As many of you know, we are temporarily closed for renovations that will help us prepare for the next chapter of Rx. We are so excited to finally share what that chapter entails. For starters, our new vision for Rx is a more casual and fun one! The new Rx menu will look different and we have a new name:
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Rx Chicken & Oysters
Some classic Rx menu items, like our chili cheeseburger and our pimento cheese appetizer will be daily menu items, and some other Rx favorites will appear here and there as specials. Most of you know by now we are farming our own oysters, called "Lucy Beas" and our own clams, and a major focus will be on local seafood. We're also going to highlight one of our all-time best sellers, our fried chicken, and you can always expect to see seasonal, organic vegetables from your favorite local farmers. We think there is something for everyone on our new menu and can’t wait to share it!
AND THE START OF OUR SEAFOOD OPERATION
On June 29th we officially started our own oyster farm and put our first 120,000 baby oysters in the water! We’re calling our oysters “Lucy Beas,” named after our favorite salt water lovers: our pups. We’re farming oysters in Stump Sound and Topsail Sound and have loved watching our oysters grow up! We will continue to feature other farmed and wild caught oysters as well, but we’re excited to add our Lucy Beas to the lineup!
AND THE EXPANSION OF OUR SEAFOOD JOURNEY
In addition to starting the oyster farm, we have also obtained our commercial fishing and dealer’s licenses for Rx, meaning we are officially able to serve you fish that we catch and spear ourselves! We are predominantly going after underutilized species and specifically targeting lionfish: an invasive but delicious species that are destroying our reefs and decimating our local fish populations, like grouper and snapper.
You’ll also continue to see other sustainably caught NC fish on our menu, whether it’s caught by us or other fishermen. We’re happy to be able to contribute to our environment and to NC fisheries in a positive way by targeting a truly tasty fish. Save our seas and protect our fisheries: eat lionfish!
AND WHAT'S TO COME
In addition to the above changes we will also be expanding into the house next door to Rx! In it, we’ll be adding a brewing and distilling operation (the Rx Brewstillery) with a small tasting room, where we’ll make beer and spirits the Rx way, focusing on local and high quality ingredients. That will be something to look forward to in late 2023. In the meantime, we will begin featuring some small brewing and distilling projects created in-house at Rx. You’ll still see some of your other beloved local beers and spirits on our shelves, but we can’t wait to add our own to the lineup!
Thanks again for all of your support. We can't wait to serve you again this winter.
James & Sarah