Poole’s Downtown Diner
426 S. McDowell Street, Raleigh, NC 27601
Web Site: http://www.poolesdowntowndiner.com
The Triangle area has such a bounty of wonderful local produce and ingredients. One such place that is focusing on the organic and sustainable is Poole’s, a small funky eatery-cum-wine bar-cum-bistro with a diner theme located near the Convention Center construction zone on the site of a former pie shop. Here the talented Ashley Christensen (formerly of Enoteca Vin) is serving fresh and delicious simple dishes using the best stuff she can source.
This downtown storefront in Raleigh in the midst of the construction zone is serving some of the best casual local cuisine in the city. Watch yourself while crossing the street, it’s practically a NASCAR track.
Poole’s is no ordinary diner. Click on the “Read the rest of this entry” link below for more.
The bar is a great place for single diners to eat, drink, and to chat with the resident psychotherapist.
Oh I do think I will have a Julep.
A sign of a good cocktail program is the fresh juices.
I know where that is going.
In my Julep!
The menu at Poole’s is seasonal and varies from week to week. It’s small, focused, and entirely at Ashley’s whim.
I think tonight I am going to be a very bad boy.
My Julep arrives.
Sunburst Tomatoes with Endive Slaw, Buttermilk Fried Shrimp and Horseradish Dressing. Heaven.
Orange roasted beet salad. This dish would be perfect on a hot summer’s day.
Black River Farm Lettuces
The “Royale”. This is a giant, 10oz burger over brioche French Toast, with the variable cheese of the week. This time it was Cabrales, which is a stinky Spanish blue. My favorite.
Wilted Red Russian Kale. It’s the South, I gotta get in my greens.