As I said in the last post, Crooks is my maiden name. The waiter told me that the building was originally owned by Rachel Crook and was a fish market in the late 1940's. In 1951 Mrs. Crook was murdered and the case was never solved. The building stayed deserted for years, it has been a taxi stand, bait and tackle shop and pool hall.
I asked about the Sunday Brunch menu which features "Kitty's Favorite French Toast". The reason I asked of course because that Kitty was mom's nickname. How much of a coincidence is that? I was told that a lady named Kitty Bell always insisted on her French toast to be cooked a certain way so they just started serving it as a regular feature.
The restaurant is not fancy.
The menu is small but with a good variety. I ordered the North Carolina sampler which consisted of pulled pork, Hoppin' John, cornbread and collard greens. The collard greens were tender but not soggy. That is the way I like them. I've never had Hoppin' John before but it was quite delicious.
I would definitely go back again and try something else. I was worried about my bike since I had to park on a side street so I probably ate too fast.
Off to Wake Forest, NC tomorrow to meet a friend for lunch.