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Southeastern Regional Seminar in African Studies (SERSAS)

Spring Meeting
14 - 15 April 2000
Western Carolina University
Cullowhee, NC



Where to Stay:

The University Inn: Rooms are $46.87 per night, tax included. Contact Joyce Hensley at (828) 293-5442 to make your reservation. You must identify yourself as a SERSAS member and make your reservation by 1 April to receive this special rate.


Getting There:

Follow 1-40 west of Asheville. Take Exit 27; follow U.S. 23-74 (signs announce WCU all the way from 1-40 to Sylva/Cullowhee). At Sylva, take Exit 85 from U.S. 23-74. Proceed to junction with NC 107. Follow NC 107 south to Cullowhee\WCU. As you pass the main entrance, continue approximately 1 more mile and turn right at North Country Club Drive. You will see "University Inn" billboard at that intersection.

After you have checked into the University Inn, proceed to campus and follow signs and your map to the UNIVERSITY CLUB for the Happy Hour and Social with members of the WCU faculty and staff beginning at 5 pm.


Area Dining for Cullowhee:

Riverhouse Restaurant - Excellent food, low prices. Rather non-descript exterior, but a great menu. Wanda, the owner, usually caters University Club events.

Cullowhee Cafe' Good standard "local" fare. Best breakfasts in the Tuckaseigee Valley! Very cheap.

Blue Squirrel - Coffee shop, gourmet pizzas, and wraps. Small, intimate setting. Also cheap.

J. Edwards - Standard restaurant fare. Never been there, but I have heard it is reasonably tasty and low-cost.

**NOTE; Cullowhee is "dry"; you must BYOB at these establishments.


Area Dining for Sylva:

Lulu's - Gourmet cuisine, moderately priced. Sinflil desserts!! Full beer and wine list.

Andretti's - Italian, family-owned, pleasant atnio sphere, and moderate prices. Beer and wme served.

Speedy's - Sit-down pizza parlor; among the best anywhere. Beer served. Try the superb Hawaiian Pizza!

Golden China - No MSG! Very good Chinese food~ low prices. Beer and wine served. (Chinese music videos always playing).

Colima Mexican Restaurant - Good-quality South-of-the-Border fare, toned down for Appalachian mountain folks. Beer and wine.

Spring Street Cafe (at City Lights Bookstore) - Coffeehouse and gourmet menu. Usually local music on Fridays and Saturdays. Great atmosphere with full beer and wine service.

O'Malley's Pub and Restaurant - Hearty tavern fare and lots of brew on tap. Sports bar atmosphere, but food is good and college crowd mingles with local folks in a very lively setting!!


Area Dining for Dillsboro:

Dillsboro is a delightful walking, shopping village and main station for the Great Smoky Mountains Railway, the railroad of the movie "The Fugitive"

Jarrett House - A nationally-recognized old railroad hotel with solid family-style fare; usually packed with tourists, but well worth a visit.

Dilisboro BBQ - Mustard-based. It's not Lexington-quality, but is decent enough. You BBQ aficionados can debate the palate-ratings.

The Wellhouse - Dillsboro's famous deli since 1977.

**NOTE: Dillsboro is "dry" no beer/wine service.


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First Online Edition: 15 March 2000
Last Revised: 3 April 2000