I lived in Raleigh for 30+ years and you have received some good suggestions. We went back to Raleigh for a party this weekend and it was catered by Coopers BBQ in downtown Raleigh-it has been there forever and is still very good-including the Brunswick Stew and pork skins! I went to grad. school in Chapel Hill and loved to old Dips-I find the newer one not as good and more expensive. There are several good restaurants on the main street out of Chapel Hill toward Carrboro.