Rice Corn Cakes

Triangle Restaurant Week 2016 Jan. 25-31

Rice Corn Cakes

Rice Corn Cakes


Triangle Restaurant Week is a week-long celebration of culinary excellence designed to incorporate the premier Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill and surrounding area restaurants. Pittsboro is represented in 2016 by Pittsboro Roadhouse in historic downtown Pittsboro and Fearrington Granary in Fearrington Village.

A special $15 3-course lunch and $30 3-course dinner is offered January 25-31 at the Roadhouse. Reservations accepted by phone or online for 6 or more. Please join us.


1st Course (Choice of One)

Beer Cheese Soup w/ Cheddar Croutons

Grilled Romaine Hearts w/ Peppered Bacon, Gorgonzola, Roma Tomato, Cucumber, Italian Vinaigrette GF

*Eggplant Rollatini w/ Prosciutto, Marinara, Pecorino Romano *(dinner only)

Peppered Bacon Wrapped Shrimp w/ Mandarin Oranges, Gorgonzola, Honey, Peppers, Spinach GF


2nd Course (Choice of One)

Petite 6oz Filet Mignon w/ Shaved Brussel Sprouts, Brown Butter Potato Gnocchi, Veal Demi Glace GF

Salmon Nicoise Salad w/ Egg, Tomato, Nicoise Olives, Pea Shoots and Dijon Champaign Vinaigrette GF

Shrimp and Grits w/ Peppers, Onions, Mushrooms, Jalapeno Bacon, Butter Sauce GF

Rice Corn Cakes w/ Cajun Creole Sauce, Poblano Peppers, Roma Tomatoes, Garlic GF

Chicken Marsala w/ Angel Hair, Portabella Mushrooms, Pancetta, Vegetable Medley


3rd Course (Choice of One)

Strawberry White Chocolate Cake

Nutella Bread Pudding

Chocolate Torte GF


$30 per person plus tax and gratuity.  Call ahead for reservations and dietary restrictions.  Please no substitutions.  GF Gluten Free



Valentine’s Day Dinner

Valentine’s Day Dinner 2017

February 14, 2017

Valentine’s Day 2017
Dinner at the Pittsboro Roadhouse

2 Salads • 1 Shared Appetizer2 Entrees • 1 Shared Dessert

Salads (Choose Two)

Roadhouse Chopped Salad

House Salad

Appetizers (Choose One)

Crab Dip w/Crostinis

Potato Cakes

Spinach Dip

Entrées (Choose Two) 

Grilled BBQ Chicken Breast
Rice, Fresh Vegetables

12 oz 50-Day Aged CAB Ribeye Steak
Mashed Potatoes, Fresh Vegetables

Asian Grilled Salmon
Rice, Fresh Vegetables

Vegetable Ratatouille

Desserts (Choose One)

NY Cheesecake

Chocolate Torte

Crème Brûlée

Nutella Bread Pudding


Celebrate the love in your life during Valentine’s Day Weekend at the Pittsboro Roadhouse. 2 for $74.95 (before Tax + Gratuity)

Reservations recommended. Please call us 919-542-2432 or reserve online.

Come between 4 pm and 8:30 pm and our host will seat you. Tell your wait person that you want the Valentine’s Day Dinner. Guests who wish to have a regular dinner may order from the regular dinner menu. Come spend one or more evenings with us Valentine’s Day Weekend at the Pittsboro Roadhouse. We’d love to welcome you.

Pittsboro Roadhouse & General Store

39 West Street, Pittsboro, North Carolina • 919-542-2432

Valentine’s Day Dinner Specials Near Chapel Hill

Valentine’s Day Dinner Specials Near Chapel Hill


Valentine’s Day Momentum

Valentine’s Day greets us in our neighborhood as decorative wreaths and flags in pink or red; in the drug stores and grocery stores with shiny hearts dangling from the ceiling and teddy bears, colorful stuffed animals and, of course, chocolates. Ads for roses and chocolates start build to a romantic evening dinner by candle light, bubbly, flowers, a present, and a step up in relationships status. In the Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Pittsboro Triangle region of North Carolina, you’ll have many choices.

