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EVEN THE OLYMPIAN AND THE other runners we feature on page 72 had to start somewhere. Much like the folks participating in the Walk with a Doc program (page 80), they know they might not always have the greatest workout or walk, but each one contributes to improving their health. I’m a big believer in small changes adding up – if you’re on a wellness kick, maybe you’ll be inspired to try one of my tips or find what works for you.

Don’t make excuses. My friend Missy and I walk for an hour once a week at Southern Community Park or Bolin Creek Trail, using the time to catch up. But we don’t let winter or a little rain stop us – come inclement weather, we’re doing laps as the youngest mall walkers at Southpoint. Eat more protein. Chicken biscuits from Sunrise count, right? Run or walk for a good cause. Sure, you could lace up your shoes and go on a solo jog for free. But there’s just something about lining up at the Old Well with hundreds of other Chapel Hillians and breaking a personal record and a sweat in the name of a nonprofit. (Need some ideas? See page 30 or try the KE Caring Community 5K Run/Walk or Not So Normal Run this spring.)

Everything in moderation. I bake. A lot. Thankfully I can unload 85% of my chocolate chip cookies on very willing coworkers and friends. Peer pressure can be a good thing. There are times I wanted to stop doing lunges and squats during my BodyAttack class at O2 Fitness but kept going because of the encouragement. (Wish I could say this applied to burpees.) Get moving at work. Our office’s afternoon minute of planking strengthens cores and staves off sleepiness. Same goes for the laps around the building. Every step counts. This month marks four years that I’ve had a Fitbit. Though there are conflicting studies on whether fitness trackers actually motivate participants to do more, I know it’s kept me accountable, especially if I’m only a few hundred away from 10,000 steps. (Just ask my downstairs neighbors.) Switch it up. You haven’t lived until you’ve run the stairs at Kenan Stadium. Lift weights. I have a friend whose been telling me for years that I can’t just do cardio. While I’ll never be able to bench 415 pounds, I can aim for not losing muscle mass as I get older. CHM

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Health & Fitness Four locals share running tales, UNC’s Walk with a Doc program and new workout rooms at UNC’s Lineberger Center

84 Everything in its Place Professionals offer home organization tips 88 How They Live The Careys have James Taylor to thank for life in Morgan Creek

PEOPLE & PLACES 18 The Carolina Inn’s Bridal Showcase 20 LIGHTUP Lantern Festival 22 Orange Chatham Association of Realtors ball 24 Crook’s Corner Book Prize 26 Jaki Shelton Green visits Ephesus Elementary

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Graduates of UNC Kenan-Flagler’s MBA program, Max Shyshnyak and Ann McDowell (far left and third from right, pictured with their respective families), have founded BLOBfish Activity Hub in Pittsboro. BLOBfish is a free online service that helps connect Triangle families with inspiring kids camps.   In January, the Town of Chapel Hill launched its open data platform on chapelhillopendata.org. Users can download and interact with 33 data sets ranging in topic from location of parking meters to police traffic stops and library circulation.

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The Bookshop on Franklin Street will close

Brenda Larson, Melissa Crane and

in July after nearly 40 years of serving the community. Expect liquidation sales and reduced stock until closing, with the shop continuing to purchase books until the end of March. And no worries about Elmo, the

Ellen Shannon – will serve as associate

Be Pure Beauty, founded by April Manring, is open at University Place. Hodge & Kittrell Sotheby’s International Realty opened a Chapel Hill location on 140

W. Franklin St., Ste. 130 in mid-February. FUNDRAISING

Fundraising for the Orange County Veterans

Shannon Media Inc., which owns Chapel Hill Magazine, Durham Magazine and

publisher of Chatham Magazine. 

shop’s cat – a forever home is waiting for him when the doors close.  UNC’s Southern Folklife Collection will partner with Hillsborough’s Yep Roc Records to create digital masters of rare archival recordings like Dolly Parton’s “Puppy Love” from the Wilson Library Special Collections to be distributed by Yep Roc. 

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Memorial has begun in earnest with two significant gifts already received. They include an anonymous gift for $5,000 and one for $10,000 from UNC Health Care. A roughly two-acre site off Homestead Road has been designated as the site for the memorial bounty Commissioners. Above, Major Bud Hampton, USMC (Retired), is seen addressing the crowd during dedication ceremonies. To make an online donation, visit chapelhillveteransmemorial.com/ donations.

Shannon Digital Media, has acquired Chatham Magazine, which is set to be

published six times a year. Former owner Heather Johnson – pictured above (third from left) with Shannon Media’s

ON THE MOVE

Massage and bodywork therapist Jeff Wells and his team have joined Chapel Hill Pilates.


MELVILLE Dr. Pamela Baldwin is the new

superintendent of Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools. She most recently served as the superintendent of Asheville City Schools and is set to start in April.  Dr. Steven Hart’s practice has joined Studio G Aesthetic & Family Dentistry.  The Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools Board of Education elected James Barrett as Chair and Rani Dasi as Vice Chair for 2017. 

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East Chapel Hill High School student Cecilia Lee performed on her flute for the

2017 High School Honors Performance Series at Carnegie Hall in February.  Hillsborough was named the 35th Bee City USA, as which the town will help protect pollinators by raising awareness and establishing and enhancing habitats.  Architect Arielle Condoret Schechter won the Best Of Houzz award for service presented by houzz.com for the second year in a row.

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We are pleased to announce that this year we’ll offer two Grand TASTE 2017 Experiences, featuring tastings from the very best local and regional talent: 18 Seaboard ACME Basan Sushi Bleu Olive Bistro Blu Seafood The Boot Carolina Crossroads Cantina 18 Catering Works Chapel Hill Restaurant Group Counting House at 21c Museum Hotel Crook’s Corner Dashi Dos Perros Durham Catering The Fearrington House Geer Street Garden Granary at Fearrington Harvest 18 Il Palio Juju La Place Lucky’s Deli Mad Hatter Bakeshop Mama Dip’s Mateo Mothers & Sons M Sushi Oval Park Grille

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Classes & Demonstrations: Cider Class & Tasting with Mattie Beason of Black Twig Cider House The Seasonal Chef Class with Chef John May of 4-star Piedmont Whole Hog Barbecue Demonstration with BBQ Man Wyatt Dickson of PICNIC

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Julius Chambers with unidentified fellow students at North Carolina Central University (then known as North Carolina College) in 1958.

SPIRIT AND STRENGTH The life of a North Carolina civil rights lawyer By Morgan Weston

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orn in rural Montgomery County during the height of segregation, Julius Chambers set his sights on a career in law at a young age. His father, a mechanic, was refused payment by a white customer and couldn’t afford a lawyer to help him. A few years later, Julius enrolled at North Carolina Central University. After earning his undergraduate degree in history, he went on to law school at UNC, beginning a long career in defending equality. In “Julius Chambers: A Life in the Legal Struggle for Civil Rights,” local scholars Richard A. Rosen and Joseph Mosnier follow Julius’ career from an internship with the NAACP Legal Defense Fund to co-founding the first integrated law firm in North Carolina in Charlotte. Their carefully researched biography dives deep into the prominent litigator’s life and work, highlighting the battles he and his 36

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colleagues fought for racial justice both in and out of the courtroom and the impact of those actions on American civil rights. The authors do not gloss over the constant tension of the times, and instead use it to contrast with the brilliance these men – Julius and his law partners – delivered to their cause. Though his career was punctuated by violence and threats as much as triumph and hope, Julius dedicated himself to fighting for justice and finding ways to navigate peace. A man who “always saw his work as part of a continuing struggle,” Julius’ story of perseverance will inspire anyone who makes it their mission to improve the lives of those around them.

Among Julius’ many accomplishments: winning landmark school and employment desegregation cases at the U.S. Supreme Court.

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on one page, a traditional Mexican dish on another, and closing, as any good Southern meal should, with handcrafted cocktails. Just as interesting as the recipes is Tema’s introduction, which focuses on corn’s evolution over the last few centuries. First domesticated by Native Americans who relied on it as a vital food source, corn became popular throughout the East Coast and eventually it became synonymous with the South’s poorer populations before making a comeback in recent years. Rather than by course or season, “Corn” is organized by form, from on the cob to dried and ground, encouraging readers to look back at the grain’s past to appreciate its many present-day uses.

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or many of us, the thought of cooking with fruit is likely to stir up memories of freshly baked apple pies, cranberry jelly served at Thanksgiving and perhaps the occasional pineapple upside-down cake in the summer. Nancie McDermott’s “Fruit” is here to change that. A North Carolina native and prolific cooking author and teacher, Nancie turns her attention to reinterpreting the region’s indigenous fruits, such as strawberries and mayhaws, as well as nonnative fruits often found in Southern kitchens, like figs and peaches. “Southern


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fruits matter,” she says, “both as mementoes of the gardening and gathering of culinary seasons past, and as worthy edible treasures for the present and future South.” Each fruit is introduced with an anecdote from Nancie, who fondly recalls roadside stops for syrupy peaches and scrapes with thorny wild blackberry bushes. These hassles, of course, faded quickly in anticipation of the pie or cobbler they would make.

Desserts definitely get the spotlight in this book, with recipes that include traditional meringue pie infused with scuppernong grapes and a cheesecake filled with persimmon puree. However, side dishes, entrees and canned preserves also make appearances, including savory spiced muscadines and watermelon rind pickles, prompting readers to think outside the box (or should we say bushel?) CHM

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about wanting to have a family, I knew I wanted it to be [through] a combination of adoption and birth. Then I met Steve, and it turned out he was adopted. I thought, ‘OK, that’s interesting.’ We agreed to birth, adopt, birth, adopt. We had Sophie, and I loved being pregnant. Then we were excited to adopt, and our first adoption was our son, Caleb, who is now 12. We adopted him at 9 months

Tamara at one of the orphanages in Ethiopia her family supports.

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old from Ethiopia. We lived in the orphanage while finalizing everything, and it struck me what a gift it is to have family, how 150 million kids don’t have that. That’s the first time I started taking more photographs of children waiting for families to help showcase them better. That kind of got us started in this charitable work. We also realized there are so many amazing kids – why go back to birth? In 2008, we adopted Ana Elisa, now 11, at age 3 from Ecuador. Then in 2014, we met our soon-to-be fourth

The Lackey family – Caleb, Steve, Ana Elisa, Tamara and Sophie.

