The Bare Essentials of Southern Hospitality
Southern food and down-home cookin’ with 24 beers on tap.
Modern Take on Sushi
Mura is North Raleigh's spot for one-of-a-kind sushi and tasty Japanese cuisine.
Neighborhood Bar & Grill
Cameron Bar & Grill is your place for great American food and mouthwatering drinks.
Bull City Sushi
Basan is Eschelon's first restaurant in Durham, serving up sushi and much more.
Edwards Mill Bar & Grill
Burgers, sandwiches, pasta...comfort foods redefined.
Cocktail Bar
Our drinks are fun, diverse, and are sure to knock you off your feet.

Meet the Team

The Bare Bone’s team is comprised of some the Triangle restaurant industry’s best and brightest.

Read on to learn more about our team members:

Colt Ortego, Manager

Colt was born in Baton Rouge, LA and relocated to Raleigh in 1997. In 2005, he attended Western Carolina University to achieve his Bachelor’s Degree in Emergency Medical Care before moving back to The City of Oaks in 2008.

Before joining the restaurant industry, Colt worked as an Emergency Room Paramedic in Western Carolina from 2003 to 2006 and as an Aflac sales representative cultivating business-to-business relationships.

“Being a Cajun, I have always had a strong passion for food and spirit,” Colt says. “All of my past job experiences have been related to giving people the best personal and business experiences possible. I didn’t think I could handle the multi-tasking required to be a quality server, but I was encouraged to give it try.  I immediately fell in love with providing guests with unforgettable dining experiences.”

Colt joined the Eschelon team as a server and bartender at Mura @ North Hills in 2011.   He was nominated as Employee of the Month by his peers and shortly thereafter, then Employee of the Year, and also was nominated for Front of House Person of the Year by Eschelon.  Colt quickly moved up the ranks to head waiter, then to a management position at Sono Japanese Restaurant, and now as a manager at Bare Bones.

He lives in Raleigh with his wife of 8 years, 2 children, and cat Merlin. On his days off, you may catch him on the golf course with buddies or finding a watering hole to watch the Boston Red Sox’s play ball.

Tom Quiroz, Assistant General Manager

Bio coming soon…