Magazine recognizes Chapel Hill diner

Posted November 2, 2009 5:20 p.m. EST
Updated November 3, 2009 11:42 a.m. EST

Southern Living named Mama Dip's Kitchen in Chapel Hill one of the best diners in the South its November issue.

According to the magazine, Mama Dip's is the second-best diner in the South, behind the Bel-Loc Diner in Baltimore.

Here is what Southern Living had to say:

Mildred Edna Cotton Council grew up watching her mother use the ‘dump cooking’ method that measures ingredients by sight and taste instead of by recipe. Luckily Mildred, also known as Mama Dip, wrote down her recipes. Otherwise, the family members who helped her open Mama Dip's Kitchen in 1976 near the University of North Carolina campus wouldn’t be able to make dishes such as Mildred’s succulent pork chops and fried chicken.