This coming Monday I'm departing RDU on a 2:50 pm flight, but I have the entire day free up until then. I've found a lot of Chowhound topics about breakfast in the area, but the topics on lunch tend to be for specific locations, whereas I have the time to drive pretty much anywhere in Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, etc.
I love great food and I'm open to suggestions. Recommendations for Barbecue or Southern cuisine would be fine (and presumably are local specialties), but are not a must if there's some other kind of place - contemporary American, Italian, Thai, whatever - where the food is absolutely wonderful. Where do you go where you know you'll be LOVING every bite?
Money is no object, although I'm already doing two fine-dining dinners during my stay (at Fearrington House and Herons) so I'm not necessarily looking for something high-end.
Again, the only real requirement is that they are open for lunch on Mondays.
Thanks in advance!