My husband, 20 year old son and I decided to try this downtown Raleigh restaurant as we were searching for a unique eatery in this city -- not the usual chains found in this capital city. Finding a restaurant that is comparable to what one would find in the foodie towns of nearby Durham, and Asheville is not easy. We found Remedy Diner to be a jewel in Raleigh.
Remedy Diner is not a big place. We were very fortunate to get the last table available for their Saturday brunch. If no tables are available, you have to wait outside on the sidewalk. A very happy employee greeted us and seated us near the windows. It gave us a nice view of the pedestrian traffic.
It took little time for a waitress to take care of our drinks and meals. The diner (do not think of a traditional diner as it is housed in a downtown building) is very accommodating to one’s diet. My son, who is on a low-carb diet, asked for a special breakfast. The waitress did not flinch at the special order and told him it would be no problem. The three of us started off with the flash-fried broccoli. This delicious vegetable appetizer is fried without the heavy bread coating that many restaurants put on their veggies. It was so good that my son wanted to go out and buy a deep fat fryer just to make his own broccoli! My husband ended up with their Breakfast Burrito -- scrambled eggs, refried beans and pepper jack cheese in a warm tortilla. The tasty burrito was topped with homemade pico de gallo, sour cream, and guacamole. I chose their black bean soup which was perfect for that cool Saturday afternoon. Since both my husband and I love grits, we ordered a small bowl of gouda grits. They were the creamiest grits I have ever had! And, they had lots of flavor due to the smoky cheese.
Our meals were washed down with some of Aviator Brewing’s Oktoberbeast. The local microbrewery’s beer was on tap thus my husband and I had two glasses each of this refreshing seasonal beer.
While this diner is billed as a vegetarian’s utopia, there are plenty of dishes that a carnivore can enjoy. My husband prefers meat, but found Remedy Diner to be a great place to have a non-carnivorous meal. The next time we are in Raleigh, we will head to 137 East Hargett Street for a great time and excellent food.
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