We keep busy around here–this week, we were out and about in Chapel Hill, Carrboro, Hillsborough and Pittsboro. We ate breakfast at Ye Olde Waffle Shoppe, The Root Cellar and Elmo’s, had lunch at Old Chicago and LaPlace and shared dinner with friends at Acme, Mama Dip’s and Southern Rail. Between meals, we had a tennis lesson, had truffles from Matthew’s Chocolates, sipped cocktails at Lantern, stopped in the new Mediterranean Deli market and saw a Tar Heel great. It was also a week where we visited some furniture stores for the next issue, celebrated 30 years with the Public School Foundation, admired Flyleaf Books‘ sign and drove past Jordan Lake on a gorgeous day. Oh, and did we mention the week’s Oprah moment? We’ve loved Hillsborough-based VIETRI for years and just recently O Magazine named it one of their favorite things. Click through to see all our photos–and let us know your favorite places too.
If you haven’t had the cornbread at Acme, you haven’t lived. (It was gobbled up long before this fried chicken photo was taken.)
Sunday’s gorgeous weather made Jordan Lake all the more beautiful.
It might be January, but there’s never a bad time for pumpkin pancakes at Elmo’s.
From paint and pliers to bird houses and hoses, Fitch Lumber has everything you might need… even Carolina blue toilet seats!
Jessica and her boyfriend ended date night with cocktails at Lantern’s back bar. Could these drinks be more pretty?
We may or may not have broken our New Year’s resolution already, but it’s not too late to follow Flyleaf Books and read more in 2015!
Tar Heel greats… they’re just like us! Jessica spotted Jerry Stackhouse in the UNC Student Stores stocking up on Carolina gear before the basketball game.
Can’t decide which Cajun/Creole dish to order at LaPlace in Hillsborough? Try a sampler featuring tasso red beans, étouffée and chicken andouille gumbo like Sally and Jessica did.
While they were in Hillsborough, Sally and Jessica stopped by Matthew’s Chocolates for a post-lunch treat.
We love Hillsborough-based VIETRI, and so does Oprah! Look at what we spotted in O Magazine!
If you’re on the market for modern furniture, look no further than Palette & Parlor in East 54. Jessica stopped in for an upcoming story–look for it in the March issue–and saw a half-dozen chairs she wanted.
Hannah enjoyed a country-style vegetable plate consisting of string beans cooked in pork, whole kernel corn, macaroni and cheese and fried okra at a local favorite, Mama Dip’s Kitchen.
Last week, the Public School Foundation celebrated 30 years at the Chapel Hill Country Club. The organization has given millions of dollars to Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools. We say, here’s to 30 more years!
While on a run, Andrea took some time to admire this beautiful new piece of artwork in downtown Pittsboro.
Have you stopped by the new Mediterranean Deli Market yet? They’ve got tons of fresh produce, tea and all the olives you could ever want.
Lemony greens are the perfect topping on pizza at Old Chicago. What’s your favorite combo?
Andrea had a wonderful tennis lesson at The Farm on Friday afternoon. (She thinks the awesome weather may have had something to do with it.)
Jessica’s got a new favorite dessert–the mixed berry scone at The Root Cellar.
She came to Southern Rail for the tots, but Jessica will return for their extensive list of hot toddies.