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child in Ethiopia. When we met him, he was 4½. He [turned] 7 in February. We’re two-and-a-half years into the process of bringing him home. It’s a heartbreak, this wait, this broken system. We try to go back to see him every six months. Around the time we met him, we were sitting there thinking, ‘We keep putting money into charitable organizations, not knowing where it goes. The bottom line is, we are deeply passionate about supporting children waiting for families. Why not put together an organization where we find tangible projects and 100 percent of the funds go directly towards these efforts?’ We started Beautiful Together and got official designation in 2015. So far, we have finished eight projects. One project is “Build An Orphan Feeding Kitchen.” We partnered with a grassroots feeding ministry in Ethiopia, took photographs, did interviews with children in the program, built a fundraiser, received a generous response and went shopping in Addis Ababa for kitchen appliances, a water filter and food. Another effort being launched is the “Liberation Fund.”

There are many orphans who will never be adopted for no other reason than there wasn’t a closed loop on getting them into the orphanage. Our fund will hire investigators to go in and just do an orphan verification status to give them a chance at having a family. One of the things that I want people to know is, it doesn’t matter if a child is born to you or they are adopted, you love them the same. I hear, ‘It’s so wonderful that you adopt.’ I’m like, ‘Are you kidding me? You know how much I’ve gotten out of it? It’s one of the most amazing mutual deals there is. I get to expand my family and my heart, and they do, too.’” CHM

TAMARA LACKEY, with her husband, Steve, founded Beautiful Together, a nonprofit dedicated to improving the lives of children living in extreme poverty, foster care and orphanages. They have four children: Sophie, 15, Caleb, 12, Ana Elisa, 11 and a 7-year-old boy, who is currently in the process of being adopted from Ethiopia.

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Fahrenheit, they are moved indoors which is where we got to see them through glass-paneled walls. Our tour guide, Dr. Mark Chandler, was on hand to offer his encyclopedic knowledge. Among the interesting tidbits: lemurs are loud (black-and-white ruffed lemurs’ cries carry half a mile), incredibly intelligent (they can understand numbers and sequencing) and big on smells (each lemur has its own unique scent, like a fingerprint). They can also be a little cheeky. A few years back, a pair of ring-tails, Berisades and Ivy, vaulted the fence to escape on a 36hour adventure. But don’t worry, they were eventually found safe and returned, and escapes are usually rare. Overall, this was a fun outing with the family. Admittedly, some of the information went over my kids’ heads but in the end, it didn’t matter. Getting to observe an aye-aye up close was just one of many moments that kept them amused and laughing most of the tour. CHM


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Pam About Town ‘I LIKE TO THINK OF US AS INCLUSIVE, PROGRESSIVE AND INNOVATIVE.’

MAYOR PAM HEMMINGER WAS ELECTED in November 2015 in a – for Chapel Hill – somewhat contentious contest, unseating the incumbent, Mayor Mark Kleinschmidt. The heart of her challenge lay in differing visons for growth and development. She shared with Chapel Hill Magazine’s Dan Shannon and Executive Editor Jessica Stringer how the town is evolving and where she sees the town headed. Following is an edited transcript of their conversation. To read the complete interview, go to chapelhillmagazine.com The mayor lives in town with her husband, Brad. Her children – Adam, Brian, Carly and Duncan – were all educated in the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools.

CHM: You’ve been in office for a year and a month at the time of this interview, and the mayor’s office is a two-year term. Let’s

to diversify the tax base. At 84% residential, it’s not a long-term, sustainable future.

start with: Have you enjoyed the job enough to run again? MAYOR HEMMINGER: I am going to run again.

What is the ideal tax-base ratio for a community our size?

I assume you’re running unopposed?

60% residential / 40% commercial, believe it or not. I don’t think that in our smaller community, we’re going to make that, because we’re [already] built out quite a bit.

I haven’t heard [laughs]. But, I’m hopeful that the citizens are pleased with the changes and things that have happened this last year and are willing to give me another term.

So we have a 16% commercial tax base right now, heading for, what?

Mayor Hemminger, you came in on the idea that there was too much emphasis on luxury apartments as opposed to thoughtful commercial development. Do you still feel that way?

Very much so. I think more and more people understand the need

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them to get their commercial out first, and that’s what Glen Lennox has turned around and done. We’ve gotten great traction on describing and creating a vision for light manufacturing, advanced manufacturing, industrial zone, [whatever] you want to call it – it’s different today than what people think of as a normal

industrial zone – up in the Millhouse Road area, which has spurred interest. We’ve partnered with UNC and the health care system to find out what kind of growth they see as far as synergistic companies coming here and working with them and what kind of spaces and places they need. We’re exploring lab space, we’re exploring

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Yes. That is a huge deal. Very exciting. We helped move the sign ordinances along. That was one of the things we needed to make happen. For Google to expand as well. We have a large Google office downtown. And it also helped us with the Wegmans [negotiation]. [This is the] first time ever that the town has partnered with the county to do a major commercial incentive package to lure a business here. Wegmans is a pretty cool supermarket.

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We are not a little college town, nor a village. But we are a community, and we still have those values. I’m hoping there’s going to be a good mix of growth. We’re on this series now of “West Rosemary Imagined.” We’re trying to imagine what


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our future can look like. But there’s this great sense and feel from the community to have Franklin Street remain Franklin Street. I don’t think you’re going to see [dramatic] change on the east end. People want to come downtown and remember that [unique] feel. With Carolina Square, there’s some interesting parts to that. It’s there but it steps back [from the sidewalk]. It’s not like you’re walking down a corridor that’s right up against the road on either side. I think that we’ll keep the traditional look that we’ve had and we’ll sprinkle in some of these other buildings. The reason Chapel Hill is growing [is because] the population of this area has really just taken off. There are people that want to live in Chapel Hill to be close to the university, the health care system and the school system. Plus, they like our values. They want to be somewhere that’s a little different from Cary. You get this highly educated, more liberal population who like the openness and the values that Chapel Hill stands for. Second, the price of land in Chapel Hill has finally met the market. We didn’t develop for 30 years

because we didn’t allow any multifamily [housing]. So now you’re seeing these projects come forward, because the price makes sense. Also, [developers are] willing to fund commercial. It’s the first time in Chapel Hill that we really wanted to expand our commercial tax base. Back to downtown. It’s been problematic for a long time – complaints about parking [and] the homeless being the main issues. Those concerns seem to be abating.

We are turning ourselves into a cultural arts district. We want to be the place you want to go when you want to go out and have an inspirational good time. Not just bars and restaurants, but art or activities that are family-friendly. And so if you think, “Hey, let’s find out what’s happening,” you’re going to want to come downtown. Parking’s not a hassle at all – we’ve got plenty of spaces. We’re lighting up all of our parking places to make them feel safer, more welcoming and we’re changing them out to LED. I’ve been working with private landowners downtown to help

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coordinate parking. So we’re going to have more available places to park for game weekends and big nighttime activities. You’re planning for the long term.

Yes. So, as a town, we’re thinking about parking downtown, but you want to be careful. You don’t want to build a parking garage that will take you 30 years to pay for if it’s going to be obsolete in 10 years. And you need to start making pull-ins and pull-outs in front of office buildings and apartment complexes for the driverless cars to drop off and pick up without stopping traffic. Driverless cars? You’re planning for driverless cars?

Yes, they’re actually already functional. The next phase of driverless cars is going to be that you’re not going to own the car, it’s going to become one of your utilities, just like your cable bill. You’re going to get a bill at the end of the month for how much you used [the service]. You’ve been on the school board and you’ve served as a county commissioner, but being mayor is a whole other level, isn’t it?

That is so true. No one calls me by my name anymore. It’s always “Mayor,” “The Mayor” [laughs]. It’s very interesting. People stop me in the grocery store and want a selfie [laughs]. It sounds like you’re having a good time.

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The State of the State HER HONOR SPEAKS UP: ‘BRING IT ON’

You’re reaching out beyond our town limits and lobbying the state legislature on topics. So I’m a part of a group called Metro Mayors, the 40 mayors of the largest towns in North Carolina. There’s six of us who are female. And we talk, and it’s interesting. The women mayors are just more about standing up, showing up, speaking up. It has been known to be a very vindictive legislature that’s in session, so a lot of the towns and cities aren’t willing to take a stand in fear of retaliation. And that’s akin to letting bullying go on, just because you’re frightened. So Chapel Hill and Carrboro and Charlotte are saying, “We’re standing up no matter what! Bring it on!” We’re not going to say we’re OK with the way things are. All due respect, it’s an uphill climb. In fact, it’s not been successful, these [legislators] are just intractable. They’re not science-based. It’s very interesting. I was told by many of them that we should always trust our gut instinct over science. And I said, my gut always tells me to trust science. So, to me, [they are] fascinating conversations, because it really is a difference between an urban mentality and a rural mentality. I hate that we have to have that divide. There is a way to work together. But in your urban environments, you’ve got more diversity, you’ve got great jobs and technology, especially in this particular part of the state. We have a very low unemployment rate. We have fascinating things happening. We like diversity because it grows us. In the rural part, you see loss of jobs, very little diversity, a harder time even reaching health care and educational opportunities. Don’t you think this is a cultural war? Obviously, they’re not doing it in their self-interest. And they don’t care if Bruce Springsteen cancels his concerts, it’s of no consequence to them. I see it more as a lack of understanding on how the world’s changing. Our kids love diversity, they find it exciting. If you’re not used to seeing diversity, you are more scared of what you don’t understand. I have met many transgender people, I’ve been to transgender conferences to learn more. I’m intrigued. I’m not scared. If you’ve never been exposed to that, you really don’t understand the nuances of it so you’re scared of it. I see this as a fear of the world changing to look like what you don’t look like – it’s fearful instead of exciting if you’re in that kind of environment. The biggest surprise of this job has been the amount of time I have to spend lobbying at the state legislature level to make sure that we’re trying to advocate for our values to be represented, not from our local representatives, but from other [legislators] across the state.

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move forward. And my vision for us to move forward is to keep us that inclusive and diverse community we’ve always been. In order to do that, you have to have diversity of businesses, diversity of housing, diversity of income levels, diversity of all kinds, race and everything. But your workload as mayor is daunting. You’re working 70 hours a week as a mayor? And you still run your own company?

Yes. I love it. Also, I’m still involved with nonprofits. I just rolled off one last week. But my kids are all out of the house and my husband’s working full time – I’ve been able to have the time and energy, but my tennis game has suffered [laughs]. I’ve found this interesting pattern of being mayor. I get up in the morning, and I look at emails – we get a lot of emails – and try to get a feel for the day. We have the calendar, and I get into work and try to schedule meetings close enough together that will leave me at least two hours a day, if possible, to do other things. [Civil discourse] has gotten nasty online. People write things online they would never say out loud. Do you find that most in-person interactions are positive and that it’s more negative online?

