Relish blog

April 13, 2020

At Relish, we have been accepting and matching donations for family meals and macs that we are delivering to the Interfaith Food Shuttle, Rex Hospital healthcare workers (they need some serious southern comfort right now), and to anyone who asks us personally for a fre...

February 8, 2019

I am happy and excited to announce we will be opening  The Kitchen Table at Relish—Biscuits, Brews, and Board Games next door to Relish some time in the Spring of 2019 (as close to April 1st as we can get). 

Why the Expansion? 

The current kitchen at Relish has been...

March 17, 2017

What's in a name?  

Everything, for a restaurant.  A restaurant's name introduces it to the world, summing up everything about it while still rolling off the tongue.

Relish has always worked for us, as a name.  But "cafe & bar" seems to trip people up.  Customers wa...

March 29, 2016

This past summer, I had what I think of as a “light bulb” moment—a time when the right set of circumstances and events all come together to help me solve a problem that had been rooting around in the back of my head for years.  The lead up to this moment started when t...

July 12, 2014

July 14th through 23rd

Grown. Raised. Caught. Made.

Got To Be NC


We are pleased to be a part of the NC Department of Agriculture's first annual "Dig Into Local" Restaurant Week (July 14-23) which requires participating restaurants to create a special menu where each item...

June 1, 2011

In the first month after we opened, I got a call from Greg Cox, News & Observer restaurant critic.  He was planning on featuring us in his Epicurean section and he asked the question that has continued to crop up since we opened, "who is your chef?".  I stuttered, "we...