TRIANGLE NC

VOL16ISS2 2016

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THE ORIGINAL RELOCATION GUIDE — TRIANGLE NC | VOLUME 16 — ISSUE 2 16 THE TRIANGLE It is known for its beloved Carrboro's' Farmers' Market, quaint eateries and unique shops. Walk pedestrian- friendly streets to browse in stores like Vinyl Perk, a record store and coffee shop. For an old fashioned diner experience eat at Neal's Deli, the small joint with a big reputation for serving foods that are fresh and local. Try the house-made pastrami. On the way to Chapel Hill a sign along Hwy. 40 suggests a detour into a town of around 6,000, Hillsborough in Orange County. Famed authors make their home there including Lee Smith and Frances Mayes (Under the Tuscan Sun). Mayes has written about her love for the small town and putting down Southern roots in Under the Magnolia: A Southern Memoir. The accessible writer meets fans regularly and often headlines local book events, sometime at the town's own Purple Crow Books. Food is exceptional in the town that is home of award winning Panciuto restaurant. Hillsborough brings home the bacon on Hog Day (September 16 -17) when barbecue, bands and people collide. BuzzFeed lists Hillsborough in the lineup of "15 Stunning NC Towns You Must Visit." The artsy little town of Pittsboro is found at the crossroad of Hwy. 64 and Hwy. 501 in Chatham County. One-of-a-kind shops and a courthouse in the middle of a traffic circle set the tiny town apart (population around 3,000). It is also home to the high brow Fearrington Village. Best of all, it is a town that specializes in exceeding expectations. From a soda shop to a bakery, the town showcases its bent toward sweet concoctions. At the S&T's Soda Shoppe, the tin ceiling sparks conversation but the star at the old- fashioned soda fountain are the tempting treats like the giant banana split. A to-go box is offered for those who can't finish. For the best doughnuts around, head to The Phoenix Bakery where the delectable goodies are baked with coconut oil. For another kind of sweet, visitors head to Starrlight Mead for wine made from honey. The winery specializes in a wide variety of meads and uses local honey. In the plans for Starrlight is building North Carolina's largest mead hall. Shopping is as fun as eating in the little town. Reclamation Home Furnishings describes itself as a curated sampling of vintage, antiques, primitive, glassware, collectibles, art, books, and curiosities. Located in historic downtown Pittsboro, the shop itself is interesting with high ceilings, large windows and creaky oak floors. The Second Bloom secondhand clothing slash thrift shop sells designer apparel for men and women and with Enchanting Tranquility Creating beautiful rooms SINCE 1939 Custom Interior Design Services Available West Raleigh | 5425 Hillsborough St. | 919-851-0680 North Raleigh | 5640 Capital Blvd | 919-954-0025 Monday through Friday 10-6 • Saturday 10-5:30 • Closed Sunday Where Custom Furniture Is Our Specialty www.waysidefurniturehouse.com Starrlight Mead Tasting Room

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