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By CHRIS CHALFANT
The more stores on Franklin Street
change, the more they stay the same.
Stores on Franklin Street change,
come and go; however, Sutton's Drug
Store, Jeffs Campus Confectionary
and Huggins Hardware are three
businesses on Franklin Street that have
stayed the same for almost 60 years.
Sutton's Drug Store sits on the
main block of East Franklin Street. It
is a combination drug store and lunch
counter and is one such long-lived
place, said John Woodard, the store's
owner and manager.
"Sutton's has been here since
1923," Woodard said. "James Sutton
built it then and died around 1956,
and then his wife kept it for 10 years."
Woodard bought the drug store in
"When I bought it, I had to keep it
the same way," he said. "That was
part of the deal.
"They (the previous owners) said
they'd run me out of town if I changed
Woodard said the store hasn't
changed because Chapel Hill alumni
and residents want to keep it the way
they remember it.
"We have people come in that have
been coming in for 50 years," Woo
dard said. "We're the only full serv
ice, old-fashioned drug store and soda
"We're full-service because our
customers are able to go in and get
what they want with our help
without having to do it themselves."
"When someone comes in with a
prescription, I take it and help them
without giving it to a clerk," added
Woodard, who graduated from UNC
and has a degree in pharmacy. "Most
of our business revolves around the
students of the university and people
working there strictly within the
walking distance because they are the
ones who find it easier to get to us
because of the lack of parking spaces."
According to Woodard; many stu
dents prefer Sutton's to a regular drug
store because Sutton's will set up
charge accounts where the bills are
sent home to the parents.
"We try to be their (students')
hometown drug store away from
home," he said.
As far as the food goes, Woodard
said the soda fountain, old-fashioned
lemonade and milkshakes are the
biggest drawing points to go with the
hamburger and fries.
At the lunch counter, which is
located at the back of the store and
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By MADDIE BAUMANN
OK, so you've had a few forkfuls
of cafeteria food at Lenoir Hall, and
you already find your tongue flap
ping 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 al
ternatives to cafeteria cuisine.
First, the fast food joints. Just as
every dog has its fleas, every town
has McDonald's and its ilk. Along
Franklin Street, you'll find
McDonald's and Hardee's on the west
end toward Carrboro, and Burger King
and Taco Bell on the main strip.
Carrboro has Wendy's and Kentucky
Fried Chicken, just to make the list
Now, on to finer fare.
Would you like some breakfast?
First stop, Ye Olde Waffle Shop
on Franklin. Despite its doughy bis
cuits and bitter coffee, this small,
narrow restaurant with counter seat
ing and tables is a Chapel Hill insti
tution. On weekends, you'll stand in
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, blueberry crumbcake a mile
high or creamy cream cheese ome
lets, which come with home fries or
grits and biscuits or toast (try the
sunflower toast). Breadmen's also
serves a great lunch and dinner.
The Continental Cafe on Hender
son Street serves a good, inexpen
sive 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 the vaulted ceil
ing. Ask for their mozzarela cheese
Bruegger's Bagel Bakery serves
fine, chewy bagels for those in a New
York state of mind sesame, pum
pernickel, whole wheat, cinammon
raisin, onion, garlic, salt and plain.
Try one with honey-walnut cream
cheese, and take home a cheap bagful
of their day-old bagels for your micro
wave or toaster. They also serve big
bagel sandwiches and two soups daily.
Carolina Coffee Shop has a quiet,
elegant and expensive breakfast.
You'll feel like a real gentleman or
lady while you dine on one of their
asparagus omelets and sip espresso.
"Put a little South in your mouth"
is the motto of Dip's Country Kitchen,
which is next to Tijuana Fat's on
Rosemary Street. Dip's serves authen
tic Southern food at fairly reasonable
m The tat
Many students show their support for the football (and basketball)
team by dressing up in outrageous Carolina blue-and-white outfits
prices. Fried chicken, vegetable frit
ters, chicken and dumplings and even
chitlins are on the menu.
The Looking Glass Cafe is a fine
little gem, tucked away in the back
of University Square. It's light and
airy inside, with large windows, hang
ing plants and ceiling fans. The Cafe's
selections range from vegetable and
spinach-cheese sandwiches to ham
burgers and corned-beef sandwiches.
Spanky's and Four Corners, both
across from the University on Fran
klin Street, offer a wide assortment
of sandwiches and entrees, and you
can have a drink while you wait.
Spanky's is the place to take your
parents when they come to visit (or
have them take you), especially for
At Colonel Chutney 's on Rose
mary Street, you can sit inside or at a
table in their courtyard. Try the tan
doori chicken one-half of a chicken,
marinated in lime and garlic, and then
Crook's Comer, on Franklin Street
at the Carrboro line, is a former bar
becue hut that went upscale. It now
is only open for dinner, and special
izes in nouveau Southern cuisine such
as the delicious sauteed shrimp over
cheese grits (no kidding). The roof
outside is decorated with a freakish
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North Carolina is famed for hav
ing the best barbecue in the United
States, but there isn't any place in
downtown Chapel Hill to get it. Al
len and Son's, five miles down Air
port Road, serves a tangy and tasty
plate of pig, if you don't mind the
For the vegetarians, and those in
sympathy with them, Pyewacket
Restaurant and Bar is the place to go.
Pyewacket is very popular and has
gourmet-type food, with especially
good seafood. Inside, it's spacious
and relaxing, but pricey.
Onward to other nationalities.
Magdalena's on West Franklin has
the best Mexican food around and
emphasizes healthful ingredients. A
selection of vegetable side dishes and
scrumptious soups rounds out filling
menu choices such as tostadas, en
chiladas, excellent taco salads and
other lesser-known Mexican special
ties. Be prepared to drink a lot to
cool your tongue if you eat the
cornbread studded with jalapeno
peppers that comes with the some
times spicy soup choices or the salsa
that comes with the chips.
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