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Merritt’s Grill: The Best Sandwich in Chapel Hill

A nationally-known community staple for more than 90 years, Merritt’s Grill has more than earned its place atop the podium for Best Sandwich in Chapel Hill.  Cooking under the slogan, “simply the best food in town,” Merritt’s knows how to keep its promises. Its BLT, first introduced in ...


He’s Not Here: Best Drink Special in Chapel Hill

Voted in for Best Drink Special, He’s Not Here is more than a community favorite – it’s a local legend. Known all around town for the Blue Cup, He’s Not Here has been helping Chapel Hill make memories since it first opened in 1972.   And you don’t have to be versed in town history to ...

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Column: The Oscars don't understand movies

"Rather than actually appreciating the high art made by minority filmmakers, the Academy picks whatever movie seems popular among society in the hopes that they can trick us into thinking they actually understand diversity."

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