52 in 52: Saxapahaw General Store [@Saxapahaw]

June 29, 2012

52 in 52: Saxapahaw General Store in Saxapahaw, NC

Welcome to the Saxapahaw General Store. Last week I featured Lockhart’s Trading Post, and well, the Saxapahaw General Store is a place we’d heard about for-ev-er but never ventured out to try. So, we thought it fitting to try it for this week.This. Place. Is. Awesome.

52 in 52: Saxapahaw General Store in Saxapahaw, NC

52 in 52: Saxapahaw General Store in Saxapahaw, NC You guys, if you don’t know, 52 in 52 is a weekly series that I publish where the hubs and I visit / try out a new restaurant in the area that either one or, preferably, both of us have never been to. Then we review the restaurant! The goal: 52 different restaurants in 52 weeks of marriage. 馃檪

52 in 52: Saxapahaw General Store in Saxapahaw, NC

52 in 52: Saxapahaw General Store in Saxapahaw, NC The SXPHW Gen Store has been around a while. It’s old school, it’s kitschy, it’s country as all-get-out. It also has a BANGIN’ deli / restaurant inside.

52 in 52: Saxapahaw General Store in Saxapahaw, NC

A lot of what you get at the SGS is all locally grown, locally made, locally produced. They’re a small, local business, supporting local farms and the local economy. So, that in and of itself is pretty sweet.

52 in 52: Saxapahaw General Store in Saxapahaw, NC 52 in 52: Saxapahaw General Store in Saxapahaw, NC 52 in 52: Saxapahaw General Store in Saxapahaw, NC 52 in 52: Saxapahaw General Store in Saxapahaw, NC 52 in 52: Saxapahaw General Store in Saxapahaw, NC

It was time to EAT! Hubs and I both got grilled paninis and they were AMAZING. Hubs got a turkey club and I got an Italian panini. I didn’t realize how flavorful the tomatoes grown locally are – and OH MAN SO GOOD.

52 in 52: Saxapahaw General Store in Saxapahaw, NC 52 in 52: Saxapahaw General Store in Saxapahaw, NC

Another really awesome thing about the SGS is they have a bunch of FREE “exchanges” outside…

A take a book / leave a book – shelf:

52 in 52: Saxapahaw General Store in Saxapahaw, NC

Media x-change (anyone need a new book on tape?):

52 in 52: Saxapahaw General Store in Saxapahaw, NC And then a random basket to share things. AWESOME.

52 in 52: Saxapahaw General Store in Saxapahaw, NC

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So yeah, if I didn’t say it enough already, the SGS is awesome. Only downside is it can be a bit of a hike from Hillsborough / Chapel Hill, but it’s totally worth it. It’s the perfect place to hit up on a Saturday or Sunday afternoon. Plus, it’s BEAUTIFUL all the way out there in the country.

Have you ever been to the Saxapahaw General Store? Know of a place we should try next or add to our 52/52 list? What are your plans this weekend?

Overall Stillman Rating: 4 of 5 Stillman Stars. 馃檪

Happy Friday!

all for now.