Poole's Diner. I actually met Ashley Christensen years ago for this exact same weekend! Miss E moved to Raleigh in 2005 after Law School and we had a big birthday/moving fiesta.
Macaroni au gratin at Poole's.
The Evening's menu on Chalk Boards
Here is one of my favorite quotes about Poole's. **Just heard word from Mr. E that he is taking her to Poole's Saturday. BUMMER!**
Banana Cream Pie with Salty Bourbon Caramel in Bon Appetit. I die. Caramel and Bourbon????
So here are our three choices since Poole's is out........
2000 Fairview Road, Raleigh, N.C. 27608
This was probably the most popular pic of facebook friends and one of Miss E's favorites. From Our Sate Magazine: Cakes are just part of the 1940s-immersed scenery in the Hayes Barton Café decked out in chrome, checkerboard tile, and memorabilia from film, music, and World War II. Frank and Marget Ballard created the lunch, dinner, and dessert cafe 14 years ago in the former “greasy spoon” diner space that shares a doorway with the old Hayes-Barton Pharmacy. Ever since, customers have brought in war-veteran photographs to add to the decor, which includes a 1940s photo of Frank’s parents, Bill and Eula May Ballard, as sweethearts, as well as images drawn by Bill when he was a cartoonist for The News & Observer from 1951 to 1964.
Look at all those cakes!!! We could always start with dessert!
Dinner Menu Every good Carolina girl loves shrimp & grits!
From Kelley Chisolm: I have enjoyed many a lunch and dinner at Coquette, and one of my favorites is the steak frites ($19.00 at dinner.) This is a hangar steak that comes with your choice of maitre’d butter, bordelaise or brandy peppercorn sauces. All three are great, but I especially like the bordelaise. The frites are tasty – very thin and crispy. Other favorites include the onion soup gratinee, quiche Lorraine, beets and Roquefort salad, escargots, Parisian gnocchi and the hamburger, which is freshly ground steak so it can be cooked to order.
I love steak frites, gnocchi, pomme frites drizzled in truffle oil, roasted chicken breast...pretty much everything on this menu.. And this would be a fun spot b/c we could toss on dresses and drink champagne and pretend we are real ladies.
328 W Davie St Raleigh, NC 27601
Miss E and I both love us some BBQ. She is from Eastern NC so she is a vinegar based girl and I'm tomato based but I hear this place is fantastic.
Where should we eat tomorrow night?! They all sound amazing because let's face it.......
Can't wait and Happy Birthday E!!!