Friday, January 21, 2011

Lucky Chicken Named Best Peruvian Restaurant in Triangle by N&O

Congratulations to downtown Clayton's Lucky Chicken Peruvian Restaurant, 226 E Main Street for being named the Triangle's Best Authentic Peruvian Restaurant in 2011 by News & Observer Food Critic Greg Cox!

BY GREG COX - Correspondent

In a region as culturally vibrant and rapidly evolving as the Triangle, taking a year-end snapshot of the local dining scene is always a challenging proposition. Never in my 15 years of reviewing restaurants, however, has a year so defied categorization as 2010.

Sure, there was the usual crop of sushi bars, Italian restaurants and the like, but no single category domi nated. In fact, the two most obvious trends - food trucks and local breweries - don't even involve restaurants in the traditional sense.

That's not to say that 2010 lacked for excitement. The year saw our already colorful palette of dining options expand to include an unprecedented spectrum of new options, from authentic Peruvian (Lucky Chicken) to dramatic still-life-on-a-plate presentations in a sleek hotel setting (Flights). Asian Grill gave the region its first taste of Shanghainese cuisine, while Saxapahaw General Store turned the farm-to-fork trend upside down by serving local produce in a bucolic setting. (full article - Triangle's Best Restaurants)

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