New South Diner has compiled a hospitable menu of classic Southern cuisine with contemporary twists. Start a romantic date on the right foot by carving your date’s initials into a selection of cured meats, sausages, and pimento cheese with the Carving Board ($8), or confidently compare your physique to that of the beefsteak-tomato salad ($6), which tosses together buttercrunch lettuce with blue cheese, smoky bacon, red onion, cucumber, and buttermilk bleu dressing. Fish fans can savor tastes of shrimp and grits ($17), which pairs the briny delicacies with pan-friend corn, ham crisps, and moppin’ sauce, and pork lovers can take advantage of the pig's natural tendency to overindulge with beer-braised pork, served with turnip greens, pintos, scallions, and chowchow, a Southern pickle relish ($16). Lunch and Brunch is also available.
Though Twin City Diner opened in 1988, the turquoise booths, wood-paneled walls, and black-and-white photos displayed throughout its dining room lend the eatery a refined, contemporary-American feel. The diner?s chefs delight in updating traditional southern comfort dishes with modern touches?from BLT sandwiches layered with fried green tomatoes to burgers slathered in chili, cheese, and slaw.
Patrons can chow down within the sleek confines of the dining room, or they can mosey outside to the patio. In both areas, Twin City Diner maintains a comfortable family atmosphere.
Staying true to the charming eatery’s moniker, Sunrise Cafe’s bright, yellow walls surround diners while they enjoy piping-hot cups of locally roasted brews and a rotating menu of decadent morning and afternoon eats. After perusing the chalkboard menus lining the eatery’s walls, patrons can order their pick-me-up of choice—such as an Almond Joy latte ($3.75) or Columbian coffee—to pair with a savory breakfast wrap of eggs, cheese, and homefries packed inside a flour tortilla ($7.49) instead of a pillow case. Sweet morning treats include a stack of french toast buried beneath a fluffy mound of whipped cream ($7.49) or a Sunrise belgian waffle dusted with fresh fruit ($7.49).