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The daily Tar Heel. (Chapel Hill, N.C.) 1946-current, October 05, 1989, Page 19, Image 19

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DTH Omnibus Page 9 Thursday October 5, 1989 (W A (5l(c iMl tt Wff (EfEMtE lr r I II ) YAV IE l 1Kb IE lll 11 1 From the Taj Mahal to the Forbidden City By DAVIS TURNER Staff Writer You don't have to be a master at eating with chop sticks to enjoy a variety of Oriental cui sine around Chapel Hill. Besides being a great change from peanut butter and jelly, these Chinese and Indian offerings will convince Mom and Dad that you really do eat vege tables while you're away at college. You may have to do a little driv ing to get to The East Wind, Hunam, The Jade Palace, Marco Polo and Passage to India. If you don't have wheels, don't despair because there are a few that may even be closer to you than the library: The Dragon's Garden, Four-Five-Six and The Golden Dragon. The Dragon's Garden has a deli cious variety of gourmet dining in an upscale atmosphere with soft Chi nese music in the background. Beer and wine are served and changing specials are offered. You can't miss this place at 407 W. Franklin St., since it's located directly next to McDonalds. Lunch items are at the $4 mark, and dinner is $5-12. Lunch is served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., dinner 5 from to 9:30 p.m. (10:30 on weekends). Located among the old boxcars and right next to the train tracks in Carrboro is East Wind Chinese Res taurant. The place is rather large and a bit more formal, but the prices for their Hunan, Szechuan, Mandarin and Cantonese fixings are still rea sonable. And they have full ABC permits, so be careful of the five minute drive back to campus. Lunch items are in the area of $4, and most prices on the dinner menu are about $7. Authentic Chinese cooking is dished out from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. seven days a week, and dinner is from 4:30 to 9:30 p.m. weekdays, and from 4:30 to 10:30 p.m. on Fri day and Saturday. - One of the most convenient and easily accessible Chinese grub spots is Four-Five-Six. It's a little short on atmosphere, but it is cheap and cas ual. There are about a dozen booths and a bar, which no longer serves beer. They serve egg rolls, soups, rice and noodles, as well as daily dishes which are already prepared and ready to choose from at $1.99. The made-to-order dishes are mostly in the $4 5 range. Four-Five-Six, at 118 E. Franklin St., is open seven days a week from 1 1 a.m. to 9 p.m. The Golden Dragon is owned by the same folks who run The Dragon's Garden. It is quiet and sparse, again more along the lines of fast food. These folks do serve up a small vari ety of brews, including Tsing Tao. The prices vary from 95 cents for an egg toll to $3.95 for a special combi nation platter, which should be enough for even the hungriest of us. This place is conveniently located in Franklin Center and is also a 7' day-a-week operation, open from 1 1 a.m. until 8 p.m. Hunam Chinese Restaurant has ample portions of great food with a little atmosphere thrown in. The service is fast and efficient sit-down style. The specialty here is spicy Chinese, relying on red-hot peppers that are believed to have "therapeu tic qualities." If sweating while you eat is not appealing, they can still handle your appetite with their heap ing portions of somewhat blander entrees. Soups and appetizers are 95 cents to $3.95 and the other dishes are in the $6-7 range, with house specials in the $8-10 category. Since it may still be raining this coming weekend, you may want to mooch your parent's car for the drive down to 790 Airport Rd. There is a Fast Lunch Special from 1 1 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, and from noon to 2:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Dinner is served from 5 to 9:30 p.m. Sunday through Thurs day, and from 5 to 10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Jade Palace Chinese and Seafood Restaurant is well decorated with art objects and ceremonial ornaments. Th,ey offer a huge menu of mouth watering food and free delivery. The menu is even color-coded so you don't accidentally order a super spicy meal. The prices vary from $5 for fried rice to $13.75 for stir-fried lobster. It's right next to Spring Garden at 103 E. Main St. in Carrboro, and the food is available seven days a week: luncheons Monday through Friday I -. 