Liz Grandchamp’s Favorite Places to Eat & Drink 

The powerhouse woman behind Grandchamp Hospitality shares her favorite place for happy hour and what she would eat for her last meal in the Triangle.
by Catherine Currin

For our 2024 Guide to Where to Eat and Drink in the Triangle, we asked ten food and hospitality industry folks to share their tried and true spots for everything from a casual lunch to happy hour to a place that’s worth hopping in the car and heading out of town. One of those pros was Liz Grandchamp. Grandchamp worked in Raleigh restaurants for almost a decade before launching Grandchamp Hospitality, her namesake catering and consulting business. Her most recent venture is a supper club collaboration with Heights House Hotel. Grandchamp has also worked with Crawford & Son, Locals Seafood and Oakwood Pizza Box. Here are her insider picks for good eats, cocktails and caffeine.

Photo Credit: Forrest Mason

What’s your favorite place for happy hour?

William & Company

Where’s your guilty pleasure?

Orchid Japanese Restaurant

What’s your go-to lunch spot?

Sushi Mon, Seoul Garden or Longleaf Swine BBQ

If it where your last meal in the Triangle…..

How about a last day of meals? A Boulted everything croissant, take the train to Durham and snag Pizzeria Toro for lunch, then grab drinks at Queeney’s and small plates at Mateo. Back to Raleigh for small plates, sides and salads from Poole’s Diner 

What’s your favorite new spot?


Where’s your favorite coffee shop?

Pine State Coffee

What’s your favorite bite to go?

Gym Tacos

Where do you take out-of-town guests?

Stanbury, William & Company

What are you most excited for?


This article was originally published on December 28, 2023 on