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Recs for Albemarle/Norwood NC area.

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Folks driving in next month. Know its a stretch. Good food, nice env. please. Know a few BBQ & fried fish places. Looking for better. Theres gotta be something at least a bit upscale for lunch! Hafta leave out exotics. These peaople don't do Thai! I have faith in Y'all.

Thanks!

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    1. re: carolinadawg

      concur. Off the Square is passable which is best you can get (my experience is limited, to be sure). Assume your visitors are coming to The Fork. Nothing I mean nothing to eat in the area.Why would you even mention Thai in NC?

      1. re: dbird

        I know! I was born and raised in Albemarle. No Thai! Just go to the Whispering Pines. We always called it the Whisling Pig.

        1. re: dbird

          "why would you even mention Thai in NC"

          Not sure what you mean by that...in Albemarle is Thai Spice and Sushi, which gets a 96% "likes it" rating on another site. NC has many great Thai restaurants. It's not an absurb concept.

          1. re: carolinadawg

            Thanks for posting that, Carolinadawg. I had the same reaction.