Valentine’s Day Weekend at the Pittsboro Roadhouse

Please consider the Pittsboro Roadhouse for celebrating the love in your life!

Planning for Valentine’s Day

Plan early.

Choose your cards early. You know it takes time to choose exactly the right message for Valentine’s Day.

Decide on a gift, if this year is the right year for that, whether it’s chocolate, or jewelry or another keepsake.

Order flowers at your favorite flower shop, if not your favorite grocery store.

And, plan for Valentine’s Day, and this year, Valentine’s Day Weekend, since Valentine’s Day falls on a Sunday, Sunday February 14, 2016.

Valentine’s Day Dinner Specials near Chapel Hill

You’ll find many choices for very special dinners on Valentine’s Day weekend. Each venue has it’s own unique ambiance and culture, and menu! **All prices quoted before tax and gratuity.** Some dinners only offered on Saturday night, others Friday and Saturday nights. RSVP always.

Check out Carolina Crossroads at Carolina Inn and see what they are offering this year.

Elaine’s on Franklin may have a Valentine’s Day Dinner Special. See if it’s posted now.

Lantern usually offers a special Valentine’s Day Dinner.

Weathervane Restaurant at Southern Season (only the most amazing food and food related store in the Triangle, if not the world!) has been offering prix fixe Valentine’s Day dinners, with or without wine pairings.

Carolina 1663 at the Sheraton Chapel Hill usually has a four course menu that includes a champagne toast.

Fitzgerald’s Irish Pub usually offeris a Prix Fixe Dinner with 2 glasses of wine or champagne.

La Residence in Chapel Hill offered a Valentine’s Aphrodisiac Menu with four courses including tea or soda and a glass of champagne in 2015. See if their 2016 menu is up.

Talulla’s a Turkish restaurant in Chapel Hill had a Valentine’s Day Dinner with or without wine pairing in 2015.

And just down 15 / 501 from Chapel Hill is the magical town of Pittsboro where you step into another world between times.

In Pittsboro NC, you’ll find about twenty restaurants, including Bella Donna, Oak Leaf, The Mod and the Pittsboro Roadhouse. Two bars with a focus on drinks also have menus and meals, The City Tap and Carolina Brewery. And there’s mainly drink spots at Starrlight Mead, Cackalacky‘s and Fair Game Beverage Company.

Valentine’s Day Weekend Special at the Pittsboro Roadhouse

The Pittsboro Roadhouse always offers a special time for Valentine’s Day weekends. Our staff really enjoys making a really special time for our guests.

In 2016 we will be offering Valentine’s Day Dinners Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights. We’ll have three different parts of the restaurant for you to choose from for seating:

  1. The Front Dining Room which is lit up with sparkling lights framing floor to ceiling windows the full front length of the restaurant, with a backlit skyscape of Pittsboro in the background. It’s magical.
  2. The Lounge which is spacious and has many comfortable sofas and sofa chairs, as well as some small tables and seats. This space borders the Back Dining Room which sits between the bar and the stage. You can see the stage from most seats and can hear the band playing.
  3. The Back Dining Room which has a choice of round table booths, tables of different sizes, bar tables, the bar and bar stools. We also have a good sized dance floor. In the Back Dining Room all seats have a good view of the stage.

Thursday Night February 11, 2016 Valentine’s Day Themed Music with Laine and Avis

Friday Night February 12, 2016: Nantucket

Saturday Night February 13, 2016: Tuesday Night Music Club

Sunday Night February 14, 2016: Mr. Wonderful: A Celebration of Dean Martin era music.

You can expect a wonderful evening of music each night!

More Valentine’s Day Dinner Suggestions

For an excellent list of Valentine’s Day offerings around the Triangle, just ask Google at www.google.com. Type in Valentine’s Day Dinner 2016 and a town name and see what you find.


Guardians of Angels 10th Anniversary Dinner at the Pittsboro Roadhouse


GOA 2014 10th Anniversary Dinner

Don’t miss the 10 year anniversary celebration of the Guardians of Angels Humane Society THIS Sunday eve, October 26 at 5 pm at the Pittsboro Roadhouse – 39 West Street in Pittsboro on Courthouse Circle.

