Home cooking, without ‘Some Kind of Wonderful’

Oct. 29, 2013 @ 01:59 PM

Fayetteville Street restaurant still planned: Kate Brodie said she still plans to open a home cooking restaurant on Fayetteville Street next month, although the deal fell through with the creator of the “Some Kind of Wonderful” spice blend.

At the restaurant, Brodie said she’s still planning to serve breakfast all day with salmon biscuits, ham biscuits, pork chop dinners, chitlins, oxtails, country-style steak, fried chicken, among other items.

The initially food was planned to be prepared with the “Some Kind of Wonderful” spice blend, created by John Ellison. He's the author of the song of the same name. But that deal fell through.

Brodie said she and her husband, Wayne Brodie, are still planning to open the restaurant, however, at 826 Fayetteville St., Suite 110, in the Phoenix Crossing Shopping Center, but she said it will have a different name. Wayne Brodie is the former catering manager at Honey’s, the longtime Durham restaurant that closed earlier this year, and he still plans to be the cook at the new venture.

They’re shooting to open the restaurant in mid-November.

According to local spokesman John Mayo, he and Ellison are still looking for an operator to partner with to open a “Some Kind of Wonderful” restaurant that would carry food from Ellison’s business.

“We still want to do this in Durham,” Mayo said.


Harris Teeter off Ninth: The new Harris Teeter grocery store near the corner of Ninth Street and Hillsborough Road is opening Nov. 13.

Catherine Becker, a spokeswoman for the company, said the store will be opening at 8 a.m. with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

More information about opening-day activities will be released Wednesday, Becker said.

Also, the new apartment complex that’s going up next to the grocery store, Crescent Ninth Street, is also nearing completion. The opening date has not been announced, but pre-leasing has begun for the apartment units.

The units are expected to rent from about $1,000 for a studio to $2,900 for a three-bedroom with two bathrooms.

Charlotte-based real estate development company Crescent Communities, previously known as Crescent Resources, is the company behind the apartment development.

Crescent also is developing another apartment community with higher-end apartments called Crescent Main Street. It’s under construction near Main and 15th streets.


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