We’re spending a lot of the weekend downtown watching a ridiculous amount of movies at Full Frame. Though there are a couple of food options at the event itself (mainly a cafe at the Armory catered by Saladelia), if you have time between movies here are some places we’d recommend checking out.
These are within walking distance of the event:
Blue Mountain Catering (317 W. Main St)
Lunch, weekdays only. Get the chicken and waffles.
The Federal (914 W. Main St)
Lunch, dinner, drinks. Order from the specials menu.
El Paraiso (111 S. Alston)
Lunch, dinner. Tacos!
This is a bit of a longer walk, but if you have time it’s a nice walk through much of downtown. And at the end of the walk there are delicious and affordable tacos.
Toast (345 W. Main St)
Lunch, dinner, wine & beer.
Delicious and friendly, also great just for a snack of a couple of crostini.
Fishmongers (806 W. Main St)
Lunch, dinner, drinks. Great sides and banana pudding.
Revolution (107 W. Main St)
Sunday brunch – $30. Also a great spot for “upscale” drinks and appetizers.
If you’re driving and looking for some places in the general area, some of our faves are New Visions of Africa (“soul food”), Green Leaf Indian, Mami Nora’s (Peruvian chicken), Costa Azul (Honduran/Mexican), taco trucks on Hillsborough Rd. (late night), Guglhupf (lunch and especially breakfast), Hog Heaven, Thompsons (“soul food”), Wimpy’s (biscuits and burgers), and, on Saturday, ~$5 Vietnamese tofu special at Banh’s.