In October, Don and I took a road trip that involved a few days visiting our son, who moved to Burlington, North Carolina two months ago.
Burlington is known as the STOCKING CAPITAL of the world...no big food titles here. However, we experienced some amazingly nice atmosphere AND company with our food in Burlington!
I have no food pics of our BEST Burlington food, but these chairs are on the patio where Scott grilled up local sausages bought from a quaint downtown Food Co-op. Mostly just wanted to show these cool chairs and trees and give 3 points for Scott's great meal!
"Zach's Hot Dogs, Serving the Best Hot Dogs since 1928!"
Scott's girlfriend, Chali is in her third year at nearby Elon University. She introduced Scott to Zach's a year ago. On a Saturday afternoon we were lucky to be seated without a long wait and we were even luckier to get Travis as our waiter! He served us our drinks and dogs in record time, all the while grinning and chatting! 3 Bonus Points for Zach's big smile in the picture!
The prices are amazing at Zach's. Not only are the menu items cheap, but they are oddly priced. 1.79 for a hot dog I believe!
CHEESE! Not everyone would be impressed by cheese splattered glass...but I love getting to watch food prep anywhere! 2 bonus points for having glass there! (or my camera would have been splattered) And did you know that you can get a cheese dog without the dog?! That's only $1.39!
FOOD! I will give Zach's 4 points for hot dogs! They remind me of White Castle Burgers, back in St. Louis! You kind of feel a little guilty for eating them...mostly because you are tempted to down about 5 at a time. But I have to give a negative 1 Bonus point for not getting to meet the current Zach! His grandfather emigrated from Greece in 1928 to open this fine place. (different location) Well maybe next time!
Each of our 4 mornings in Burlignton started at Biscuitville. (mostly because Scott does not have a coffee maker in his apartment) We did sample the biscuits one morning!
Got to love a place that has a viewing window...for biscuit making! Biscuitville got its' roots in Burlington in 1966, when flour broker, Mr. Jennings opened two bread stores. Bread stores became pizza shops, then a family biscuit recipe lead to 50 Biscuitvilles in North Carolina and Virginia.
Even though there is a fast food- chain feel to Biscuitville, Thelma greeted us with a "0ne of a kind smile" each morning! "Welcome to Biscuitville, will you dine in or have carry out!" 4 bonus points for Thelma!
I asked Thelma if she had any idea how many biscuits they made per day and she laughed and shook her head. "Why, I never even thought about that!" Which I thought was odd, because I would think about it daily if I worked there!
I don't have the answer about the biscuits, but on the website, Burney Jennings (son of the original flour broker) claims they go through 28,600 pounds of flour per week!
Burlington gets 11 points for dining fun!
The Dining Blog
This is a blog about Dining Adventures. Sometimes, I talk about food. Below, you can read how this started.
On July 4th 2011, I set a goal to try 50 culturally diverse restaurants in one year! (I knew that was possible, living in the Houston area) I spent the year pulling in friends and family to join me, on some unusual dining adventures. I met some curious people, tried some scary foods and explored places and cultures I never would have otherwise. Even though I met my goal, I learned too much to end my adventures in dining. I have continued blogging about memorable dining adventures of all kinds, near and far... and all the discoveries and funny things I've learned along the way!
Locations and types of dining adventures, are listed further down.