This past week, the doors opened to two new restaurants at Waverly Place in Cary. Both Toast Café and T.Mac are up-and-coming regional chains opening their first location in the Triangle. Charlotte-based Toast Café serves breakfast, brunch and lunch with a menu which focuses on organic foods. T. Mac out of Atlanta, a sports pub features wings and craft beers.
Dean and Beth Kessler, long-time patrons of Toast Café in the Charlotte area, approached Brian Burchill about expanding Toast to the Triangle area. Dean and Beth have now opened Toast’s newest location in Cary. Toast Café, with its gourmet better-breakfast concept believes in delivering great food with a home style atmosphere and great service. At Toast “every server is your server” and this assures every diner has a great experience.
The Friends met at Toast for breakfast/brunch this past week-end and it was a great experience. We had the opportunity to meet Dean, Beth and Brian who made us feel right at home as soon as we stepped in the door. It only took a few minutes of conversation with them to see their passion for bringing great food to Cary.
After checking out the menu, The Friends made their choices. The Traveler selected the lobster roll from the daily specials, Bell decided on the strawberry and cream cheese stuffed French toast from “the griddle” and Bad Boy took advantage of the side selections and built his own breakfast of a pancake, eggs and sausage. The Friends were very pleased with their selections from the presentation to the freshness and taste of each selection. Tyler, our server, had told us the lobster was flown in fresh from Maine and The Traveler said it was evident the lobster was fresh when she took the first bite. We all decided we would be returning to Toast Café in the future.
Last Sunday was the grand opening for T.Mac (Taco Mac Sports Grill). Although wings are their specialty, the menu has a wide variety of selections including, burgers, chicken tenders, flat breads and other pub nibbles to name a few. Then there’s also over a 100 beers to choose from. As the sign over the door says “Genuine Food and Craft Beer”
Since The Traveler had decided to attend the Pepper Festival in Abundance, NC, Belle and Bad Boy chose to try opening day at T.Mac along with a large crowd of sports fans. This made for a lively atmosphere. Luckily we were able to join our friends Paul and Suzanne at their table or we might have had quite a wait. Bad Boy ordered their signature Original wings and a Lone Rider Brewery – Sweet Josie beer. Belle opted for the newly added Mushroom Steak Burger. All of us at the table agreed the wings lived up to their billing. Both Paul and Bad Boy enjoyed the beers from the myriad of craft beer selections. We also tried a very good caramel apple cake before leaving.
T.Mac has a plethora of flat screen TVs. So no matter who your favorite team is you will find them playing on at least one of the TVs. This along with the food and wall of taps to choose from makes T.Mac a great sport-watching environment. We plan to return to watch a little ACC action and maybe a little Pirate Nation football.