You’ll want to sop this Gravy up

Posted on 11/06/2009

BY GREG COX
THE NEWS & OBSERVER – CORRESPONDENT
With a contemporary urban decor expressed in the rich colors of tomato red upholstery, matte black cocktail tables and walls of aubergine and olive, Gravy’s snug dining room beckons enticingly to passers-by on downtown Raleigh’s Wilmington Street. Whimsical paintings by Raleigh native Paul Friedrich (of Onion Head Monster fame) reinforce the trendy-casual vibe.

But it’s the wall-spanning vintage photograph of Mulberry Street, circa 1900, that reveals the restaurant’s culinary inspiration, promising an experience as rooted in Italian-American tradition as Gravy’s namesake pasta sauce.

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