Readers’ Favorites

Oct 29, 2018 | Around Chatham

Compiled by Matt White and Hannah Lee | Photography by Beth Mann

We got hundreds of votes for our first-ever Chatham Readers’ Favorites poll. And our readers know what they like!

We asked about food – where to eat breakfast, get a drink, take a date and more.

We asked where to find home decor, what tours to take, what nonprofits are doing the best work. We asked about bands and live music and where to absorb Chatham’s booming arts scene. We even asked about where you take your kids to play sports.

And you gave us answers.

From breakfast and coffee at Breakaway Cafe to furniture shopping at H&B Furniture Legacy Co. in Siler City, to paddling at Jordan Lake to drinking beers brewed in Bear Creek, your answers covered every corner of Chatham.

*All results listed in alphabetical order.

FAVORITE BREAKFAST SPOT

Breakaway Cafe

The Root Cellar Cafe & Catering

Small B&B Cafe

Virlie’s Grill

FAVORITE COFFEE PLACE

The Belted Goat at Fearrington Village

Blue Dot Coffee

Breakaway Cafe

Root Cellar Cafe & Catering

FAVORITE DESSERT

The Phoenix Bakery

Postal Fish Company

The Root Cellar Cafe & Catering

S&T’s Soda Shoppe

FAVORITE DATE NIGHT RESTAURANT

The Fearrington House Restaurant

Pittsboro Roadhouse

Postal Fish Company

The Root Cellar Cafe & Catering

FAVORITE DATE NIGHT PLACE/EXPERIENCE

The City Tap

Fearrington Village

House of Hops

Jordan Lake

FAVORITE BURGER

Al’s Diner

Carolina Brewery

The Root Cellar Cafe & Catering

Town Hall Burger and Beer

FAVORITE PLACE TO EAT WITH KIDS

Capp’s Pizzeria & Trattoria

Carolina Brewery

The Root Cellar Cafe & Catering

S&T’s Soda Shoppe

FAVORITE COCKTAIL

The City Tap

The Fearrington House Restaurant

The Modern Life Deli and Drinks

Pittsboro Roadhouse

Postal Fish Company

FAVORITE BEER SELECTION

580 Craft Beer

Carolina Brewery

House of Hops

The Modern Life Deli and Drinks

The Root Cellar Cafe & Catering

FAVORITE PLACE TO GETIN SHAPE

Chatham YMCA

Duke Center for Living

Ladies’ Fitness Center of Pittsboro

Yoga Garden Pittsboro

FAVORITE JEWELRY STORE

JG McLaurin Goldsmith

The Joyful Jewel

Liquidambar Gallery and Gifts

New Horizons Downtown/
New Horizons West

Rick’s Jewelers

FAVORITE RESTAURANT THAT FEATURES INGREDIENTS FROM LOCAL FARMS

Angelina’s Kitchen

Pickle Jar Cafe

The Root Cellar Cafe & Catering

Small B&B Cafe

FAVORITE CLOTHING STORE

M2 Graphics

New Horizons Downtown/
New Horizons West

PTA Thrift Shop

Second Bloom Thrift Boutique

FAVORITE HOME AND DECOR STORE

Deep River Mercantile

Habitat for Humanity ReStore

H&B Furniture Legacy Co.

Reclamation Home Furnishings

FAVORITE NEIGHBORHOOD

Briar Chapel

Fearrington Village

Governors Club

Powell Place

FAVORITE SPOT FOR LIVE MUSIC

Bynum Front Porch

The City Tap

House of Hops

Pittsboro Roadhouse

Roost Beer Garden

FAVORITE HOMETOWN BAND

BigTime Party Band

Chatham Rabbits

The Unmentionables

ZamBamBooGee

FAVORITE TOUR

Carolina Tiger Rescue

Chatham Artists Guild Studio Tour

Fair Game Beverage Co. distillery tour

Jordan Lake

FAVORITE ANNUAL EVENT

Christmas Parade

Pittsboro Fall Street Fair

Pumpkinfest at Fearrington

Pumpkins on Bynum Bridge

Summer Fest

FAVORITE NONPROFIT

Abundance NC

CORA Food Pantry

Farm Friends Rescue

Habitat for Humanity

FAVORITE YOUTH SPORTS LEAGUE

Chatham Parks & Recreation Basketball

Chatham Soccer League

Chatham YMCA leagues

East Chatham Baseball

East Chatham Chargers Youth Football
and Cheerleading

FAVORITE PLAYGROUND, POOL OR KIDS’ SPACE

Bray Park Aquatic Facility

Briar Chapel pool

Kiwanis Park

Mary Hayes Barber Holmes Park

Rock Ridge Park

FAVORITE PLACE TO SHOW OFF CHATHAM

Bynum

Downtown Pittsboro

Fearrington

Jordan Lake

S&T’s Soda Shoppe  CM

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