Oh yes. Most of the negative stuff we get is via email, or Twitter or Facebook, like you said. People will make a really snarky remark, and you can tell that they’re just distressed. I’ll [often] just pick up the phone and call that person. And it’s a completely different conversation, and usually they’re completely stressed out over misinformation. Reaching out goes a long way. We are a community well known for strong opinions.

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I like to think of us as inclusive, progressive

and innovative. That’s the next piece. I want us to be the innovative place to be. That we welcome crazy ideas. I don’t know if you saw the flying cars? The first production will be at the end of this year. I was talking with the county commissioners last night, and we were thinking about rail

and bus public transit, and we’re going to be bringing in the driverless cars and I said, “Now we’re going to have flying cars.” Think about the legislation and the things that will have to happen to make that a reality and to help us inform the decisions. It’s fascinating. Is there a common thread to the type of pushback you get from residents?

People get frustrated sometimes, and people are still leery of all the development, [wanting to be assured] it’s a thoughtful process. I’ve been working with the town to make sure we tell our story better. How are [residents] receiving information? What are they hearing? So we’ve really been working to take that fear-factor out. So when we tell our story of redevelopment, I talk about how 90% of Chapel Hill is not going to be redeveloped – it’s going to be on the major corridors. It’s not coming to your neighborhood backyard – to take that anxiety level down. So what is the most frequent question that you get asked?

What is that building over there going to be? What is going on over there? What’s going on in a particular part of town? Most of it is about development. What’s the best way for a citizen to get in touch with you?

Email really is the best way because then I can answer during those times when I’m more focused on what they’re asking. We try to be very responsive from our office. [phemminger@ townofchapelhill.org] CHM

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Hit the Road

For me, Lake Gaston is the place. The Pointe at Lake Gaston in Littleton, N.C. (it’s a restaurant, bar and tiki hut with a marina next door) is a great spot to watch a sunset or rent a boat for a day and enjoy the lake.” Thorne Daubenspeck, Director of Sponsorship and Digital Sales

START PL ANNING YOUR N.C. SUMMER VACATIONS WITH HELP FROM OUR STAFF BY MORGAN WESTON

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Glen Burney Trail and Glen Marie Falls Trail in Blowing Rock Tucked away but easily accessible from town, these adjacent trails offer great falls you can wade in, are dogfriendly and not too strenuous. The trails also have a small, designated parking lot and are a short walk from downtown Blowing Rock, where you can visit dozens of locally owned shops, restaurants and wine vendors.

We’ve been up to Boone several times and loved it! Go on a hike on Rough Ridge, right off the Blue Ridge Parkway. Head to Grandfather Mountain’s swinging bridge. Then enjoy a great dinner at Vidalia (get the fig and prosciutto salad and one of their comforting pasta dishes). Stay at the Lovill House Inn bed and breakfast – it’s super quaint with extremely warm hosts and a light, social breakfast. And shopping at the Mast General Store is a must!” Rory Kelly Gillis, Senior VP of Publishing

We really love Hickory Nut Gap Farm out near Asheville. We’ve been in the fall mostly, but they host a number of fun events for families throughout the year, like Friday Night Barn dances that start in the spring. It’s a beautiful little farm with delicious food and a really fun gift shop. And the view couldn’t be better.” Cait Hawley, Digital Service Representative

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Umstead State Park in Raleigh A fantastic spot for hiking and camping, the park has several options of trail lengths and two convenient access points (Reedy Creek or Crabtree Creek). Each trail provides beautiful scenery, river views and relatively moderate inclines. Several sections also include remnants of the Company Mill, ruins of homesteads and even some gravesites. Well-insulated from major roads, visitors can enjoy a break from the hustle and bustle and tune in to the peaceful sounds of flowing water, singing birds and crunching leaves underfoot.

One of my favorite under-theradar roadside spots is The Biscuit Company (there’s one in Asheboro and one in Ramseur). Their fluffy chicken biscuit was much needed fuel for a long day at the North Carolina Zoo.” Jessica Stringer, Executive Editor

Cloud Chamber for the Trees and Sky Located in the North Carolina Museum of Art park, this human-size camera obscura reflects the sky onto the walls around you. Shut the door, take a seat and wait a few moments for your eyes to adjust to the darkness – soon peaceful, slow-rolling clouds and swaying tree branches will surround you.

For a quick, not-so-far-off getaway, Riggins (pictured right) and I like to hike around the Occoneechee Mountain State Natural Area in Hillsborough. It’s perfect for quick, nonstrenuous hiking. There are both wooded spaces and open green spaces, making it a great place for furry friends to tag along.” Chelsea Rush, Marketing Manager

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Hanging Rock State Park in Danbury About 40 minutes north of Winston-Salem, awesome hikes include one trail leading down to a waterfall, and another leading up to the giant stone cliff for which the park is named. Reward yourself for your hard work with a pint at Foothills Brewing as you head back to Durham. Fonta Flora Brewery in Morganton Easy to get to on your way to Asheville or Charlotte from the Chapel Hill area, their beer is described as “Appalachian style,” and they source everything from ingredients to bottle art locally. Dogs and kids are welcome and they offer some snacks, making the tasting room a great afternoon pit stop.

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Barnyard Antiques in Burgaw This unique shop features room after room of things you never knew you needed. If all that shopping works up your appetite, pop across the street to Holland’s Shelter Creek for fresh, fried seafood, frog legs and veggies. Fat Pelican at Carolina Beach An amazing place for those 21 and older to spend an afternoon, it has become one of the most popular dive bars in the state. Walk into the cooler in the back and select your brew of choice, ask the bartender to open it for you and make your way to the backyard sand pit, where picnic tables and games like cornhole await you. ‘The Lost Colony’ The legend of the lost Roanoke colony lives on every summer from May through August on the Outer Banks, and is a must-see for all ages. The longest-running symphonic drama received the Tony Honor for Excellence In Theatre in 2013; the 2017 season marks the 80th anniversary of the show. CHM For a full list of our road trip recommendations, head to chapelhillmagazine.com.

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RUNNING “The miracle isn't that I finished. The miracle is that I had the courage to start.”

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SWIFT JUSTICE Superior Court Judge Allen Baddour’s first attempt at running didn’t take. “My parents put me in the CC Pacers one year and, frankly, I didn’t really like it,” he says. But it stuck when he gave it a try after his 1993 graduation from UNC. “It was a way to get a little activity and I never stopped,” Allen recalls. “Ever since then I’ve sort of used it as a way to mentally escape and recharge. Sometimes I think about heavy important stuff, and sometimes I completely go to that ‘yoga mind’ where you’re thinking about nothing and just run,” he says. “Either way I come back feeling better than when I started.”

I CAME BACK TO GO TO LAW SCHOOL and [running in Chapel Hill] was a great outlet to get away from studying and something else to focus on. I ran two marathons in law school – the Marine Corps Marathon in D.C. – and I did fine. I felt like [marathons] were something that would stay with me. Within a year of graduating law school, I was married and I opened a law practice. A year later we had our first child. I still ran, but it was not my focus. I didn’t run another marathon for probably 10 years. My second kid was born [a few years later] and it was easy to go run [early] with them, strapping them in the jogging stroller. I would do a few races – I found a picture of me using a jogging stroller in a 10K – but I didn’t race a lot. But [I had] a rekindled interest in racing and marathons in the mid-2000s – since then I’ve run at least two marathons a year. Somewhere along the way, I started doing the Blue Ridge Relay, a team relay race that’s 208 miles from Grayson Highlands State Park in Virginia down to Asheville. It’s a 12-person team – you hand off the baton to the next person and they run a leg. The first year I only knew one guy. [I thought] ‘These guys sound really fast. I’m not sure I belong.’ In a few hours, I felt like they were my best friends. I don’t watch a lot of reality TV, but when someone gets voted off the island and people are crying, you’re [thinking to yourself], ‘Seriously?’ But I realized that [when] you put strangers together, they can care about each other very quickly. That’s one of the things that running has done for me ... helped me recognize the value of friendship and community. I don’t see those guys [often], but I’ll text and email with one or two of them almost every day.” – As told to Jessica Stringer „ March 2017 chapelhillmagazine.com

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TAR HEEL TRACKS Joan’s Chapel Hill favorites Trails “My favorite loop is out at Mason Farm. It’s so peaceful there. I also love Carolina North Forest. We really do live in one of the most runnable communities in the world. Our green space is our greatest resource in Chapel Hill and Carrboro.” Runs “The Pumpkin Run, of course, and Gallop & Gorge 8K are race staples, but my favorite local race is a little event put on by the Carolina Godiva Track Club called The Misery Run. And, yes, it does live up to its name ... racing over 6-foot-high hay bales, through mud pits and finishing in a pile of horse manure!”

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SEE JOAN RUN Olympian, former UNC running coach, three-time NCAA All-American at UNC and pioneer for North Carolina women’s high school crosscountry ... Joan Nesbit Mabe is a legend living right in our backyard. The Cedars at Bolin Forest, to be exact. Now the cross-country coach at Chapel Hill High School, Joan is still setting goals for herself – “I am currently training to try to break a 55+ age group American record in the mile,” she says – and for her daughters, Sarah Jane, 23, Rosie, 19, and Lizzie, 15 – “[they] call it the family business,” she says. Among her many races nationally and globally, Joan ran in five Olympic trials, the 1996 Olympics and still holds two US Masters records and a world record.

I GREW UP IN FORT WAYNE, INDIANA, playing tennis, doing gymnastics and [playing] touch football with my brothers. I ran a lot as a kid, but it was mostly [during] games like hide-and-seek, kick-the-can, chase and ditch-it. That was the first time I felt the thrill of racing. When my family moved to Alabama, I took up basketball and track. The next year, I transferred to Charlotte and went to East Mecklenburg High School. There, coach Larry McAfee changed my life by inviting me to join the boys’ cross-country team. There was no cross-country for girls back then. I won the state title in the mile my senior year at 5 minutes, 5 seconds and am proud to say I helped start women’s cross-country in the state of North Carolina. My best racing came while I was coaching, because helping others helped me learn more about myself as a racer and as a person. I was the head distance coach for men and women at UNC for over five years, and during that time, I ran all of my personal records and made my Olympic team while I coached several ACC champions and NCAA All-Americans. By the time I made the Olympic team, I had tried out three other times, waiting in line, so to speak, for 16 years. ... I was determined that it was my turn. The hardest times in my life have been the (very) few times when I was not actively coaching. After coaching at UNC, I chose to stay home to raise my daughters, but I was really sad every day around 3 p.m. So, I started a team of running moms called seejanerun to find companionship and keep my toe in the coaching water. But when I learned the longtime coach at Chapel Hill High was retiring, I threw my hat in the ring and hoped for the best. And the best happened. I am blessed to coach amazing kids with incredibly supportive parents. Together, [we] won the boys’ and girls’ state cross-country titles this past fall. The best part is watching the ninth graders ‘catch the running bug’ and really improve between freshman and sophomore year.” – As told to Laura Zolman Kirk „ March 2017 chapelhillmagazine.com

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RUNNING FOR HIS LIFE During his first few years in the area, Kevin Nickodem ran mainly on the Duke Forest or Umstead State Park trails. Now the 21-year resident has a pretty set schedule during the week. On Mondays, he’s got a standing date with a group that meets at Brixx for a 6-mile run and then pizza and beer after. On Wednesday, some of those members head to the UNC track for a speed workout as an extension of the Carolina Godiva Track Club’s informal summer track meets. Kevin counts The Dipsea Race in California – the oldest trail race in the country – and Carrboro’s Gallop & Gorge 8K as two of his favorites and holds the 55-59 age group course record in the latter race. He hopes to break the 60-65 records this year.  

