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The Carolina Inn Kicks Off Second Season of Tailgate Party on Front Porch

Fridays On The Front Porch -- Game Day Edition

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – The Carolina Inn will kick off the second season of Tailgate Party on the Front Porch – Game Day Edition on Saturday, September 5.

Starting three hours before kickoff of each home football game (3 pm this Saturday as North Carolina hosts The Citadel), live music by The Gravy Boys creates the perfect pregame atmosphere. The Inn offers its Southern Style Picnic menu with full bar service, and plenty of comfortable seating under the shady oaks and magnolias on the Inn’s front lawn. There is no cover charge.

This Saturday’s tailgate menu features Pulled Pork BBQ with Kaiser Rolls, Hot Dogs with Relish, Blacked Chicken Sandwiches, Cole Slaw, Tossed Salad, Seasoned Potato Wedges, Mac n Cheese, Steamed Broccoli and Peppers and Assorted Bag Chips. The cost is $12 per plate.

This Football Gameday version of “Fridays on the Front Porch” supports the “Touch Downtown Chapel Hill” campaign that strives to encourage football fans, both residents and visitors, to start early and stay late in Chapel Hill after the game ends and enjoy nearly 100 restaurants, 50 specialty stores and a mile of family cultural attractions.

In addition to this Saturday's season and home opener at Kenan Stadium, the Tar Heels host East Carolina on September 19 (Tony Williamson), Virginia on October 3 (Mick Mixon), Georgia Southern on October 10 (Mick Mixon), Florida State on Thursday, October 22 (Big Fat Gap), Duke on November 7 (The Gravy Boys) and Miami on November 14 (Big Fat Gap).

About The Carolina Inn
Recognized as one of America’s “cultural resources worthy of preservation,” The Carolina Inn is listed on the National Register of Historic Places with elite status as a AAA Four Diamond Award Hotel and Mobil Four Star Award-Winning Dining at the Carolina Crossroads Restaurant. From the day it opened in 1924, the 184-room Inn has played an important role in the life of the University of North Carolina and the Chapel Hill community. As one of only four hotels in North Carolina built before 1925 to remain in continuous operation, it has long been one of the most popular sites in North Carolina for special events, weddings, business meetings, and academic conferences with over 13,000 square feet of flexible meeting and event space. In addition to having a rich cultural history, The Carolina Inn is architecturally significant, blending elements of antebellum Southern plantation houses with Georgian and neoclassical features often found in the Northeast. The original front of the building was modeled after the Potomac River front of Mt. Vernon.  The Carolina Inn is one of more than 30 independent, upscale and luxury hotels, resorts and golf clubs in the United States managed by Destination Hotels & Resorts, the fourth largest independent hospitality management company in the country.