January 2011

Breakfast: Windy City Grill

Editor’s Note: Click here to see an interactive map of breakfast locations. 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 … Continued

January 2011

Breakfast: Knight’s On Main

“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 Knight’s on Main. “It’s a local favorite that serves a good helping of comfort food with a strong dash of … Continued

Dining

Breakfast: Peter’s Pancakes & Waffles

Editor’s Note: Click here to see an interactive map of breakfast locations. 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 … Continued

Dining

Breakfast: Glen Alpine Depot

Editor’s Note: Click here to see an interactive map of breakfast locations. 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. “I always have the same thing every week: fluffy … Continued

Dining

Breakfast: Ward’s Dairy Bar & Grill

Editor’s Note: Click here to see an interactive map of breakfast locations. “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. … Continued

Dining

Dan’l Boone Inn

There’s a reason why this spot continues to rank among North Carolinians’ favorite breakfast options.

Central

Sunrise Biscuit Kitchen

Sunrise Biscuit Kitchen is, quite simply, one of the absolute pillars of gastronomy in Chapel Hill.

Central

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 in 1955. The popular restaurant moved out into the country along with the market in … Continued

Central

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 homemade sausage gravy — “and a side of hot sausage, if the craving catches hold … Continued

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