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Chuck's opens to hungry Hopscotchers

Posted September 13, 2011

Opening a restaurant for the first time during arguably the busiest weekend of the year is a risky move. 

Sure, you have a captive audience but if you make enough of them wait too long or mess up enough orders those guests may never be coming back.

Then again, this isn't Chef Ashley Christensen's first rodeo. 

Judging from my Saturday night dinner visit I would have to say the grand opening of Chuck's in downtown Raleigh was a huge success.

The menu is comprised of 8 mouth-watering burgers, all carefully concocted with fresh toppings such as hazlenut-vinagarettle kale, bacon-onion jam, roasted beets and "tortilla dust."  Complimenting the %100 chuck mainstays are half-pound Belgian fries with your choice of sauce, shakes, floats, beer, wine and bubbles.

For a gourmet burger, fries and a beer expect to pay between $15-18.  While it was a little heavier on the wallet then I would've liked, Chuck's is definitely worth the experience.

Congratulations to Ashley and her staff for coming out on top of Hopscotch weekend! 

Oh yeah, Ashley, if you ever need someone to polish off whole bags of tortilla chips to produce more of the aforementioned "dust," I'm your man.

(Check out the photo gallery for burger shots, menu boards and happy customers)




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  • WinnieFan Sep 14, 2011

    Had one today... while $17 and change was a little steep for a burger, fries and tap root beer, I must say it was one of the best burgers I've ever had! I got the one with 3-yr old aged cheddar and caramalized shallots... YUM!

    Next time, I'd probably leave off the fries, just so I wouldn't feel SO overly ful afterward! Though they were delicious. I had the malt vinegar aioli with mine.

  • RaleighRocks Sep 13, 2011

    If I am willing to pay those prices, bring me a menu! Don't believe the hype! The Times has the best burgers.

  • abrcromben Sep 13, 2011

    and what's with all her places NOT having actual menus? who wants to stand up to see those chalkboards

  • tjdebord Sep 13, 2011

    At those prices I'll stick to the sports bars. They have great food at better prices...plus the big screens.

  • abrcromben Sep 13, 2011

    Do you think her places get so much hype because of her name? I'm thinking Tribeca Tavern's bugers are twice as good ...