I DISCOVERED MY LOVE FOR RUNNING in 1968 when I was in sixth grade. In honor of the Olympics my Wisconsin grade school held its own Olympics for sixth through eighth graders. What we called ‘the marathon’ was [a measure of] who could run the most laps during lunch hour. The P.E. teacher who was leading it did not permit sixth graders to run this event because he thought it would be too difficult. With the help of my older brother, he was convinced to let me try. Needless to say, I won. I was hooked. I was All-State in 1974 in cross-country, ran one year for Notre Dame and have been running ever since. In 2001, at the age of 45, I had a heart attack despite running a 5k in 16 minutes, 48 seconds five days earlier. I weighed 145 pounds and don’t smoke. It stumped the doctors until blood results showed my HDL, the good cholesterol, was dangerously low. I had another heart attack 5 years later. Both events happened right after finishing hard workouts. After the second, I said to my cardiologist ‘I guess this is God’s way of telling me not to run.’ Normally a funny guy, he looked at me sternly and said, ‘Kevin, if you weren’t a runner you would be dead by now.’ This is my long way of saying I originally ran because I was good at it and enjoyed the competition. I turned 60 this past October and ran a 18:42 5K on Thanksgiving and recently finished 12th in 60+ division of the USATF National Club Cross Country Championship. Although I still love the competition, I run now because I have to.” – As told to Jessica Stringer „ 76

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LIFE COACH Knowing that Tina Clossick is the co-founder of Kidzu Children’s Museum and a mom of teenagers (Keegan, 13, and Madigan, 16), one would think it’d be hard for her to fit a run in, much less 20+ miles a week and about two races a month. But she schedules running time in through group runs with Fleet Feet Sports, her new Station Pub Runners group and the Carolina Godiva Track Club. She also serves on the board of Cardinal Track Club, which puts on the Le Tour de Carrboro – including the Carrboro 10K, Gallop & Gorge 8K and Four on the Fourth – each year. Tina started running with the Chapel Hill / Carrboro Pacers Youth Running Club and continued as part of Chapel Hill High School’s 1987 state championship team. At Brevard College, she was named All-American in indoor track in 1991 and finally at UNC, she participated on the 1993 ACC Championship team. She’s worked with the Pacers on and off as a coach, even working alongside her own kids, and travels often for relay races that have taken her all over the country.

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I STARTED RUNNING AROUND THE age of 6 or 7. My dad got involved with the Chapel Hill / Carrboro Pacers. It was something that both my brother and I had an interest in doing – group activities with running. That program is now 37 years old. It was an awesome opportunity for me to spend time with my dad. I liked the competitiveness, but also the team aspect of the sport. I still have many, many friends from those years as a 6- to 12-year-old running with the Pacers. And I think that participation really influenced the rest of my life and who I became. For me, everything that I needed to learn I learned in running sports with the Pacers. You have to learn to be a member of a team, but it is an individual sport as well. You have to learn to be patient, because you have to work hard in order to get better at the sport and it’s not always fun. You have to learn to share, sharing the trail and sharing the facilities. And you have to learn to get along with a very diverse group of people, because it’s all ages and everyone has different backgrounds. You have to be willing to put up with lack of sleep for running trips. But there was so much that was fun about it that I wanted to do more and more and more. It just became part of my life and I couldn’t imagine not continuing it.” – as told to Laura Zolman Kirk CHM


Want to join Tina on a Station Pub Runners’ run? They meet 6:30 p.m. every Tuesday at The Station.

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WALK THI ‘WALK WITH A DOC’ ENCOURAGES CHAPEL HILLIANS TO EXERCISE ON A REGUL AR BASIS PHOTO BY BRIANA BROUGH

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early each third Saturday for her own good and others’. The assistant professor of medicine at UNC leads a group walk, rain or shine, at UNC Wellness Center at Meadowmont. She started the Walk with a Doc chapter in October 2015. “This was something I felt strongly about doing – for myself, several close relatives who have osteoarthritis (OA) and my patients, but I was not sure how much support a new initiative like this might get, especially since I was the first rheumatologist in the U.S. to start a local chapter,” she says. Like the national program, the aim of the meetup is to show participants the health benefits of walking. And it’s working. “After learning that managing weight is one way to relieve strain on joints, one of our participants took that information to heart and several months later shared their story of weight loss success due to walking monthly with us as well as independently,” she says. Long after the health tips are exchanged, the one-mile walk is complete and the group disbands, the program is paying off. “A few of our participants have shared that they were afraid to walk,” she says. “They have been pleasantly surprised to find out that not only is walking recommended for arthritis, but that they feel better when they engage in regular physical activity.” CHM

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basketball coach Sylvia Hatchell was in great shape in 2013 when she started treatment for acute myeloid leukemia at UNC’s Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, the weeks of chemotherapy were brutal. Nevertheless, she forced herself to do something physical almost every day: lifting free weights, using resistance bands from Sylvia Hatchell and Richard Edgar in one of the two new fitness rooms. bed or taking the IV pole she’d nicknamed Stanley for a walk around the floor – 17 laps equal a mile. to setting up the bright new spaces, which she decorated with “When you’re going through those treatments, when you’re in motivational quotes and uplifting images of beaches and berries in that state, any ounce of feeling better is important,” Sylvia says. “And addition to the donated elliptical machines, free weights and fans. exercise always, always made me feel better.” For Richard Edgar, a patient at the center, the rooms offer a But as Sylvia and Stanley paced laboriously down the halls, she noticed something that bothered her. “The other patients were in bed, welcome change of pace and even a chance to have a little fun: there’s an air hockey table he and his wife enjoy in addition to the treadmill the lights were off, the rooms were dark, the curtains were pulled,” and bike he’s been using during a two-week treatment. Being able to Sylvia remembers. “I thought, how are these people going to get well? exercise “is vitally important for your recovery – and your sanity, too,” We have to get them moving!” Richard says. “It enables you to keep your strength up while you’re The thought of other patients in their beds set the famously fired here rather than just laying down.” up coach on a mission. She convinced the cancer center leadership to “I’ve heard from them about how much they appreciate those include two workout rooms in their remodel plans and started raising rooms and how important exercise is to their daily recovery,” says money to furbish them. Sylvia. “This is a matter of life or death. This is survival.” CHM All the money from her blueberry patch in the mountains went

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EVERY THING IN ITS PL ACE AN ORGANIZER AND AN ARCHITECT SHARE THEIR TIPS PHOTOGRAPHY BY BRIANA BROUGH

THE MUDROOM WAS PART of an addition that I refer to as ‘solving every problem with our house’ ... that included adding a two-car garage with a family room above it, a mudroom and even a spot to tuck a litter box for our cats. If you’re going to live through construction for 10 months, you might as well solve every problem you possibly can! Prior to adding on to the house, we entered through our front door, and the floor was essentially our mudroom. I had an antique armoire that I used for coat and backpack storage, but our then-young children typically piled things in front of the armoire. The floor was always littered with shoes, mittens, backpacks, lunch boxes, etc. When we decided to add on, a mudroom was a must-have for me. Working together with our architect, Sophie Piesse, we designed and customized the space and built-ins for our specific needs. We use this space primarily for shoe storage and sports equipment when the kids are playing something. It’s also the spot where we store school supplies, backpacks on weekends, keys and phone chargers. It was a game changer for home organization!” –Perri Kersh, organizer „

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I do one big Amazon purchase for school supplies at the beginning of the year. We keep extras in the mudroom so the kids can grab pencils, notecards, composition books and graph paper throughout the year to replenish their supplies. This stash of stuff often saves us from the last-minute trips to Staples at 8:59 p.m. as well!

‘A place for everything, and everything in its place’ is one of the fundamental principles of organization. When we come home, we try to put our keys in the green bowl in the mudroom immediately, so we’re never searching for them when we need to leave again. We also charge devices in this space – and keep extra chargers handy for kids and guests – so our phones are charged and ready to grab first thing in the morning.

Hooks on the walls work for extra bags and jackets that are frequently used.

Shoe storage was essential. Our kids are used to kicking their shoes off as soon as they come home, and most of their everyday shoes are stored in the mudroom. Having cubbies for shoes and a tall spot for rainboots means they’re not tracking in dirt and mud throughout the house.

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[MY CLIENTS] HAD two boys rooms that were not huge ... and the space didn’t allow for them to get larger. To make the most efficient use of space, we removed the standard closets and did built-in closets that fit their needs (lots of shelves and drawers and some hanging space). As a mom of boys myself, I thought it was a very special project. The boys loved that little hole [between their rooms] and go back and forth between it all the time. The parents were tickled with the rooms and the fact that the rooms can grow with the boys. But we are embracing the fact that they are little now. It’s fun to do that. Every room has its own challenge and it’s not about seeing them as problems, but as opportunities to be creative. Especially when you’ve got clients that let you put up a wall-size world map so their kids can learn about countries and that the world is bigger than Carrboro.” –Sophie Piesse, architect CHM

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The world map wallpaper was a way of learning about the world, using your imagination about exploring and it adds a whole other dimension to the room. It feels so fun.


In the older boy’s room, we built in a loft with cubbies for small toys/ creations and books, a ship’s ladder and space under the loft for a desk and reading space. This room was new so we played off the loft with the small square windows to give natural light above and below the loft. Both areas have lamps so the potential is there to use above or below for sleeping.

The parents also wanted playfulness and something secret for the boys – so we built the connecting ‘Alice in Wonderland’ door – which the brothers love and use all the time.

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Thad, Dale, Mary and Ethan Carey with their rescue dogs, Patsy and Chester.