The Guardians of Angels Humane Society has been a tremendous force for the well being of cats and dogs and animals in Chatham County and beyond. Join the Guardians of Angels in celebrating their tenth anniversary with a free dinner, Animal All Star Awards, Speaker / Investigator David Hunt from Columbus Ohio, and our very special Roy Underhill of the PBS woodworking show.

“Come on out and celebrate ten years of progress in animal welfare with us,” said Terry Dorsey, former president of the Guardians of Angels and an indefatigable advocate for animal compassion.


5 PM

Guardians of Angels 10th Anniversary Dinner



Wine & Cheese – Light Dinner

Wine & Cheese is served at 4:30 pm and a light dinner is served at 5:00 pm sharp! At 5:30 pm, dog fighting investigator David Hunt speaks about animal issues which affect people everywhere. Also, don’t miss the Animal All Star Awards and a word from the Student Animal Legal Defense Fund.

The dress is casual, the Roadhouse food is excellent and there will be lots of people who are working to end animal suffering and euthanasia in North Carolina. This is a free event and a cash bar is available.

Update from Guardians of Angels

Guardians of Angels Tee Shirt

The new Guardians of Angels Tee Shirts look great! This year, we are going to raise our annual expense plan undefined 10K in one evening. That’s 100 Tee Shirts for a donation of $100 or more – Sunday evening only! There will also be opportunity to join Team GOA and make sure that the Adoption Center breaks ground soon.
In a recent questionnaire, candidates Karen Howard, Jim Crawford and Diana Hales all responded enthusiastically to building the Adoption Center and strengthening animal protection laws in the County. Candidates and current commissioners Walter Petty, Pam Steward and Brian Bock did not submit responses to the GOA Questionnaire. Commissioner Bock did state in an e-mail to GOA that: “I support the proposal of the new adoption center.  I spoke with the health director this week about it. I would expect that our next CIP will include it”.
Before you vote, make sure your candidate commits to building the Adoption Center and approves the 2015 Capital Investment Plan to get it started! Early voting has begun in Chatham County and you can vote for all commissioner candidates, and during early voting, you can vote at any polling station, no matter where you live. County Commissioners in Chatham are all voted for as at large representatives, which means that no matter where you live, you can vote for all the candidates.

Chatham County Animal Adoption Center

The County now has an Adoption Center design and the land on the ten acre campus of the current animal shelter for an Adoption Center deigned by Bacon Group Architects. It is time to include it and vote for the funding in the 2015 Capital Investment Plan (CIP).  While Health Department Director Layton Long called on Thursday to say he cannot make it Sunday evening, GOA will have some copies of the Bacon Group Design. Lead designer Rick Bacon recommends that building the Adoption Center take priority over renovating the current shelter.
As you can see, there is a lot happening and a lot to celebrate after 10 years of hard work, so don’t miss the celebration this Sunday night.
Thanks for being the voice of the voiceless animals that we all love!

Four Course Fine Wine Dinner – Tuesday Nov. 5th, 2013

Not Your Grandmother’s Italian Wine Dinner

Join us for a very special Four Course / Four Fine Wines Wine Dinner.

Vino!! Wine Shop partners with Eric Merlau of Haw River Wine Man to bring a fabulous four-course Italian dinner paired with traditional Italian wines your Grandma may have once served, but we assure you these wines are neither old-fashioned nor ordinary!

November 5, 2013 at 6:30

RSVP recommended and walk-ins are welcome

$45 / seat with wines; $35 / seat without

Vino!! Wine Dinner at the Roadhouse

Flyer for Vino!! Wine Dinner at the Roadhouse


Text Version of the Image lists the Menu:

First Course

Charred Romaine Caesar Salad, Peccorino Romano, Capicola Ham, & Roasted Tomato
Coffele Soave Classico 2012

Second Course
Honey Brined Pork Roast, Winter Spiced Pear, Sauteed Spinach, with Pine Nut Rissotto
Corte Majoli Valpolicella Ripasso 2010

Third Course
Garlic and Tomato Braised Beef, Capellini Pasta, with House-made Ciabatta Bread
Tenuta Canale Basket Chianti Classico 2009

Fourth Course
Riccotta Cheesecake with Raspberry Glaze
Venturini Baldini Reggiano Amabile Lambrusco

Call now and reserve your seat.

