Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Mary's Of Course: Winston-Salem

Mary’s Of Course has become a Camel City favorite over the past 8 years. Tucked in a small business complex, Mary’s is unassuming and hard to miss if you aren’t sure of where you’re going. Don’t fret. The parking lot full of cars and the perpetual line snaking out of the door will be a dead giveaway.

Borderline avant-garde/kitschy local art covers the walls and chalkboards of the restaurant. A resident collection of toys and trinkets line walls, sills, and countertops, too.

The food? Well, Mary’s is unbelievably vegetarian friendly with plenty of tofu, tempeh and seitan to go around. Breakfast is served all of the time and there is a reason for that.
Every meal is just like eating at home. Large, fluffy omelets chock-full of ingredients of your choosing or house specials (like this Sunday, spinach, mushrooms, smoked cheddar and pecans in butter; Heavy, hot biscuits that take up half your plate and local stone-ground grits served in teacups. Mix-matched plates, utensils, and glasses add to Mary’s appeal. As a matter of fact, Mary herself, might be the one taking your name at the door.

At lunch time, don’t miss the grilled cheese sandwiches! Or any sandwich for that matter. Mine came on wheat bread with smoked cheddar, granny smith apples, and crispy bacon. Divine. The jalepeno pimiento cheese is one of the best. It comes as an appetizer with chips, and salsa, if you so choose. Or on a sandwich. Or in an omelet.

Whichever item you choose, it will be just like eating at grandma’s house. Or Uncle Billy’s. Or Auntie Jane's.

Mary's Of Course
301 Brookstown Avenue
Winston Salem, NC 27101


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