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Gladys-Stover

Making Biscuits

Four mornings a week, Gladys Stover fixes breakfast at The Castle Bed & Breakfast on Ocracoke Island. She fries the bacon, whips up casseroles, rolls out the biscuits, and talks, about food and about life.
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Yoder's Dutch Pantry, Grifton NC, French Toast

Breakfast: Yoder’s Dutch Pantry

Editor’s Note: Click here to see an interactive map of breakfast locations. Mickey Whichard lives in Wilmar, “a little spot in the road near the Craven County line on Highway 17.” He and his wife, Freda, have a small farm
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Purple Onion Cafe

Breakfast: Purple Onion Cafe

Editor’s Note: Click here to see an interactive map of breakfast locations. Stopping at the Purple Onion Cafe is a ritual for Megan Harrison’s family on their frequent trips to their beach house in Ocean Isle. “Since we usually come
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Old Pier House Restaurant

Breakfast: Old Pier House Restaurant

Editor’s Note: Click here to see an interactive map of breakfast locations. Steve Combs walks into the Old Pier House Restaurant, and by the time he finds a seat and tells everybody good morning, his plate arrives. “I get the
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Helen's Kitchen

Breakfast: Helen’s Kitchen

Editor’s Note: Click here to see an interactive map of breakfast locations. If you can get Theresa Grissett away from the griddle long enough to ask whether her restaurant offers anything out of the ordinary, she’ll pause and then tell
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Flo's Kitchen, Wilson, North Carolina, Cheese Biscuit

Breakfast: Flo’s Kitchen

Editor’s Note: Click here to see an interactive map of breakfast locations. Susan Webb-Warren works in a large bank in downtown Wilson, so she and her coworker LaTosha Bryant have to hit the ground running in the morning. “From the
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Captain Jim's Seafood

Breakfast: Capt’n Jim’s Seafood Restaurant

Editor’s Note: Click here to see an interactive map of breakfast locations. Deborah Mattox Lloyd orders corned-beef hash, grits, eggs, and toast when she goes to Capt’n Jim’s in Sneads Ferry. Nancy Dawson gets country sausage, fried eggs, grits, and
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Baker's Square, New Bern, NC, Butter Cream Syrup, French Toast

Breakfast: Baker’s Square Restaurant

Editor’s Note: Click here to see an interactive map of breakfast locations. Sabre Littleton recommends the fluffy scrambled eggs. Kathryn Holcombe touts the homemade bread — “They bake everything fresh,” she says. Bruce Wise is all about the French toast
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Bryd's Restaurant, Kinston, NC, Tenderloin Biscuit w/cheese, fried egg

Breakfast: Byrd’s Restaurant

Editor’s Note: Click here to see an interactive map of breakfast locations. Emily Parker and her husband, Garland, are biscuit connoisseurs. “We have traveled all over North Carolina and eaten a lot of biscuits,” she says, “and Byrd’s blows everyone
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The Coasts of Carolina

The Coasts of Carolina: Seaside to Sound Country by Bland Simpson and Scott Taylor

Bland Simpson, an English and creative writing professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill who has been chronicling the history of eastern North Carolina for two decades, teams up with photographer Scott Taylor to assemble a masterful
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