Monday, August 17, 2009

My World Tuesday #44: New Dawn Restaurant, Morehead City

"Try the Waffles. Seriously."
Morehead City, NC - July 2008 (Click to embiggen)

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Every town has its "quirky little restaurant that those in the know go to". I'm pretty sure New Dawn is one of those. The decor is pretty much beach-town diner, and you might pass by without even noticing the place. That would be a shame because "quirky" describes the place, but "amazing" describes the food -- and the service. One of the numerous "quirks" about New Dawn is that nothing matches. Not the dinnerware, flatware, coffee mugs, nothing. None of the usual institutional china and flatware for New Dawn. Oh no. We're talking about souvenir coffee mugs and dishes that look like the owners scoured every yard sale in six counties to find it. (Insert funny coffee mug story: I was in Morehead City for the 4th of July in 2008, a need for a late breakfast found me and my companion here. She was a certified Open Water SCUBA instructor and had come to north Carolina from Fairfax, VA. In a strange bit of synchronicity, the mug my coffee was served in bore the logo of a dive shop in Fairfax -- one she'd used frequently when she lived there.) I'm not usually real big on breakfast, but if you find yourself in Morehead, you really should try the waffles here. They're awesome.
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Sylvia K said...

That's really interesting, Mojo, because my kids and I had breakfast in a place just like that here in Ballard. You have to really look for a parking place, a very ordinary - nothing special building Nothing matched, it was crowded, it was packed even at 8 in the morning, but it was the best breakfast I've had in years! And from what I heard later from other people, it's the same all the time there. Fun post!

Have a great week!

lisaschaos said...

I love going into places like this, just am often disappointed, like, in door county there's a place called the Chubby Seagull - such a cute name in a cute town but food was blah!

Vita Stunder said...

If you say try the waffles, I believe you :)

SandyCarlson said...

I very seriously will, though not soon enough. Might be fun to see how many mugs I know.

Ulrica said...

It's not likely I will pass by that restaurang.... but if I do I will remember your tip :)

Shadow said...

cool name. but i was looking for the catch that says 'open for dinner only' heee heee heeee

Lil Bit said...

Dang, I was hoping this was in YOUR town and you could treat me to brunch there. LOL!