Just a couple more places to finish off the recaps of my April visit to Durham!
One of the places that I had really missed was Watt’s Grocery, a farm-to-table restaurant in Ninth Street. It was my first experience with farm-to-table, and I was really impressed. So, we had to go back for sake of nostalgia.
We had to make reservations pretty early in advance for this one, because there were a lot of alumni who wanted to re-visit Watt’s as well! Luckily, we scored a late Saturday brunch reservation. The place was buzzing, as it always.
These churros are one of the reasons that I liked Watt’s Grocery so much, and I’m happy to report that they’re still as delicious as ever – crispy exterior, with a soft center and sprinkled generously with cinnamon sugar. They’re served with a dark chocolate dipping sauce – it’s not as good as the chocolate sauce from Xoco in Chicago, but still quite decadent.
The Watt’s Breakfast is your typical breakfast plate – two eggs (I chose over-well), choice of bacon, patty sausage, sausage gravy, or house-cured ham (I chose patty sausage, obviously), grits or hash browns (I picked grits), and served with a biscuit. Every component was simple, yet executed so well. I’ve really missed good grits and patty sausage, so this was quite a treat.
Our friend W chose the omelet, made with chicken apple sausage, arugula, and cheddar. …