My friends rave about Dips, but I, too, think it’s overrated. Try Crooks corner in Chapel Hill for Shrimp & grits (upscale). The waffle shop has better breakfast than Breadman’s I think. Carolina Brewery has good brew and food. Pepper’s has great pizza. The Franklin St. hotel has just opened, so you can stay in the middle of everything. Oh, and the Cave has music 7 nights.