Tacos, Bowls & Salads

via WRAL

Dank Burrito is holding its grand opening Friday at Transfer Co. Food Hall in downtown Raleigh.

The restaurant, which serves up tacos, bowls and salads, will open at 10:30 a.m. Friday. It's location is next to Captain Cookie and the Milkman inside the food hall at 500 E. Davie St.

“We’re not your typical burrito joint,” chef and founder Clarke Merrell said. “I come from the fine-dining world where you don’t cut any corners, and you can spend days just enhancing the flavor of a single ingredient in a dish. We want to take that fine-dining flavor experience, which few get to enjoy, and bring it to the street. We take inspiration from the most craveable street food flavors everyone loves, then we source the freshest possible ingredients and enhance them through fine-dining techniques. We wrap it all up in a humble tortilla and serve it in a causal space so that anyone, regardless of where you come from, can enjoy it.”

Merrell started Dank Burrito as a food truck in 2014 in Morehead City. It's first brick-and-mortar location opened in Morehead City the following year. A second location opened in 2017 in Beaufort.

He and his wife, Liza, have a strong connection to Raleigh.

"Liza attended high school in Raleigh, and we spent the early years of our relationship living and working in Raleigh after I graduated from culinary school, so we are excited and honored to return and serve this city alongside the esteemed group of chefs and brands at Transfer Co. Food Hall," Merrell said.

Merrell refers to burritos and tacos as "flavor bombs," since so much flavor can be packed into one bite. Menu items include Asian spice-rubbed Pork Belly with kimchi or banh mi-style pickled veggies and sweet Thai-chili sauce, the cajun fried catch of the day, Prime Rib Cheesesteak with peppers, onions, mushrooms and garlic aioli and the crowd-favorite Jerk Chicken rubbed with a secret spice blend and topped with sour cream and pineapple-mango salsa. All orders come with chips and a choice of house-made salsas. 

Tacos range from $6.99 to $9.99 for two and burritos and salads run $7.99 to $10.99.

Dank Burrito is open for lunch and dinner from 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. Once the food hall is open seven days a week, Dank Burrito plans to add Monday and Tuesday service.”

Read the entire WRAL article here.