Thanks for all the great suggestions so far. Keep em coming.
Here’s a little more detail. On Saturday I will most likely see the Knights play, so might be able to do a fish camp near Gastonia, or will be looking for a late night meal after the game. I’m staying in downtown Charlotte. Is Open Kitchen still recommended. I went there 30 years ago. Are they open late? Then I will need a good Sunday morning breakfast in Charlotte before taking my time to Chapel Hill for Sunday night. So Sunday will have lots of time available for eating and exploring along the way from Charlotte to Chapel Hill (Brent, could use more detail on Allen & Sons).
Monday I can waste a little time in the Chapel Hill Durham area for breakfast and some late morning BBQ before heading north. Once I hit Richmond I’m good, but would love to know about any places between Durham and Richmond.