
cookies with icing messages. The
Cookie Jar features six different types
of cookies with chocolate chip as the
favorite, an employee said.
So. if your sweet tooth is nagging
. you, or you feel that the exam you
just passed entitles you to something
sinfully sweet and topped with
whipped cream ... just remember
that tempting desserts are just
around the comer.
Local south of the border specialties
By KATHY PETERS
So Friday night rolls around and
you're ready for a hot date, some
thing with a little spice. Try going
for some south of the border flavor
at Magdalena's. Papagayo. Tijuana
Fats or the Flying Burrito for some
hot Mexican fare.
Magdalena's on 508 W. Franklin
St. brings California and Chapel Hill
thousands of miles closer with its Cal
Mex entrees. Cal-Mex. or California
style Mexican cooking, features
dishes that are lighter and less spicy,
designed with the health-conscious in '
mind. . v
With its artsy prints as wall
hangings and its expansive 'mirror,
Magdalena's sports a pricier feel than
many Mexican restaurants without
losing its laid-back atmosphere.
The food is delightfully different
down to the soup and the Mexican
rice that come with many of the
entrees, but service is slow. Prices are
a little steep for a college budget
but not for a slightly formal night
Magdalena's is open Monday
through Friday for lunches and seven
nights a week for dinner. According
to manager Elizabeth Forti, Magda
lena's draws an older crowd but
street over on 403 EL Rosemary St. a big business, especially Marguarita
is Tijuana Fats, a casual, brightly business. Older students and young
colored joint that looks like it's on professionals are its main customers,
the border and carries fairly good Papagayo no longer serves lunch,
mainstream Mexican foods. The but is concentrating on dinner,
restaurant has a new menu due out according to manager Lisa Townsend.
in the next month and has already Its late-night menu, which customers
added fajitas and more appetizers to can order from until midnight is
its existing bill of fare. substantial including more than
Fats' serves lunch and dinner and just salads and tacos.
has a limited late menu for times that
those after-dinner-hours munchies
Fairly new to the business is The
Frying Burrito, located on Airport
hit The restaurant does quite a large Road. The small sit-down is reputed
take-out business and also has a small to have the hottest chili east of the
bar. It caters to both students and Mississippi. Its most desired dishes
to business people, who like its quick are chimichangas and fajitas, but its
lunch service. - specials are a little less ordinary. On
Low prices are perhaps Tijuana some nights, one can find Mexican
Fats' best asset seafood listed on the menu, and the
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old Chapel Hill standard. It s noted
for its unbeatable auacamole and
nachos. Other favorites include black
ened or grilled fish and semi-changas.
which are small chimichangas. Fajitas
and chimichangas are also popular.
Entrees run from about $5 to $ 1 0,
and desserts are heavenly, if you can
find room for them. ,
; The atmosphere,: is classic and
perhaps that is why, Papagayo
attracts a wide mix of clientele. The
Hillish," as echoing the collegiate
make-up of the area. He and his wife
opened up a take-out branch of their
restaurant in Carrboro about 6
months ago, and plan on doubling the
size of the Airport road restaurant,
thereby expanding the business into
a chain with stores in Durham and
And for students expanding their
tastes, the hottest stuff isn't more
than a jumping bean's throw away
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