Cubano in Chapel Hill


After church and visiting with a college friend (!), Matt and I drove over to Chapel Hill for lunch. We went to one of my favorite sandwich places, Foster’s Market. Chapel Hill just has so many cute restaurants!


I got an incredible Cuban, which was massive and meaty. I had to hand some of it over to Matt, who was very appreciative.



  Look what we found at Weaver Street Market…soy-free chocolate!!!! I broke right into this caramel crunch chocolate bar and it tasted amazing. I’m not actually a huge chocolate person, but I think I’ve been craving it just because I haven’t been able to have it.



  We headed over to Tar Heel territory for a beer and some football. This was a Big Boss autumn ale and it was quite spicy. One of the best parts about going home is drinking local beers that I haven’t tried before. And, the fact that this beer was only $4 was pretty awesome too.



  I found this depiction of Coach K humorous…I mean he is a blue devil so it’s not too far from the truth…



  We returned to find a home-cooked meal complete with organic wine!



  One of my childhood favorites: bbq chicken and rice with beer bread!



  This dinner tasted soo good! Unfortunately, I was curled up in bed with a horrific stomach ache 30 minutes after finishing. My mom didn’t question her made-from-scratch sauce and we figured out there was soy in it (in the form of worcestershire sauce). I’m wondering if that was the culprit? Regardless, I spent about 3 hours writhing in pain before I finally fell asleep – not how I wanted to spend my last night at home. I had to get up at 5:45 this morning to pack and get to the airport:(


  Despite the ending, it was an awesome day. When I get back to Boston, I plan on grocery shopping, exercising, and maybe working on a report. Happy Columbus day!

  • earlytwenties
    October 11, 2010 at 4:07 pm

    Where did you get dinner? I’m trying to tell by the pictures… maybe Tyler’s? (I haven’t been there in years — definitely need to take my boyfriend there.) Sorry you got sick, but I’m glad you enjoyed your weekend here! You came on a beautiful weekend. 🙂

    • Laura
      October 11, 2010 at 10:58 pm

      Saturday we had dinner at Watt’s Grocery…it was awesome! I love Tyler’s as well.

  • Kath
    October 12, 2010 at 8:28 am

    So interesting about the dinner. I think it makes sense it’s soy since the attack was so sudden and that’s clearly an ingredient you haven’t been having at all. You’ll have to remind us not to cook with Wochestershire when you visit.

    The chicken sure looks good!