"Long known for both its sumptuous take on Southern comfort food and as a gathering spot for the city’s abundant creative community..."
— Garden & Gun
"Crook's continues to live up to its national reputation as a temple of Southern cuisine."
— Raleigh News & Observer
"Sacred ground for Southern foodies."
— The New York Times
"Timeless appeal, beloved for quality of food that reflects the character of their community."
— Awarded 2011 America's Classic by The James Beard Foundation
"Put a Pig on It"
Carolina 'Cue Wednesday is the first Wednesday of every month. We've visited 25 places so far. The schedule for our Guest ‘Cue is posted on this website under Carolina 'Cue Wednesday (click tab to your left).
FAQs and Answers from CHEF BILL SMITH:
- Fried Oysters!!
- What’s the newest most popular thing? OXFORD TAMALES w/ chilies, corn, white cheese & coca cola country ham broth served w/ salsa ranchero...served in Oxford, MS, at the Southern Foodways Dinner.
- What are the returning seasonal favorites? CHEESE PORK! w/ a Madeira sauce served w/ mashed rutabagas & sautéed leeks & cabbage...This is the last week... until next year.