Wow. This comes as a surprise. The NewsObserver is reporting that “Well-known Eastern North Carolina barbecue pitmaster Ed Mitchell is leaving The Pit, a successful restaurant he helped start in downtown Raleigh, and plans to open a new restaurant in the Triangle. Also Wednesday, Mitchell’s former business partner, Greg Hatem, announced that he will open a second location of The Pit in downtown Durham. “I thought it was time to move on,” Mitchell said in a phone interview Wednesday. “There were some other things I wanted to do to take my vision to the next level. I’m very happy that Greg and I did something great.” Hatem said that The Pit in Raleigh will keep the same recipes and dishes after Mitchell’s departure, and there are plans to expand into catering. Although Hatem wouldn’t disclose the location of the second Pit restaurant in Durham, he expects it will open by early 2012″
So Ed Mitchell is leaving to open up a new BBQ joint and there’s going to be a second Pit in Durham opening up next year. What are your thoughts?
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