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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Another really awesome thing about the SGS is they have a bunch of FREE “exchanges” outside…
A take a book / leave a book – shelf:
Media x-change (anyone need a new book on tape?):
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.
all for now.
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” – Jeremiah 29:11