Discover a variety of food, beverage and entertainment options in Chatham Park’s growing restaurant hub
By Anna-Rhesa Versola | Photography by John Michael Simpson
JoAnna Alphin and Nick Alphin like to load their kids, Jack Alphin, 4, and Annie Alphin, 1, into the car for a quick drive from their Briar Chapel home to Mosaic at Chatham Park in Pittsboro, NC where they have their pick of several restaurants.
“[Mosaic] is one of our favorite places, we come here all the time,” JoAnna says.
They feast on Greek Kouzina‘s chicken kebab and veggie platters for a fresh and made-to-order meal with hummus, stuffed grape leaves, grilled pita and Greek salad. The kids crunch on tortilla chips from Mi Cancun – which are made daily and topped with a sprinkling of lemon pepper and salt – and queso dip with a slight hint of jalapeño heat.
Rounding out the meal with something sweet, the Alphins dig into a delicious slice of red velvet cake from Cafe Root Cellar. Co-owner Susan White says self-taught baker Liz Zarinana uses “Latina love and passion” as her star ingredients. “Liz isn’t afraid to mix and match recipes,” Susan says. Most cream cheese frosting recipes, for example, “call for a lot of powdered sugar. Liz does the opposite, adding heavy cream instead to balance out the overall sweetness of this classic cake.”
The couple grabs beverages from House of Hops, choosing pints from two Charlotte-based breweries: JoAnna enjoys a “Fizzics” blue raspberry hard seltzer by Heist Brewery, while Nick tries the “Loud” New England hazy IPA by HopFly Brewing Co.
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