We're hosting our next Italian feast with Angelo and Vinnie from Italian Pizzeria III on Wednesday, September 26 at Mel's Commissary & Catering. Five courses with wine and entertainment for $65! Full menu and tickets below. 

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Join us at Mel's Commissary & Catering on Wednesday, June 27th for our next Caffe Marrone. Five courses of delicious Italian dishes paired with wine for $65. 

Click below for the menu and tickets and check out the poster below. 

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Meet and dine with author Jeffrey Deaver as he talks about his new thriller The Cutting Edge. Presented with Flyleaf Books, we'll be serving a locally-sourced five course meal with guest chef Seth Kingsbury of Pazzo and wine pairings from Eric Merlau from Haw River Wine Man. Click below for menu and to get your tickets. Don't miss this one!

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Valentine's Day Caffe Marrone--sold out!

Join us Wednesday, February 14th at 7pm for a special Valentine's Day Caffe Marrone! 

Al's Burger Shack, Mel's Commissary & Catering and Italian Pizzeria III will be hosting a romantic Valentine's Day dinner with a wine pairing at the Mel's location in downtown Carrboro. Grab your special someone and get your tickets while you can!

You can preview the menu below:

1 ° corso: Antipasto
2 ° corso: Ostriche Crude (Raw Oysters) 
3 ° corso: Italian Insalata
4 ° corso: Lobster Ravioli con Fradiavola Salsa
5 ° corso: Gnocchi Napli
6 ° corso: Molten Caffe Dolce with Strawberry Gelato

Tickets are $60 and do not include gratiuity.

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Downtown Chapel HIll Parking

We get asked often about parking in Downtown Chapel Hill and want to make it easy for you to dine with us in the Shack Downtown. Truth is, there's a lot of useful information, public lots and street parking. Free options and paid options. 

You can read more about downtown parking at

You can pay for street/metered parking using the new Parkmobile App. Check out details below!

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COOKING THE BOOKS December 7th at Mel's

We're hosting a very special dinner on Thursday, December 7th at Mel's in Carrboro!  Along with guest chef Bill Smith of Crook's Corner, we will be preparing recipes from some of Flyleaf Book's favorite cookbooks. These books will be available for purchase at the dinner. 

Five courses with wine for $50. Gratuity not included. 

Check out the menu and get your tickets now (before they're all gone)!

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Join us at Mel's Commissary & Catering on Wednesday, November 8th for our next Caffe Marrone. Five courses of delicious Italian dishes paired with wine for $50. 

Click below for the menu and tickets and check out the poster below. 

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Fundraiser for Puerto Rico Sunday October 8th, 1pm-6pm

We are hosting an incredible fundraiser to help those in need in Puerto Rico on Sunday, October 8th. Join us for a traditional Puerto Rican supper for $10 a plate and live music outdoors from Liquid Pleasure, the Grateful Dads and Pete Joyner Quartet. Neighboring Midway businesses are getting in on the action--Baxters, Beer Study and Belltree Speakeasy are doing drink specials and donating to the cause. 

All proceeds will be donated to United For Puerto Rico, an organization started by the First Lady of Puerto Rico to directly help those most affected and in need in the wake of recent devastation from this hurricane season. 

We'll be serving up a traditional Puerto Rican feast with Smoked Chicken and Roasted Pork with Mojo Sauce, Tostones (Crispy Fried Plantains) with Roasted Garlic Aioli, Black Beans and Yellow Rice with Pigeon Peas for $10 per plate. US Foods has graciously donated ingredients for this Puerto Rican supper. Order at the counter and step outside with your plate to hear the music!

The event is free and everyone is invited. We'll be raising money from food and drink sales and will have donation jars to raise additional funds. If you cannot make it out or want to help more, you can also donate online at

For more information, head over to

Please come out and help us do some good for those in need! 

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