If you're a Triangle resident you're in luck (if not, this gives you reason enough to visit or relocate!).

Several chefs and restaurants in the Triangle area are, well, kind of a big deal. So big, in fact, that NC residents aren't the only ones to have been impressed. Not even close.

Ten of NC's very own chefs and restaurants have been recognized on a national scale as semifinalists in the James Beard Foundation's annual awards (in other words, the Oscar's of cooking). 

Semifinalists from the Triangle include Durham's Phoebe Lawless of Scratch BakeryGiorgios Bakatsias for outstanding restauranteur in Durham, and Pittsboro's The Fearrington House Inn for outstanding restaurant (one of its chefs, Colin Bedford, is a semifinalist for Best Chef Southeast!).   

Other semifinalists for Best Chef Southeast are Raleigh's Ashley Christensen of Poole's Downtown Diner (among other restaurants in Raleigh), Cary's Scott Crawford of Heron's at the Umstead Hotel and Spa, Hillsborough's Aaron Vandemark of Panciuto, and Durham's Matt Kelly of Vin Rouge and Mateo Tapas and Scott Howell of Nana's

If you've never tried one of these restaurants in the Triangle, you really should! After all, you'd be dining in Durham and Chapel Hill's finest restaurants! It doesn't get much better than that!

From fine dining to eating mom and pop style, the Chapel Hill, Durham and Raleigh areas have it all. Contact us today for our recommendations or to give us yours!




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