The North Carolina Egg Association (NCEA) has a summer campaign to support local, independent restaurants throughout the state after a tough past year. The organization will ask North Carolinians to nominate their favorite restaurant that serves eggs in one the state’s three regions (Coast, Piedmont or Mountains) to win a $1,000 prize to help rebuild or make needed updates, bring back employees, or support employees who have experienced financial losses during the COVID-19 pandemic. The nomination page will be live through Aug. 8.
I’ve partnered with NCEA to showcase a few of the best egg dishes in NC! I visited three restaurants in the Triangle this summer and I'm nominating the three because of their a delicious dishes with eggs. The restaurant with the most votes will win a cash prize of $1000. I hope my nominations win! (I'm a little bias haha). See my nominations below:
How to Nominate: Visit https://ncegg.org/besteggs to nominate your favorite “egg-cellent” restaurant for serving the best eggs in the NC Piedmont/Coast/Mountains through August 8th, 2021.
#1 Nomination: If you are looking for a ramen shop in Downtown Durham, look no further! Dashi Ramen is the place to go! Dashi is a ramen shop with a second-floor restaurant serving Japanese small plates or you can order from the takeout menu and dine outdoors in the patio area. Everything plate I tried was delicious!!
•Miso Ramen: local ground pork, soy marinated soft egg, edamame, bean sprouts, butter, scallion
•Shio Ramen: smoked local chicken, nc catfish kamboko, soy marinated soft egg, Wakame seaweed, enoki mushrooms, scallion, nori
Location: 415 E Chapel Hill St, Durham, NC 27701
True Flavors Diner
#2 Nomination: Looking for a delicious breakfast spot?! I’ve heard a lot of great things about True Flavors Diner so I had to stop by and try their breakfast. Their breakfast menu is *Chefs Kiss*. I fell in love with every bite! Everything I tasted was flavorful and delicious.
•Spiced Turkey Sausage Omelette: With peppers, tomatoes, onions, mushrooms and fresh herbs
•Chicken & Waffles: chipotle honey glazed fried chicken breast with their scratched homemade buttermilk waffles topped with butter. Served with warm herb, Warm syrup and two eggs (any style)
Location: 5410 Highway 55 Suite Durham, NC 27713
Carolina Coffee Shop
#3 Nomination: I was craving eggs benedict and Carolina Coffee Shop did not disappoint! I enjoyed breakfast setting in their outdoor patio area with a nice view of Franklin St. My meal was amazing!
• Eggs Benedict: An english muffin topped with crispy Lady Edison prosciutto, poached eggs, home-made hollandaise, and hash browns or grits
•CCS Signature Cornflake French Toast: French toast breaded with cornflakes, served with fresh strawberries and maple syrup
Location: 138 E Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27514