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Allen & Son BBQ - Chapel Hill?

No problem that I'm aware of. I stopped by one Saturday evening when they would normally be open, but they were closed with on sign explaining anything on the door. But I just called them and got someone on the phone. They are still in business.

Jan 19, 2012
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Good Donuts in RDU/Triangle ?

In Durham, Guglhupf on Saturday mornings has Berliners. They used to make them only in the fall, but I think now they have them every Saturday morning throughout the year.

Jan 13, 2012
pauldudenhefer in Southeast

Early Sunday Breakfast in Durham, NC (before 9:00am)

It sounds like you have access to a car or some other transportation (i.e., you are not limited to downtown). In that case, I'd recommend the Fairview, the restaurant in the Washington Duke Inn. It's a fancy restaurant, but its breakfast menu is remarkably moderate in price--for example, the French toast is only $8 and my favorite, the corned beef hash, is $10. It opens at 7:00 every day (including Sunday) for breakfast. On the whole, the breakfast food at Elmo's and Rick's is, like most breakfast food, serviceable but nothing special.

Jun 17, 2011
pauldudenhefer in Southeast

Italian market in Triangle?

Last weekend I visited Providence, Rhode Island, which has an Italian section of town with no fewer than three outstanding Italian markets. Those markets offered a large selection of prepared foods (lasagna, eggplant parm, stuffed clams, et al.), fresh pasta, olives (as in a dozen different kinds), cheeses, and lunch meats. They had lots of canned goods and other comestibles, and they each had a sandwich bar where one could order any number of sandwiches, all made to order. Is there a market like the one I'm describing in the Triangle? There are of course places that offer some of what I've described--Piazza Italia in Durham, for example; there are even places that may offer all that I've described, but operate as a more general market (Southern Season, for instance). But is there a specifically *Italian* market that offers the whole package?

Jun 10, 2011
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36 hours in Eastern North Carolina- BBQ itinerary please

I would make sure you call ahead of time and confirm that places are open on Sunday. Many bbq restaurants are closed on Sundays (and Mondays, for that matter). Of the places on Naco's list, I would enthusiastically second the Skylight Inn and Grady's. B's, by the way, cooks only so much food and they tend to run out around 12:45, so if you plan to go there, go early.

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Skylight Inn
4618 S Lee St, Ayden, NC

Jun 08, 2011
pauldudenhefer in Southeast

Durham-Hillsborough Lunch?

With a dog, you are limited to restaurants with outdoor seating. I have seen dogs at Foster's Market, which has plenty of outdoor seating--only some of which, however, is in the shade. If you really are OK with getting something to go, and you will be traveling on I-85, there's a Cook-Out on Hillsborough Road just west of Cole Mill Road, which is an exit on 85. As you probably know, Cook-Out is a chain, but the hamburgers are good. Any of the places mentioned in the reply by brsmith2 are good too, although I don't know how practical they would be with a dog. Federal, for example, is often jam-packed, and I'd worry that your dog could get spooked or that something could agitate it.

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Foster's Market
2694 Durham Chapel Hill Blvd, Durham, NC 27707

Jun 08, 2011
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