Earlier this week I attended a social media party introducing the newest menu concept from Twisted Fork. It was fun evening hanging out with my social media buddies and meeting some new wonderful people, including owner Dean Ogan, from Rocky Top Hospitality. Rocky Top Hospitality group also owns Dean’s Seafood Grill in Cary and The Daily Planet Café in the NC Museum of Natural Sciences.
For those of you who don’t know, Twisted Fork is a locally owned restaurant. It is not a chain.
The food is delicious. The menu is creative (with a twist) and will definitely satisfy your taste buds. Whether you are looking for appetizers, tacos, burgers, barbeque, or just dessert, the Twisted Fork probably has what you need. What really appealed to me was knowing that the majority of all the food in the menu is homemade or coming from NC farms. I absolutely LOVE that the Twisted Fork is emphasizing using local sources for a lot of their menu items.
Fried green tomatoes with goat cheese and homemade orange-mint marmalade
From the appetizer menu, I really enjoyed the fried green tomatoes. Also, the honey pecan shrimp is delish!
Honey pecan shrimp with sweet honey cream slaw
And the nachos. Picture this. Tinga chicken, pepper jack queso, guacamole, chipotle adobo, green onion, jalapeno, pico de gallo, black bean and corn salsa! That is a mouthful.
Can you tell it is hard to pick a favorite.
I also got to sample a variety of burgers, which is nothing like you have ever had. Soccer Mom’s Masterpiece which is topped with peanut butter, homemade strawberry jam and double bacon. Yes, you read that correctly…peanut butter on your 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. Which of course, if you don’t want bacon is optional. The three seeded bun is homemade in their bakery.
King of the South burger (shown as a mini, but really comes full size)
And I do have to mention that they have barbeque, which is their top selling category on the menu. It does not really surprise me. Raleigh people love their barbeque, especially if that means not driving out onto country roads to get it. They have a beef brisket that is smoked overnight for 12 hours and the classic beer can chicken (my 8 year old loved the flavor). And, served with french fries, fried okra and hushpuppies…southern style!
Of course if you are not in the mood for food, but you want to satisfy your sweet tooth, then the dessert you must try is the “world famous” Tia Marie Cake. A combination of five layers of chocolate chip cookies, coffee liqueur and mocha buttercream icing. Can’t go wrong with that combo! I highly recommend you go and try this cake.
They have updated their cocktails and have over 30 beers on tap, with many of them coming from NC craft brewers.
I can’t wait to take my family to Twisted Fork!
The Twisted Fork
3751 Sumner Blvd, Ste 170
Raleigh, NC 27616