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the 8,000-square-foot house the couple custom-built a decade ago sits on 1.4 acres. “We wanted it to be a cozy house, without anything too grand,” Mary says. PERSONAL SPACE While its 21-room, four baths/two half baths, four exterior porches and a sauna area might suggest otherwise, the Carey abode is, indeed, cozy, thanks to rich natural finishes throughout. The front doors are dark stained walnut, as is the entry to the wine cellar downstairs. Main level hardwood floors have a worn charm to them – because they’re more than 200 years old. “These are from the Jim Beam distillery,” explains Dale, who runs EcoSite, the wireless infrastructure company he founded in Chapel Hill. “The distillery burned down [in 2003] and we bought it from a guy right here in Chapel Hill,” Dale says. The floor plan is open enough to feel fluid (and ceilings and doorways are a lofty continued on page 96

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The work of an ECU grad student, the bejeweled painting anchors the master bath and provides a connection to Mary and Dale’s sons, who are both students there.

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CHARACTER-DRIVEN Separate spaces allowed for many decorating themes, too. The couple worked with Curt Hendrickson at Magnum Fine Home Builders to handpick every detail of the home. The kitchen countertops are a striking, stripy wood: “zebrawood,” says Dale, “from Africa.” Outside, the home’s stone exterior gives way to brick, which is “140 years old now,” says Dale. Reclaimed from an old warehouse in Greenville, N.C., some bricks are darker than others – soot left over from a chimney a century ago. There was a rhyme and reason behind most of the Careys’ home choices, and continued on page 102

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each room – inside and out – has its own ambiance. The outdoor infinity pool and hot tub, for example, are set in bluestone slate as a nod to the couple’s Pennsylvania roots. “Growing up, we called that Pennsylvania bluestone,” Mary says. The art is mostly local, from fine stained glass done by a Raleigh artist to spunky

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PAY IT FORWARD The Careys don’t take their stunning home for granted – they view it as a place to rest from and recharge for community engagement. Mary, in particular, is actively involved in education and hunger relief issues Triangle-wide. She began the political action committee Bootstraps to raise awareness about childhood illiteracy and has served on the boards of Compass Center for Women and Families, Chapel Hill-Carrboro Meals on Wheels, SECU Family House and The Hill Center in Durham. Her latest endeavor is The Hundred Club of Orange County, a nonprofit she helped found to support the families of first responders in Orange County. “If a first responder were to die in the line of duty, $5,000 from the fund would be delivered the very next day to the surviving family to help with funeral costs or living expenses,” says Mary. “This is a way for the community to support our fire, police, sheriff, EMT and 911 community.” Learn more about the organization at carolinachamber.org/ thehundredcluboforangecounty.

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411 West has been a Franklin Street mainstay since 1990, and its prosciutto-wrapped grilled shrimp small plate has been around for nearly as long. Even after 25 years on the menu, “it’s one of my favorite dishes,” says Greg Overbeck, marketing director and co-owner of Chapel Hill Restaurant Group. Try it with a glass of Barbera d’Asti Carussin “Asinoi” recommends managing partner Tommy O’Connell – the smoky undertones of the red wine highlight the earthy quality of the prosciutto. It also goes well with the sweetness of the vinaigrette-tossed spinach underneath. But even though there are a few favorites that have stood the test of time, 411 constantly shifts its offerings with the seasons. Tommy is especially excited for asparagus season. “Everyone talks about local strawberries,” he says, “but they are nothing compared to local asparagus.” Look forward to prosciutto-wrapped asparagus and a classic omelet at brunch made that much better by the flavorful veggie. Barbera D’Asti by the glass, $8; wood grilled shrimp piccolo piatti, $10. – Laura Zolman Kirk CHM


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Bread and Butter Bread, cinnamon rolls, desserts. 503 W. Rosemary St.; 919-960-5998; chapelhillbakery.com BREADMEN’S A variety of burgers, sandwiches, salads and grilled meat, with daily soup and specials. All-day breakfast; vegetarian options. 324 W. Rosemary St.; 919-967-7110; breadmens.com Carolina Ale House Pub food, beer, wine and specialty cocktails. 419 W. Franklin St.; 919-904-7288; carolinaalehouse.com Carolina Brewery The fifth-oldest brewery in the state. 460 W. Franklin St.; 919-942-1800; carolinabrewery.com Cholanad Restaurant & Bar Contemporary and traditional South Indian cuisine. Catering available. 308 W. Franklin St.; 800-246-5262; cholanad.com Crêpe Traditions Sweet and savory crêpes, coffee, espresso. 140 W. Franklin St., Ste. 120; 919-391-9999; crepetraditions.com Cuban Revolution Express A sister restaurant to Durham’s Cuban Revolution, this location offers wraps, pressed sandwiches and handmade empanadas. 401 W. Franklin St.; cubanrevolutionexpress.com CROOK’S CORNER Southern classics like shrimp and grits, Hoppin’ John and jalapeño-cheddar hushpuppies. 610 W. Franklin St.; 919-929-7643; crookscorner.com

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Silver Medal: Best Restaurants of 2011, News & Observer

Guru India Restaurant Tandoori, thali, curry. 508-A W. Franklin St.; 919-942-8201; guruindianc.com

ITALIAN PIZZERIA III Pizza, calzones, subs. The "place to be" in Chapel Hill for 35 years. 508 W. Franklin St.; 919-968-4671; italianpizzeria3.com Kipos Greek cuisine in a relaxed, upscale setting; outdoor dining. 431 W. Franklin St.; 919-425-0760; kiposchapelhill.com Lantern Pan-Asian cuisine. 423 W. Franklin St.; 919-969-8846; lanternrestaurant.com La Residence French-inspired cuisine made from fresh ingredients. 202 W. Rosemary St.; 919-967-2506; laresidencedining.com Lime & Basil Vietnamese fare. 200 W. Franklin St.; 919-967-5055; limeandbasil.com MAMA DIP’S Traditional Southern specialties, including a country breakfast and brunch and dinner classics like fried chicken and Brunswick stew. 408 W. Rosemary St.; 919-942-5837; mamadips.com

MEDITERRANEAN DELI Offers healthy vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options as well as delicious meats from the grill. 410 W. Franklin St.; 919-967-2666; mediterraneandeli.com Mellow Mushroom Classic Southern pizza. 310 W. Franklin St.; 919-929-1941; mellowmushroom.com/store/chapel-hill Merritt’s Store & Grill Sandwiches, breakfast biscuits, burgers. 1009 S. Columbia St.; 919-942-4897; merrittsstoreandgrill.com Mint North Indian subz korma and chicken jalfrezi. 504 W. Franklin St.; 919-929-6188; mintunc.com Moe’s Southwest Grill Made-to-order burritos, nachos, quesadillas and more. 110 W. Franklin St.; 919-914-6217; moes.com Noodles & Company Asian, Mediterranean, American noodles. 214 W. Franklin St.; 919-967-7320; noodles.com/locations/ chapel-hill The Northside District Specialty cocktails and international bar food. 403 W. Rosemary St.; 919-931-7044; thenorthsidedistrict.com Old Chicago Pizza and Taproom Deep-dish pizza, calzones, salads and beer. 140 W. Franklin St.; 919-903-9150; oldchicago.com/locations/chapel-hill


The Place to Be!

ITALIAN PIZZERIA III

WINNER

BEST 919 968 4671 italianpizzeria3.com  508 WEST FRANKLIN STREET, CHAPEL HILL

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NEWS BITES FAREWELL

Jasmin Mediterranean Bistro and Khushi Salads & Wraps on Franklin Street have closed.

WELCOME TO THE TABLE

A second Captain Ponchos is now open on East Franklin Street in Mixed’s old location. Chef Adam Rose, formerly of Il Palio and The Black House at Straw Valley, has launched catering company aRose Hospitality and opened Luncheonette at the Europa Center. Expect freshly stuffed ravioli and homemade lunch favorites at this restaurant open Monday through Friday. Beer Study opened their second location in Rockwood Plaza in Durham. This month, Melody and Al Bowers of Al’s Burger Shack are bringing AlMel’s Catering favorites like deviled eggs and new delights like chicken and pastry, avocado salad and pork green chili to West Main Street in Carrboro. Mel’s Commissary & Luncheonette will prepare food for Al’s, the catering company and their food truck, but will seat 30 diners indoors and a few outside, too.

LEAPFROG

Sweet Frog has closed up shop on Franklin Street, with plans to relocate to a not-yet-announced location.

CUBAN ON FRANKLIN You might have noticed the red neon “Churro” sign that recently popped up on West Franklin Street. Cuban Revolution Express – a sister to Durham’s Cuban Revolution – is now open, and poised to take online orders that will soon be deliverable to UNC’s campus. Try out their Cuban burrito, handmade spinach empanada and Cuban espresso.

ONE FISH, POKE FISH Opening up in the corner space next to Cameron’s in Carrboro, One Fish Two Fish will bring the traditional Hawaiian dish of raw fish – served over a bed of rice and greens – to town as the Chapel Hill area’s first poke restaurant. A favorite of owner Scott Kleczkowski (of The Shoppe Bar and Meatball Kitchen and Esperanza) is the spicy tuna bowl, but the restaurant will also offer pokerritos (burritos of poke) as well as spicy tuna tacos and nachos, tempura veggies with wasabi cream dipping sauce and shaved Hawaiian ice with homemade syrups.

