SCRATCH. IF THIS SOUNDS LIKE THE INGREDIENTS TO A GREAT MEAL.. HEAD TO HAWK’S NEST CAF IN KINSTON. IT’S WHERE OUR JOSH BIRCH IS… IN THIS WEEK’S DOWN EATS. PKG: “Here at the Hawk’s Nest Café in Kinston, you’re going to get a little bit of everything. A historic lunch counter, paired with amazing food and mouth-watering baked goods.” “you come in a couple times and they know who you are. They remember you, what you want.” “when you come here, you feel comfortable, you enjoy the atmosphere, the environment.” IT HASN’T BEEN AROUND FOR A LONG TIME. BUT YOU’LL CERTAINLY HAVE A GOOD TIME. AT THE HAWK’S NEST CAF. “I would like a chicken salad plate please.” TO THE ABSOLUTELY REDICULOUS. ENTER IN. THE RUSSELL OMLETTE. NAMED AFTER RUSSELL RHODES.. THE CEO OF NEUSE SPORTS SHOP IN KINSTON. “marinated grilled chicken breast, pork patty sausage, turkey sausage, smoked THE CEO OF NEUSE SPORTS SHOP IN KINSTON. “marinated grilled chicken breast, pork patty sausage, turkey sausage, smoked sausage and hickory smoked bacon.” YES. THAT’S FOR ONE OMLETTE. A BIG HIT. WITH SOME WOOD DUCKS FAVORITES. “so the guys hitting the home runs are eating the Russell Omlette, pretty much, pretty much.” THIS THING. WEIGHS IN AT 14 OUNCES. “it’s all protein. Yup that’s what I’m banking it on, it’s all protein. It’s healthy.. Er.” OR HOW ABOUT ONE OF THE BEST SELLING BURGERS.. “it’s more of a ketchup based with a little bit less vinegar.” MADE BY MIXING HAWK’S NEST AWARD WINNING SAUCE. THIS BURGER. GET’S TOPPED OFF. WITH HOMEMADE PULLED PORK. “we cook that for 8 hours, for about 250 degrees.” “you know you’re combing pork and beef together “we’re kind of carmelizing the brown sugar in here, TOPPED OFF WITH SOME COLESLAW. AND THIS GUY. WAS GETTING HIS BURGER ON. “I’m a big burger fan but that takes the cake, and the sauce with that.” HAWK’S NEST EVEN GOT THIS NORTHERNER TO TRY MY FIRST FRIED GREEN TOMATOE… “reminds me of my grandmother, I hadn’t had them in years until they had them here one day. I saw them on the menu and asked if I could have them as a side.” BUT DON’T FORGET DESSERT. LIKE HOMEMADE COOKIES. MUFFINS. COOKED UP BY OWNER JUDY JOHNSON. “I was a computer programmer for 25 years.” BUT DON’T LET THAT FOOL YOU. BECAUSE NOW SHE’S A MAGICIAN IN THE KITCHEN. “oh my god. People asked me for that recipe. Now I might give you my pound cake recipe, but I won’t give you my cinnamon bun recipe.” “they’ve got this sweet icing on top.” “they are delicious. She makes them from scratch.” AND IF THE FOOD WASN’T ENOUGH. THE HISTORY AND ATMOSPHER SURE IS. FROM THE ORGINAL LUNCH COUNTER. WHERE CIVIL RIGHT’S SIT-INS TOOK PLACE IN THE 60’S. TO A VERY UNIQUE PENNY FLOOR. “there are 53,530 pennies on the floor.” EATING IN KINSTON. JOSH BIRCH. 9 ON YOUR SIDE. HAWK’S NEST ALSO HAS A GENERAL STORE IN THE BACK. FEATURING HAWK’S NEST ALSO HAS A GENERAL STORE IN THE BACK. FEATURING NORTH CAROLINA MADE JAMS. SAUCES. AND EVEN SOAPS. IF YOU KNOW OF A GREAT PLACE JOSH JAMS. SAUCES. AND EVEN SOAPS. IF YOU KNOW OF A GREAT PLACE JOSH SHOULD VISIT NEXT. SEND HIM AN EMAIL OR CONNECT WITH HIM ON SOCIAL MEDIA. YOUNG AND OLD…

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