Restaurant Review Roulette: Saxapahaw General Store

September 8, 2010

Greg Cox will be reviewing the Saxapahaw General Store, the best little convenience store/gas station you’d ever want to visit for dinner.  I’ve heard a lot of great things about this place, but I have not been there.  Frankly, the last time I was in Saxapahaw, I was hunting for chanterelle mushrooms about 20 years ago.  That was as good as dining got in that part of Alamance County (or all of Alamance County, for what it’s worth).  Times have changed, it seems, and now Greg Cox has made it to this place where the tables sit right beside the shelves of potted meat.

I think Greg Cox will like this place.  I think he’ll like it a lot, but he just won’t be able to bring himself to give it more than 4 stars.  But this is one review where I’d be willing to put some of my own money down regarding the final rating the restaurant receives.  This will be 4 stars.  I’m not positive, but I’m damn confident.  And if I’m wrong, I’ll just claim, once again, “I’ve never eaten there.  How the hell should I know?”

Line up and place your bets.

5 stars — 9 to 1

4.5 stars – 3 to 1

4 stars — 2 to 3

3.5 stars — 4 to 1

3 stars — 7 to 1

2.5 stars —  11 to 1

2 stars — 23 to 1

1.5 stars — 35 to 1

1 star — 55 to 1

Tell me about the Saxapahaw General Store.  And how many stars it will get.  And if you really pronounce the second “a.”


Edit — September 10, 2010: Oh, yeah.  Nailed this one!  The Saxapahaw General Store received a 4-star review in this morning’s N&O.    Now how did I know it was going to be a 4 star place?  Because the food is really good, but that food is served in a convenience store.  You combine those two elements, and per Greg Cox’s grading system, you get 4 stars.  If the environment were a little nicer, then it could get 4.5 stars (look at Poole’s Diner for an example).  But Greg Cox loved this place.