This photo was sent to me today by my friend Aaron. Not only did he discover that there’s a Kate’s Pancake House in Carolina Beach, North Carolina, but they also apparently serve S’mores Pancakes, and I don’t know if anything has ever sounded as yummy as that. Also, I’m hoping because of the lack of comma on the signage that this is a healthy option. But that’s probably just wishful thinking.
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This is enough to get me on a plane to Portland, Oregon—and not just because I’ve watched too many episodes of “Portlandia” in the past month. Apparently, a new food cart has opened up on North Mississippi Avenue called Miss Kate’s Southern Kitchen. It brings together two of my great loves—the name Kate and Southern food. (I hail from North Carolina and firmly believe that no one can have too much mac and cheese, fried okra, or buttermilk biscuits in their life.)
Miss Kate’s Southern Kitchen is owned and operated by Charles Hude. As he puts it on his food cart’s Facebook page, “I am a Mississippi Boy, cooking Mississippi food, on Mississippi Ave.” His food cart is dedicated to his grandma, Miss Kate. “One of my fondest memories was sitting in her kitchen watching her cook and listening to the stories she would tell,” Hude says.
The cart serves up Miss Kate’s exact recipes—which were left to Hude when she passed.
I’ve been a vegetarian for, well, a really long time. And I love me a vegetarian restaurant, even if it does take me a million years to order because there’s a full menu of options I can get rather than just a few to eenie meenie mini mo. My favorite vegetarian restaurant: Kate’s Joint on Avenue B in New York’s East Village. If you end up here, you’ll want to order a veggie version of a diner favorite—like the Southern Fried Unchicken, the Meatless-loaf Hero, or the Unturkey Club. There’s even a McKate burger—a veggie interpretation of the Big Mac. Oh, and Disco Fries. Made with vegan gravy.