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Leepa Feb 2, 2014 04:53 PM

I noticed yesterday while driving down Charlotte St. that King James Public House has opened. Anyone gone yet?

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  1. Scirocco RE: Leepa Feb 2, 2014 07:49 PM

    My friend went a week or two ago and liked it a lot. Said it's not typical pub food. I haven't been yet.

    She has more details here with pictures:
    http://carolinaepicurean.com/2014/01/...

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      citizenthymes RE: Scirocco Feb 3, 2014 08:45 AM

      You have famous friends ;-)

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        Scirocco RE: citizenthymes Feb 3, 2014 02:29 PM

        haha, yes, I suppose I do! I have known her for several years and am thrilled for her - she has worked really hard!

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      miss piggy RE: Leepa Feb 6, 2014 09:33 AM

      We went on Tuesday. It's a small place and it was completely full except for two seats at the bar so we got lucky there. Great feel to the place...dark, good music, energetic but not too loud. The cocktail list was one of the most inventive I've seen in town. My choice was a Mount Gay, St Germain, lime, agave, Sriracha and blackberry concoction and it was awesome. We opted for small plates - tempura cheese, flounder, arugula salad, scotch egg, and a hammock terrine, the latter three being the hits. The cheese on the fried plate needed to be sharper and the flounder was a little overcooked and seemed to be absent of the lobster butter that was advertised as an accompaniment. Still, we will return in a heartbeat to try more cocktails and noshes - we live in the neighborhood so this is a great addition to our side of town. I still prefer the food at Ambrozia but really wish it had a cozy, cool vibe like this place does!

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        Tom from Raleigh RE: miss piggy Jun 28, 2014 05:38 PM

        My family of 4 went to King James tonight. It was one of the best meals we've had in quite a while. The fries were simply amazing. Crispy on the outside and a bit chewy on the inside. We had several other dishes. All were good. There are lots of things to try on their menu. We will be back when we return next month.

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