Poole’s is a phenomena all its own, delivering some of the most carefully prepared local food in Raleigh. This is all due to the daily dedication of chef Ashley Christensen and her loyal employees.
Christensen has crafted a menu that shifts and changes daily as new local ingredients are brought in and the seasons change. She has received recognition before, featured in both Bon Appetit and Gourmet Magazines. But this week Christensen is a semifinalist for the super prestigious James Beard award for Best Chef in the South East.
Another chef and a two restaurants in the Triangle are also in the running including Scott Howell at Nana’s in Durham as well as Magnolia Grill and Crook’s Corner. We wish Ms. Christensen the recognition she is due and hope for her to be a winner.