We’re pleased to offer a variety of places for local food, southern dishes, and plentiful seasonal eating, year-round. Recently, the North Carolina “Brunch Bill” passed in Chatham County, SB 155. Sunday, November 26, is the first weekend in which our eateries, venues, markets, wineries, breweries, and other places (licensed to serve, sell alcohol) may now shift to an earlier offering of cocktails, at 10am instead of noon.
It’s also a milestone weekend in that we have been long celebrating #ShopSmall, which salutes small businesses but it’s equally significant for all restaurants because as we browse and shop, our itineraries often include eateries where guests will #DineSmall.
We have long celebrated our independent innkeepers, business owners, restaurateurs, chefs, farmers, wine makers, distillers, brewmasters, shopkeepers, etc., and anyone operating a small business. We also have some new businesses to welcome and regardless of your preference, cocoa, coffee, or a cocktail with brunch, we hope to see you this holiday season, and year-round.
A few places* for brunch: Artisan Hub** (grand opening and first-ever brunch service), Breakaway Cafe, Town Hall Burger & Beer, City Tap Bar, Postal Fish Company, Compadres Tequila Lounge, Fearrington Granary, Flair Restaurant & Wine Bar, Pickle Jar Cafe & Catering**, Small B&B Cafe**, and many more.
Our meeting and wedding planners at venues that are licensed to serve are now also able to work with you for those special occasions, weddings, family reunions, and retreats, to offer an earlier time to serve alcohol, if you wish. While not everyone will necessarily start at 10am, you will have the option of a slightly earlier time than noon on Sundays now. Wineries, breweries, cidery, distillery, markets, and other places will be able to sell earlier, possibly making your holiday shopping more efficient. Explore our Heart of North Carolina Trails for more places to stay, tour, and shop.
*Please note: Holiday hours vary. Call or check social media pages to make sure your favorite spot is open. Feel free to contact us and we’ll check for you.
**Places listed serve brunch but may not have plans to serve alcohol at this time. Menus are available online; please contact us with any questions and we’ll be happy to double check for you.