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Best Late Night

Since Easter has just passed, the next big holiday at least for us UNCers is what we call LDOC (Last day of classes). Being a Senior (tear, tear), it is time to get in our final grades and celebrate our last few weeks in college. With graduation looming in, our time is limited, primarily our bar nights. And what does every college student do after a night on the town – eat, eat, eat.

These are the places to go after a late night on the Hill:

Old Chicago: a new, hot spot, OC (as I like to call it) has $2 pizzas from 10 PM until 2 AM. Now that I call a deal

Qdoba: a classic favorite, Qdoba is on Franklin St. and easily a walk from any bar. Late night tip would be the queso and chips (you can never go wrong)

Toppers: feel like ordering in? Toppers understands. With its top seller being Bacon chocolate toppers, sounds weird? Trust me it is everything you could ever hope for at 2 AM – chocolate, bacon, and CARBS

Time Out: I remember when I was a freshman. A younger spot because it is directly in front of Granville. But be sure to stop by before graduation for old times sakes. Recommendation: Breakfast food or Nothing

Jimmy Johns: at any time in the day you can never go wrong with a JJ sub. Plus super fast delivery for those who just cannot wait

BUNS: late night burgers and fries? BUNS knows how to do it at any hour of the day. Do not miss out on their unique dipping sauces.

Insomnia Cookies: if you are craving something a little sweeter, fear not, these cookies have got your back. Be sure to order the chocolate chip as they melt in your mouth in one bite.

If you just finished a crazy night in Chapel Hill or have been cramming in the library for hours, Chapel Hill has late night places that will satisfy any of your desires usually closing around 2 to 3 AM.

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A Taste of Chapel Hill History – Merritt’s

Home of the world famous BLT, Merritt’s is a quaint little mark of Chapel Hill history that opened in 1929.

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“During the 49 years Merritt ran the store, Merritt’s became more than a gas station. Students and veterans came for the social atmosphere. Law students sat around Merritt’s pot-bellied stove, on a bench Merritt nicknamed the “liar’s bench” (Laura Oleniacz, MyNC).

Loving this place and calling it a second home, I try to go here as much as possible.

MUST GET – BLT (Bacon, Lettuce, Tomato)

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Now some additions and combinations

Personal favorite: Double BLT and avocado

Local’s favorite: Double BLT, avocado, and pimento cheese

Mix it up: Double BLT/Regular BLT, avocado, and chicken salad

Everything: Double BLT/Regular BLT, avocado, chicken salad, and pimento cheese

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Just make sure you eat here before you graduate, and you come back as an alumni.

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Best Foodie Spots in Durham

With the start of April, there are so many different activities going on in the Triangle area like beer festivals, spring parties, and porch Sundays.

If you are visiting universities at this time such as UNC Chapel Hill-Duke-NC State be sure to check out the different restaurants in this area.

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Diving into some of Durham’s top restaurants and hidden gems, I have listed some of my favorites below. Enjoy! And order never matters!

-Rue Cler: French cuisine at its finest. A Parisian-style restaurant with the freshest ingredients and diverse clientele. Be sure to check it out, but be warned – it is tres expensive!

-Revolution – Contemporary Global cuisine. I came here during food week and the lamb was phenomenal alone with the Korean pork belly. Do not miss out as it is extremely international with unique fusions and tastes.

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-Mateo: Tapas. A typical Spanish (Andalusia style) restaurant. Being Spanish, I found this place very typical and delicious! If you crave cured Spanish meats, cheeses, and tortillas, this is definitely the spot for you.

-Guglhupf Bakery & Patisserie: one of my favorite bakeries in the area with a German twist. In need of a coffee and pastry, European style this is the place for you. It is also a local brunch spot for Duke students.

 

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Driving by Durham, you’re in for a surprise as the downtown if full of delicious restaurants! I know this is an area I definitely need to dive more into!

 

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Top Bars in Chapel Hill

Now that we are all back from Spring Break, it is time to get back into the work grind. But wait it is St. Patrick’s Day.

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What better day to post your favorite bars in the Chapel Hill area

So here are a few to get into this Monday. All these places have a dance floor, BEER, and most importantly Specials!

1. Fitzgeralds (better known as Fitz) – Chapel Hill’s own Irish Pub. What better way to get into the spirit?

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2. Rec Room: Definitely every Monday has specials – can you say green LIT?

3. TOPO – if you want to keep less green and a little classier, this is the place for you. Can you say half off beer? This place has one of the best breweries around not to mention an  incredible rooftop patio view.  

—Head downstairs to Back Bar – for a more chill atmosphere with beers and games like pool, darts, foosball, and hangmen

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4. The Library – No, this is not a place to study in fact every monday they have $1 wells. Plus more Specials this holiday.

5. He’s Not Here (He’s Not) – Last but certainly not least, Carolina’s Number one spot: He’s Not. Home of Michael Jordan and the Blue Cup – how can you not stop in?

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Special Request – Pantana Bobs – if you are in need of the more Greek scene here in Carolina this is the place for you. With an outside patio and a strong social scene, definitely make a stop here before you head home.

Enjoy this holiday, it only comes around once a year!

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