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Kim Floresca & Daniel Ryan Of [ONE] restaurant Chapel Hill, NC



The Restaurant

[ONE] is our first exposure to southeastern culture and the ingredients of North Carolina. We are trying to highlight the balance between culture, ingredients, and expectations. This restaurant is a place where guests can come and experience as much of or as little as they choose. The kitchen is open and inviting, the options can be tasting or à la carte. We want our guests to feel comfortable, excited, and interested in the food.

The Place

In North Carolina, we found a place that we can call home, where we can tell our story and make our connection. The weather is good for agriculture; the mountains are in the west; the shore is in the east. The Research Triangle is an exciting scene. It is young and  has more potential than other cities in this country that are already considered food cities.

Local Ingredients

North Carolina and the surrounding areas are very bountiful. This part of the country has exposed us to not only new ingredients, but a new culture in which to showcase those ingredients. North Carolina has some of the best tomatoes and peaches that we have ever tried.

Heritage Farms Pork is a product we used to have shipped in while working in California. Now, it’s about 35 minutes away from our front door.  

Chapel Hill Creamery and Goat Lady Dairy are producing some of this country’s finest cheeses and the dairy that they use is unequaled. Lamb from Border Springs, Poultry from Ashley Farms, even found some local truffle foragers. This part of the country has products, culture, and respect for food. We would love to contribute to the cause that ties it all together.

Chefs’ Local Guide

Find | Farmers Markets

Markets at Carrboro, Durham, and Chapel Hill

Without sounding cliche, I would recommend the local farmers markets. Carrborro, Durham, and Chapel Hill all have their own farmers markets that highlight produce within a very close proximity. Carrboro's farmers market on Saturday morning is a place to find anything and everything local.

Carrboro | 301 West Main Street, Carrboro | www.carrborofarmersmarket.com

Durham | 501 Foster Street, Durham | www.durhamfarmersmarket.com

Chapel Hill | 201 S. Estes Drive, Chapel Hill | www.thechapelhillfarmersmarket.com

[The farmers markets are also recommended by: chef Ashley Christensen.]

Eat | Where To Take A Visiting Chef


It’s a great restaurant for any visiting chef. Chef Andrea Reusing has pioneered dining in Chapel Hill. Her restaurant is fun, exciting, and delicious. She highlights a “red poll beef” which is delicious and her “tea smoked chicken” is amazing. I would recommend it to anyone visiting here who is looking for a great meal.

423 W Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27516

T: 919.969.8846 | lanternrestaurant.com

[Lantern is recommended by: chef Ashley Christensen, chef Mike Lata.]

Eat | Off The Beaten Track


This is always a great choice for early morning, afternoon, or late night.  It’s got personality and authenticity as well. Get the plantain milkshake and the lamb cheeks torta. The watermelon aqua fresca is delicious on a summer day.

2512 University Drive, Durham NC 27707

T: 919.489.8226 | nanataco.com

Eat | Brunch

Scratch Bakery

It’s really great and the sourdough crepes are a must.

111 W Orange Street, Durham, NC 27701

T: 919.956.5200 | www.piefantasy.com

Herons at the Umstead Hotel

For Sunday brunch with relatives. They put on an amazing display.

100 Woodland Pond Drive, Cary, NC 27513

T: 919.447.4200 (make a reservation) | www.theumstead.com/dining/herons-en.html

Drink | Bars

The Crunkleton

They have a great bourbon selection.

320 W Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27516

T: 919.969.1125 | thecrunkleton.com


This is my favorite bar. It has class. Whether you want to relax with a scotch or smoke a really good cigar, it feels like the place to be.

347 West Main Street, Durham, NC 27701

T: 919.682.6191 | whiskeydurham.com

[Whiskey is also recommended by: chef Ashley Christensen.]



Photographs courtesy of ONE Restaurant

General Information

[ONE] Restaurant

Chapel Hill

New American

100 Meadowmont Village Circle
Chapel Hill, NC 27517

T: 919.537.8207 (make a reservation)








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