Bar Wisdom on Franklin St.

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One of my favorite things to do in another town is explore the local bakeries, coffee shops, and restaurants. Unfortunately, my favorite coffee shop, Copa Vida, was closed when I swung by. Very sad face.

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I headed over to a place in the same shopping center – Nosh.

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Nosh is more of an eatery than coffee shop, but I was already in the center and their baked goods looked pretty tasty. I ended up getting a cinnamon roll and a vanilla latte.

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I love how this restaurant gives you pets for adoption instead of a table number for people to know which table to deliver food to. Yay pet adoption!

I set up shop to get some good blog work done (with Nosh’s free wifi) before heading home.

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Synchronized yawns.

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Kissy-monster attack!

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Bailey loves to give kisses.

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We took hubby’s mom out for dinner at a local Japanese steak house.

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And we ran into some deer on our way home.

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Hubby and I decided to head out for the night in Chapel Hill.

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We hit up Franklin St.

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I suppose most people go to Franklin St. for the bars. But you know me…I sought out the sweets. We visited Sugarland first.

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We found this spot by seeing the cupcakes in the window!

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I got the toasted coconut, but I thought it was just ok. The cupcake was cool (I usually get them room temperature), which was fine. The cake itself was super dense. I thought the cupcake could be more coconut-y flavor-wise. This one tasted like a vanilla cupcake with coconut mixed in. However, I really loved all the pieces of toasted coconut throughout the cupcake. The chewy little bites were a welcome surprise.

The shop was kickin and they have a lot of really good reviews online. So, I think maybe I just got an off-cupcake. I’ll happily give them another go and try another flavor next time. :)

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I did fall in love with their coffee machine while I was there. If I ever own a coffee shop (a sort-of dream of mine), I would want one just like this!

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Next up on my “sweets tour”, I found a bubble tea room. After chatting with the friendly girls behind the counter, I got the taro. I thought the flavor was really nice, but I prefer bubble teas that are made with real-brewed tea. This one was made with powder. However, they do have some fruit flavored bubble teas made with real fruit (instead of powder), so def check those out!

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After satisfying my sweet tooth, hubby and I headed out to his favorite bar – Top of the Hill.

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We actually ended up heading downstairs to their sister bar – the Back Bar, which had a pretty cool vibe.

We played fussball…

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We enjoyed some Top of the Hill brewskis

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I had the blueberry wheat, which was fantastic!

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We played pool

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And we admired the notes on the beams above our heads.

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My favorite said, “It’s better to be disappointed than to never have hopes.”

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Instead of partying like college kids, we decided to call it a night.

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Farewell Franklin St…till we meet again!

Have you ever picked up any nuggets of wisdom at a bar (written or spoken)? What did you learn?

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