Food

Burger, with Everything

The humble burger gladly bears the various tastes of its individual eaters. And its heart and soul as a beef-on-a-bun creation never falters, never lets us down. By Duncan Murrell.

Central

Second Street Lunch

If you stop in at Second Street Lunch in Roanoke Rapids, order your burger any way you want it — and pay no mind to owner Danny Haislip’s notorious attitude.

Dining

Jimmy Mac’s Restaurant

A menu with 20 different burgers is reason enough to stop by the popular Bryson City restaurant. The family feel is another.

Dining

Like Momma Made: Flat River Cafe

David and Angie Poindexter didn’t plan to open a restaurant. But when they found themselves responsible for the Flat River Cafe in Hurdle Mills, trusted family recipes pulled them through.

Food

Joey’s Pancake House

Anyone who has eaten breakfast at Joey’s knows the food is delicious and the service exceptional. What customers might not know is the love story that built the Maggie Valley restaurant.

Central

The Perfect Pair

If you’re talking about the people who keep the eggs and biscuits coming, you would call the Old Richmond Grill Eddie and Hazel’s place. If you’re talking about the people who feel at home here, you’d call it everybody’s place.

Central

Becky’s & Mary’s

When Becky Ingram left home, she had a job within an hour of arriving in High Point. Fifty years later, the restaurant she owns with her sister, Mary, is an institution, where love is the main ingredient and every dish comes with a side of conversation.

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