Sharp-eyed viewers may have spotted Raleigh restaurant The Pit last night on The Food Network.
The barbecue hot spot was named among the top 10 restaurants nationwide for regional classics. The show was part of a series that the Food Network is running this week naming the best of the best in different categories. Celebrity chef Alton Brown visits each restaurant and hands out shiny silver plates engraved with the Food Network logo and the restaurant's award.
Viewers may have also spotted local businessman Greg Hatem, who was interviewed along with pit master Ed Mitchell during the piece about The Pit and its 'cue.
Hatem and his Empire Eats corporation own The Pit and several other downtown Raleigh restaurants.