coming in hot [vegetarian]

It’s 12:30 p.m. and you’ve got a slight, nagging pain.

Is it the silk cords of the glossy bags containing fresh purchases from Lyme and Monkee’s digging into your forearms? Or, perhaps, the ache of your heels in those new Tory Burch booties you’ve been breaking in?

Either way, you know it can only mean one thing: you’re wicked hungry.

A long day of perusing the picturesque downtown streets of Pinehurst, North Carolina, thankfully has a local-favorite remedy: Sweet Basil.

A quaint and quintessentially Southern lunchtime bistro, Sweet Basil is sure to hit those midday munchies deep in the heart of Dixie. The casual, friendly atmosphere is a lovely complement. Be prepared, though, to wait a little– (thankfully, Monkee’s is literally a hop, skip, and a jump from it, so yes, you can go back and purchase that BCBG jacket you had your eye on).

Now for what you’re really hungry for:

The sweet tea you’ll be guzzling gets even sweeter with the fact that it’s customizable: it comes in a glass unsweetened, and accompanied with a bottle of simple syrup with which you can pour your heart’s contents to craft the perfect concoction.

Order the Hot Vegetarian sandwich– this open-faced, pesto-basil-aoli-basted beauty is complemented with tomato, onions and avocado, and then covered in a blanket of melted mozzarella. Fries as your side or the mixed greens and you’re in business.

Sweet Basil
134 Northwest Broad Street, Southern Pines, N.C. 28387
phone: (910) 693-1487

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