Since we like to suggest places to stay and eat while in Spain we thought it would be only natural to suggest such places in our home town of Chapel Hill, North Carolina. So if y'all in the area stop by one of these places for some good ol' Southern cookin'.
110 E Main St
Carrboro, NC 27510
Located in the heart of downtown Carrboro, Acme is a mainstay of the Chapel Hill area. Native son Kevin Callaghan reinterprets bistro fare, giving it a southern flare. Check out their killer wine list.
The Barbecue Joint
630 Weaver Dairy Rd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
The best pulled-pork in Chapel Hill. Specializing in barbecue, they serve it as either a plate or a sandwich but they also offer an eclectic selection of their take on southern cooking.
408 W. Rosemary Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
A Chapel Hill standard. They serve a wide variety of Southern style country cooking with main dishes such as southern fried chicken and North Carolina pulled-pork barbecue. Make sure you try it with some traditional side dishes like fried okra, black-eyed peas, and hushpuppies.
6325-73 Falls of Neuse Rd
Raleigh, NC 27615
For a taste of authentic Spanish food in the triangle try Tasca Brava in Raleigh and Cary. These proud members of the “slow food movement” specialize in Tapas from all regions of Spain. Enjoy a long and relaxing dinner that will make think that you are in Spain.
Southern Food Glossary
Iced tea, it's too hot outside to drink tea hot in the South. Its called sweet for a reason, a bit of an acquired taste, normally served without lemon. For anyone not accustomed to it: beware, better means sweeter when your talking about sweet tea.
Barbecue (AKA Pulled-Pork):
When you ask for barbecue in North Carolina this is what you get. A whole pig slow-roasted until the meat falls apart. The sauce is vinegar based ranging from mild to spicy, add pepper sauce to your liking. Also called Eastern Carolina Barbecue, the sauce is thicker and tomato-based in the western part of the state.
Southern Fried Chicken:
Battered and deep-fried, this is the best fried chicken you'll ever eat.
These are small balls of deep-fried corn bread. A standard side dish, usually is included with your meal.
THE southern side dish. A small, green vegetable sliced, battered, seasoned, and deep-fried. Try dipping it in your barbecue sauce or the local favorite, Ranch dressing.
They look more like beans than peas, tan in color with a black dot in the center. Eating some on New Year's Day will bring you good luck for the year.