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Warm Up With Some of the Best Chili around Chapel Hill

When it starts to get cold outside, there’s nothing better than a warm bowl of chili. Fortunately, Southern Village is just a short drive from the best chili around Chapel Hill. With our favorite restaurants so close, it’s never been easier to enjoy this hearty comfort food. Read on to explore the top chili spots near our Chapel Hill apartments:

Refectory Cafe

At the Refectory Cafe, the chefs specialize in serving “slow food, fast.” In other words, customers don’t have to wait long to enjoy their slow-simmered chili. In terms of preparation, they use only the finest local ingredients. This approach to cooking has earned the restaurant widespread recognition from both state and national publications. For dinner, try the vegan chili. Award-winning, it took home the top prize as the best chili in Durham. The restaurant is open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Piper’s in the Park

Over in Durham, Piper Lunsford and Wendy Woods own and operate Piper’s in the Park. This community-focused establishment serves delicious meals at reasonable prices so that everyone can afford their high-quality cooking. Of course, Piper’s biggest draw is the chili, which they serve with a side of crackers. The restaurant welcomes hungry diners Monday through Friday, 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Bull City Burger & Brewery

If you’re craving comfort food made from scratch, head to Bull City Burger & Brewery. This place is the real deal. In fact, they make everything but the ketchup in-house. The restaurant also supports local agriculture. For example, when they brew beer, they share their leftover grain with farmers in the area, so they can use it to feed their pigs and chickens. In terms of food, Bull is known for its award-winning, all-beef chili. Prepared Texas-style (no beans), it’s served with croutons and pimento cheese. Be sure to wash your meal down with a pint of Stonewall Brown Ale or Change in Plans IPA.

Now that you know all about our favorite chili around Chapel Hill, it’s time to try some for yourself. After dinner, you can head out for a fun night of bowling. To learn more about Southern Village, please contact us. We would love to take you on a tour of our luxury apartments in Chapel Hill, so you can see firsthand all that our community has to offer.

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