This is a post by N&O restaurant critic Greg Cox:
My Place (2108 S. Main St.; 919-761-5009; myplacewakeforest.com) brings a number of features which should guarantee it an eager welcome in Wake Forest.
For starters, the sports pub brings new life to a building that has stood vacant since Old Chicago closed several years ago. Unlike its national chain predecessor, My Place is owned by a partnership of locals looking to create a neighborhood gathering place.
Given the neighborhood, it isn’t surprising that My Place is family-friendly. A kids’ menu covers the spectrum from corn dog to pizza to chicken tenders for $5.99, including one side and a beverage.
The grownups’ menu pushes all the right buttons, too, with an eclectic offering that includes the usual sports pub fare as well as a few surprises such as Cajun pork rinds and the Green Eggs and Ham burger (with a fried green tomato, sunny side up egg and bacon).
A late night menu, served until 2 a.m. on Thursday-Saturday, is a good bet to keep the home team at home, sparing them weekend road trips to Raleigh.
My Place’s selection of 30 draft brews (including ten locals), and 50 bottled beers is, to my knowledge, the most extensive in Wake Forest. That should pretty much guarantee a win.
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