Tis the season for A Southern Season–the gourmet food and cookware store in nearby Chapel Hill (NC), that is! It’s a fun place to go any day of the year, but particularly during the holiday season, in my humble opinion.
Since its beginnings in 1975, A Southern Season has grown to become a beloved business here in the Triangle (Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill). “[T]he store features specialty food products, chocolate and candy, wine & beer, coffee & tea, prepared foods, kitchen tools, home items, gifts and much more.”
In short, it’s a gourmet extravaganza complete with pleasing displays, helpful staff, and mood-enhancing music. One could easily get a little carried away while there, which is why I apply these three principles: (1) Will I really use it? (2) Can I really afford it? (3) Can I find it somewhere else for less? Regarding the latter, although many of A Southern Season’s offerings are not easily found just anywhere, I’ve seen some of them (e.g. teas, pasta sauces) at Harris Teeter, Fresh Market or the like–and often for a bit less. Even with one foot firmly in Fiduciary Land, A Southern Season is a world of delights.
If you’re in the area, consider stopping by this Gourmet Greatland–or check out their “online location.”