Monday, November 18, 2013

Twisted Fork: Celebrating 10 Years with a New "Twist" on their Menu!

Last week I was happy to be invited to try out Twisted Fork's new menu along with some other Raleigh Foodies.  

Twisted Fork is located at the outdoor commons at Triangle Town Center in Raleigh. I remember going there when they opened and now they are already celebrating 10 years! Locally owned by Dean Ogan from Rocky Top Hospitality group (includes Dean’s Seafood Grill in Cary and The Daily Planet CafĂ© in the NC Museum of Natural Sciences) is celebrating by adding all sorts of new flavor "twists" to the menu.

I enjoyed my opportunity to meet Dean and he was more then happy to talk about all the new and exciting (and fun!) menu changes and additions. I was really pleased to hear his emphasis on using many locally produced sources for their dishes and putting a fun and unexpected spin on popular menu items.

We were presented with several menu items from the appetizer menu and the main courses to sample. Some of my favorite items we sampled were the different burger options with unique toppings...like the Soccer Mom's Masterpiece. This burger offers double bacon, tomato, lettuce and caramelized onion with a helping of peanut butter and housemade strawberry jam on top! Surprisingly delicious and a fun and flavorful twist from your ordinary burger!

 My favorite burger is the King of the South which is topped with house made pimento cheese, fried green tomatoes and thick smoked bacon.  All their bread and buns are baked in their own bakery and this burger was 100% North Carolina!

A couple other favorites were the Beer Can Chicken which includes a half chicken, beer brined, slow smoked and doused in BBQ Sauce over a wood fire. And the BBQ Pork Ribs literally fell off the bone and were fantastic!

Tasty tacos with a twist and NC BBQ also are included on the new menu and all feature loads of great flavors and a unique blend of fresh ingredients.

Fried green tomatoes were tasty with added goat cheese and homemade orange-mint marmalade.


DESSERT!! 
We sampled some tasty treats including Red Velvet Cake, their world famous Tia Maria cake and there is also a Gluten-Free Chocolate Mousse Cheesecake! They did not disappoint.

Twisted Fork has also expanded their draft beer selection with over 30 taps including several local NC brews.  All pints $3 every day!  If fancy drinks are your thing, unique twisted cocktails are fun and fabulous as well!

If you have children, they have a great kids menu. Meals include drinks and dessert and there are several meal choices, all for $6.

I really enjoyed our night out at the "new" Twisted Fork, I congratulate them on the success of ten years in business and we will be happy to be back soon for another great NC meal experience!
  
Fried Green Tomatoes with Goat Cheese and Homemade Orange-Mint Marmalade

Nachos with Tinga Chicken, Pepper Jack Queso, Guacamole, Chipotle Adobo, Green Onion, Jalapeno, Pico de Gallo, Black Bean and Corn Salsa
The delicious King of the South burger!



...AND DON'T FORGET DESSERT!

Gluten-free Chocolate Mousse Cheesecake

Red Velvet Cake

The delicious and world famous Twisted Fork Tia Maria cake!




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