The Dish: Roost Beer Garden

The Dish: Roost Beer Garden

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Photo by Jessica Stringer
Photo by Jessica Stringer

2000 Fearrington Village Center, Pittsboro
919-542-1239; fearrington.com

“I’m not putting pepperoni on a pizza, and you can quote me on that, because it’s charcuterie,” chef Colin Bedford tells me when he stops to check how my pizza turned out. (It was perfectly crisp and chewy.) Instead he tops the pies at Roost with duck confit, crispy capers or truffle sour cream. Diners with more classic tastes will love the Margherita or the six-cheese one; though, this being chef Bedford, two of those cheeses are Asiago and one called Lamb Chopper. Place your order inside the jewel box-size eatery, and they’ll fire it up in the black-and-white subway-tiled oven added last spring. Most Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings, there’s live music in the beer garden, so the wait is painless – especially if you’ve got a bottle of wine or a Fullsteam Fearrington beer in front of you. Roost is open through October, so enjoy pizza and the good weather while you can. And as spring gives way to summer and fall at Fearrington Village, look for ingredients like asparagus to be replaced with pears and then sweet potatoes. Pizzas $11-$17

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Jessica is the Executive Editor for Chapel Hill Magazine. As a 2010 grad of UNC, she's happy to be back in town writing, editing and eating around the Triangle.