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Breakfast in North Carolina: Windy City Grill

Ellen Fountain remembers going to the Windy City Grill with her husband when they were freshmen at Lenoir-Rhyne College 20 years ago. “And 10 a.m. on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday were the times to go,” she says. Never mind that Lenoir-Rhyne’s convocations just happened to take place at 10 a.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. … Continued

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Breakfast in North Carolina: Knight’s On Main

EDITOR’S NOTE: This story was published in January 2011. Since its publication, Knight’s On Main in Watauga County has closed.  “When you find a place that will carry livermush or cook an egg to order, you hang on to it,” says Tracy Brown, executive director of the Blowing Rock Tourism Development Authority. That place is … Continued

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Breakfast in North Carolina: Peter’s Pancakes & Waffles

Michele Galloway and her husband, Dale, both teach in Cherokee and both love breakfast food. “Breakfast reminds me of weekends spent with my grandparents when I would wake up smelling biscuits, gravy, bacon, and eggs,” she says. “We would all pile into the kitchen and eat and talk about our adventures at Grandma and Grandpa’s … Continued

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Breakfast in North Carolina: Glen Alpine Depot

EDITOR’S NOTE: This story was published in January 2011. Since its publication, the Glen Alpine Depot in Burke County has closed. Saturday mornings are Depot mornings, says Emily Alexander. “If we are in town, we are there.” She and her husband, David, go to the Depot for the food, served up by owner Mary Haller. … Continued

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Breakfast in North Carolina: Ward’s Dairy Bar & Grill

“Under old management” is not a marketing strategy likely to blaze any new trails, but it sure works for Judy Ward, who reopened Ward’s Dairy Bar & Grill in Saluda on July 9, 2010, at 6 a.m. sharp — to a capacity crowd. “They sold it back to me,” she says of the previous owners, … Continued

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Breakfast in North Carolina: State Farmers Market Restaurant

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 in 1955. The popular restaurant moved out into the country along with the market in 1991. Nowadays, where cows from the North Carolina State University agriculture farm … Continued

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Breakfast in North Carolina: Southern Lunch

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 homemade sausage gravy — “and a side of hot sausage, if the craving catches hold of me,” he says. Southern Lunch is a Lexington staple. When lightning … Continued

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