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Best bets for a Saturday brunch in Raleigh/Durham/Cary/Chapel Hill

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burgeoningfoodie Dec 23, 2009 05:45 AM

I may posting a topic that has recently appeared. I know there are several Sunday Brunch places, but how about good bets on a Saturday. Saxapahaw General Store I already know about. Can anyone suggest others and maybe items they liked or didn't like?

Thanks!

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    dinersaurus RE: burgeoningfoodie Dec 23, 2009 07:50 AM

    On Saturday's I tend to wind up at Coquette in Raleigh a lot. Technically, they only have brunch on Sunday, but a number of the same items are offered on Saturday too. They have outstanding quiches, which are tall, light (not light in calories I'm sure), and delicious. I think that they also serve crepes on their regular Saturday lunch menu, so you can carve out a brunch-esque menu.

    1. Suzy Q RE: burgeoningfoodie Dec 24, 2009 03:43 AM

      La Farm in Cary does some great breakfast/brunch items on the weekends. Not necessarily the fanciest atmosphere, but the food is good.

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        Shag Waits RE: burgeoningfoodie Dec 24, 2009 02:49 PM

        Tonali.

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          fussycouple RE: Shag Waits Dec 25, 2009 05:34 AM

          Dim Sum at Hong Kong on Guess Rd, Durham.

        2. Sensuous RE: burgeoningfoodie Dec 25, 2009 12:47 PM

          We miss Neomonde so much. I always had a sampler platter of tabouli, hummus, lentils, stuffed grape leaves and pita bread. My sons liked their sandwiches and desserts. My husband liked their kabobs. Everything they serve is fresh and so delicious. We always brought home hummus and fresh pita bread.
          http://www.neomonde.com/home/index.aspx

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            walras RE: burgeoningfoodie Dec 25, 2009 01:02 PM

            I've gotten quite fond of Tonali's Saturday brunch. Really imaginative food, not very expensive (mains around $10-12), and very nice folks too.

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              burgeoningfoodie RE: walras Dec 28, 2009 04:49 AM

              Despite it's reputation we would never wind up at Tonali's because the girl doesn't like Mexican (be it Tex Mex or taqueria despite me saying they are different worlds).

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              winedine RE: burgeoningfoodie Dec 28, 2009 05:57 AM

              I like Piedmont in Durham. The Croque Madam with home made fries is really good. Quiche is good too. The chef/owner worked at Bouchon in Vegas, and I think the quiche comes really close to the Vegas version. Fries are great also. Eggs benedict is really good too.

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                Darlin RE: burgeoningfoodie Jan 31, 2010 03:46 AM

                BIG ED'S in downtown Raleigh. It's open on Saturday, but not Sunday - except on Mother's Day. Best breakfast ever. Pancakes are plate size but light. Biscuits are yummy. They also have good fried chicken. Servers are delightful and keep the coffee or sweet team coming. I eat breakfast there every time I'm in Raleigh. My daughter is going to be angry that I posted this because now the lines will be longer!!!

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