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My Dog Duke’s Restaurant

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My Dog Duke’s Diner

A new restaurant opened in downtown Lynchburg in November.  Now that the initial “buzz” has waned a bit it was time to try this new culinary treat.

The diner is located in a restored and updated building located at 1007 Commerce Street, Lynchburg, VA.  Commerce Street is fast becoming a dining mecca!  Interior furnishings are reminiscent of an old-fashioned diner with a shiny counter and stools.  Exposed wooden beams and huge plate-glass windows add to the interesting feel of the diner.

Originally open for just breakfast and lunch the demanding patrons have pushed the diner to now serve dinner too.  Open seven days a week, between 7 a.m. until 9 p.m. the diner also serves brunch on Sundays between 7 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Interior: My Dog Duke’s Diner

There are a variety of menus available, depending on the time of day you visit.  Breakfast is served daily from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  There is a nice selection of breakfast sandwiches, platters and weekly specials.  You might like to try their fried chicken and waffles or their pastrami hash.  The lunch menu is also served daily and features specialty sandwiches, salads, soups and a few interesting entrees.  They offer a weekly soup and salad special.

My Dog Duke’s Diner is one of a few places downtown that serves breakfast.

Hungry for dinner?  Served daily between 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. you will be impressed with a small menu that hits all the right notes.  Choose from entrees such as meatloaf, lasagna, fried chicken or Sunday thru Thursday a “Blue Plate Special.”  Most of the specialty sandwiches, salads and soup and salad specials offered for lunch can be found on the dinner menu too.

There is a nice drink selection.  Whether you are looking for a yummy espresso from their espresso bar, a brunch cocktail, selection of domestic, imported or craft beers, specialty cocktails or wine by the galls or bottle their is something delicious for everyone.

So, the next time you’re hungry and heading downtown stop by My Dog Duke’s.  They even provide reserved parking in the parking garage located next to the restaurant!

As with all of our delicious downtown dining options this “new” diner is within walking distance to The Carriage House Inn Bed and Breakfast.  All the better for indulging in dessert.

For more information visit or call 434.849.8868.  Enjoy!

Sausage-Cheese Breakfast Pie

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Sausage-Cheese Breakfast Pie by The Carriage House Inn Bed and Breakfast, Lynchburg, VA

Sausage-Cheese Breakfast Pie

Our Sausage-Cheese Breakfast Pie is one of the simplest recipes we have but it is easy to make and tastes great!

As most of you know we alternate a savory entreé with a sweet when guests stay with us for more than one night.  This easy to prepare and serve quiche-like entreé is great when serving up to 6 guests.  It only takes about 15 minutes to prepare it, before it goes into the oven.  Guests staying with us at The Carriage House Inn Bed and Breakfast have said it reminds them of the Bisquick™ Impossibly Easy Cheeseburger Pie.  It does!  I substituted ground sausage for the ground beef, in the original, and ta dah!  A “new” breakfast dish.

Sausage-Cheese Breakfast Pie at The Carriage House Inn Bed and Breakfast in Lynchburg, VA

So easy to make but good to eat.


  • 1 pound mild Italian sausage
  •  1 large onion, chopped (about 1 cup)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup Original Bisquick™ mix
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 eggs


Heat oven to 400°F.  Spray a 9-inch glass pie plate with non-stick cooking spray.

In a 10-inch skillet, cook sausage and onion over medium heat 8-10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until sausage is brown; drain.  Stir in salt.  Spread in pie plate.  Sprinkle with cheese.

In a small bowl, stir remaining ingredients with fork or wire whisk until blended.  Pour into pie plate.

Bake about 25 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean.  Let sit 5 minutes before slicing.

Serves 6.


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It’s easy to stay indoors this time of year.  Last week was cold.  Didn’t get above freezing for all week long, but I decided not to let the cold weather keep me from taking a walk on my favorite part of the Blackwater Creek Trail system which is at the foot of our street.  The best part of the walk this time of year are the icescapes that form.

Hollins Mill Tunnel

It’s okay to hibernate when it gets cold out side but if you do, you miss the beauty of the landscape that only occurs during the extremely cold weather.  For example you would miss the eerie tunnel with its icicles hanging overhead.    A mile or so beyond the tunnel is the Hollins Mill Dam and if you are lucky enough to be out when it is really cold you’ll see it frozen in time.

Hollins Mill Dam

Get out and enjoy the beauty of the season and explore my favorite part of the Black Water Creek Trail system.  And while you are exploring that trail don’t be surprised if you see ice scapes this time of year.