The results are in! For eight weeks this summer, North Carolinians nominated their favorite restaurant that serves eggs in the Piedmont, Mountains and Coastal regions of the state to win funding after a tough past year. North Carolina egg farmers awarded $1,000 in support to three family-owned restaurants, one winner per region.
The winners of the summer restaurant support campaign are: Angie’s Restaurant (Garner), Sunny Point Café (Asheville), and Eternal Sunshine Cafe (Wilmington). The $1,000 prize is intended to help them rebuild, make updates, and/or support employees during the ongoing pandemic.
With almost 400 nominations, it is clear that consumers are eager to support local restaurants in their communities after a challenging past year. And our egg farmers are proud to give back to independent, family-owned restaurants across the state. Congratulations to our winners!
- The Piedmont-region winner, Angie’s Restaurant in Garner, opened in September 2011, but the story of the family restaurant carries on a great heritage, and it is run as a homage to the past. Just after World War II, the restaurant was converted out of an old barn into Green’s Garner Grill, which was operated by Durwood Green until his passing in 1990. Angie and her staff continue with the same original desires – to enjoy good food and good times with family and friends.
- Sunny Point Café, the Mountains-region winner, takes pride in its made-from-scratch upscale comfort food and farm-to-table approach. The West Asheville restaurant has its own garden adjacent to the restaurant, and, during peak growing season, staff works daily in the garden harvesting fresh ingredients for dishes. Sunny Point also helps raise funds and awareness and expand community engagement with local nonprofits.
- Eternal Sunshine Cafe has been serving up unique benedicts, French toast, pancakes, and more in Wilmington for several years. With creative and playful twists on familiar entrees and desserts, the restaurant was originally named after the movie Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind, and the poem quoted in the movie by Alexander Pope.
Egg farmers are dedicated to supporting the communities where they live and work, which includes supplying North Carolina restaurants with fresh nutritious eggs for their customers. North Carolina is home to 9 million hens that produce about 2.7 billion eggs each year. Click here to learn more about egg farming in NC.