1 -'."J W, lU.Uk'JUUW. JIJII minimum ..i i 11 u.uuu.iml.. . r - i I nimirrrnn-y in I- IM 1 lr Mi mill H MBaNBMm The Dragon Garden on West Franklin Street: Oriental cuisine abounds in Chapel Hill from 11:30 a.m. to 2:15 p.m., din ners Sunday through Thursday from 5 to 9:30 p.m. and from 5 to 10:30 p.m. Friday through Saturday. Jade Palace also offers an all-you-can-eat Sunday buffet. Featuring three dining rooms and an indoor fountain and gardens is the Marco Polo Chinese and Italian Restaurant. This elegant restaurant boasts both a Chinese and Italian chef, and a wide variety of dishes to choose from, including chicken, pros ciutto, eggplant, tasty Creole, and the freshest seafood in town, as well as great hors d'oeuvres. Get your folks to cart you out, maybe even your date as well, to enjoy entrees with an average price of $9-10. Marco Polo is located at 1813 N.C. 15-501 Bypass next to Chapel Hill Tire. This establishment is open daily for lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. (except Saturdays), with a Sun day International Luncheon Buffet from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., and dinner from 5 to 9:30 p.m. (week ends from 5 to 11 p.m.) Passage to India Restaurant, the first Indian restaurant in North Caro lina, is now open in Chapel Hill. The place is both casual and clean, setting the mood for an ethnic expe rience with Indian music wafting through the air. That hard-to-find spicy food that some of us crave is reasonably priced from $6.95-9.50 for entrees. It's not only budget-handy, but varied in selection: breads, soups, vegetable dishes, seafood, chicken, meat and rice are offered. You can find it at 1301 E. Fran klin St., down at the bottom of the hill where The Brass Rail used to be. Dinner is served daily from 5 to 10:30 p.m. and lunch is available Monday through Saturdays from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. A Taste of Chicago ..Chapel Hill Style. OFFEMMG: Chic Pizza Hot Dogs Burgers Sandwiches Pastas Salads California Pizza French FriesOnion Rings mi ll Hi "I 11 Chef Giovanni from Florence insistem 11 if rn vPSSI I I jrfl that his Pallo Alia Sonntirasauteed,fu WA 1 A VJV It PR .rr3! I "x )h with eggplant. prosciutto& spinach W rva 9i"0- - (Z&jffls 11 M in a red suace then topped with v hj1P . Jg ' I fx y mozzerella cheese is the best Italian dish v f sWK? 'I' IyB Jv) IntheTrian3earea! a Sjt SrtV il WW VW However, our Chinese Chef Simon Chan 'tf Monday-Saturday, 1 1 ajn.-Midrright h Sunday 4p.m.-Midnight Eastgate Shopping Center Chapel Hill 942-5844 Next to Electronics Unlimited U fti fll fV) mm Ffl HI RJ Bl W flj BJ RJ BJ H Our Italian and Chinese Chefs are arguing. . . Can you help? Chef Giovanni from Florence insists that his Pallo Alia Sorrentira sauteed with eggplant, prosdutto & spinach in a red suace then topped with mozzerella cheese is the best Italian dish In the Triangle area! However, our Chinese Chef Simon Chan thinks his General Tao's Chicken looks, tastes & smells just as good! Chef Giovanni interupts to add that his Gambemi Creole, which is created with fresh clams, shrimp, prosciutto. sauteed onion, green peppers and sauteed mushrooms over a bed of rice, is delicious as well as the best value in town at only M0.95! Chef Chan disagrees! He favors the Seafood Basket which has lobster meat, large shrimp, scallops & king crab meat. This dish is served with crispy vegetables in a unique potato basket and Chef Chan insists it is the freshest seafood dish ever created! Whose dish is best is debatable, but the fact that these are the best Italian & Chinese Chefs in town is certain! Could you come in with good friends and be the judge, so that Giovanni and Simon can settle the disagreement about who is the best chef in Triangle Area! The Best Italian & Chinese cuisine served in one unique restaurant! Please Bring Your Friends for a Lavish International Sunday Buff ett Egg Plant Parmagiana Shrimp Vegetables Chicken Picante Beef Broccoli 4 Curry Chicken Spring Rolls Shrimp Cocktail Prime Rib 6 mixed salads fresh fruit & dessert Lunch: 1 1:30-2:30 (except Sat.) Sunday International Luncheon Buffet 11:30-2:30 Dinner 5:00-9:30 Weekends: 5:00-11:00 1813 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd Chapel Hill located next to Brendle's AllYouCanEat7.95 children under 10 half-price Please call Ad Talk 1-800-634-8448, then 1519 after tone for more information lJ All Major Credit Cards Accepted

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