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SANDWHICH Hot and cold specialty sandwiches and burgers. 407 W. Franklin St.; 919-929-2114; sandwhich.biz Spicy 9 Sushi Bar & Asian Restaurant Sushi, Thai curries, bibimbap and other Asian entrees. 140 W. Franklin St.; 919-903-9335; spicy9chapelhill.com Talulla’s Authentic Turkish cuisine; all ABC permits. 456 W. Franklin St.; 919-933-1177; talullas.com Trolly Stop Specialty hot dogs and burgers. 104 W. Franklin St.; 919-240-4206; trollystophotdogs.com VESPA Innovative Italian and Mediterranean cuisine in a setting that can accommodate parties, receptions and special events. Parking and patio dining. 306D W. Franklin St.; 919-969-6600; vespanc.com

Vimala’s Curryblossom Cafe Traditional Indian tandoori and thali. 431 W. Franklin St.; 919-929-3833; curryblossom.com West End Wine Bar Pastries, light tapas, 100 wines. 450 W. Franklin St.; 919-967-7599; westendwinebar.com Windows Restaurant at the Franklin Hotel New American cuisine. 311 W. Franklin St.; 919-442-9000 YOGURT PUMP Since 1982, YoPo has served up frozen yogurt treats and shakes with unique flavors. 106 W. Franklin St.; 919-942-7867; yogurtpump.com

Village Plaza/East Franklin Street/ Eastgate Crossing Caffe Driade Carrboro Coffee, bowl-size lattes, local baked goods, beer and wine. 1215-A E. Franklin St.; 919-942-2333 Captain Ponchos Tacos, quesadillas, burritos. 1408 E. Franklin St.; captainponchos.com Carolina 1663 Contemporary Southern fare at the Sheraton. 1 Europa Dr.; 919-969-2157; carolina1663.com Dunk & Slide at Whole Foods Market Coffee, all-day breakfast, sushi, pizza, sandwiches and more. 81 S. Elliott Rd.; 919-968-1983; wholefoodsmarket.com/stores/chapelhill Il Palio Ristorante at The Siena Hotel N.C.’s only AAA Four Diamond Italian restaurant. 1505 E. Franklin St.; 919-918-2545; ilpalio.com La Hacienda Burritos, salads, quesadillas, tacos. 1813 Fordham Blvd.; 919-967-0207; lahacienda2.eat24hour.com

Luncheonette A weekday lunch spot serving up salads, burgers, soups and pasta dishes house-made with fresh, local ingredients. 100 Europa Dr.; 919-933-2473 The Loop Pizza Grill Pizzas, soups, salads, sandwiches, burgers. Eastgate Crossing; 919-969-7112; looppizzagrill.com/locations/ chapel-hill Market Street Coffeehouse Coffee, pastries and more. 227 S. Elliott Rd.; 919-968-8993; marketstcoffee.com Min Ga Korean cuisine. 116 Old Durham Rd.; 919-933-1773; min-ga.com Monterrey Traditional Mexican cuisine. 237 S. Elliott Rd.; 919-969-8750; monterreychapelhill.com Olio & Aceto Brunch and lunch options inspired by Blue Sky Oil and Vinegar products. 400 S. Elliott Rd.; 919-903-8958; olioandacetocafe.com Red Pepper Chinese restaurant offering traditional Szechuan dishes. 1704 E. Franklin St.; 919-968-3488; redpepperchapelhill.com SQUID’S Fresh seafood options include woodgrilled fillets, live Maine lobster, fried seafood and oysters. 1201 N. Fordham Blvd. (15-501); 919-942-8757; squidsrestaurant.com Sunrise Biscuit Kitchen Drive-thru biscuits, sandwiches, burgers, hot dogs. 1305 E. Franklin St.; 919-933-1324; sunrisebiscuits. com Tandoor Indian Restaurant Traditional Indian cuisine, vegan options. 1301 E. Franklin St.; 919-967-6622; tandoorindian.com Twisted Noodles Thai noodle soups, pan-fried noodles. Eastgate Crossing; 919-933-9933; twistednoodles.com University Place Alfredo’s Pizza Villa Pizzas, calzones, salads, subs, pasta, desserts. 919-968-3424 City Kitchen Wholesome American fare with a sophisticated twist. 919-928-8200; citykitchenchapelhill.com Maple View Mobile Ice cream outpost of the Hillsborough dairy farm. 919-244-1949; mapleviewmobile.com Red Bowl Sushi, bento boxes. 919-918-7888; redbowlchapelhill.com TRILOGY American cafe featuring innovative twists on classic dishes. Silverspot Cinema; 919-357-9888; silverspot.net


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JOYOUS COOKING

M O R E T O N N E A L I S A N A U T H O R A N D I N T E R I O R D E S I G N E R W H O L I V E S I N C H A P E L H I L L . S H E I S A L I F E L O N G F O O D I E , H A V I N G C O - F O U N D E D L A R É S I D E N C E I N 1 9 7 6 .

Dinner at the Beach A recent quick trip to Wrightsville Beach was focused on decorating a beach condo with hardly a thought given to food. My client and I envisioned dining at some of the reliable local eateries: Brasserie du Soleil, South Beach Grill or maybe the wondrously exotic Indochine. Once we settled into her condo, though, the view was so spectacular our desire to venture out evaporated. There was one little problem – with the exception of salt, pepper and companionable bottles of balsamic and olive oil, the cupboard was bare. Since my own kitchen cabinets bulge with so many fancy condiments I can hardly locate a bottle of simple soy sauce, the challenge was refreshing. Fantasies of supper dancing in our heads, we headed to Motts Channel Seafood, the source of incredibly delicious crabcakes, a mind-boggling assortment of fresh-caught fish and shellfish, as well as a tempting assortment of jarred foods and condiments.

We honed in on crabcakes and shrimp, picked up some cocktail sauce and at my client’s experienced recommendation, a package of Vigo Risotto con Broccoli. A nearby Harris Teeter provided us with butter, white wine, salad greens, a lemon, some perky-looking broccolini for the risotto and even a movie from the convenient Redbox out front. Back at the house, my hostess boiled the shrimp in beer with no extra flavorings, a technique unknown to the likes of me, accustomed to using plain water infused with obscene amounts of Zatarain’s seasoning and salt. I obediently followed package directions for the risotto, adding just a dollop of white wine and, five minutes before it finished cooking, a large handful of chopped broccolini. Making risotto from scratch is one of my great pleasures in life, but Vigo’s fast and easy version packs a wallop of flavor with very little effort. Our supper was such a delight that

we decided to repeat the experience the next night using perfectly good leftovers, adding only a catch-of-the-day from Motts. We settled on some gorgeous vermillion snapper fillets and grabbed a jar of capers. As we steamed the remaining broccolini and warmed up the remaining risotto, I made a fish dish I adore and can do blindfolded. Insatiable, we popped into Motts the next day for more shrimp and crabcakes to take home, and I couldn’t resist the last two packages of Vigo risotto on the shelf.

Fish with Browned Butter and Capers This classic French bistro-style dish can be made with most white fish – trout, tilapia, snapper, even skate wings. It’s traditionally served with small boiled potatoes with butter and parsley, but we loved it with risotto. The sauce pairs beautifully with steamed broccolini. 2 large fillets of fresh fish Salt and pepper Salted butter, about 6 Tbsp. Capers Half a lemon Sprinkle both sides of the fish with salt and pepper. Melt a couple of tablespoons of butter over medium heat in a nonstick pan. When the butter begins to bubble

and brown, add the fish fillets. Cook about 2 minutes on each side, depending on thickness of the fillets, or until cooked through. Immediately place the fish on a plate and cover with foil or another plate to keep warm. Add 3 to 4 tablespoons of butter to the pan. Stir and cook the butter just a few minutes until it turns medium brown. Immediately add a handful of capers (2 to 3 tablespoons, more if preferred) and a generous squeeze of lemon juice. Cook a few seconds more, just to heat the capers. Taste the sauce, adding more juice if you like. Pour the sauce over the fish and serve immediately with lemon slices. CHM

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Village Burgers Gourmet burgers with sides like sweet potato fries and tater tots. 919-240-4008; villageburgerchapelhill.com Weathervane Shrimp and grits, sweet potato fries and other gourmet takes on classic flavors. 919-929-9466; southernseason.com/restaurant/chapel-hill Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard (Airport Road) Hunam Chinese Restaurant Cantonese cuisine. 790 MLK Jr. Blvd.; 919-967-6133; hunamchapelhill.com KITCHEN Bistro-style dining with a seasonal menu that always includes mussels. 764 MLK Jr. Blvd.; 919-537-8167; kitchenchapelhill.com Lucha Tigre Latin-Asian cuisine and sake tequila bar. 746 MLK Jr. Blvd.; 919-904-7326; luchatigre.com THE ROOT CELLAR Sandwiches, prepared salads, desserts and more. Beer and wine only; outdoor dining. 750 MLK Jr. Blvd.; 919-967-3663; rootcellarchapelhill.com

Sal’s Ristorante Calzones, pizza, pasta, sandwiches. 2811 Homestead Rd.; 919-932-5125; salsristorantechapelhill.com

Rasa Indi-Chinese Indian and Chinese cuisine. 1826 MLK Jr. Blvd.; 919-929-2199; rasachapelhill.com

Timberlyne/Chapel Hill North Area

The Bagel Bar More than 20 homemade bagel varieties. 630 Weaver Dairy Rd., Ste. 109; 919-929-7700; bagelbarbagels.com

Allen & Son Barbecue N.C. barbecue. 6203 Millhouse Rd. (N.C. 86 N.); 919-942-7576 Farm House Restaurant Steaks, salads, potatoes. 6004 Millhouse Rd. (N.C. 86 N.); 919-929-5727; farmhousesteakhouse.com Joe Van Gogh Coffee and pastries. Timberlyne Shopping Center; 919-967-2002; joevangogh.com

MAGONE Italian Grill and Pizza. 1129 Weaver Dairy Rd., Ste. F; 919-904-7393 Margaret’s Cantina Creative Mexican appetizers and entrees. Timberlyne Shopping Center; 919-942-4745; margaretscantina.com Oishii Specialty rolls, teriyaki, stir-fry, sushi. Timberlyne Shopping Center; 919-932-7002; oishiiroll.com Pop’s Pizzeria Pizzas, calzones, stromboli, pasta. 1822 MLK Jr. Blvd.; 919-932-1040; pops-pizzeria.com

CROOK’S CORNER

“Long known for both its sumptuous take on Southern comfort food and as a gathering spot for the city’s abundant creative community...” —Garden & Gun

On the menu: Crook’s classics & seasonals

ARTISAN HAND-CRAFTED | WOOD-FIRED LOCAL, FARM-FRESH INGREDIENTS

Full bar includes local beers on tap WINNER

BEST

Recipient of a James Beard Foundation’s America’s Classics Award

OF CHAPEL HILL 2016

NOW OPEN AT VERANDA AT BRIAR CHAPEL 79 FALLING SPRINGS DRIVE CHAPEL HILL, NC

919.240.4104 WWW.CAPPSPIZZERIA.COM

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CROOK’S CORNER • 610 West Franklin St, Chapel Hill

Reservations accepted. Walk-ins welcome www.crookscorner.com • 919 929 7643 Dinner Tues-Sun at 5:30 pm • Sun Brunch 10:30 am-2 pm

The Pig Barbecue, fried tofu, collards. 630 Weaver Dairy Rd., Ste. 101; 919-942-1133 Queen of Sheba Ethiopian cuisine. Timberlyne Shopping Center; 919-932-4986; queenofshebachapelhill.com Sage Vegetarian Cafe Vegetarian fare. Timberlyne Shopping Center; 919-968-9266; sagevegcafe.com YOPOP Chapel Hill Frozen yogurt shop featuring 14 flavors made daily and 36 toppings including fresh fruit. Bubble tea and smoothies. 1129 Weaver Dairy Rd.; 919-537-8229 N.C. 54 East/Raleigh Road Amante Gourmet Pizza Create-yourown pizzas. 6209-B Falconbridge Rd.; 919-493-0904; amantepizza.com BIN 54 Steaks, seafood and other fine American food. Everything made in-house. Glen Lennox Shopping Center; 919-969-1155; bin54chapelhill.com