Reservations: 919.542.2432 to make a reservation as space is limited.
The menu puts a modern day spin on traditional Italian wines and food.

$45 per person (or $35 per person for food only) excluding gratuity or tax:

5 Course Mead Wine Dinner at the Pittsboro Roadhouse

Mead Wine Dinner

In October 22, 2013, The Pittsboro Roadhouse & Starrlight Mead presented their first Starrlight Mead Wine Dinner. Five courses paired with five different Mead Wines.

Reservations are recommended – 919-542-2432. The Heirloom Tomato Dinner in August sold out. We’ll be serving amazing food, with amazing mead wines, and the chef will talk about the food, and the Starrlight Mead folk will talks about their meads.

Join Us!


Specialty Dinners: The Heirloom Tomato Jubilee

The Pittsboro Roadhouse’s owner, Chef Greg Lewis, was known for his wine dinners when he owned Errico’s an Italian Restaurant in Cary, North Carolina. An amazing five course menu would be developed and five amazing wines would be paired with them. A wine expert would inform about the origins and characteristics of each wine, for an educational and and delightful evening.

At the Pittsboro Roadhouse, on the occasion of the first anniversary, we paired with Deep Chatham Gardens’ Billy Mason for a dinner featuring – yes – “Heirloom Tomatoes!”

Billy Mason summed up the event thus:

The dinner sold out in reservations and several other people joined at the last minute.

Chef David Carlin made magnificent use of all 9 varieties of heirloom tomatoes I grew for the restaurant.

The appetizer was a balsamic tomato and strawberry bruschetta (on toasted bread). 
It was a great introduction to how creative David and the Roadhouse kitchen are on a daily basis as this was a regular item on their summer menu.

The first course was a sampler plate of each variety of heirloom tomato slices, so that everyone could see and taste the individuality of the varieties of tomatoes alone and were served with 4 flavored salts: kosher, Merlot, habenero and smoked. Every tomato slice elicited comments of amazement and pleasure  with the unexpected intensity and diversity of taste, aroma and texture variations of  each tomato.

The second course was a cold tomato gazpacho soup. The large bowl of red soup was crowned with a dallop of finely diced green tomato pickles that Chef Carlin had prepared. The gazpacho was full of creamy tomato flavors that the green tomato pickles opened and excited the palate to enjoy.

The entre’ course was a large portion of heirloom tomato and local veggie lasagna.
The pasta was handmade by Chef Carlin and enhanced the textures of the multi layered extravaganza of tastes and aromas. All who attended were entranced wondering what could do justice to all that had come before.

The dessert course was a scoop of heirloom tomato ice cream that Chef Carlin and Roadhouse owner, Greg Lewis had composed and refined over the course of several days. The presentation was beautifully enhanced by a basil infused short bread cookie and all was drizzled with a balsamic chocolate reduction sauce.

It was an astonishing culinary creation that no one had ever imagined as a possibility!
It was an amazing completion of a beautiful and delicious meal.

Specially chosen wines for each course were also available as well as mixed drinks that everyone enjoyed and commented on.

There was a welcome and introduction give by owner Greg Lewis, a talk about the conception and creation of the meal by Chef Carlin and a sharing by Billy Mason about his passion for Chatham County, organic gardening, heirloom tomatoes and working with the Roadhouse.

The attendees all conversed and commented with each other like a happy family meal, which is the essence of the finest qualities of Pittsboro and Chatham County.

This was the first Special Event Dinner menu at the Pittsboro Roadhouse Restaurant and more are in planning for the future.

Deep Chatham Gardens Heirloom Tomato Jubilee Dinner August 20, 2013

Deep Chatham Gardens Heirloom Tomato Jubilee Dinner

Join Greg Lewis of the Pittsboro Roadhouse, Billy Mason of Deep Chatham Gardens and the Pittsboro Roadhouse Chef, David Carlin, for a whole dinner of amazing flavor-filled tomatoes. We love our local farmers and want to support them any way we can. Check out the YouTube video below to learn more about this stellar event and take a peek at the menu. Make sure you get a seat – call for reservations at (919) 514-2432.