You guys… for those of you that care – I am SORRY that I have totally slacked on 52 in 52 posts the last two weeks. I was gone and before that hubs and I had such a busy week that we went to Bandito’s… our usual date night spot – so it didn’t qualify for a 52 in 52. So, I know I’m behind, but it’s fine.
I’m picking myself up by my bootstraps and moving on and continuing on. BACK to our regularly scheduled 52 in 52 post.
For those of you that are new to the blog: 52 in 52 is a weekly post that I share where hubs and I try a new restaurant or place to eat that either one or, preferably, both of us have never been to. The goal: to eat at 52 DIFFERENT places in a year. Obviously that’s a LITTLE off right now, but hey, we’re trying.
This week’s restaurant? LOCKHART’S TRADING POST in Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Yelp Link (they have no website, facebook, or twitter – that I could find…)
Lockhart’s is an establishment. Like, it’s been in Chapel Hill for a LONG time. I’m not sure HOW long, but I know a long time.
It’s one of those places that kinda tucked away and is so old that you may miss it. It’s down the road from where hubs and I live and we drive past it all the time, so we knew that we needed to add it to our list of places to try.
When you walk in, you can tell the place has been around a while. But I LOVE the side-of-the-road, old-country-burger-joint feel of it. The menu is still one of those “move the letters around” menus and they keep things real simple… and CHEAP. A double cheeseburger for $4.25 or a hot dog for $2? Not bad.
Being that it is also a “Trading Post”, Lockhart’s has a TON of convenience store stuff and random, old antiques. It’s really cool.
I LOVE these kind of Coke machines – they make the DC taste so much better – cause the mixture is just right.
you know you’re in the South when…
hubs waiting for our food… and we played some checkers. i lost.
my cheeseburger. OH. MY. GOSH. toasted bun? fresh ground beef? SO GOOD. seriously. one of the best burgers i’ve ever had.
had to get some Blue Bell ice cream 🙂
and a Diet Coke to go…
So yeah, Lockhart’s is exactly what I imagined it would be food-wise. Only… there are acouple frustrations… Lockhart’s has SUPER weird hours – like the grill closes at 6pm on weekdays – so going during the week is basically impossible… and their fryer is OFF on Saturdays! WHAT? So I couldn’t get french fries. 🙁 Also, they close early on Saturdays and they’re, of course, closed on Sundays. BOOO.
So, if hubs and I want to go, it HAS to be Saturday lunch… and I really wanna try their fries… but who knows when I’ll be able to get over there before 6pm on a weekday. Sadface.
But yeah, I mean, I love it – I just wish it was open more. It’s the exact kind of country store I LOVE. I love living in North Carolina. Seriously. BEST PLACE.
Do you have any small-town joints you wanna try? Have you tried any? Have you been to Lockhart’s?
Happy Friday, y’all!!
xoxo, all for now.