Ma Dips in Chapel Hill is named in the top 10 of Southern Living magazine “South’s Best Diners”
The article notes “these local spots keep it delicious by serving great Southern food.” Ma Dips is the only NC restaurant to be named in the article.
Mildred Council, known as Ma Dip, grew up watching her mother use the “dump cooking” method that measures ingredients by sight and taste instead of by recipe.
Council opened Mama Dip’s Kitchen in 1976 near the University of North Carolina campus with dishes such as Mildred’s succulent pork chops and fried chicken. She also keeps vegetarians satisfied with house specialties like a savory okra-and-tomatoes combination.