Midnight Diner Charlotte NC

Photo courtesy of Midnight Diners Facebook page

Every year I have to go to Charlotte, NC for a MRI on my back. While we are there, I always try to find a new restaurant to try out. My Appointment time was earlier this year, so when we got finished it was not breakfast time and not quite dinner time either. At any rate, since we was in between we decided to grab some brunch! We found a cool little place right in the middle of Uptown Charlotte called The Midnight Diner. I absolutely love these old diners cars and we just had to try it out. Continue reading “Midnight Diner Charlotte NC”

Park Place Restaurant Pineville, NC

Park Place Restaurant Pineville, NC

American, Greek-inspired comfort food at Park Place Restaurant.

A few months ago I was out with my family and we were in search of a place to eat for dinner. What we wanted was something quick and cheap, so we decided on Showmars in Pineville, NC. Meanwhile, we passed right by a diner that looked like a local establishment. It looked like a place I would love to try. That place was Park Place Restaurant in Pineville, NC. Continue reading “Park Place Restaurant Pineville, NC”

7 Must-Try Restaurants in Waynesville, NC

Clyde's Dinner decorated for fall
Clyde’s dinner in Waynesville, NC decorated for fall

If you are in Waynesville, NC these are 7 Must-Try Restaurants

I have stated many times that Western North Carolina is one of my favorite places to visit. There is something about that part of the Smoky Mountains that has a special place in my heart. It could be the childhood memories that I have experienced there. Or like a close friend of mine said when talking about a restaurant we both have been going to since childhood and now the food has gone down,”It is not really about the food for me anymore but about the atmosphere and tradition.” Either way, food and places we visit as a child hold special places in people’s heart. It is a way of connecting those memories with the past. Even if the food or place is not as good, you still like to visit it for the memories. Each time I have visited Maggie Valley, NC, we also visited nearby Waynesville. Waynesville is similar in style to Asheville, NC, but on a smaller scale. There are many really cool and unique shops located in downtown Waynesville. There just as many awesome restaurants throughout the town too. This is my list of 7 Must-Try Restaurants in Waynesville, NC. Continue reading “7 Must-Try Restaurants in Waynesville, NC”

Clyde’s Dinner Waynesville, NC

Clyde’s Dinner, where the home folks eat

Clyde's Restaurant where the home folks eat
Where the Home Folks Eat

This week we stopped by a restaurant in Waynesville, NC. According to the menu located in the restaurant, this is “where the home folks eat. These are the places we love going to. Clyde’s Dinner looked like an awesome place to try out and they made us feel like home folks too. Continue reading “Clyde’s Dinner Waynesville, NC”

Joey’s Pancake House Maggie Valley, NC

Joey’s Pancake House offers the best breakfast in Maggie Valley

Every year we make the trip up to Maggie Valley in the fall. It has become an dsc_0032annual tradition in our family. One of the main reason we love going there is because the area is so low key. Most of the businesses there are owned by locals. This includes the restaurants. There simply are no franchise restaurant to be seen. Every year we see new attendants in the old buildings. They come and go. There is one, though, that has stood the test of time, Joey’s Pancake House. Continue reading “Joey’s Pancake House Maggie Valley, NC”

Canyons Restaurant Blowing Rock, NC

Canyons has the best view of any restaurant in the Boone area.

Our last stop on our trip to Boone, NC lead us to a unique place. We passed by this place last year and we simply ran out of time to stop. I promised myself I would stop the next time I was in the area. The main drawing point was the views I could see from the road. I had to get a closer look. This is Canyons Restaurant in Blowing Rock, NC. Continue reading “Canyons Restaurant Blowing Rock, NC”

Sunny Rock Blowing Rock, NC

Common cure for hunger pains

This week on southern food junkie we continue on with the restaurant reviews from our trip to Boone, NC. While out of town one of my favorite things to do is find an awesome breakfast place. I spotted this place about a year ago while visiting the area and thought I need to try it. So naturally, when we visited this year I told my wife that we need to eat at Sunny Rock in Blowing Rock, NC. Continue reading “Sunny Rock Blowing Rock, NC”