alongside Gualtieri children. The restaurant
remains a family business: The Gualtieris’
eldest sons, Thomas “Dieter” ’01 and John,
manage the day-to-day business, while
their youngest daughter, Dia, works as a
host and special events assistant.
Moreton Neal, who became an interior
designer after managing La Rez for more
than a decade, was lured back for the renovation. She chose a deep gray (“gauntlet
gray”) for the walls, accented with a vivid
Mediterranean blue, and white trim.
Paintings and prints that survived the
fire are remounted, new chandeliers and
sconces have been hung, and the new
stainless-steel professional kitchen practically glows in the dark. Frances Gualtieri
plans to enclose and upgrade the patio later
this year. Another novelty: Though many
native French speakers have passed through
over the years, La Rez never had a real
French chef until now: Oscar Gnapi.
Hours: lunch, Thursday-Friday, noon- 2
p.m.; dinner, Tuesday-Sunday, 5:30-8: 30
La Residence, 202 W. Rosemary St.,
Chapel Hill, 919-967-2506
‘Not Yo Mama’s’ Lunch
Adam Rose, the former executive chef
at the Siena Hotel’s Il Palio, has opened a
lunch-only restaurant inside Chapel Hill’s
Europa Center, aptly named Luncheonette.
The ambience is very much that of a
diner, where customers can hear the orders
sizzling on the griddle while sitting nearby
in green leatherette booths. Or they can
take their lunch out into the spacious
atrium, with its palm trees and potted
plants. Prices range from $4 for “Not Yo
Mama’s Collards” to $16 for a lobster roll
served with lemongrass aoli and potato
salad. Pasta dishes include Rose’s butternut
squash ravioli, always popular when he
called the pasta shots at Il Palio. Rose also
has started a new business, aRose Hospitality, offering private catering and pop-up
dinners for up to 30 people.
Hours: 11 a.m.- 2: 30 p.m. weekdays.
Luncheonette, 100 Europa Drive, Chapel
— Ann Loftin
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.
The Carolina Club
The Carolina Club, a private dining and
social club, has become a home for its
members since 1993. Join us for Carolina
Casual and Celebration Dining, Football
Tailgates, Business Meetings and more.
GEORGE WATTS HILL ALUMNI CENTER, STADIUM DRIVE
AT RIDGE RD., CHAPEL HILL • 919.962.1101
On the west end of Franklin
Street, look for the pink pig
perched above Crook’s.
Featured in Food & Wine, Mid-Atlantic
and The New York Times, chef Bill Smith
creates a unique Southern menu that changes
daily. Full bar.
610 W. FRANKLIN ST., CHAPEL HILL • 919.929.7643
Lunch • Dinner
Late Night • Game Day
Salads, Steaks, Seafood
Burgers, Wings & More
Adjacent free parking deck
370-110 EAST MAIN ST., CARRBORO • 919.942.7417
Top 100 Steakhouses
and “Best Fine Dining in the
Triangle” Open Table Awards
GLEN LENNOX SHOPPING CENTER
1201-M RALEIGH RD., CHAPEL HILL • 919.969.1155
You’re Never Far from Flavor
Visit your local brewery for award-winning
craft beer, fresh food, and good times. Alumni
owned and operated for over 20 years.
460 WEST FRANKLIN ST., CHAPEL HILL • 919.942.1800
120 LOWES DR. SUITE 100, PIT TSBORO • 919.545.2330
Experience authentic cuisine where every plate captures the magic
of Southern Soul and Carolina Spirit. Relaxed dining inside or
under the stars. Free parking at The Carolina Inn.
211 PITTSBORO ST., CHAPEL HILL • 919.918.2777
Authentic Indian Cuisine
Open daily for lunch and dinner.
Catering, private party room.
Sitar player Fri. & Sat.
3140 ENVIRON WAY AT EAST 54, CHAPEL HILL
Come back to La Résidence!
Newly remodeled and open for casual
fine dining with a French flair.
202 W. ROSEMARY ST.
CHAPEL HILL • 919.967.2506
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