For students, Labor Day means no class, and no class means a golden opportunity to venture out into Chapel Hill and eat good food.
Trey Cleveland, the head executive chef at Top of the Hill, said he thinks a good Labor Day meal depends on where you’re located.
“If I’m at the coast, I’m hopefully eating fresh cod fish and oysters,” he said. “If I’m at home, I’m smoking pork shoulders. And if I’m out and about — say here in Chapel Hill — I’m probably going to do Al’s Burger Shack, Buns, Trolly Stop Hot Dogs or Sup Dogs.”
If you stop by TOPO, Cleveland said that their locally grown beef burgers are the way to go.
Ruby Brinkerhoff, the manager of Mediterranean Deli, said she doesn’t think Labor Day really has a food theme, but that it’s important to eat summer foods while you still can.