Where to Eat in 2019

first_imgBrewery Bhavana | Photo by Keith Isaacs Old-School Raleigh: The MeccaOut-of-town pick: Zeera in Fuquay-VarinaHidden gem: Lucettegrace Chef to watch: Konget Elias at The MeccaChar-Grill or Snoopy’s? Snoopy’s READ MORE: These are the 10 best new restaurants of 2018, and the best of everything else from The News & Observer A burger “all the way” from The Players Retreat | Photo by Juli Leonard Old-School Raleigh: Roast GrillFavorite bar: FoundationPlace to celebrate: Crawford and SonChefS to watch: Eric Montagne at Locals Oyster Bar and Jake Wood at 18 SeaboardChar-Grill or Snoopy’s? Char-Grill Hot dogs, Schlitz, and Voodoo chips from The Cardinal | Photo by Keith Isaacs Snoopy’s on Hillsborough Street | Photo by Geoff Wood Key Lime Pie from Hayes Barton Cafe & Dessertery | Photo by Geoff Wood Oscar Diaz is the chef-owner of downtown’s Jose & Sons and Glenwood South’s Cortez. We surveyed 10 local tastemakers to put together a list of more than 30 spots for any kind of dining.By Catherine Currin READ MORE: Greg Cox reviews Crawford & Son for The News & Observer Melanie Dunia is the executive chef of Empire Eats, and has appeared on the Food Network show Chopped. Old-School Raleigh: Cloos’ Coney IslandFavorite Bartender: Matt Holmes at Capital Club 16Place to celebrate: StanburyChef to watch: Krystle Swenson at Crawford and SonChar-Grill or Snoopy’s? Char-Grill Go-to dive: Taqueria El Toro Old-school Raleigh: The PR!Hidden gem: Soo CafeChef to watch: Cheetie KumarChar-Grill or Snoopy’s? Char-Grill Sean Fowler is the chef-owner of Mandolin on Fairview Road, where he uses local ingredients and fresh produce from his farm in North Raleigh. Coleen Speaks is the chef-owner of Hummingbird, PoshNosh catering and Whitaker & Atlantic. Here are some of her favorites: Shaved kholrabi at Crawford and Son | Photo by Jessica Crawford Scott Crawford is the chef-owner of Crawford and Son and soon-to-open Jolie, both on Person Street. Char-Grill’s Hillsborough Street location | Photo by Geoff Wood Cheetie Kumar is the chef and co-owner of Garland. She’s also a musician—Kumar and her husband Paul Siler own and operate Kings and Neptunes. Beth Littlejohn is the executive chef of The Player’s Retreat on Oberlin Road, the old-school sports bar that’s been around for over 60 years. Go-to dive: The Cardinal Old-school Raleigh: Big Ed’sPlace to celebrate: Brewery BhavanaHidden gem: Mami Nora’sChar-Grill or Snoopy’s? Char-Grill Go-to dive: Landmark Old-School Raleigh: Watkins GrillFavorite Bar: C GraceHidden gem: Saigon PhoChar-Grill or Snoopy’s? Char-Grill Go-to dive: Pho Far East Old School Raleigh: Hayes Barton Cafe & DesserteryHidden gem: El Rey Del TacoOut-of-town pick: The DurhamChar-Grill or Snoopy’s: Snoopy’s READ MORE: Greg Cox reviews Mateo for The News & Observer Old-school Raleigh: The Player’s Retreat Place to celebrate: MateoHidden gem: Abyssinia’s EthiopianChef to watch: Sunny GerhartChar-Grill or Snoopy’s? Char-Grill Steve Mangano is the founder/CEO of CUREat, an app to curate lists of your favorite restaurants and bars. The Triangle’s food scene has been stepping up its game in the Southeast and beyond. In 2018, Raleigh chefs brought home three James Beard nominations, and USA Today praised the City of Oaks’ culinary community: “From cocktail bars to coffee shops to breweries, there’s a huge sense of people coming together in the city to make business successful.” We believe coming together is the key: Triangle foodies aren’t just in it for themselves, they support each other, too. That’s why when we asked local chefs, restaurateurs, and others to share their recommendations—from dives to fine dining—for where to eat other than their own spots, they were happy to oblige (even though the Char-Grill versus Snoopy’s debate rages on). Read on for your 2019 culinary bucket list. Mateo Bar de Tapas in Durham | Photo by Juli Leonard Bone marrow at Stanbury | Photo by Chris Fowler Macarons at Lucettegrace | Photo by Keith Isaacs Maggie Kane is the founder of A Place at the Table, Raleigh’s pay-what-you-can cafe. She was recently featured on the Today Show. Go-to dive: Mitch’s Tavern Old-School Raleigh: The Player’s RetreatFavorite Bar: Junction WestPlace to celebrate: so•caChar-Grill or Snoopy’s? Snoopy’slast_img

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