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A Few of David Lindquist’s Favorite Things

In the wake of our summer "Best Of" issue, we asked David Lindquist, who co-owns Whitehall Antiques with his daughter Elizabeth Lindquist, to share his personal picks from around town.


Best Place to Satisfy My Sweet Tooth: I am torn between Sugarland and Insomnia Cookies – happily they are across from each other.

Best Place to Go for a Haircut: I enjoy catching town gossip and a good, reasonable haircut at Chapel Hill Barber Shop.

Best Greenway: I love starting in the [Gene] Strowd Rose Garden and walking the Bolin Creek Trail, with a stop at Caffe Driade for the perfect reward.

Ackland Art Museum
Ackland Art Museum

Best Place to Take Out-of-Town Guests: While Whitehall seems to be the personal favorite of thousands escorting guests each year, my favorite for our guests is a stroll down Franklin Street across the old campus and into the arboretum. That also allows for some intriguing and unique shopping at Julian’s, Ackland Museum Store and so many other locally owned shops.

Best Place to Watch a Movie: I confess I am madly in love with Silverspot [Cinema] at University Place – just a great experience in what has become an elegant and delightful place to shop. And of course, there is Kidzu for great fun with our grandsons after a movie.

Best Place to Relax: Hands down, the bar at Lantern for a relaxed, chic setting with great drinks and food. No matter what friends we are with, the staff remembers everyone’s favorite drink and offers it as a first option.

Photo by Sarah Arneson
Some light bites at Crossroads Chapel Hill. Photo by Sarah Arneson

Best Light Dining: Small and medium plates shared in the sparkling, comfortable restaurant, patio or bar of The Carolina Inn, now appropriately rechristened Crossroads Chapel Hill. It’s a crossroads of food, drinks, town and gown.

Jessica is the Executive Editor for Chapel Hill Magazine. As a 2010 grad of UNC, she's happy to be back in town writing, editing and eating around the Triangle.