Nancy and Buz Bowling, of Charlotte, take a picture from the booth situated under Franklin Street. “This is the first time we ever sat at this booth in the 22 eyars I’ve been coming here”, recounts Nancy Bowling. The Rams Head Rathskeller is closing after 59 years of business. The North Carolina Department of Revenue siezed all the properties belonging to the Rathskeller and auctioned them off to cover unpaid taxes. Many are hoping to take a small piece of the Rat home with them as a reminder of all the memories.--Chapel Hill--Saturday, February 2, 2008. Staff Photo by Leslie Barbour
Nancy and Buz Bowling, of Charlotte, take a picture from the booth situated under Franklin Street. “This is the first time we ever sat at this booth in the 22 eyars I’ve been coming here”, recounts Nancy Bowling. The Rams Head Rathskeller is closing after 59 years of business. The North Carolina Department of Revenue siezed all the properties belonging to the Rathskeller and auctioned them off to cover unpaid taxes. Many are hoping to take a small piece of the Rat home with them as a reminder of all the memories.--Chapel Hill--Saturday, February 2, 2008. Staff Photo by Leslie Barbour Staff Photo by Leslie Barbour leslie barbour
Nancy and Buz Bowling, of Charlotte, take a picture from the booth situated under Franklin Street. “This is the first time we ever sat at this booth in the 22 eyars I’ve been coming here”, recounts Nancy Bowling. The Rams Head Rathskeller is closing after 59 years of business. The North Carolina Department of Revenue siezed all the properties belonging to the Rathskeller and auctioned them off to cover unpaid taxes. Many are hoping to take a small piece of the Rat home with them as a reminder of all the memories.--Chapel Hill--Saturday, February 2, 2008. Staff Photo by Leslie Barbour Staff Photo by Leslie Barbour leslie barbour

Drew Jackson writes about restaurants and dining for The News & Observer and The Herald-Sun, covering the food scene in the Triangle and North Carolina.