Around Town

By Madeline Erdossy

Are you feeling a little stir crazy post Snowpocalypse Part 2? Here’s what you should see and do in Chapel Hill now.

Kipos Greek Taverna


Photo by Dara Schwartz

The newest addition to Franklin Street dining, Kipos Greek Taverna offers Greek classics like baklava and mousaka made by two charismatic chefs straight from Greece. Savor food served mezze style accompanied by a variety of Greek wines and liquors. Grab a drink like the Athena or buy a pastry from their all-day bakery and enjoy the homey atmosphere only found at Kipos. 431 W. Franklin St., (919) 425-0760;

Steel String Brewery


Photo by Dara Schwartz

Carrboro welcomes Steel String Brewery, which prides itself in furthering the North Carolina craft beer movement through its assortment of ales. Though they don’t serve food, they have partnered up with food trucks so customers can enjoy a beer and some street food while sitting outside in the beautiful winter weather. Non-beer drinkers, don’t fret! Steel String also serves wine, crude bitters and sodas. 106A S. Greensboro St., (919) 240-7215;

Thrill City


Photo by Dara Schwartz

Thrill City, a student-run apparel brand, started up in the summer of 2011 with very little direction. They’ve since figured out their brand and are now are selling their merchandise at their first retail location on Franklin Street. They’ve also recently started a locally-focused online magazine. For the first time ever, the community has a magazine made solely by students filled with smart opinion pieces, great photography and all things Chapel Hill. 422 W. Franklin St.; 

Local Fashion Expert: Wendy Gow

Wendy Gow is a local fashion expert, image consultant, and wardrobe stylist who currently lives in Chapel Hill, NC. She is a graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill and has over 25 years of experience in the beauty and fashion industry including Sales Education and PR with Lauder Corporation, a buyer position with Abraham and Straus, and runway modeling.

Her clientele is spread throughout the U.S., in cities like New York and Atlanta, and has recently expanded to include international clients.  I happen to be one of her clients and I must say that she is the best of the best! She knows what is trendy, where to shop, and how to find the best deals. I now have a complete wardrobe, filled with pieces that can mix-and-match!

Wendy is a warm-hearted, welcoming person and loves to work with UNC students so don’t hesitate to send her an email with any questions about fashion, whether its for help updating or redoing a wardrobe, or picking an outfit for an interview!

Click here for her website and more information.