The basket of complimentary (I love free) homemade potato chips comes from The Tavern at The Holly Inn, located in the heart of Pinehurst, NC. We made the hour-plus trip south from Chapel Hill just to have lunch and stroll through their small downtown. But back to the chips. They are addictive! Chef Elaine and I are not big chip eaters but we simply could not stop going back for one handful after another. They're the perfect combination of hot, salty, and oily. Add to that an outside table on a beautiful day, and Bloody Mary's of course, and it was delightful.