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Audio: Interview with former Crook's Corner chef Bill Smith
Former Crook’s Corner chef Bill Smith joins 97.9 The Hill’s Brighton McConnell to reflect on the news of the award-winning restaurant closing its doors. Smith...Thu Jul 8, 2021
Longtime Chef: ‘Need Not Fear’ Big Changes at Crook’s Corner Under New Chef, Ownership
Iconic Chapel Hill eatery Crook’s Corner is being sold to new local ownership and is bringing in a new chef. The restaurant situated at the...Sun Oct 28, 2018
Meet the new chef of Crook’s Corner, the third in the storied restaurant’s history
As Friday dinner service winds down, Bill Smith and his newfound protege, Justin Burdett, sit at the Crook’s Corner bar. In January, Burdett will become...
Fri Oct 19, 2018
Crook’s Corner, a Southern Institution, Embarks on a New Era
After 35 years running one of the most iconic restaurants in the South, the two men at the helm of Crook’s Corner are handing their...
Mon Oct 15, 2018
Big changes ahead for NC’s beloved – and iconic – restaurant, Crook’s Corner
Crook’s Corner, the beloved Chapel Hill restaurant that elevated shrimp and grits from a humble fisherman’s breakfast to a signature of Southern cuisine, is changing...
Thu Oct 11, 2018