Ashley Christensen is the chef/owner of Poole's Diner, Beasley's Chicken + Honey, Chuck's, Fox Liquor Bar, and Joule Coffee + Table, all located in downtown Raleigh, North Carolina. Ashley's cooking--hinged on her philosophy of bright, fresh flavors and locally grown, seasonal ingredients--has garnered local and national acclaim. Ashley is involved in a number of charities, including the Frankie Lemmon Foundation, the Southern Foodways Alliance and Share Our Strength. In 2014, Ashley was awarded the James Beard Award for Best Chef: Southeast. Visit Ashley behind the stoves at Poole's or follow her on Twitter @Poolesdiner.
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What is your favorite New York City restaurant?
A tie between Txikito and Prune
What would be your last meal on earth?
Roast Chicken + sliced peak-season tomatoes with sea salt and good olive oil
I always keep ________ in my fridge.
Fallot Dijon Mustard
What is the best advice you have ever been given, and from whom?
Never let money come between you and your goals - My Dad, "Fox" Christensen