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Brenz Pizza Specialty pizzas, subs, salads. 3120 Environ Way, East 54; 919-636-4636; chapelhill.brenzpizzaco.com Coco Bean Coffee Shop Locally owned coffee shop offering Carrboro Coffee Roasters coffee and a variety of baked goods. 1114 Environ Way; 919-883-9003; cocobeancoffeeshop.com Elements Cuisine combining classical and modern Asian and European cooking techniques; check out the wine bar with full menu next door. 2110 Environ Way, East 54; 919-537-8780; elementsofchapelhill.com JUJUBE Eclectic, modern cuisine inspired by the classic flavors of China and Vietnam. Glen Lennox Shopping Center; 919-960-0555; jujuberestaurant.com Nantucket Grill & Bar Clam chowder, lobster rolls and more. 5925 Farrington Rd.; 919-402-0077; nantucketgrill.com Raaga Authentic Indian delicacies like curry and masala. 3140 Environ Way, East 54; 919-240-7490; raagachapelhill.com

The Egg & I French toast, pancakes and specialty omelets. 1101 Environ Way, East 54; 919-537-8488; theeggandirestaurants.com Tobacco Road Sports Cafe Burgers, salads and sandwiches. 1118 Environ Way, East 54; 919-537-8404; tobaccoroadsportscafe.com/chapel-hill

Southern Village Captain Poncho’s Tacos, quesadillas, burritos. 708 Market St.; 919-697-2237; captainponchos.com La Vita Dolce Pastries, sorbet, gelato. 610 Market St.; 919-968-1635; lavitadolcecafe.com PAZZO! Italian cuisine, takeout pizza. 700 Market St.; 919-929-9984; pazzo-restaurant.com

Meadowmont Village Brixx Wood Fired Pizza Specialty pizzas and salads. 501 Meadowmont Village Circle; 919-929-1942; brixxpizza.com Cafe Carolina & Bakery Salads, sandwiches, breakfast. 601 Meadowmont Village Circle; 919-945-8811; cafecarolina.com CHRONIC TACOS Mexican grill utilizing authentic recipes. 504 Meadowmont Village Circle; 984-999-4803; eatchronictacos.com Market Street Coffee & Ice Cream Locally sourced coffee, ice cream and pastries. 503 Meadowmont Village Circle; 919-929-1667; marketstcoffee.com

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Rasa Malaysia Authentic Malaysian dishes. 410 Market St.; 984-234-0256; rasamalaysiach.com Town Hall Grill Sandwiches, steak, seafood. 410 Market St.; 919-960-8696; thetownhallgrill.com Weaver Street Market Hot bar and salad bar for breakfast, lunch and dinner. 716 Market St.; 919-929-2009; weaverstreetmarket.coop Governors Club Bean & Barrel Coffee shop, bar, grill. 50100 Governors Dr.; 919-967-9990 Ciao Bella Pizzeria Pizzas, pastas, sandwiches. 1716 Farrington Point Rd.; 919-932-4440

Thai Palace Soup, curries, pad thai. Glenwood Square Shopping Center; 919-967-5805; thaipalacenc.com

Magone Italian Grill & Pizza

MADE RIGHT RIGHT HERE Enjoy delicious baked goods, woodfired pizzas, sandwiches and more, all scratch-made everyday, using the freshest ingredients.

BREAKFAST • LUNCH • DINNER • COFFEE O P E N DA I LY 7 : 3 0 A M TO 8 P M 750 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd. Chapel Hill NC 27514 • 919.967.3663 rootcellarchapelhill.com

Ready-made family meals and catering trays available. Timberlyne Shopping Center 1129 Weaver Dairy Rd. | Suite F 919.904.7393

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Tarantini Italian cuisine. 50160 Governors Dr. (Governors Village); 919-942-4240; tarantinirestaurant.com Briar Chapel Alberello Café & Market Florentine sandwiches, housemade pastas, from scratch desserts and more. 72 Chapelton Ct.; 984-234-3017; alberellonc.com Breakaway Cafe A casual “cycling-inspired” cafe serving breakfast, lunch, dinner and small plates, along with Counter Culture coffee, beer, wine and Maple View ice cream. 58 Chapelton Ct., Ste. 100; 984-234-3010; breakawaync.co CAPP’S PIZZERIA Artisan pizzas that are hand-crafted and wood-fired, utilizing local ingredients. LIFE’S TOO SHORT FAKE Springs PIZZA 79 FOR Falling Dr.; 919-240-4104; cappspizzeria.com THIS IS THE

REAL DEAL

Town Hall Burger & Beer Burgers, fries, salads and beer. 984-234-3504; DECIDE FOR townhallburgerandbeer.com YOURSELF

COMING THIS FALL 2016 TO VERANDA AT BRIAR CHAPEL

CARRBORO Downtown ACME FOOD & BEVERAGE CO. Soups, salads, seafood and entrees with a Southern touch. 110 E. Main St.; 919-929-2263; acmecarrboro.com

GLASSHALFULL Mediterraneaninspired food and wine; outdoor dining; all ABC permits. 106 S. Greensboro St.; 919-967-9784; glasshalfullcarrboro.com Gourmet Kingdom Sichuan cuisine. 301 E. Main St.; 919-932-7222; thegourmetkingdom.com

AKAI HANA Japanese cuisine including sushi, tempura and teriyaki; 206 W. Main St.; 919-942-6848; akaihana.com

Jade Palace Sichuan and Chinese. 103 E. Main St.; 919-942-0006; jadepalacecarrboro.com

Armadillo Grill Tex-Mex burritos, en­chiladas, tacos, nachos. 120 E. Main St.; 919-929-4669; armadillogrill.com

Krave Kava and other exotic root and tea beverages. 105 W. Main St.; 919-408-9596; kravekava.com

Cafe Carrboro (formerly Jessee’s) Lunch and breakfast served all day, house-roasted espresso and coffees. 401 E. Main St.; 919-929-0445

Market Street Coffee & Ice Cream Locally sourced coffee, ice cream and pastries. 100 E. Weaver St.; 919-960-6776; marketstcoffee.com

Carrburritos Burritos, tacos, nachos and margaritas. 711 W. Rosemary St.; 919-933-8226; carrburritos.com

Milltown Pub fare with an extensive beer list. 307 E. Main St.; 919-968-2460; dininganddrinking.com

Country Junction Restaurant Simple southern classics. 404 W. Weaver St.; 919-929-2462

Neal’s Deli Traditional deli fare. 100-C E. Main St.; 919-967-2185; nealsdeli.com

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Open Eye Cafe Locally roasted Carrboro Coffee and espresso, tea, beer and wine. 101 S. Greensboro St.; 919-968-9410 Pizzeria Mercato Pizza, antipasto, soups and fritti. 408 W. Weaver St.; 919-967-2277; pizzeriamercatonc.com Provence Southern French cuisine. 203 W. Weaver St.; 919-967-5008; provenceofcarrboro.com Spotted Dog Vegetarian-friendly appetizers, soups, salads, entrees, desserts. 111 E. Main St.; 919-933-1117; thespotteddogrestaurant.com Steel String Brewery Craft beer and bluegrass music. 106-A S. Greensboro St.; 919-240-7215; steelstringbrewery.com Tyler’s Restaurant and Taproom Specialty import beers on tap and traditional pub fare. 102 E. Main St.; 919-929-6881; tylerstaproom.com

Bella’s International Cuisine Homemade dishes like pumpkin ravioli and pistachio-crusted grouper. 360 E. Main St.; 919-903-9963

Carr Mill Mall B-Side Lounge Small plates like flatbread, bacon-wrapped dates and fondue. Plus inspired cocktails. 919-904-7160; b-sidelounge.com Carrboro Pizza Oven Pizza, calzones. 919-904-7336; carrboropizzaoven.com

ESPERANZA EMPANADA & TEQUILA Savory and sweet empanadas, 50 kinds of tequila. 370 E. Main St.; 919-617-1674; esperanzanc.com

Hickory Tavern Burgers, sandwiches and build-your-own salads. 370-110 E. Main St.; 919-942-7417; thehickorytavern.com Rise Biscuits and Donuts Carrboro Biscuits, doughnuts and coffee. 310 E. Main St., Ste. 100; 919-929-5115; risebiscuitsdonuts.com

CrossTies BBQ A variety of barbecue, sides and scratch-made desserts. 919-918-3923; crosstiesbbq.com Elmo’s Diner Homemade Southern and American classics. 919-929-2909; elmosdinercarrboro.com Oasis Organic coffee, tea, beer and wine. 919-904-7343; oasisincarrmill.com Tandem Farm-to-table, modern American cuisine with full service bar. 919-240-7937; tandemcarrboro.com Venable Rotisserie Bistro Upscale comfort food with a heavy emphasis on locally sourced and seasonal ingredients; all ABC permits. 919-904-7160; venablebistro.com

Wings Over 18 flavors of wings. 313 E. Main St.; 919-537-8271; wingsoverchapelhill.com East Main Square Amante Gourmet Pizza Create-your-own pizzas. 300 E. Main St.; 919-929-3330; amantepizza.com

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THE SHOPPE BAR AND MEATBALL KITCHEN Meatballs, sliders, sides. 370 E. Main St; 919-240-5851; theshoppenc.com

wood-fired pizza housemade pastas sammies • salads • desserts

Weaver Street Market Hot bar and salad bar for breakfast, lunch and dinner. 919-929-0010; weaverstreetmarket.coop

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N.C. 54 West/Carrboro Plaza Anna Maria’s Pizzeria Italian cuisine. Carrboro Plaza; 919-929-1877; annamariasnc.wordpress.com Hong Kong Chinese Restaurant Classic Chinese dishes. 602 Jones Ferry Rd.; 919-942-0850; trianglerestaurants.com/ HongKong Fiesta Grill Burritos, chimichangas, fajitas, tacos. 3307 N.C. 54 W.; 919-928-9002; fiestagrill.us Monterrey Traditional Mexican cuisine. 104 NC 54 (Carrboro Plaza); 919-903-9919; monterreychapelhill.com

The Fearrington Granary Small plates, burgers, grill options. Fearrington Village Center; 919-542-2121; fearrington.com/ granary

The Modern Life Deli & Drinks New York bagels, sandwiches, pizza, coffee. 46 Sanford Rd.; 919-533-6883; themodernlifedeli.com

The Fearrington House Restaurant Fine-dining French cuisine. Fearrington Village Center; 919-542-2121; fearrington.com

OakLeaf Farm-to-table menu specializing in French and Italian cuisine; kids menu; all ABC permits. 480 Hillsboro St.; 919-533-6303; oakleafnc.com

