Ashley Christensen Restaurants

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  • Bon Appetit
    50 Best New Restaurants

    August 2016

    “From her flagship Poole's Diner to Chuck's Burgers to Joule Coffee & Table, the reigning chef of the Raleigh-Durham scene is unstoppable. The latest addition to her family, Death & Taxes (named for the two previous tenants of the historic building, a funeral home and a bank), is Christensen's most ambitious restaurant to date.

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  • Garden & Gun
    The Big Heart of Ashley Christensen

    March 2013

    Christensen avoids narcissism like dysentery. Instead, she concerns herself almost exclusively with enjoying life, doing good, and enabling others to do the same. That she achieves this primarily through her cooking is gravy for us all.

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  • The New York Times
    A Food Sisterhood Flourishes in North Carolina

    January 2015

    Ashley Christensen and her Poole’s Downtown Diner have given birth to a string of restaurants that are as much urban renewal projects as culinary incubators.

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  • Triangle Business Journal
    Top 20 CEOs of the Triangle

    April 2015

    The inaugural class of the Triangle’s CEO of the Year Awards reads like a veritable Who’s Who of top local executives.

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  • Walter
    The Evolution of Ashley Christensen

    November 2015

    In the space of a few short years, Christensen has morphed from a lone genius on a sprint to a team leader for the long haul. If Raleigh already knew what the rest of the world learned last year when she won the James Beard Award for Best Chef in the Southeast – that this woman is a serious talent – now it’s clear she’s also building a company with the legs to last.

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  • Saveur
    Tour Guide: Ashley Christensen’s Triangle

    March 2015

    Chef Ashley Christensen—one of North Carolina's most talented and beloved chefs, and a great supporter of the North Carolina restaurant industry in general—shares her favorite places to eat and drink in the Triangle.

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  • The News & Observer
    Raleigh chef Ashley Christensen wins James Beard award

    May 2014

    Raleigh chef Ashley Christensen took home an Oscar of the culinary world Monday night by winning best chef in the Southeast from the James Beard Foundation.

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  • Eater
    The National 38: Where to Eat in 2016

    January 2016

    The greatness of Ashley Christensen’s flagship begins with her macaroni au gratin. Made with cheddar, Jarlsberg, and Grano Padano and broiled to a crusty, bubbly bronze, its a mingling of French and Southern sensibilities, and there may be no better version of mac and cheese anywhere.

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237 S. Wilmington St, Raleigh NC, 27601

[919] 322-0127, 322-0126, 322-0128 Respectively

Bridge Club

105 W. Hargett St, Raleigh NC, 27601

Death & Taxes

105 W. Hargett St, Raleigh NC, 27601

[984] 242-0218

Poole's Diner

426 S. McDowell St, Raleigh NC, 27601

[919] 832-4477