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Chef Adam Rose opening Luncheonette in Chapel Hill this week

Chef Adam Rose hopes to open his lunch-only restaurant, Luncheonette, by the end of the week in Chapel Hill’s Europa Center.
Chef Adam Rose hopes to open his lunch-only restaurant, Luncheonette, by the end of the week in Chapel Hill’s Europa Center. Courtesy of Adam Rose

Chef Adam Rose hopes to open his lunch-only restaurant, Luncheonette, by the end of the week in Chapel Hill’s Europa Center.

This is the second bit of news I shared today about Rose’s latest plans; he’s also started a hospitality company to put on pop-up dinners and special events. He has two truffle dinners in Wilson next month.

Rose previously worked at H Street Kitchen, Il Palio at the Siena Hotel and the short-lived Black House at Straw Valley.

Luncheonette, which will be open 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. weekdays, will offer soup, salads, sandwiches, pasta and noodles (Italian classics to Asian dishes) for $4 to $15. Dishes include Rose’s much-loved butternut squash ravioli from his days at Il Palio at the Siena Hotel; other pasta dishes using Melina’s Fresh Pasta; and a Jersey ripper or a deep-fried hot dog with split casing skins served with spicy brown mustard and kraut.

The Luncheonette is at 100 Europa Dr., Chapel Hill; it used to be home to Crook’s Atrium Cafe and Southern Comfort Cafe. It has seating for 24 inside, another 40 seats in the atrium and about 30 additional seats outside when the weather is warm.

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