Bliss Shows Off
YRaleigh to watch sweet treats get
ready for their close-ups. Bliss
ou no longer have to drive to
Boutique Bakery can hold its own against
the conveyor belt behind the glass at Krispy
Kreme. The new cupcake cafe that set up
shop in The Courtyard space once occupied by 3 Cups has a picture window into
its kitchen, so diners can watch the baker at
Bliss specializes in treats remembered
fondly from childhood: traditional home-style cookies like chocolate chip, sugar,
oatmeal raisin, peanut butter ($1.50 each)
and nontraditional cupcakes of the type
photographed on crystal pedestal plates in
magazines. Each day at Bliss brings three
cupcake specials, including a new vegan
selection daily, to supplement the chocolate and vanilla varieties. Stop by Mondays
for a Mad Mocha, Tuesdays for Banana
PHOTOS BY SARAH MCCARTY ARNESON ’ 96
At Bliss Boutique Bakery the tasty treats are the stars. Customers can sit where they can watch the
bakers prepare them, or chat in the casual atmosphere while indulging their sweet tooths.
Peanut Butter, Saturdays for Chocolate
Pecan Coconut Fudge. Check the Web
site, www.blissboutiquebakery.com, for a
schedule of flavors.
Order online and have your cupcakes
waiting for you when you arrive or have
them delivered to you. The menu lists 16
types of cupcakes, at $2.50 apiece. Bliss also
has scones, muffins and coffee cake for $1.95
apiece, as well as coffee, tea, juice and milk.
Bliss Boutique Bakery, The Courtyard, 431
W. Franklin St., Chapel Hill, (919) 636-3090.
The ultimate dining experience
in an elegant yet relaxed atmosphere.
Raleigh’s only AAA Four Diamond
Restaurant! Second Empire offers
nightly special menus including early
dinner menu, comfort food, half price
wines & prix fixe menu. Visit our
website for details.
330 HILLSBOROUGH ST., RALEIGH, NC 27603 • 919.829.3663
On the west end of Franklin
Street, look for the pink pig
perched above Crook’s.
Featured in Food & Wine, Mid-Atlantic
and The Ne w York Times, chef Bill Smith
creates a unique Southern menu that changes
daily. Full bar.
610 W. FRANKLIN ST., CHAPEL HILL, NC 27516 • 919.929.7643
As seen in North Carolina Signature, the News & Observer, the
Greensboro News and Record and on Good Morning America!
Come and see what all the fuss is about.
Award-winning desserts, authentic gelato,
great coffee and full bar.
140 E. FRANKLIN ST., CHAPEL HILL, NC 27514 • 919.929.2100
Whether you live around town or are coming
back home, check out Delectable Dining,
which features some of the best dining options
in the area.
Contact the Review’s advertising representative, Andrea Ide ’08,
at (919) 962-8820 or email@example.com to find out about
inclusion in this special advertising section.
The award-winning Crossroads restaurant joins the graceful traditions
of the South with progressive new American cuisine. Chef Jimmy Reale
changes his menus seasonally to emphasize regional trends and to
incorporate the freshest local ingredients.
211 PI TTSBORO ST., CHAPEL HILL, NC 27516 • 919.918.2777
Eclectic Bistro Cuisine
From seared scallops to steak
and specialty salads, we use
seasonal fresh vegetables, herbs
and local produce. Lunch on
hearty salads and sandwiches.
Casual atmosphere. Patio dining.
407 MEADOWMONT VILLAGE CIRCLE
CHAPEL HILL, NC 27517 • 919.960.0707
Merlion Restaurant brings an exciting variety
of authentic Singapore cuisine prepared with the freshest ingredients.
Come visit and see why we call Merlion Restaurant
410 MARKE T ST., SUI TE 320, CHAPEL HILL, NC 27516
The Carolina Club
The Carolina Club, a private dining and
social club, has become a home for its
members since 1993. Join us for fine and
casual dining, football tailgates, educational
programs, business entertaining and more.
GEORGE WATTS HILL ALUMNI CENTER, STADIUM DRIVE AT RIDGE
ROAD, CHAPEL HILL, NC 27514 • 919.962.1101
The inviting restaurant at A Southern Season, the nationally
acclaimed landmark gourmet market, offers a seasonal menu, an
open kitchen, coffee and wine bar, private dining options and an
award-winning all-weather patio.
201 S. ESTES DR., UNIVERSI TY MALL
CHAPEL HILL, NC 27514 • 919.929.9466