My husband and I ate here for our anniversary. We haven't eaten in Chapel Hill in years (15?) so we were looking for something a little special, but not too fancy. We picked Crook's Corner because we remembered the shrimp and grits - and it was still good. Tender shrimp, with a kick of bacon and tabasco and green onions, on top of a layer of non-gooey cheese grits. We also had the jalepeño hush puppies (yum!) and split a salad and a cup of pinto beans and kale soup. Normally I wouldn't order a soup that I could make myself, but I was intrigued. The soup is earthy, but not boring, and the kale is not overpowering.
Why 5 stars? The service. We were outside, under the heaters, because a rehearsal dinner was inside. I was trying to keep my white wine cool, and the waiter brought me a wine cosy! In addition, he understood that we were splitting all the appetizers, and brought extra plates and spoons, which sounds like a tiny detail, but matters.
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