Standard Foods

Standard Foods reopened in October 2016 in downtown Raleigh with new executive chef Eric Montagne. He has lost no time in establishing himself as a rising culinary star in his own right. Originally published 5/25/2017 If Raleigh’s No. 1 restaurant news story in 2015 was the highly anticipated, much-delayed opening of Standard Foods, then last…

Sticky Rice

Sticky Rice opened in Wake Forest in November 2016. Its menu features Laotian dishes as well as Thai and Vietnamese cuisine. When Sticky Rice opened in Wake Forest last November, all I could think of at first were reasons not to review it. For one thing, the menu is pan-Asian, an eclectic grab bag running…

Bare Bones

Bare Bones’ chef has a few signature tricks when it comes to barbecue By Greg Cox Originally published 5/10/17. RALEIGH Over the past decade or so, Eschelon Experiences has earned a reputation as one of the area’s most prolific and diverse restaurant groups, with properties covering the spectrum from Mura (Japanese) to The Oxford (British…

Crawford & Son

Dining review: Crawford and Son allows chef to showcase talents in cozy neighborhood restaurant Chef Scott Crawford opened Crawford and Son in downtown Raleigh in November 2016. Now that he’s got his own place, he can focus on highlighting his culinary skills on an evolving seasonal menu. By Greg Cox Originally published 3/30/17 RALEIGH  Tell…