Whoops, signman, I forgot you were going to be in Charlotte on Sunday. Anyway, my recommendations for the Triangle are good for Monday, as well.
In Charlotte, on Sunday morning, let me think….One gripe I have about this town is that there are no really great indigenous breakfast places. Sure, you can get fried eggs and grits, pancakes and sausages, just like any other southern town. What I would like is a place that does something different – a place that makes its own baked goods or makes dishes like breakfast burritos or french toast with artisanal bread.
In Charlotte, everybody goes to Anderson’s or the Pancake House, neither of which is anything special. One idea is to go to the Landmark Diner, a place that Ort Carlton mentioned earlier on this thread. The clientele can be interesting and the food is OK, just don’t expect anything unusual.
If you’re inclined for a mini-splurge, let me recommend a downtown spot for brunch – Bistro 100. For $16.95, they do a Sunday brunch tasting menu starting at 11:00. http://www.levyrestaurants.com/Levy/Menus/Restaurants/Bistro+100/Bistro+100+Brunch+Menu.htm
They will start you off with some wonderful muffins/pastries and then you can choose from among seven "tasting" dishes. Each one is just a few bites. When we go, we order three dishes apiece. They bring them sequentially. Then, if we still have room, we’ll each order another dish. In theory, you can try all seven for $16.95, but we’ve never had room for more than four dishes, especially after gorging on the muffins and pastries.