All live fire smoke, Kirsten. We use a variety of woods, some soaked in cider vinegar for extra flavor. We have a 3-story hood system that makes us able to use live fire smoke on the ground floor of an office building... I'm glad you asked.
Our new menu came out on Saturday, and we have combo plates available for all of our meats.
Also, our hours are:
Friday & Saturday 11am-10pm
Mr. Mitchell is never one to speak of himself as legendary. He respects what Pitmasters all over the Carolinas and the country are doing. What he does consider himself to be is an authority on authentic Eastern Carolina Whole Hog BBQ. It's other Pitmasters that label Ed as a legend, and luminaries such as Anthony Bourdain, John T. Edge, Calvin Trillin and Michael Pollan that dug deep and confirm these labels.
Some may disagree, but ain't nothing wrong with enjoying BBQ when you're not in a shack. Come and enjoy!
YAY- Way to go Amber. Wishing you much continued success.
Priority: They need to get more than just 2 single bathrooms for such a busy restaurant! I wouldn't say service was "speedy" in any stretch of the imagination! Food was good although think the Pit and Backyard BBQ are better. Overall a good experience.
Ed Mitchell is a good pit master, he makes good BBQ.... as far as being "legendary", I would hardly go that far... there are plenty of other places around the Raleigh area that make BBQ that is at least equal to that of Mr. Mitchell's.
The real problem with Mr. Mitchell's BBQ is not it's taste or quality, but it's price..... I have been to The Pit in Raleigh several times and have just been to EMQ and while I have no complaint with either the service or the food (both were fine, although nothing made them exemplary) I do take issue with the price charged at all of his restaurants. If enough folks are willing to pay inflated prices for Mr. Mitchell's BBQ, then I applaud him for being a savvy businessman and properly reading his clientele. But, if Mr. Mitchell should notice that his sales are sagging he should know that the quality of his establishments are not the problem, it is the price.
If the key to good 'cue is the smoke, it begs the question: where is EMQ's smoker? Is there actual smoke involved, or is it just basically slow roasted pork?
"Avoid any product that makes a health claim." -- Michael Pollan
I'm sure the food is delicious. But I'm not sure how blueberries from MI are considered local, especially when we have plenty of growers right here in the Triangle. Beware of folks trying to water down what local really means.
Harvest 18 is the best thing going in Durham right now. They deserve every bit of good press that they get. This story only confirms that. Thanks for publishing it!
If haven't been to harvest and tried some of those desserts you are missing out!
Milltown in Carrboro serves fries with gravy and poutine.
Loaf in downtown Durham makes fantastic Nanaimo bars
Misuse of the word googolplex.
This question is for Lindsay: any success or recommendations in baking donuts? (Cake, mainly- that's my jam. Mmmh jam)
I am unbelievably excited for Tupelo Honey Cafe to open in Raleigh! I didn't realize it was happening until I did a review of their new cookbook and saw the news on their website! I can't wait for the Blueberry compote and biscuits (until then I will have to make my own). This is the link to the review:
In April we scheduled the Piedmont story for the May 28 issue. As for the N&O, I can't speak to its scheduling.
It is extremely strange that two news articles came out during the same week praising Piedmont. This article from the Indy and the swooning article from the N&O's Greg Cox.
Coincidence? The cynic in me thinks not. Regardless, it is true that Piedmont has been serving up some delicious food lately.
This article reads like self-congratulation at best (or a paid advertisement at worst). After several tries at the Piedmont with service ranging from indifferent to literally eye-rolling, I resolved never to dine there again. It remains the only Triangle restaurant I refuse to visit. Denny's, anyone?
Glad to see this article, but our problems with Piedmont never involved the food, just poor service.
Yes, Chow for Choice is on May 20th for all restaurants except Panciuto which is May 21.
Your date here for the Chow for Choice event is Weds., 5/21, but the Chow for Choice site lists Tues., 5/20.
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