Posted tagged ‘breakfast’

Barbecue Lodge – Raleigh, NC

April 21, 2010

The barbecue I grew up on was a result of where my dad took me. Holden’s BBQ in Youngsville was the mainstay, but trips to Barbecue Lodge in Raleigh were sprinkled in.

Like most barbecue restaurants these days, Barbecue Lodge doesn’t use wood to smoke the meat. Gas is much cheaper and efficient, and it’s a shame too. But their ‘cue is worth a stop by the restaurant if you’re in the area.

Here is my review on


Brigs Restaurants – Four Triangle Locations

April 19, 2010

If you haven’t eaten at Brigs before, please do yourself a favor and check one of the four Triangle locations out (Raleigh, Durham/RTP, Cary and Wake Forest). They aren’t the most obvious choice for a meal out, but once you’ve had their breakfast and brunch offerings, you’ll start keeping it top-of-mind. Imagine a classier version of Denny’s but with the same prices and better food.

I’ve got to get back there by the end of this month so I can try the April special of lamb eggs Benedict. They sound awesome.

Check my post for the full review.

Note to the Wake Forest folks I grew up with: Brigs has been successfully holding down the location that formerly housed Safari Grille. If they can pack in the business behind that shopping center, you know they’ve got something good going.

Gateway Restaurant – Raleigh, NC

January 15, 2010

Gateway Restaurant
2411 Crabtree Blvd
Raleigh, NC, 27604
Facebook page
Lunch menu

Gateway Restaurant in Raleigh might be the epitome of a hole-in-the-wall diner. I had never heard of it until a recent diners, drive-ins and dives contest held by The N&O. As it turns out, I’ve driven by the tiny strip mall near the Raleigh Flea Market Mall on Capital Boulevard that houses the restaurant hundreds of times, but never realized it was there. (more…)

The Diner – Raleigh (Glenwood South)

January 8, 2010

The Diner
410 Glenwood Ave.
Raleigh, NC 27603

Having opened January 4, 2010, The Diner is one of the newest restaurants to open in Raleigh, taking over the space in the heart of Glenwood South vacated by Hard Times Café. The owner also runs Solas and Hibernian, both just up the street, but the Diner is a different animal from these nightlife hotspots.

Griffin’s Restaurant – Youngsville, NC

December 29, 2009

Griffin’s Restaurant
132 W Main St, Youngsville, NC

The downtown landscape of Youngsville isn’t much to see. A few stoplight and a couple dozens businesses make up the heart of this small Franklin County town that lies just a mile or so from where I grew up. Even so it’s still easy to miss the humble store front of Griffin’s amongst the other old brick buildings surrounding it.