UPDATE: On Friday, the owners announced they would delay reopening until Jan. 25 instead of Jan. 24. “Winter weather has forced us to push back staff training and the reopening,” a press release said Friday.
North Raleigh’s Twisted Fork restaurant and bakery will reopen Jan. 25 after being closed since a fire in August, said Rocky Top Hospitality owner Dean Ogan in a press release Wednesday.
The restaurant and bakery, located near Triangle Town Center, now has updated decor and an expanded menu.
Regulars will want to know that the house-smoked barbecue, burgers, extensive salad bar and made-from-scratch desserts return. A highlight of the new menu will be pizza with dough made in the bakery and meats smoked on site.
“Is the menu a little all over the place?” asked Ogan in a statement. “Yes, but it’s food we love, casual, made fresh, and delicious.”
Since the fire, the press release states that many of the restaurant’s employees have been working at other Rocky Top Hospitality venues. Twenty-nine of 40 employees will be returning to Twisted Fork; each returning employee received a monetary bonus for their patience during the restaurant’s renovation.