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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. on a

Madison County Championship Rodeo

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. on a

Rosemary and Goat Cheese Strata

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. on a

Breakfast in North Carolina: DJ’s Diner

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. on a Saturday. He needed a cup of coffee; he found a favorite breakfast spot.

“To my surprise, a full-service restaurant is located right on the premises,” Lingafelt says. “I walked in to find a sparkling clean, racing-themed restaurant.”

Dale Jarrett Ford, four miles east of Interstate 485 on Andrew Jackson Highway, sells more Fords than any other dealership in the Charlotte area, with 33 acres of cars and a 100-car showroom. Lingafelt, however, is all about the food at DJ’s.

“They have some of the best livermush and grits I’ve ever tasted — sorry, Mom,” he says. “I don’t know what they do, but they do have a passion for good Southern cooking.”

DJ’s Diner
88 Dale Jarrett Boulevard, Indian Trail
(704) 226-9493

Don’t miss:
The livermush- and-grits plate.

This story was published on Dec 01, 2010