This week, Chef Scott Crawford announced his next restaurant project – Crawford Cookshop – opening at 401 Main Street in Clayton, North Carolina, in summer 2021. “This is by far my most casual concept yet, and an opportunity to support a burgeoning small town like the one I grew up in,” says Crawford, nostalgically. “I think this family-friendly concept – located in a really charming old building in the center of this quintessential small Southern town – will be a great fit for the Clayton community.”

Crawford will lend his signature “superstar” style to this approachable menu at Crawford Cookshop offering simple and delicious “Americana” style cooking from a wood fired grill. Diners will discover house-ground burgers, smoked chicken, chicken and duck wings, smoked duck, beef and pork ribs, and seasonal vegetables for salads. Regular weekly specials will introduce items like Crawford’s Fried Chicken and Prime Rib.

Dishes will be designed for dine-in, take-out and delivery, with a 20-mile delivery radius, also reaching fans in Fuquay-Varina and Garner, for instance. “And if you were one of the lucky ones to have the fried chicken offered to-go from Crawford & Son recently, then you’ve had a taste of what’s to come at Crawford Cookshop! Stay tuned for more preview dishes from Crawford Cookshop available to-go from Crawford & Son Curbside Pop Up in the coming months.”

“I’m pleased to be working with the Atlas Stark team on the building, and again with Louis Cherry Architecture on the interior and exterior design,” says Crawford. With 3000 square feet indoors and 1000 outdoors, Crawford Cookshop will boast a bright, airy floor plan, large U-shaped bar and garage doors which fully open to the covered and heated patio.

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