After ever day of the Summer Seminar groups of us head to the incredible and diverse restaurants of Chapel Hill and Durham, from the famous Crook’s Corner and Lantern (James Beard honorees) to seafood fresh in from the coast. In this picture at Squids–just great shellfish and fish fresh daily–I am holding the youngest of my grandsons, Alexander. He is a year and a half and totally cuddly and adorable! And of course I am not prejudiced at all!
The next photo is Elizabeth and Peter Tinkler kicking back at Crook’s Corner, the historic Southern restaurant of the South, especially famous for Shrimp and Grits created by Bill O’Neal for the restaurant about 25 years ago. His cookbooks remain in print and are treasured by all southern cooks.
The critters on the fence–outdoor dining at Crook’s–are by outsider artist Clyde Jones of Bynum, NC.
We are getting ready to unload Tuesday a 40′ container from our summer buying trip to England and France. We will reopen on next Thursday quietly for last minute details, then be open with wine and nibbles for the Labor Day Weekend. Below is a photo along the English coast heading toward Southhampton on the back ways as the road had flooded out–turned out to be the same path the Olympic Torch would follow three days later–simply gorgeous!
To whet your appetite for next week–Elizabeth will begin to put pieces on line over the weekend as she prepares our Fall Catalogue for mailing–here are a couple of lovely items!
Come see us next week and visit www.whitehallantiques often during the week after Labor Day as we share our new arrivals with the world!