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Lunch in Greensboro, NC

smessen May 12, 2010 05:46 AM

I am looking for a nice place to have lunch in Greensboro for a family celebration (only adults, no kids). Something nice, but not too stuffy. Prefer not to go to chain restaurants. Restaurants that use local foods would be best. Thanks.

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    webvanman RE: smessen May 12, 2010 02:24 PM

    try Lucky 32. Perfect for what you are looking for.

    Lucky 32
    7307 Tryon Rd, Cary, NC 27518

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      brentk RE: webvanman May 12, 2010 02:38 PM

      I'm not sure how much local foods are incorporated into Lucky 32's menu. I never thought of them that way but perhaps I am wrong. I do know that Sweet Basil's and Basil's & Co. both have a commitment to locally sourced ingredients wherever possible. As does Riva's Trattoria.

      Sweet Basils (Closed)
      620 Dolley Madison Rd, Greensboro, NC 27410

      Riva's Trattoria (Closed)
      257 N Greene St, Greensboro, NC 27401

      Basil's & Co.
      1310 Westover Terrace, Greensboro, NC 27408

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        webvanman RE: brentk May 13, 2010 05:55 AM

        "Lucky’s has changed—but not too much. Our culinary journey during the past few years with Chef Jay Pierce has been carrying us toward Southern foodways and locally-sourced food. So we’ve fully embraced this adjusted trajectory and we’ve even changed our name—to Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen! What’s more, we’re offering his amazing side dishes, like beans and greens and his incredible collard greens, as optional sides with most any menu selection. We bet that makes Lucky’s the only “meat-and-three” joint that has a Wine Spectator Award of Excellence"


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          BullCityChow RE: webvanman May 13, 2010 11:24 AM

          Thanks for posting this! I didn't know there had been a change. Will put it on my list of places to make an effort to visit when I'm in Greensboro.

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            brentk RE: webvanman May 20, 2010 03:13 PM

            Thanks for the information. My family and I went to Lucky 32 for dinner this past weekend and were pleasantly surprised - a big change for the positive.

            Lucky 32 - Greensboro
            1421 Westover Terrace, Greensboro, NC 27408

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              webvanman RE: brentk May 24, 2010 11:06 AM

              please let us know what you had. thnx

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                brentk RE: webvanman May 24, 2010 03:11 PM

                Voodoo pig bread for the table as an appetizer and chicken and dumplings for the main. My wife had the veggie plate, IIRC.

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                  gigglbx RE: brentk Aug 17, 2010 08:57 AM

                  I am addicted to their Voodoo pig bread...The combo of cilantro, goat cheese, onion, and sweet & spicy voodoo sauce is out of this world!

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                  pinkpandaparade RE: webvanman Aug 19, 2011 07:00 AM

                  The main menu changes seasonally and they list which items (a lot of their main staple items) are from which local farms. Great food. I'm a fan of their Russian River chicken which uses seasonal greens and local goat cheese.

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          sisterbeer RE: smessen May 12, 2010 02:44 PM

          When I used to visit friends in Greensboro, we always visited Jack's Corner Mediterranean Cafe near UNCG:

          1601 Spring Garden St
          Greensboro, NC 27403
          (336) 370-4400

          It's in an old gas station, so it probably won't meet your "nice" requirement--it's clean, but probably too informal/casual. But man, they serve some of the best lunch around!


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            billyjack RE: sisterbeer May 15, 2010 12:14 PM

            Jack's has excellent falafel (green falafel at that).

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            ucctgg RE: smessen May 13, 2010 05:31 AM

            The Moose Cafe, at the Greensboro Farmers' Market

            1. waitress RE: smessen May 20, 2010 06:23 AM

              Sweet Basil's- I took my parents and great aunt, we had a great lunch. Cute little house, friendly service, booze & great food! Fits the bill.

              Sweet Basils (Closed
              )620 Dolley Madison Rd, Greensboro, NC 27410

              1. Tehama RE: smessen Dec 20, 2010 10:22 AM

                Hi! I'm looking for a tasty restaurant tomorrow in Greensboro near Battleground? Any updates? Thank you so much!

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                  brentk RE: Tehama Dec 20, 2010 01:49 PM

                  Basil's & Co. and Lucky 32, both mentioned above, are just off Battleground.

                  Basil's & Co.
                  1310 Westover Terrace, Greensboro, NC 27408

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                    marisold RE: brentk Aug 19, 2011 11:29 AM

                    According to the News & Record, Basil and Co. is no longer serving lunch.

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                      brentk RE: marisold Aug 19, 2011 01:23 PM

                      Locally owned restaurants are getting clobbered in Greensboro. Lots of closings in the last six months yet the chains seem to continue to prosper.

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                  pinkpandaparade RE: smessen Aug 19, 2011 07:02 AM

                  The Iron Hen also uses local food and does great sandwiches. They have a seasonal menu in addition to the regular items.

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                    Hungry Man RE: smessen Aug 25, 2011 04:26 AM

                    It's definitely too late for your lunch, smessen, but I would recommend Sticks and Stones. The food is unfussy and local, the pizza delicious and thin-crusted, and the beer hails from North Carolina. They could definitely accommodate a bigger party. It may have been more casual than you were hoping for your lunch, but I think they deserve to be mentioned in the list of non-chain restaurants with good, locally focused menus.

                    Sticks and Stones
                    2200 Walker Ave, Greensboro, NC 27403

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                      yahooer RE: Hungry Man Nov 19, 2011 10:21 PM

                      Thanks for your post, Hungry Man. We were in Greensboro the other day and headed over to Sticks and Stones for Pizza after it was also recommended by the counter person at Giacomo's when we stopped for Italian sausage. Pizza was terrific. Maybe the best crust around. Now that Bella Mia in Cary is closed for lunch, we're always on the lookout for good pizza. This was so good, we should have gotten a large.

                      Sticks and Stones
                      2200 Walker Ave, Greensboro, NC 27403

                      Bella Mia
                      2025 Renaissance Park Pl, Cary, NC 27513

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