"Crook's continues to live up to its national reputation
as a temple of Southern cuisine."

— Raleigh News & Observer
"Sacred ground for Southern foodies."
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Welcome to Crook's Corner!
"Put a Pig on It" this CAROLINA CUE WEDNESDAY , 

Cook's (Lexington), 04/23

FAQs and Answers from CHEF BILL SMITH:  New on is Courtbouillon (Coor-boo-Yone) a chunky meaty white fish, Corvina, with vibrant orange-red roasted red pepper and tomato sauce and crisped potatoes;  The Wedge Salad (with or whiteout shrimp); Sauteed Chicken Livers with Avocado, Onioins and Bill's Bourbon Brown Sauce served with Rice. Also, still got 'em: Fried Oysters. 


& Yes the Patio is open! Call for reservations or just come on in.  


Also, we don't have everything every night, call or please check the menu posted online nighty.

ART ON THE WALLS:    George Spencer's show up all April.



1/ Yes, we have the pie you heard about on NPR:: THE PIE THAT ELICIT’S THAT OH MY GOD RESPONSE.

2/ DO YOU REMEMBER WHERE YOU WERE WHEN YOU ATE THE BEST BANANA PUDDING EVER? Robert St. John proclaims Bill Smith's to be the best -- and tells us why Bill Smith is one of the finest chef' in Southern cooking history: 

3/  TRAVEL TO THE OUTER BANKS WITH BILL SMITH, SAM McGANN AND LOCAL PALATE MAGAZINE (also on the site are recipes for Hard Crab Stew, Atlantic Beach Pie and more): 


NEAL'S DELI: Matt and Sheila Neal have Neal's Deli in downtown Carrboro. Check 'em out ! 

ALLEY TWENTY SIX: For a great cocktail in downtown Durham, there is Shannon Healy's Alley 26 on Chapel Hill Street.

















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