Dwight DeBree really wanted a good turkey sandwich. So when he couldn’t find one in Chapel Hill, he opened TRU Deli & Wine.
“I wanted a true deli sandwich down here,” he said.
TRU, which opened last Friday at 114 Henderson St., is a deli by day and a wine bar by night.
The location formerly housed The Lodge Bar and Grill, which opened last year.
DeBree, who is originally from New Jersey but graduated from UNC in 1988, said he couldn’t find a good, reasonably-priced turkey sandwich.
TRU roasts its own turkey, roast beef and bacon, and offers a build-your-own-sandwich menu from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
DeBree said customers have liked the menu so far. He even said one customer ordered a sandwich with six ounces of bacon.
The wine bar is open Thursday through Saturday, starting at 5 p.m. And the restaurant can be reserved Sunday through Wednesday evenings for private events.
TRU has outdoor seating, a low-lit indoor bar and a rooftop patio with a 30-person table — but the restaurant has no official sign yet.