Monya MJ

Monya MJ

A Renaissance Woman

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NCMA Art Preview: The ‘You Are Here’ Experience

NCMA Art Preview: The ‘You Are Here’ Experience

You Are Here: Light, Color, and Sound Experience Earlier this month I got a sneak preview of the “You Are Here: Light, Color, and Sound Experience at the NC Museum of Art (NCMA), Raleigh. This is a mesmerizing and interactive art exhibit that’s truly worth experiencing.  […]

Three Days of No Bull, Big Dreams, and Change

Three Days of No Bull, Big Dreams, and Change

Three Days of No Bull, Big Dreams, and Change   Recently, I attended three distinctive enlightening and energizing events.  These events occurred over the course of three days, resulting in awesome networking and advocacy opportunities. As a relatively new Durham resident, I’m looking forward to […]

Food: Another Broken Egg Cafe for Brunch

Food: Another Broken Egg Cafe for Brunch

Sunday Brunch:
Another Broken Egg Cafe
Cary, NC

I recently visited Another Broken Egg Cafe, located in Parkside Town Commons, for brunch.  I’ve been to this location twice since relocating; no complaints with the food or the service thus far.

Both times I’ve eaten at this location has been on a Sunday morning, so there’s typically a short wait.

Below you’ll find a few of our (my family) menu items:

The Biscuit Beignets are my daughter’s favorite.

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Mixed Berries Pancakes (even though one resembles a waffle)

 

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Crabs Cake Benedicts

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The B.L.A.S.T. (with baked bacon, avocado & fried green tomatoes)

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Spinach Scrambler

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If you’ve eaten at any Another Broken Egg Cafe before and have a favorite dish you’d suggest, comment below.

~MONYA MJ~
INQUIRE. INFORM. INSPIRE.

*This is not a sponsored post.

 

It’s Been A Minute!

It’s Been A Minute!

It’s Been A Minute!   Where does the time go?  It’s been a minute since my last blog post. I was about to feature a restaurant and noticed my last post was August of last year! Yikes! I will spare you the excuses, and any […]

Food: La Farm Bakery Tour

Food: La Farm Bakery Tour

Disclaimer: This event was sponsored by La Farm Bakery in collaboration with NC Blogger Network. Views expressed here are my own. La Farm Bakery: New Production Facility Tour Recently, I took a delightful tour of La Farm Bakery’s new production facility in downtown Cary, NC.  […]

Food: True Flavors

Food: True Flavors

True Flavors Diner and Catering
Durham, NC

True Flavors Diner is a charming black-owned restaurant in Durham, NC.  I discovered this neat little diner a few years ago.  One weekend my family was headed out to eat when my son mentioned he was craving chicken and waffles.

Typically, Beasley’s Chicken and Honey, a restaurant in downtown Raleigh, is where we’d go to get chicken and waffles. However, as is customary for me, I wanted to try someplace new.

Having tried to get into Dames Chicken and Waffles in Durham unsuccessfully several times before (they now have a Cary location and it’s not as crowded), we knew not to even bother.  The wait times are typically so long and an advance reservation is advised.

After a quick Google search, I came across True Flavors.  I was thrilled to see they had a black chef and they were black-owned.  We were definitely giving this place a try.  As a local small business co-owner, my family loves to support other small businesses.  And we especially love to support other small, black-owned businesses.

Once we arrived, there was a short wait but we’d driven almost an hour to get there, so we waited. We were not disappointed!

After noticing many other patrons had the chicken and waffles, we ended up ordering the chicken and waffles. However, to keep us all from having the exact same dish, my husband order the blueberry waffles and chicken option.

The portion sizes were more than enough; none of us finished our food.  Even my athletic teen son, who typically orders two entrees, was full before eating all his food. The food was fresh and flavorful.

The menu included several other appetizing options.  In addition, I noticed several delectable looking dessert options near the store window.  I knew I would be back to try some of their other dishes.

This diner has become a family favorite and one I’ve recommended to others.

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Chicken and Waffles with Scambled Eggs (2017 photo)
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Biscuits (2017 photo)

 

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Blueberry Waffles with Chicken and Eggs (2016 photo)
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Chicken and Waffles with Eggs (2016 photo)
-Monya MJ-
Inquire. Inform. Inspire.

 

Graylyn International Conference Center

Graylyn International Conference Center

Friday Flashback: Graylyn in the Fall A few years ago I discovered the Graylyn in Winston-Salem, NC.  I learned national correspondent Joy-Ann Reid was speaking at an evening event, hosted by professor and political commentator Melissa Harris Perry, at Wake Forest University.  She would be discussing […]


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