Food and Drink

Carrboro food truck showcase

Diversity on display in first food truck showcase

By Gloria Lloyd Carrboro Commons Staff Writer The diversity of Carrboro’s mobile food scene was on display at the town’s first food truck showcase, held in the parking lot of Al’s Garage on the corner of Merritt Mill Road and Franklin Street on Saturday, Nov. 6. The showcase featured three local food trucks from Carrboro:   Mexican taco truck Captain Poncho’s… Read more →

Taco truck offers variety to locals at Johnny's

Taco truck offers variety to locals at Johnny’s

By Stephanie Bullins Carrboro Commons Staff Writer A mile away from the buzz of Weaver Street Market on a Saturday night, residents are enjoying another local treat — the Latin Grill food truck. Latin Grill, parked outside of Johnny’s at 901 W. Main St., is open Thursday through Sunday from 6 p.m. to midnight, offering a menu of traditional Latin… Read more →

Jessee's: two former roasters become owners

Jessee’s: two former roasters become owners

By Abigail Jennings Carrboro Commons Staff Writer After years of working for other people as coffee roasters, the husband and wife team Jon and Chyenna Jessee are proud to have their own coffee shop, Jessee’s Coffee & Bar, which is located at 401 E. Main Street. “We do good food and great coffee,” Jon Jessee said. “Some places have good… Read more →

Volunteers organize food for Carrboro children

Volunteers organize food for Carrboro children

by Kelsey Kusterer Carrboro Commons Staff Writer Friday marked the addition of fresh milk and bread to backpacks full of food packaged for local children by TABLE, a nonprofit located at 205 W. Weaver St. in Carrboro. TABLE Director Joy MacVane welcomes the additional food because she says most backpack programs in North Carolina don’t offer fresh bread and milk…. Read more →

Tyler’s serves up special treat for Tar Heel fans

by Lindsay Ash Carrboro Commons Writer Every Monday night there is evidence that the UNC-Chapel Hill basketball season is in full swing in Carrboro. In the corner of Tyler’s Restaurant and Taproom, Tar Heel fans listen intently to women’s head coach Sylvia Hatchell’s live radio broadcast. About 15 fans crowded into the couch-filled nook of Tyler’s, to take in all… Read more →

Southern Rail restaurant rolls into Carrboro

Southern Rail restaurant rolls into Carrboro

By Gregg Found Carrboro Commons Writer The newly-opened Southern Rail restaurant welcomed 450 guests on its opening weekend, and hostess Leslie Rautenberg got to greet almost all of them. Rautenberg said of the restaurant’s decorations, “this place has a lot of character, everywhere you look.” Gregg Found photo Southern Rail restaurant General Manager Spencer Pope refused to call the restaurant’s… Read more →