Postal Fish Co. is a Southern Atlantic Fish House concept located in the Piedmont of North Carolina that has been a passion for us since the day we started cooking. With over 40 years of cooking experience combined we have spent over the last decade developing and learning about the underutilized bounty of our coastal waters. Our restaurant will be Pittsboro’s only casual full service seafood restaurant and is committed to serving fresh and seasonal fish and shellfish harvested by fisherman from Virginia to the Carolinas. The food will be simply prepared and presented in an atmosphere where our friends will feel comfortable and relaxed to either linger over drinks and a dozen oysters at the bar or sit and enjoy a piece of fresh fish cooked on our wood grill.
Postal Fish Co. (PFC) will have a warm interior feeling that will draw our friends in to a place where the sweet smells of the ocean flow thru the air and the sounds of Jazz to Classic Rock create the House Climate! When you arrive to PFC you will be greeted by a warm soul that will offer two options for seating, either at the Bar or in the Dining Room which will be separated by a high seat communal table. PFC will only take reservations for groups of 10 or more. There will be a partially open kitchen with another counter for seating at the oyster bar. Servers & Bartenders will be dressed in jeans with neutral colored button down shirts and white aprons. The kitchen crew will wear grey chef’s shirts and logoed baseball caps. The service style will be attentive and professional but not overbearing. We want to cultivate a fun and comfortable feeling at Postal Fish Co., which accompanied by great service and great food will help us turn new friends into long lasting relationships.
PFC’s menu will be guided by the availability of the coastal waters from Virginia to the Carolinas. Our seafood selections will be chosen not only for their seasonality but most importantly their sustainability. The fish will be hand selected by the partners traveling twice a week to the coast from Pittsboro to bring back the very best. Portions of the menu may change daily and could very well have something written in at the last moment. The style of the food will have a Southern influence and will be arranged in three sections. The first section will include a selection of shellfish including Oysters served on the ½ shell, Shrimp cooked three ways, Clams and Mussels simmered in a selection of broths. The second section will be labeled “Small Plates” and will have 8-10 dishes that can be shared with a mix of seafood, salads and non-seafood items. The third section will feature entrée items, including a variety of finfish such as Sheepshead or White Grunts. Whole fish will be featured daily, which will be cooked on our wood grill. For our friends who do not prefer seafood, there will be additional choices created with the same philosophy and style that our seafood is prepared.
What makes us Different:
With the exciting new development and the incredible growth that will be taking place in Pittsboro, we feel that there is a genuine demand for the Postal Fish Co. The Triangles’ food scene is growing and the opportunity for good and creative food is endless. The Pittsboro area’s projected growth plan affords commercial opportunities and unique consumer concepts that would promise a lucrative outcome for an establishment such as Postal Fish Co. The factor that will set us apart from all other food establishments is our commitment to personally travel twice weekly to select and procure the very best fish & shellfish from South Atlantic fishermen, who we have cultivated relationships with over the years. This includes people like Wayne Mershon of Kenyon Seafood, who has a fleet of fishing boats and understands Sustainable Fish and the market for them, Bill and Cathy Livingston, who farm clams year round but also have a fleet of shrimpers and crabbers as well and Steve Goodwin & Renee Perry from salty catch seafood out of Beaufort, NC, who shrimp and pound net off the coast. We feel that when it comes to the selection of fish and shellfish, we trust no one else to select these items but ourselves. In this way, we know we are able to deliver the very best to our Friends every night!
Why Pittsboro, NC:
Pittsboro, which is the County Seat for Chatham, has a true small town feel with a charming Main Street which is centered by a recently rebuilt Court House. The shops in the center of town include a bakery, antique stores, ladies boutique dress shops, law firms and a classic Soda Shop. Pittsboro will be the site of the new technology and research development called Chatham Park. Chatham Park will include five mixed-use “village centers,” surrounded mostly by residential developments with potentially 667 acres of open space or parkland. The plan includes between 22,000 and 28,000 new homes and more than 13 million square feet for commercial development. The implications for the small rural town of Pittsboro (4,000 population) are staggering. Bringing somewhere between 55,000 and 70,000 new residents to Pittsboro, Chatham Park would increase the town’s population density by a factor of about 14. That’s more than double the density of Cary today, equivalent to squeezing the entire population of Chapel Hill in to half its current space and puts Pittsboro on par with Baltimore, MD. However, with all these plans of growth, the developers assert they intend to preserve the rural, small town character and feel of Pittsboro.
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