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Old 03-17-2010, 12:05 PM
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Jniffer, I wanted to make a couple more suggestions. I think you might like checking out Weaver Street Market in Carrboro for Saturday brunch. The lawn at Weaver Street should be pretty hoppin' with people since the weather is going to be so nice. I'm not sure if they've opened up the actual lawn yet (been fenced off in the winter trying to get the grass to grow back), but there is a lot of outdoor seating and it's a very popular place with all sorts of people. I think it would give your family a good feel for the area and you'd get some breakfast, too. Starting in April or May they have a Sunday Jazz Brunch on the lawn and music on Thursday evenings outside, too. They have a decent breakfast for the gluten-free, although if you need to be strict they don't have a gluten-free kitchen, so you could get some cross-contamination. On the hot bar for breakfast they usually have scrambled eggs, scrambled tofu, home fried potato slices, grits, oatmeal, migas (scrambled eggs with cheese, jalapenos, tomatoes and tortilla chips), biscuits, pancakes, french toast, might have a sausage potato casserole or a breakfast strata. They also carry many gluten-free pre-packaged snacks so if you need some cookies or something like that to nosh on you can replenish your supply there.

You might also like to check out the Carrboro Farmer's Market. There aren't a whole lot of accoutrements, but there are tons of organic and local veggies and plants. Not necessarily a teen hangout, but should be a whole lotta people there. You can just walk down Weaver street (about 2 blocks) since parking at the Farmer's mkt is a bear.

FWIW, Flying Burrito has changed their menu quite a bit. It's very meat heavy now. Might be gluten-free-friendly, though.

Oh, one more thing, you might take a ride in the country to Maple View Farm's country store (http://www.mapleviewfarm.com/pages/countrystore.html - broken link) and get some fresh ice cream. Very bucolic, and again, if you go on Saturday I'm sure there will be quite a few people, many cyclists among them. It's just a little country store and nothing fancy at all, but it might be a change of pace from Pittsburgh and yummy, too!

For another bucolic type vista head south of town and check out Jordan Lake, a very large man-made lake. Watch out for cyclists again!


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Old 03-23-2010, 11:36 AM
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Just wanted to thank you again for all of the great suggestions. We went to the Museum of Life and Science, SouthPoint mall, Weaver Street Market, and Umstead park. It was a beautiful weekend and we had a great time.
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Old 03-23-2010, 02:59 PM
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Glad to hear you had fun and glad the weather cooperated for you. Hope the kids enjoyed it, too.
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