Gabbagoo's NY Deli?formerly Junior's NY Deli?brings the cuisine of New York City to North Carolina with a new name but the same owners. Its lineup of piled-high sandwiches includes hot and cold deli classics, custom heroes, and kaiser-roll-and-egg sandwiches. Bread is baked fresh each day and loaded up with slices of Boar's Head meat, such as ham, blackened turkey, and roast beef?try pastrami and mustard on rye for an authentic Big Apple taste. Philly cheesesteaks and meatball subs are among the hot sandwiches, which slay cravings just as efficiently as they melt snowmen.
Two sisters opened Next Door Bake Shop, taking their shared love of baking and coffee to create a kid-and-mom-friendly café. Serving an Asian fusion twist on traditional bakery fare, their breakfast and lunch menu, combines bagels, quiches, and croissants with bubble tea and thai peanut paninis. Desserts include cupcakes, cake pops, muffins, and macaroons.
Baristas steam up fresh coconut lattes and salted-caramel hot chocolate to wash down both sweet and savory treats. Thanks to sunny yellow-, lime-, and aqua-colored walls and ceiling-to-hardwood-floor windows, the space is filled with light, and guests can set their laptops atop one of many café tables or break out an abacus while sitting on a modern low-backed couch.
Generations of history permeates the walls of Old North State Winery, whispering stories of the 19th century building it calls home and the wines spawned from old family vineyards. The elegant shop showcases its rustic origins in dark wooden floors scattered with barrel coffee tables, plush leather couches, and sleek high-tops shaped in the likeness of Grover Cleveland. A marble-topped bar sprawls across one of the sandstone colored walls, fortified with bottle after bottle of the winery’s own creations.
Though wine is clearly Old North State’s main attraction, the shop also purveys beers and complements sips with a dozen sandwiches from its Downtown Deli. The deli provides for lunchtime cravings and catered events with turkey clubs, homemade meatball sandwiches, and a bar menu of hotdogs and steak nachos.
A bubble slowly makes its way to the liquid’s surface, bursting as the hot air within escapes from the pot of soup. Near the stove, a brigade of cubed brownies cools on a rack awaiting its grand entrance into Cafe on Franklin’s dining area. The eatery’s kitchen bustles each day as chefs prepare meals for the lunch rush: wraps, specialty salads, and sandwiches that include a portobello burger and turkey Reuben. Cafe on Franklin also caters events with hot lunches and trays piled high with meat and cheese, like the bed of the princess who could famously feel a pea through 40 layers of cold cuts, thereby earning the right to open her own delicatessen.
Since 1986, Famous Anthony has built its reputation on classic American eats and warm, friendly service?a winning combination that inspired its expansion to nine popular locations across Virginia. Fast and fresh is the philosophy here, with each and every menu item made-to-order, from hearty breakfasts of country ham and eggs and biscuits and gravy, to gourmet wraps, fresh salads, burgers, and North Carolina-style barbecue. Also contributing to the homey atmosphere is the open kitchen window at each Famous Anthony's location, which lets visitors get a good look at all the hard work, hustle, and magic wooden spoons that go in to every meal.
Salon at Studio E's stylists wield Big Sexy Hair products as they cut and color manes in a black-and-white boutique salon peppered with scarlet accents. A large photo of Marilyn Monroe pays homage to old Hollywood glamour as clients declare their style preferences during consultations. Sebastian Laminates Cellophanes gloss glazes hair with lustrous, translucent hues, and deep-conditioning treatments call upon the most appropriate brand to soothe frizz-stricken strands and render them as smooth as Barry White's pet dolphin.