Lunch at Sandwhich in Chapel Hill!

Hello, friends!

Guess what? I’m officially on spring break!!!!


And it feels SO good.

I had my biochem exam this morning at 11 (it was ROUGH… bleh), so I asked if Matt wanted to come meet me for lunch afterward to celebrate :) At the recommendation of my friend Lauren we decided to hit up Sandwhich in Chapel Hill!


I was seriously stressed out and cranky after a week of biochem studying, and a lunch outing was just what I needed. Even better — when we arrived we discovered they were doing free wine tastings!


I actually loved their Chardonnay! So much that I got a full glass of it, pictured above. It’s 5 o’clock somewhere, right? :)

Then — it was time to figure out what to order! Sandwhich is basically a deluxe sandwhich place and they had a ton of unique options.


After much debate, I ended up ordering the “Lex’s Favorite,” which was fried local eggs, bacon, lettuce and tomatoes on grilled whole wheat bread.


SO GOOD! Although I think they forgot the bacon?! There was only a tiny bit in with the egg. I was too hungry to care. :)

On the side, I had the roasted beet salad.


And they also had a little garnish of this fun Moroccan Carrot Salad, which was DELICIOUS! Basically carrots cooked with some cumin, chili powder, oil, garlic, etc. Yum.


Matt got the “GMC,” which was chicken breast, grilled onions, roasted peppers, basil-almond pesto, and provolone on a handmade hoagie.


We ended up swapping half of each of our sandwiches :) Yum!

It was super nice outside and we had a great time sitting in the sunshine and drinking wine. What a perfect start to my break! Matt was in Detroit all week for work so he was really happy to be back in warm weather again, too.


Matt and I will be spending the weekend here in Chapel Hill and then on Monday we leave for PUERTO RICO!!!!!! He has a bajillion hotel and airline points from all of his work travel, so the trip is actually only costing us a couple hundred dollars! We’ll be there until Saturday and I am so excited for some relaxation and beach time. If any of you have been to Puerto Rico (we’ll be in San Jose) before, please let me know if you have any recommendations :)

Stay tuned for a recap of my 11 mile training run tomorrow with the girls! I’m going to experiment with some fueling sources based on all of your recommendations.

Have a great Friday!


  1. 1

    This whole post has me totally drooling. That sandwich looks AMAZING, and gosh do I love beets.

  2. 2

    Oh wow! I’ve always wanted to go to Puerto Rico!! Can’t wait to see those photos :)

  3. 3

    Yay for vacation! Enjoy Puerto Rico!

  4. 4

    Spring Break woohoo!! Congrats! Nothing screams celebration like wine in the sun, delicious food and a VACATION. Have a blast!

  5. 5

    Aw, we went to San Juan last year for Spring Break and absolutely LOVED it. Here are my posts of what we did:

  6. 7

    I love that first picture! :D Have a great spring break! I have one more week and then I’m headed to Costa Rica! :D

  7. 9

    Puerto Rico is so beautiful! You’re going to have a great time!! Definitely make sure you go to Old San Juan…its only a couple of minutes away from the “Modern” San Juan and the architecture and restaurants are amazing! Also, the largest Bacardi distillery in the world is right across the bay from San Juan and it is definitely worth it to go. The taxi ride is a bit steep (about $20 each way) but like I said, its definitely worth it! The tour is free and you get 2 free drinks and a great little tour that tells you all about the distillery and the history of Bacardi. Its pretty much a 45 minute infomercial haha…have a great time!!

  8. 11

    I felt like you were talking about me in this post: Biochem, wine, and running :) Sums up my life, haha.

    Excited for the 1/2! Coming up so soon :) :)

  9. 12

    Im really glad I now know the correct spelling for “bajillion” Have a WONDERFUL spring break!

  10. 13

    Oh man, I wish I were on Spring break already!!! Ugh, I’m seriously feeling the burn out =/.

    Enjoy your time off!!! You deserve it!

  11. 15
    Marilyn Lisenbee(Sunny) says

    I have a good friend in Puerto Rico. She is a runner too.
    Lots of wonderful places to run there.

    Enjoy your time. You deserve it.


  12. 16

    Enjoy a well-deserved break. Look forward to hearing about the 11-miler and, then, about Puerto Rico! Have fun!

  13. 17
    Adventurer says

    Well done so far this semester; we’re sure you did well on bio chem! Good luck with today’s training run — and send lots of pictures from Puerto Rico!

  14. 18

    Oh, the joys of biochem! I’m taking biochem this semester and know the feeling of being stressed from studying, then immensely relieved when the test is over. At least you are on Spring Break now! Have a wonderful time in Puerto Rico. I have never been there, but it is on my infinity-list of places to visit.

  15. 19

    Good morning all from Savannah, Ga. My husband and I have run away from our kids and grandkids for a few days. Good luck on your biochem exam and looking forward to your Puerto Rico trip photo’s.Gotta go, room service is calling. Wow, not used to this.

  16. 21

    No. freaking. way. A place dedicated to sandwiches = my kind of place:)

  17. 22

    Your patio is SO gorgeous! i am jealous! And on the weekends I love making cinnomon rolls, muffins or pancakes!

  18. 23

    That sandwich looks amazing!

    Enjoy your spring break! Biochem was nearly the death of me, and I can totally relate. You definitely deserve the rest! :D

  19. 24

    I am very hungry now! :-) Enjoy spring break!

  20. 25

    Yea for exams being over and having a great afternoon! matt’s sandwich looked SO good.
    Have a blast in Puerto Rico!

  21. 26

    Whoa!! Exciting about PR! Have a great time :)

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