Raleigh, N.C. — First up, we have some tasty news in North Hills!
More North Hills news, Triangle Food Guy is reporting that the Massachusetts burger franchise B. Good is planning to open a location there. No word on exactly where they would open or when.
Groucho's Deli has opened its fourth North Carolina location. They are located on Horne Street off of Hillsborough, and serve a selection of salads and sandwiches.
Jason Smith, owner/chef of 18 Seaboard and Cantina 18, has opened a third restaurant, the News and Observer reports. Harvest 18 is located near Southpoint Mall and serves farm-to-fork cuisine.
Salem Street Pub in Apex has started an expansion project that will connect them to the adjoining building, Triangle Food Guy reports.
Chubby's Tacos will be opening its sixth Triangle location in Cary's Tone Creek Village, but it won't be named Chubby's! Triangle Business Journal reports that Chubby's owner Jody Lytton will be introducing the brand's new name Guacamaya next month. He had been running a contest to find a name for the franchise, since a Colorado restaurant already owns the name "Chubby's." By changing the name and filing for a trademark, Lytton will be able to expand outside of North Carolina. Guacamaya is a Spanish word for colorful birds known as "macaw." No word on who came up with the name.
Carolina Ale House will be opening its 14th location in the Triangle. Triangle Business Journal reports that Ale House owner Lou Moshakos has teamed up with UNC-Chapel Hill alum and Fayetteville real estate investor Joe Riddle to turn the former University Chrysler-Plymouth auto dealership at 419 W. Franklin Street into the popular restaurant and bar. They plan to start working on the building this year.
Isaac Hunter's Oak City Tavern will close its doors in downtown Raleigh this weekend. Owners say that as their lease began to wind down at 112 Fayetteville St., their landlord, Pete Gillis, decided to go in a different direction, striking a deal with the owner of 606 Nightclub and Myst in Glenwood South to replace the tavern with a new concept. Isaac Hunter's will remain open from 4:30 p.m. until 2 a.m. daily until March 31. Their official goodbye party will be this Sunday.
The Berkeley Cafe reopened last week, according to their Facebook page. It is now under the management of former Sadlack's owner Rose Schwetz, who has brought the restaurant's menu with her.
A few more closings of note: Fig Cafe and Wine Bar has closed its doors in downtown Wake Forest and Fat Daddy's on Glenwood Avenue in Raleigh will be closing down Monday (March 30). Triangle Business Journal reports that the space has been sold and the developers plan to tear it down and redevelop it into something else.
Clyde Cooper's BBQ is finishing up its last week at its old location at 109 E. Davie St. in downtown Raleigh. They will likely be serving just takeout on Saturday. They hope to open in their new location around the corner at 313 S. Wilmington St. by April 9, according to the N&O.
Coming up next week:
A new food truck is gearing up to make its debut next week. Dump Pho King, a dumpling and pho food truck based in Raleigh, is holding a launch party at Noir from 4-7 p.m. on Saturday, April 5. Tickets are $20.
Gregoria's Cuban Steakhouse, which had a soft opening at its new location in January, will be holding its grand opening celebration Friday, April 4. From 6-8 p.m., enjoy free food, festive music from a nine-piece salsa tribute band and all day $2 mojito, sangria and draft beer specials. Make sure to RSVP to Gregorias@boltpr.com if you want to attend the grand opening party. Gregoria's closed at its previous location last year after a fire.