Story originally appeared on FoodCary.
Cary, NC –As plans for The Fenton development evolve, the Columbia Development is beginning to establish its identity in a series of announcements. The latest announcement for the the mixed-use district is that restauranteur Scott Crawford will open a steakhouse with wood-fired aged steak and a lounge for smaller plates and drinks.
An American Classic
Crawford’s other restaurant, Raleigh’s Crawford and Son at 618 N Person St., offers a mix of different meats and non-meat options but Crawford said Crawford Brothers will have a stronger focus on beef while also offering other types of meat and food.
“With our group, we like to focus on classic dining experiences and make them new again. The steakhouse is a very classic American dining experience,” Crawford said. “I’ve been in this business for more than 25 years and I’ve seen concepts come and go but steakhouses stay. They do one thing and they do it well.”
Another element of Crawford Brothers that Crawford finds attractive is its wood-fired cooking method, which he said he hasn’t been able to do with his current restaurants, Crawford and Son and the coming Jolie French bistro opening later this Autumn.
“I love building a fire to create the coals and using those to cook the meat, and I also like the flavor,” Crawford said.
Fenton and Crawford Brothers are set to open in 2020.
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Story by Michael Papich. Photos by Columbia Development and Crawford Hospitality.