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Featured Restaurants

Raleigh - Durham - Chapel Hill - Fayetteville, NC

Angus Barn Restaurant
Cuisine: American
Walter Royal
9401 Glenwood Avenue Raleigh, NC 27617 919-781-2444
The Angus Barn is one of the nation's most successful restaurants. Beef was the staple of the original Angus Barn menu. Even though the menu has expanded since then, steak and potatoes still rule. Walter J. Royal, the executive chef, oversees the preparation of more than 5,000 pounds of beef every week.

The rustic red barn on Highway 70 west of Raleigh marked it's 46th anniversary in June of 2006. While the Barn has grown and changed over the years, the basic principals hospitality, attractive atmosphere, and good value for the customer's dollar have remained the same.
Recipes Featured on Carolina Cooking:
Angus Barn Shell Steak
Delightful Salmon Salad
Filet au poivre
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Four Square Restaurant
Cuisine: Contemporary American
Chef Shane Ingram
12701 Chapel Hill Rd. Durham, NC 27707 (919) 401-9877
Globally-influenced Contemporary American. The menu changes monthly and incorporates the best of the region’s fresh produce, fish, game and fowl from local farmers and purveyors. Four Square has an award winning wine list that includes diverse offerings across a broad price range. The wines are chosen specifically to harmonize with the food served at the restaurant.

Four Square is located in the restored Victorian-era Bartlett Mangum House, built in 1908 and currently listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Four Square opened in October of 1999 and is chef owned and operated.

Recipes Featured on Carolina Cooking:
Rice Paper Wrapped Tuna on a salad of Mizzuna, Avocado and Radish with Grapefruit-Wasabi Vinaigrette
Roasted Halibut with Radicchio and Creamed Corn
Stuffed Tomato with Mediterranean Couscous and a Champagne-Tomato Butter Sauce
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Frazier's Bistro
Cuisine: American
Jay Beaver
2418 Hillsborough St Raleigh, NC 27607 919-828-6699
At Frazier's, we promise you an artful dining experience: exquisite food (think upbeat, at-ease Manhattan), a splendidly attentive wait staff and classy charm (think the best of the South). Here you'll find unique, flavorful American cuisine that has made us legendary among a host of regulars who bring their most important guests to our table. Casual attire is acceptable. Give us the opportunity to impress you. Visit soon.
Recipes Featured on Carolina Cooking:
Pan Roasted Grouper with Fresh Corn, Tomatoes and Arugula
Pea and Ricotta Ravioli with Romaine and Parmesan Cream
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Gianni & Gaitano’s
Cuisine: Italian, Tuscan-Style
Chef Cory Goodman
14460 New Falls of the Neuse Road Raleigh, NC 27613 (919) 256-8100
Gianni & Gaitano’s is a collaboration between brother Gianni Cinelli who owns Ristorante Cinelli, a fine dining Raleigh Italian Restaurant and Gaitano Cinelli who owns Cinelli’s Pizzeria Restaurant in Durham. Gianni & Gaitano’s is an open kitchen Tuscan-Style Trattoria, serving the freshest of Italian foods from pizza & calzones to Zuppa Di Pesce and high-end veal dishes with an extensive Italian Wine Menu with a California touch.

Chef Cory Goodman grew up with Italian food and hung out in the famous “Arthur Avenue” section of the Bronx while growing up. Cory honed his skills cooking in famous Country Clubs of the Tri-State Area. It was a match made in heaven, the trio (Gianni, Gaitano & Cory) shared their love and philosophy of food and now are like family. Their partnership is North Carolina’s gain.

Recipes Featured on Carolina Cooking:
Pan Seared Branzino Arrostito with a Lemon, Caper, Tomato and White Wine Sauce
Portobello Formaggio with a Balsamic Reduction
Shrimp and Prosciutto Spedini with Tomato Basil Vinaigrette

Jujube Restaurant-Asian Kitchen and Bar
Cuisine: Asian Fusion
Charlie Deal
1201-L Raleigh Rd Chapel Hill, NC 27514 919-960-0555
From the well-thought out wine list and cocktail selections to the youthful Shanghai design, Jujube offers Triangle diners an updated approach to Asian dining. Dishes, from dim sum to noodles and more, are modern renditions of classic Asian flavors interpreted for today's savvy diner. Wither dining at Jujube's communal table, the dine-at counter overlooking the kitchen, or the patio, Chef Deal's restaurant offers one of the most unique experiences in the area.

During the 90s, Chef Charlie Deal made a name for himself on the West Coast with his fresh take on seasonal fare at the Bistro Oswald and for his inventive Asian street food at his signature eatery, Charlie Hong Kong. In 2005, he brought that modern sensibility to Asian food in the Triangle, opening Jujube in December to immediate acclaim.
Recipes Featured on Carolina Cooking:
Asian Tapas - Dumplings
Curries Noodles with Flank Steak
Ginger Roasted Chicken with Green Beans
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Vinnie's Steakhouse & Tavern
Cuisine: Steakhouse, New York-Chicago Style, Italian
Chef/Owner Keith Placko
7440 Six Forks Road Raleigh, NC 919-847-7319
Since 1987 Vinnie's Steakhouse and Tavern has established itself as uptown Raleigh's very own "legendary hangout" in true New York-Chicago-style steakhouse atmosphere. Enjoy the finest steaks, seafood and Italian fares, and a wide variety of fine wines. Founded in 1987 by Dusty Anderson, Vinnie's Steakhouse continues to provide its customers with great service and food.

Chef Keith Placko has worked in multiple restaurants in the Raleigh area. He owes his love of cooking to his grandmother who inspires him still today. His true passion is for Italian food and its preparation and history. All of his dishes are prepared with the customer as his top priority. His creed is, "imagine my grandmother is sitting at every table. If I did not prepare it with love and quality then I have failed".

Recipes Featured on Carolina Cooking:
Ahi Tuna with Asian Sweet/Sour Soy Sauce
Oysters Rockefeller
Veal Rib Chop au Poivre
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