Before the advent of air conditioning, most Southern homes featured a large covered verandah for welcoming guests and spending time outdoors in the relative shade. This was also a period without modern refrigeration or motorized vehicles, which meant food was necessarily prepared fresh, with local ingredients. Verandah strives to offer guests a relaxed experience—contemporary southern casual fare enjoyed at yesterday's pace. The chef and staff hope to exceed your expectations by making the unexpected feel familiar. Whenever possible, Verandah uses locally-sourced ingredients to offer innovative meals that will both comfort and challenge. The atmosphere is relaxed with a touch of elegance–which means you'll feel right at home whether it's your anniversary or just a random Tuesday evening. Bring some friends or neighbors and kick back in the bar with a N.C. microbrew or a premium cocktail. Set your phone to “do not disturb” and let your drink, meal or date night take as long as it needs to.