This is a post by N&O restaurant critic Greg Cox:
Good news for fans of Porter’s Tavern, the restaurant that closed last weekend after a ten-year run on Hillsborough Street. Robert Beebe, the local restaurateur who bought the space, is keeping the Porter’s kitchen and dining room staffs, as well as many of the old menu favorites.
Beebe, who is a partner in a number of Irish pubs in the area (including Doolin’s in Durham and both Trali locations), also plans to add a few Irish pub classics to the bill of fare.
To reflect the changes, the restaurant will get a new name and a quick dining room makeover. If all goes according to plan, Beebe hopes to McDaid’s Irish Pub (2412 Hillsborough St.) by mid-September.
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