Moon Asian Bistro An Asian fusion restaurant offering sushi, Chinese dishes like sweet-and-sour chicken, Thai curry dishes, rice and noodles. 111 Knox Way. Ste. 100; 919-869-7894. The Goat Panini, cheeses, pastries. Fearrington Village Center; 919-545-5717; fearrington.com/the-goat

Wingman Wings and hot dogs. 104 N.C. 54 W.; 919-928-9200

Downtown

PITTSBORO

Chatham Marketplace Sandwiches, baked goods. 480 Hillsboro St.; 919-542-2643; chathammarketplace.coop

Cole Park Plaza/U.S. 15-501/ Fearrington Village Allen & Son Barbecue N.C. barbecue. 5650 U.S 15-501; 919-542-2294; stubbsandsonbbq.com Carolina Brewery The fifth-oldest brewery in the state. 120 Lowes Dr.; 919-545-2330; carolinabrewery.com/pittsboro

The City Tap Classic bar food. 89 Hillsboro St.; 919-545-0562; thecitytap.com Elizabeth’s Pizzas, calzones, sandwiches, pasta. 160 Hillsboro St.; 919-545-9292; elizabethspizzapittsboro.com

The Phoenix Bakery Small-batch and seasonal baked goods and specialty cakes. 84 Hillsboro St.; 919-542-4452 Pittsboro Roadhouse & General Store Hearty American entrees, burgers and salads; 39 West St.; 919-542-2432; pittsbororoadhouse.com S&T Soda Shoppe Soda fountain, American fare. 85 Hillsboro St.; 919-545-0007 Starrlight Mead Tastings of honey wines and honey. 480 Hillsboro St.; 919-533-6314; starrlightmead.com Virlie’s Grill Soups, salads, burgers, sandwiches. 58 Hillsboro St.; 919-542-0376 virliesgrill.com

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RADIUS Wood-fired pizzas, housemade pastas, sandwiches, salads and desserts. Outdoor dining; all ABC permits. 112 N. Churton St.; 919-245-0601; radiuspizzeria.net

Antonia’s Italian cuisine. 101 N. Churton St.; 919-643-7722; antoniashillsborough.com Bona Fide Sandwich Co. Sandwiches, salads and bowls. 104 N. Churton St.; 919-245-7869; bonafidesandwiches.com Hillsborough BBQ Company Barbecue plates and sandwiches, sides and desserts. 236 S. Nash St.; 919-732-4647; hillsboroughbbq.com

Saratoga Grill New England-style cuisine; 108 S. Churton St.; 919-732-2214; saratogagrill.com

Hot Tin Roof Games and specialty cocktails; 115 W. Margaret Ln.; 919-296-9113; hottinroofbar.com

Village Diner Southern diner, buffet. 600 W. King St.; 919-732-7032

Jay’s Chicken Shack Chicken, buffalo wings, breakfast biscuits. 646 N. Churton St.; 919-732-3591; jayschickenshack.com

Vintage Revival Tea Room & Treasures Tea and scones. 125 E. King St.; 919-644-8000

LaPlace Cajun cuisine. 111 N. Churton St.; 919-245-0041; laplacehillsborough.com

Weaver Street Market Hot bar for breakfast, lunch and dinner. 228 S. Churton St.; 919-245-5050; weaverstreetmarket.coop

Maple View Farm Country Store Homemade ice cream and milk. 6900 Rocky Ridge Rd.; 919-960-5535; mapleviewfarm.com

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ALSO CHECK OUT THESE DURHAM RESTAURANTS… Bar Virgile Artfully crafted beverages and small plates. 105 S. Magnum St.; barvirgile.com

Geer Street Garden Simple, down-home fare in a cozy atmosphere. 644 Foster St.; geerstreetgarden.com

Basan Specialty sushi, modern Japanese cuisine and sake. 359 Blackwell St., Ste. 220; basanrestaurant.com

Juju Asian fusion tapas like chicken fried oysters and crispy wild boar dumplings. 737 Ninth St.; jujudurham.com

Bleu Olive High-quality comfort food with a Mediterranean flair. 1821 Hillandale Rd.; bleuolivebistro.com

Mad Hatter Cafe & Bakeshop Scratchmade pastries and cakes, salads, sandwiches. 1802 W. Main St.; madhatterbakeshop.com

blu seafood and bar Upscale seafood and innovative regional classics. 2002 Hillsborough Rd.; bluseafoodandbar.com Denny’s Diner fare. 7021 N.C. 751, Ste. 901; dennys.com Dos Perros Sophisticated Mexican cuisine. 200 N. Mangum St.; dosperrosrestaurant.com Fairview Dining Room Washington Duke Inn’s AAA Four Diamond-rated restaurant. washingtondukeinn.com

Page Road Grill Traditional American dishes. 5416 Page Rd.; pageroadgrill.com Primal Food & Spirits Wood-fired meat dishes, seasonal sides and craft cocktails. 202 W. N.C. 54; primalfoodandspirits.com Saladelia Cafe Espresso and smoothie bar, pastries, sandwiches. 2424 Erwin Rd., 406 Blackwell St. & 4201 University Dr.; saladelia.com

Mez Contemporary Mexican Creative Mexican dishes with a fresh twist. 5410 Page Rd.; mezdurham.com

The Boot Italian-American restaurant serving sandwiches, pastas and traditional Italian entrees. 2501 University Dr.; thebootdurham.com

NanaSteak Offers various cuts of beef and steaks, plus other meats and pastas. 345 Blackwell St.; nanasteak.com

The Original Q Shack “BBQ tender as a mother’s love.” 2510 University Dr.; theqshackoriginal.com

Nana’s Restaurant Seasonal dishes of Southern, French and Italian cuisine. 2514 University Dr.; nanasdurham.com

Treforni Wood-fired pizza and sandwiches. 1125 W. N.C. 54; treforni.com

NanaTaco Inventive taqueria that features locally produced meats and veggies. 2512 University Dr.; nanataco.com

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Though Chapel Hill native Carolyn Stotts and Jake

Gann both attended area charter schools (Woods Charter School and Franklin Academy High School,

respectively) that played each other in various sports, the couple didn’t meet until September 2009. A few months into their freshman year at UNC, Carolyn and Jake began to date. On October 27, 2016, Jake took Carolyn to Black Balsam Knob to go hiking, and they had a great time together, enjoying their beers and the view. As the couple watched the sunset, Jake got down on one knee and proposed to Carolyn. Little did she know that as she said “yes,” their good friend Aaron Ernst was hiding not far away, taking photographs of the moment. Afterward, the couple drove back down the mountain, calling friends and family to share the news, and went to Asheville Brewing Company where Jake had arranged for many of their friends to meet them.

Carolyn and Jake’s wedding is set for May 28, 2017, and both the ceremony and reception will be held at Old Sherrill’s Inn in Fairview, North Carolina. The couple currently resides in Asheville where Carolyn is a full-time wedding photographer and Jake is a web designer and a reservist in the Air Force. CHM

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At UNC, Morgan Fox and Tyler Pearce both studied exercise and sports science, but their academic lives never crossed. Fatefully during their third year, the pair met through mutual friends, became instantly inseparable and dated the next six years. Tyler hid the perfect proposal behind plans to eat lunch on Franklin Street one January afternoon in 2016. After parking on Stadium Drive, Tyler told Morgan they were meeting friends at the Bell Tower. Despite Morgan’s general feeling of suspicion when she didn’t see anyone else around, she was caught by surprise when Tyler knelt down to propose. To top it off, their families were waiting on the other side to celebrate! On November 12, 2016, Morgan and Tyler were married at Fearrington Village. Before the ceremony, the couple shared a moment alone during their “first look.” For 30 minutes, Morgan and Tyler talked about their mornings and their excitement for the day ahead – all the while interrupting themselves to laugh and cry. The ceremony followed, joined by a slight chill in the air – intensifying the Carolina blue skies during the hour before sunset. After pictures, the bride and groom kicked off their reception in the sunroom drinking champagne with their family and wedding party, including their parents Cheryl and Mike Fox and Vicky and Brian Pearce and locals like Claire Poulin, Sarah Mixter and Brian Gribbon. The couple lives in Chapel Hill. CHM

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Chapel Hill High School and UNC grad Jennifer Coco Ellestad and Robb Murray first met in 2015 through an online dating website. They

soon found they had a lot in common, and the summer was filled with tubing on the lake, going to outdoor concerts and getting to know each other’s families. Coco has two sons, Christian Ernteman, a student at UNC Asheville, and Stirling Ernteman, a student at Phillips Middle School, and Robb has a daughter, Makenzie Murray, who attends East Chapel Hill High School.

On Christmas Eve 2015, Robb presented Coco with a blank canvas – or so it seemed. He explained that it represented their relationship moving forward and that they could paint it as beautifully as they wanted. He then flipped on a switch on the back of the canvas, which lit up with the words, “Will you marry me, Coco?” As she recalls, “It was the most magical Christmas Eve ever.” The couple hosted the rehearsal dinner at their Chapel Hill home on the night before the wedding. On June 25, 2016, Coco and Robb were married in the backyard garden of Coco’s parents. Guests, including her parents, Tom and Christine Ellestad, and his parents, Ken and Brenda Murray, lingered in the garden for the reception featuring Mediterranean Deli catering, cocktails and dancing under the stars. The following day, everyone had the chance to spend more time with the newlyweds over brunch. Coco is a CPA with United Therapeutics Corp, and Robb is an owner of local engineering firm JDS Consulting and Design, PLLC. The couple resides in Chapel Hill. CHM

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Chapel Hill native and Chapel Hill High School grad Morgan Smith met Henry Stapp thanks to a blind date. Morgan had asked her Zeta Tau Alpha sorority big sister to see if anyone in her boyfriend’s fraternity, Sigma Nu, would want to be her date to a cocktail party. She was set up with Henry in January 2012 and they’ve been together ever since. During Morgan’s annual family beach trip in Wilmington, Henry asked Morgan to join him for a walk down the shore where he eventually dropped to one knee and proposed. “It was a great night,” Morgan says. “It was fun to spend the rest of the week at the beach as a newly engaged couple with my family.” On August 27, 2016, the UNC grads said their ‘I do’s’ at University Presbyterian Church followed by a reception at the Carolina Inn. The couple’s favorite part of the evening was at the end when friends and family, including Henry’s mom, Nancy

Lytle Stapp, and Morgan’s parents, Scott and Kelli Smith of

Chapel Hill, gave a nod to UNC. Everyone spontaneously began singing the UNC alma mater and fight song as Morgan and Henry walked out and rode away as husband and wife. The couple now resides in Charlotte. Morgan teaches third grade in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools and Henry works as an associate attorney at Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP. CHM

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