I just spent this past weekend in Chapel Hill visiting a recently relocated friend.
Margaret's Cantina: Pretty crappy tex-mex. I had the special of chile rellenos which were greasy, filled with cream cheese, and topped with marinara sauce. The Mexican lasagna looked a little better, but sadly, the pumpkin cheesecake was probably the hit of the night. Cute little place, though.
HillTop Bagels: Despite the scary parmesan spinach and chocolate chip bagels present, I had an excellent Russian pumpernickel with caraway seeds. It was small and chewy and topped with decent cream cheese and nova. Evidently the couple relocated from Brooklyn and it shows.
Allan & Sons: Delicious $8 bbq plate, copious amounts of sweet tea and excellent home made pecan pie. A great example of Eastern NC ‘que.
Carolina Inn: Yes, we went here for Sunday Brunch. My god, there's a lot of food here for $20. It's a buffet, but a better one than some other brunch buffets. The only think that looked revolting was the turkey dressing. Otherwise there was everything from cold salads to an omelet station and steamer trays.
It was a really great trip to the South. Thanks for the hospitality.