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Breakfast in Wilmington

darasingmaster Feb 13, 2009 07:09 AM

Has anyone been to Rafaella's on Wrightsville for brunch? Anyone tried the pink pig or Basics for breakfast? Is there any place out in Porter's Neck for brunch? I've driven by Leon's many times but cannot bring myself to go in. I so miss Artisan! Am not a fan of Boca's brunch or Sweet and Savory or Nofo. Love Bon Appetit but it is too far... Haven't been to Laterna because I am uninspired by the menu...and Boodles is kinda loud and average.

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    carolinabeach RE: darasingmaster Feb 14, 2009 08:38 AM

    I had brunch at Rafaella's a few weeks ago. I had the shrimp and grits, which was very good. Nice restaurant, but a bit pricey at dinner for what you get. I have also had blueberry cormeal (I think) pancakes at Basics, which were great, but service wasn't.

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      jellybear RE: darasingmaster Feb 15, 2009 05:40 AM

      I miss Leons too and have been back twice but its not the same since Leon split.

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        darasingmaster RE: jellybear Feb 17, 2009 10:36 AM

        I need to start a Breakfast Club! Also...is the place in the Cotton Exchange still open?

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          ToothTooth RE: darasingmaster Feb 17, 2009 03:36 PM

          Is there really no place to get a "fast" breakfast in downtown Wilmington other than Port City Java? Muffins don't count as breakfast in my book.

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            jellybear RE: ToothTooth Feb 18, 2009 04:30 AM

            I stick with the Ihop at least its fresh and hot and served by clean Waitresses.

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        wineandcheese RE: darasingmaster Feb 19, 2009 05:42 AM

        Brunch there is pretty good. Mostly different variations of egg benedict, french toast and then some other Italian things if you are looking more for a lunch meal. There space is very attractive. Also they offer $3.50 bloody mary's and mimosas! Leon's is pretty basic old south fare. They do have very good waffles. They allow smoking on half of the restaurant and this bothers me. The Basics, downtown is open and they are serving brunch.

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