May 8, 2015. Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
The veal and beef wontons with sichaun chile sauce on the new outdoor patio at the Lantern.
The Lantern, run by James Beard award winning chef Andrea Reusing, specializes in asian influenced North Carolina ingredients to create unique dishes.
Outsiders tend to lump Chapel Hill with nearby Durham, but the more sensible pairing is with Carrboro, the adjacent town that was once a mere offshoot known as West End. Even today the transition from Chapel Hill, anchored by North Carolina's flagship public university, into downtown Carrboro is virtually seamless.