Fried and True

The famous family-owned Frank & Mary’s Restaurant & Tavern (21 E. Main U.S. 136, Pittsboro) is under new ownership. Sean and Kelly McBride and Joe and Mimi Boarini bought the catfish-serving establishment in March. McBride says that while the new team plans to add a Cajun/Creole twist to the menu, they’re still “continuing the catfish tradition.” The new menu will focus on whole foods and made-to-order dinners. Along with the updated food, Frank and Mary’s is also getting an updated interior. Renovations are still a work in progress, but the large main dining room, bar area, and kitchen are getting a new look after the restaurant goes smoke-free on Thursday.