Mocksville, NC. to Morganton, NC.
Next stop was The Grind Cafe Coffeehouse 136 West Union Street 828-430-4343 in downtown Morganton, NC, for lunch.
It looks like downtown Morganton is starting to to renovate some of it stores now. I really hate seeing what used to be bustling downtown areas so many years ago drying up and becoming derelict. There were numerous stores for rent in the area with painted pictures on the store front windows offering ideas for businesses - pet shops, gift shops, dress shops, etc. I believe just a few years ago, The Grind building was a rundown building. So glad they could make something so nice out of it. I love the architecture.
I had a very nice chat with the gentleman in the back when I went over to shoot pictures of the cakes in the display case. He told me he had done that very same thing the other day because he wanted to show someone a particular cake they made. Check out the goodies:
The Devil Dog was screaming at me, "Rosie! Rosie! Eat me!!!!" Seeing as I still had 1/2 a cream scone, 1/2 an eclair, and 2 pieces of Five Flavor Pound cake, I had to decline. One must draw the line somewhere.
I ordered the Apollo wrap with a mesclun mix of greens, green pepper, onion, cucumber, tomato, pepperoncini, feta, black olives, and a house vinaigrette in a pressed wrap with black eyed pea salad and chips. I'll be recreating this when I get home. Every bite was a mouthful of enticing flavors.
Mr. Hawthorne ordered pastrami and corned beef with pepper jack cheese, deli mustard, lettuce, onion, green pepper on marbled rye with chips. I thought this was excellent. The bread was fresh, warm, tender, and wonderfully good.