Evenings for Two

Your guide to romance, fine dining and fun in the Triangle, NC.

Sunday Nights at Southern Rail + Robert’s at the Franklin

sideimage3-168x400Did you know that Southern Rail has a completely different menu on Sunday nights?  Not that their regular memu isn’t great.  It’s just that if you go in on Sunday you might get to try something new.  Last night I had duck served over roasted root vegetables and my husband had rainbow trout over a gumbo like base.  Both were fantastic.  The waiter explained that since they serve brunch on Sundays, it was hard to get the prep together to serve the full menu.  So the chef does a more limited menu based on what’s on hand and also uses the opportunity to try out new dishes as well.  BTW – $2 off all draft beer on Sundays. This is well worth a special visit.

In other news, it looks like they’ve expanded into that place that had the turkish furniture next door and they’re calling it The Station.  They’ve got all kinds of stuff on the calendar like watching football on Sundays and Mondays, live music on Thursdays and a DJ on Fridays and Saturdays.

So what to do on a Sunday after dinner?  We headed up the street to Robert’s at the Franklin to hear some live jazz and the place was hopping.  Not sure if that was just the homecoming weekend effect or it’s always that way, but the band was terrific.  The only down note was that the bartender ignored us for a good 30 minutes when we went up to get a 2nd drink.  We already had a tab open.  When she finally acknowledged us we ended up just closing it out rather than having another drink. They should do better than that.

[where: chapel hill, nc] [where: carrboro, nc]

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