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Watts Grocery

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When slow food enthusiasts say "eat local," this is what they mean. The menu of dressed-up regional dishes reflects both the chef's Southern roots and her French training. Expect the freshest seasonal ingredients and locally raised meats. The smooth and savory meat terrines, served with homemade pickles, and the grilled pork tenderloin over corn pudding are standouts on the summer menu. Sunday brunch draws a crowd that comes for the full bar as well as must-try indulgences like biscuits and gravy and homemade churros, served with a dark chocolate dipping sauce.

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  • Credit cards accepted.
  • Closed Mon.
Updated: 10-12-2012

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    This is consistently one of the best restaurants in a town with a surprising number of superb restaurants -- better than Raleigh or Chapel Hill, IMHO. The Saturday and Sunday brunch is extra special. Fresh local ingredients - they smoke their own ham and the eggs benedict rise way above "average." Stuffed French Toast is amazing. Lunch time finds the place busy and the oyster po-boy or (again) house-cured Pastrami sandwiches are delicious. Dinners are also wonderful, the grilled pork loin with blackberry sage sauce is a favorite, but check to see what NC fish is on the menu too. And for dessert - well, they make incredible sorbets if you want to go simple, which is hard when they also come up with thinks like Peach Upside down cake. Round out with a nice inexpensive wine list and you'll be happy!

    by uhoh_busted, 11/20/09

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