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Comment Archives: Locations: 5 Stars

Re: “Chapel Hill Historical Society

Dream Acts is an astonishingly complex exhibit that challenges the visitor's understanding of what a community is and can be. The artists spent about five months in the community, getting to know people, participating in activities, and giving out some camcorders.

The community is Abbey Court, Carrboro, home to migrant Latinos and Burmese refugees. Residents are exploited and suffer immense deprivations, but the artists discovered the joy and solidarity of Abbey Court residents, and that was their focus.

The quiet aesthetic themes of the exhibit are borders and barriers and keeping with that theme have erected several short walls on which they dynamically project the images of people, children playing, children hamming it up. On the walls are photographs taken against backdrops of "dreams." There is place for children to draw with chalk, just as they do at Abbey Court.

Of course, life imitates art too. Since the art exhibit residents have been more assertive about their housing rights.

One room is devoted to the paintings of a Burmese refugee, Nine Love. His paintings of life in Burma and the refugee experience are moving.

This is a MUST SEE. Dream Acts is open through July 9, 2-6pm Thursday-Saturday.

Posted by JRB on 06/18/2011 at 9:19 PM

The Ban Mi was great, just enough fire to enjoy the fresh jalapenos.

If you like pimento cheese, you will love their version. Reminds you of why you love pimento cheese and wonder why you have not eaten for a while.

For the coffee, the only way it would be any better is if Dave roasted it himself.
Come see why Dave won 4 Golden Cups for his coffee with his previous coffee shop.

Posted by Beckton on 06/16/2011 at 3:22 PM

Re: “Meelo's Restaurant

Consistently high quality. I've loved everything that I've tried. The atmosphere is relaxing.

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by moontzu on 05/28/2011 at 10:29 PM

Re: “Blue Note Grill

Whether it's the blues jam w/ Butch, Friday's w/ the Duke Street Dawgs, or any other of the great venues at the BNG, you'll certainly be treated to some of the best music and very tasty food for the Triangle has to offer. This is a must do and you're sure to return and bring friends!
Check out Bill and Andrea's Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Blue-Not…

Posted by firstxlastx123 on 05/28/2011 at 8:16 AM

Re: “Blue Note Grill

The blues jam at Blue Note is a perfect storm. Lots of first-rate musicians who are happy to play with new folks and in new combinations. Hospitable owners and staff. Good and affordable food with great beers on tap. Cozy atmosphere where the energy is truly palpable. An audience that enjoys and appreciates the music (and dances!). Butch does a great job facilitating and making sure that everyone gets a chance to play.

Posted by EricM on 05/27/2011 at 2:05 PM

Re: “Blue Note Grill

I've played, off and on, in Durham for almost 35 years. Back in the day, if you weren't in a band, you had to sit in with people who were or play in pick-up bands at parties. Now we have the Blue Note Grill's jam MCed by Butch Haas, an even-handed assembler of Tuesday night blues groups. Some players are veterans of the area's best-known blues bands, some are solid journeymen and some may not have played in front of a crowd before. All are welcome and all are encouraged.It's like going to a friend's house to play except Bill, Andrea and their generous staff serve up food so good that you'll throw your hat in the fire. And did I mention the array of local brews on tap? The Blue Note Grill is my favorite neighborhood bar. I just wish it was in my neighborhood.

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by David Terrenoire on 05/27/2011 at 7:21 AM

Re: “Ballymor Irish Restaurant & Pub

Great stop. Authentic irish pub and awesome food. Music on weekends rock. Definitely out local hangout. Shepherd's Pie and Guinness is what it's all about.

Posted by Pubguy on 05/21/2011 at 12:30 PM

Re: “Captain John's Dockside

Food was so good I stood up and smacked my mom,.. twice!

2 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Jdubbya on 05/04/2011 at 1:00 PM

Re: “Captain John's Dockside

Had my wedding rehearsal here, mainly because of all my great memories - and I did not regret! The service was amazing, the preparation and presentation was top of the line and my "very large" rehearsal party was very happy with the top of the line seafood that was served. I gave a great impression and that was thanks to this restaurant. I will never forget this dinner and I am more than pleased to give it a 5 star rating!

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by VeryCritic on 05/02/2011 at 4:25 PM

Re: “All Day Records

It is a blessing to have such a great vinyl store in Carrboro, especially one that hosts such cool events. I attended the fantastic release party for "Said I Had a Vision" and look forward to supporting this place for years to come. Come sit on a couch, drink your coffee and groove to some vinyl pops.....

Posted by DJ Ras J on 04/28/2011 at 12:39 PM

Re: “Armadillo Grill

Good, cheap, fresh. Can't beat it.

Posted by psyker69 on 04/12/2011 at 6:56 PM

Re: “Johnny's Gone Fishing

Johnny's of Carrboro is an awesome place to have a beer and listen to some music. They have a different food truck there just about every night of the week. You can see what's going on at Johnny's on their google calendar found on their website.

Beer garden, great food, good people- a great place to spend some time on a beautiful day or evening.

Posted by psyker69 on 04/12/2011 at 6:54 PM

Gary Brunotte is electric when performing his German tunes on his accordion.

3 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by musiclover on 04/11/2011 at 11:13 AM

Re: “UNC Campus: Memorial Hall

I've been each year -- it's amazing to see the performing arts community come together in such a beautiful, energizing way, and for such a vital cause. Definitely a great thing to do Friday!

Posted by imafan on 03/24/2011 at 4:40 AM

Re: “Bennett Pointe Grill & Bar

We have never been disappointed. I think that says quite a bit about any restaurant, especially if you have been going to it for 8 years. When they FINALLY got rid of the smokers it made it SO MUCH more pleasant. Running a good restaurant is easy??!! All you need is consistently good food and consistently good service. But that ain't at all easy!! Just last night my wife and I were going to try something new. But with all the trendy new Durham eateries out there we looked up some reviews and almost all of them were either overpriced (for us) or had consistent reviews about poor, slow or arrogant service. So we keep going back to Bennett Point Grill ( enjoying their great food and service) and to Magnolia Grill for those rare, special occasions.

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by gsx1100g33 on 03/16/2011 at 11:48 AM

Re: “Kildare's Irish Pub

Took the family for dinner - they were running a special for 1/2 price for anything on the menu! Food was good, service very friendly and accomodating. All in all, a great experience

Posted by chapelhillflorist on 03/15/2011 at 4:21 PM

Re: “Backyard BBQ Pit

I took business clients to this place last Monday evening and had a great experience. Friendly and casual-- quality, quality food. Great brisket and chicken in addition to the above mentioned pork. Catfish was excellent as well.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by JoeF on 03/09/2011 at 12:25 PM

Re: “Allen & Son

The real deal, which is hard to find these days. More expensive than Lexington or Goldsboro, but hey, this is Chapel Hill. And do *you* want to get up at 3 a.m. to fire the pits? Read the interview with Keith Allen in Holy Smoke (UNC Press) and you'll see why it's worth every penny. The huspuppies have been unreliable, but you should save room for the home-made pies and ice cream churned right there.

Posted by ChowDawg on 03/09/2011 at 10:21 AM

Re: “Backyard BBQ Pit

Wood-cooked pork shoulder -- you can go out back and watch them cook it -- with an array of soul-food sides. Your okra is fried to order, which is a really good sign. Run by a nice collection of folks, too.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by ChowDawg on 03/09/2011 at 10:17 AM

Re: “Cameron's

Great store to browse and shop. They have so many interesting things other stores don't have. The owners are very friendly and helpful. I love Cameron's!

Posted by pbrooks on 03/04/2011 at 4:32 PM

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