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The Dog House of High Point: Best Hot Dog (and French fries) in North Carolina?

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It may seem like all I do is eat. I'll admit I've been doing a lot of it. The food tour continues but so does life. Yesterday I had an interview for a job in Chennai India and it went well. Lately, I've been hiking in the Uhwarries and we went to Baden Road Drive In last night where it was filled with lifted trucks and confederate flags (can I get a Yee Haw?). I've slowly picking up a few words in Hindi, here and there. I've discovered the word bhenchod, is often used by normally well tempered individuals in a Pakistan vs India match. ;) North Carolina often feels more like a foreign land than those countries far away. I'm embracing it, southern comfort food and Americana in all its shame and glory.

I'm not sure it's done well for my diet. There was no way to get around the steamed buns at the Dog House in High Point. I'll admit, being a UNCG graduate I'll always be faithful to Yum Yums, but the Dog House has some seriously good hot dogs. What …

Paradoxical Lexington: Nick's Cheeseburgers in BBQ Land

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So the weekly day trips continue in the Mustang. Ran across this video from WXII on a place in Lexington called Nick's:


While Lexington may be known for BBQ, the idea of a Velveeta and chili cheeseburger made me think this was the perfect place for lunch the other day. Sure it's paradoxical to go to a North Carolina city known nationwide for pulled pork, but I'm a bit outside the box.

Nick's, named after the owner's son is somewhat of a southern comfort food haven. In addition to their old fashioned burgers you can also buy pimento cheese burgers much like the defunct Penguin in Charlotte and sweet potato fries.

The whole trip was nice. We hit a few thrift stores in the area and while Lexington or Nick's atmosphere is anything to rave about, it's clear they've got a good thing going when it comes to the food. Wearing shorts and a sweatshirt I felt a bit out of place as everyone there was in an automotive jumpsuit. I suppose that's how you know if …

Best breakfast in North Carolina?

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Lately, I've been looking for any chance to get away. I bought a convertible Mustang and with the weather approaching awesome, I've been searching for all those secret places to drive to. It's like my own Diners, Drive-ins and Dives tour. A few days ago I stumbled upon a little place just south of Burlington in a town called Saxapahaw. It's a historic mill town with just 1400 people. Oddly, it's only about a thirty minute drive for me. So  why have I never heard about this place till now?

The Saxapahaw Country General Store and Restaurant sits on the banks of the Haw River in the  middle of nowhere. Locals favorite? Well, it's practically the only thing around. It's been featured in Southern Living and Our State Magazine as one of the best breakfasts in the country (and North Carolina) and their mantra is that they're a 5-star gas station. Situated in an old abandoned mill that's been converted into executive apartments, a coffee shop and a genera…