Eatery - Carolina Brewery (NC)

Carolina Brewery - 460 W Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27516
Pricing - $$ | Dining - Casual | Cuisine - American, Brewery | Reservations - Unnecessary

After checking out a brewery in Durham last week, my friends and I decided it was time to check another place out and my pick ended up somehow being in Chapel Hill. What a coinky-dink. We magically found parking somewhat close to the restaurant on Franklin Street (which is sort of a bad idea as a place to be on a Friday night) and headed inside for some good eating. I liked the atmosphere and the friendliness of our waiter. It was a fun night!

I had decided when we were waiting that I was go with the fish and chips so the waiter suggested to me the Copperline Amber Ale. I actually enjoyed it - aside from the rich color it had, it was a nice mild beer with a little bit of sweetness in it. I'm not sure it fit completely with my entree but in itself, it was delicious.

Our appetizer was a plate of beer-battered onion rings. The batter was on point but the entire thing was a bit too greasy for my liking. I'm not sure what goes well with onion rings in terms of dipping sauce (maybe horseradish?) but we got ketchup. I just stuck with the rings themselves.

I snagged the half order of fish and chips, which ended up being one fillet of fish with some fries. Oddly, I got a horseradish-y sauce instead of tartar but it was still good. I'd have to say that the fish was too soggy for my taste on the inside even though the crisp outside was quite nice. It wasn't what I was expecting but it wasn't bad. I'd opt for a burger next time probably.