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April 01, 2014 | 06:47 AM

"Liquid Pleasure" Live Music in Chapel Hill, NC

Now serving “Liquid Pleasure” at Carolina Crossroads Restaurant and Bar. Named after a local Chapel Hill, NC band, Liquid Pleasure has been performing up and down the east coast for more than two decades. Their music is just as enjoyable as our cocktail.

Enjoy fresh air relaxing on our Front Porch while you savor Crossroads’ drinks and scrumptious cuisine. Don't forget to order a round of "Liquid Pleasure." 

Not in Chapel Hill to enjoy the ambiance at Carolina Crossroads Restaurant and Bar? Here's our recipe. We look forward to seeing you the next time you're in town.

  • 1 oz. Absolut Citron
  • 1 oz. Stoli Raspberry
  • 1/2 oz. Chambord
  • 1/2 oz. Fresh Lemon Juice
  • Splash of Sparkling Wine
  • Seasonal Berries for Garnish

Shake! Pour! Enjoy...Cheers!


March 27, 2014 | 03:22 PM

Seared Tuna Burger, Lemon Horseradish Sauce on Whole Wheat Bun in Chapel Hill, NC

Quick, easy, delicious and healthy! It doesn't get any better than enjoying Executive Clark's flavorful Seared Tuna Burger with Lemon Horseradish Sauce. Come into Carolina Crossroads Restaurant and enjoy Chef's tuna burger at lunch, or prepare this dish in the comfort of your home.

Tuna Burger Ingredients

  • ½# Fresh High Grade Tuna
  • 3 Scallions ~ Minced
  • 2 Shallots ~ Minced
  • 2 Cloves Garlic ~ Minced
  • 3 Tbs. Olive Oil
  • Salt and Freshly Ground Pepper to Taste


  • Make sure your tuna is free of skin, bloodline & scales. 
  • Slice the tuna in strips so that it will fit into the meat grinder. 
  • Using a meat grinder attachment grind your tuna meat using the medium size dye. Hint be sure you chill the grinder attachments in the cooler ahead of time.
  • Once the tuna is completely ground, add the remaining ingredients, and form into 6 oz. patties.
  • Cook until medium rare which is about 1 1/2 minute on each side. Serve on a whole wheat bun with lettuce, tomato and lemon horseradish sauce.

Lemon Horseradish Sauce Ingredients 

  • ¼ C. Fresh Squeeze Lemon Juice and Zest
  • 3 Tbs. Fresh or Prepared Horseradish
  • 1 Tbs. Dijon Mustard
  • 1 Egg Yolk
  • 2 C. Olive Oil Salt and Freshly Ground Pepper to Taste


  • In a glass or stainless steel bowl whip together the first four ingredients untilmixed well.
  • Slowly add the olive oil into the mix until a mayonnaise consistency is formed.
  • Once combined, season with salt and pepper.

Serves 4

Bon Appétit!



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