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Colonel Chutney's offers hearty fare and a fun atmosphere
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Students can satisfy their late-night hunger pangs at Time-Out
From staff reports
Having $500 to blow on your meal card may
have sounded great when you started off this
semester, but by now your taste buds are
sagging at the thought of another meal at
Lenior or Chase. You can always grab a burger
at McDonald's or Burger King, but lucky for
you the restaurants in town offer lots of
variety - and they all know what a hungry
bunch college kids are. They're all ready to
satisfy your appetite - most of them are even
within walking distance and, better yet,
Spanky's may be the first place you think
of when you're taking someone out to eat
in Chapel Hill. Located in a hot spot on the
corner of Franklin and Columbia streets, it's
become a UNC tradition and landmark.
For lunch, Spanky's serves a long list of
sandwiches, huge salads, big burgers with 12
choices of fixins, homemade quiche and more.
Prices for lunch items range from $3 to $6.
The dinner menu includes entrees such as
steak teriyaki ($7.65) and shrimp scampi ($8.95).
Chicken, steak, shellfish and fresh fish are also
offered as nightly specials.
After 9 p.m, when the bar crowd starts to
pile in, Spanky's serves a more limited late
night menu that includes burgers, finger foods
Sunday brunch is served between 10 am.
and 2 p.m. Belgian waffles and French toast
are topped with fresh fruit, cream or real
maple syrup. The omelets are equally
The atmosphere is graced by dark wood,
brass trimmings and plants - Spanky's suits
almost anyone's tastes, so whether you're
going out with Mom and Dad, your roommate,
boss, brother, grandmother or even a date,
it's always a safe choice.
Four Corners, located at 175 E. Franklin St.,
has been dubbed "The Alumni Hangout."
Decorated with pictures of the greatest
players and the greatest moments in UNC
history, it leaves no doubt in your mind that
the restaurant is a shrine to the Tar Heel
basketball teams of today and yesterday.
Appetizers, salads, sandwiches and burgers,
as well as six entrees make up the lunch and
dinner menu. Prices run from $4.50 to $6 for
sandwiches and $7 to $10 for entrees. The food
is hot and tasty and the background music
The two smoked-glass walls offer an excel
lent view of one of the prime spots of Chapel
Hill, another bonus for dining UNC alumni. The
bar is also a popular meeting place for students.
The corner of Henderson and Franklin streets
has been the site of the Creek restaurant
Hector's since 1969. The $1.65 Creek grilled
cheese and double cheeseburgers on pita bread
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are particular favorites after a night on the
towri when food, not: more beverages, is
Manager Nomikos Lias knows how college
hunger works after a night on the town. He
stays open from 11 am. until as late as 3 am.
to catch the last starving students. The
atmosphere of Hector's Is very different
during the day. In the late evening hours, when
the lines are long and the grill is full of pita
bread and cheeseburgers, smoke and steam
linger in the air. All of the employeesfive to
seven depending on need, are stationed behind
the counter ajt night
If students want to meet up with other
students or find friends. Hector's provides
stools at the window convenient for perching
so they can watch for people while eating
some Creek food. .
The Continental Cafe on Henderson
Street is Hector's neighbor, and you can get
just about anything you're hungry for here.
Traditional breakfasts with eggs, pancakes and
hash browns are available for about $3. Lunch
and dinner fare includes sandwiches and meat
and veggie dishes, plus Greek, French and Italian
specialties. The cafe is open seven days a week,
from 8 am to 11 p.m. While youYe waiting
for your food, check out the 20 ceiling panels
which depict different scenes from Creek
If you love subs, Subway, with locations on
Franklin Street and in Eastgate Shopping
Center, specializes in creating subs with all the
imaginable fixins right before your very eyes.
Roast beef, turkey and ham are the standby
favorites on your choice of white or wheat
bread, both of which "are baked on the
premises. All varieties are available in both full
size (12 inches) and snack-size (6 inches). Prices
average about $3 to $4 for the 1 2-inch subs
and about $2.50 for the snack size. For those
who love their greens, several meat or
meadess salads can be had for $2 to $4.
Sadlack's Heroes, 203 Franklin St., also
specializes in deli and hero sandwiches.
Subs are available in full or half sizes on whole
wheat or Italian bread. Prices range from $1
for a hot dog to $4.10 for John Hill's delight,
a hot roast beef and ham sandwich with the
The bar is a favorite spot not only for beer
drinking but eating as well. There are also a
few tables and booths for those who have
a hard time balancing on bar stools.
Sadlack's is open Sundays through Thursdays
11 a m. to 11 p.m, and until 1 am. on Fridays
and Saturdays. Take-out service is available.
one of Chapel Hill's greatest traditions is
none other than the Rams Head Rathskeller.
Located at 1 57-A Franklin St. the Rat has been
serving townspeople, students, alumni and
faithful regulars since 1948. Lasagna, the
"Double Gambler and pizza are just a few of
the favorites listed in the Rat's famous Carolina
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Adding to the great food is an atmosphere
unique to the Rat Memories of past athletic
seasons autographed footballs, basketballs
and pictures - line the wails in the bar.
Caricatures of the waiters, most of whom have
worked at the Rat for an average of 20 to
25 years, line the back wall of the restaurant
The walls and tables throughout are covered
in graffiti from Rat regulars.
The Rat is a restaurant like no other, and
a stay in Chapel Hill is not complete until you
have entered its heavy wooden door in Amber
Colonel Chutney's, 300 W. Rosemary St,
features chicken dishes, hamburgers and some
great salads, ranging from $5 to $8. Seafood
dishes and 12-oz. steaks are also available and
run from $8 to $10. You can dine in or relax
outside in the garden seven days a week. The
Colonel also offers a late-night menu until 2
Down the block a little ways, Dip's Country
Kitchen, 405 W. Rosemary St., offers to "put
a little South in your mouth." Fried chicken,
vegetable fritters, chicken and dumplings and
chitterlings partially comprise a reasonably
priced menu that's sure to bring back memo
ries of home or instill a taste for the South
in misplaced Northerners. Dip's is open seven
days a week from 8 am. to 1 0 p.m.
The Hardback Cafe & Bookstore, 110 N.
Columbia St., offers sandwiches, hot meals and
specials in a relaxed and comfortable atmo
sphere. You can even browse through the
bookshelves before or after eating. Beer, wine
and mixed drinks are available, and when the
weather turns cold, try one of their great
Ham's Restaurant, located next to
Fowler's on West Franklin Street, specializes in
reasonably priced deli sandwiches. The atmo
sphere is relaxed, enhanced by memorabilia
decor and a model train that runs around the
top of the bar. Enjoy their large selection of
imported beer and weekly specials in front of
the 10-foot wide-screen TV.
Before this list ends, take Time-out - the
restaurant, at 133 W. Franklin St., that is. It's
the best place in town for cheap, homemade,
delicious, quasi-fast food. Biscuits are the core
of any Time-Out meal, whether plain or whole
wheat Choose chicken, cheese, egg, bacon,
gravy or any combination of these unhealthy
delights. Get lots of napkins. Then, get a vanilla
chipper for dessert. It's the largest, cheapest
dessert in town - the one thing on the menu
minus lovely Time-Out grease - but it's
definitely still worth a try.
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Specializing in late nights and Middle Eastern fare, Hector's Is
strategically located between the bars and home.
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Ham's has tasty sandwiches for the student budget.