Piedmont

Sunrise Kitchen

Breakfast: Sunrise Biscuit Kitchen

Editor’s Note: Click here to see an interactive map of breakfast locations. Once Barry Campbell starts talking about Sunrise Biscuit Kitchen, it’s hard to get him to stop: “Sunrise Biscuit Kitchen is, quite simply, one of the absolute pillars of
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State Farmers Market Restaurant

Breakfast: State Farmers Market Restaurant

Editor’s Note: Click here to see an interactive map of breakfast locations. First, a little history: Jackie Watkins, son of “Big Ed” Watkins of Big Ed’s City Market Restaurant downtown, originally opened Raleigh’s State Farmers Market Restaurant on Hodges street
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Southern Lunch

Breakfast: Southern Lunch

Editor’s Note: Click here to see an interactive map of breakfast locations. Since he was a boy growing up in Lexington, William Fulbright has loved starting the day with a big platter of Southern Lunch’s crunchy home-fried potatoes, topped with
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The Original Pancake House

Breakfast: The Original Pancake House

Editor’s Note: Click here to see an interactive map of breakfast locations. Although Kathy Pulliam and her husband, David, live in Salisbury, it’s not unusual for them to hop in the car and drive all the way to The Original
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The Breakfast Nook

Breakfast: The Breakfast Nook

Editor’s Note: Click here to see an interactive map of breakfast locations. Brandy Drake says she’s been going to The Breakfast Nook since she was old enough to eat solid food. Over the years, she’s learned: “You must get there
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DJ's Diner

Breakfast: DJ’s Diner

Editor’s Note: Click here to see an interactive map of breakfast locations. Keith Lingafelt got a letter one day recalling his vehicle for repairs. So he found himself at the Dale Jarrett Ford dealership in Indian Trail at 7:30 a.m.
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Breakfast of Course

Breakfast: Breakfast Of Course! (Mary’s Too)

Editor’s Note: Click here to see an interactive map of breakfast locations. Carla Hackaday, a Winston-Salem speech pathologist, admits she could fix her own breakfast. “I’m pretty basic — two eggs scrambled hard with cheese, served with toast and grits,”
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Smith Street Diner

Breakfast: Smith Street Diner

Editor’s Note: Click here to see an interactive map of breakfast locations. Classic diners that rely on good food and great service rather than flashy decor and trendy menu items are an endangered species. In this man-eat-biscuit world, Smith Street
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McIntyre's Books in Fearrington Village

Personal Touch

At McIntyre’s Books, the staff tailors title selections to readers’ interests. It’s a welcome contrast to big-box bookstores.
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Belmont NC

Belmont

In its textiles and deeply religious college, it is a town connected to the past. In its trendy downtown and new commuter resident base, it is clearly ready for the future.
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