Chile Bomba on Hillsborough Street is being replaced by La Rancherita, which already has locations in Raleigh off of Six Forks Road and Glenwood Avenue. La Rancherita is hoping to be open by lunchtime Friday, so make sure to check it out.
The Oak City Meatball Shoppe opened its doors this week in downtown Raleigh. This Italian restaurant is located on East Davie Street next to Dickey's Barbecue Pit. They are serving from 5 p.m. to midnight Monday through Thursday and from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. Friday and Saturdays.
Wine Authorities opened its Raleigh location at 211 E. Franklin St. on Monday. New at this location: 24 wines on tap, an expanded deli case with cheese and meat and fresh baked bread from Yellow Dog Baking! They also have beer available. They will be hosting a special event 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday with folks from Ponysaurus, Yellow Dog, Scratch, Piedmont Wine Imports, coffee and magic for the kids.
German Grille has opened in the Harrison Point Shopping Center in Cary. This restaurant is from the same folks behind Bavarian Brothers in Durham. Their menu includes German staples like bratwurst and many specialty entrees. They are open for dinner during the week and then at noon Friday-Sunday.
Gregoria's Kitchen, located off Hillsborough Road in Durham, is reopening on Monday, according to a message on their Facebook page. The restaurant closed a year ago after a fire.
Next month, Pompieri Pizza in Durham plans to start opening for lunch. Currently this restaurant located at the historic fire station number 1 across from Durham's city hall on Mangum Street is just serving dinner Tuesday through Sunday.
After being damaged in a fire last year, Pizzeria Toro is hoping to reopen next month, News and Observer's Greg Cox tweeted this week.
A new dumpling shop is headed to Hillsborough Street in downtown Raleigh. The Triangle Business Journal is reporting that the fast-casual Virginia-based chain Marco and Luca Dumplings is planning to move in at 2010 Hillsborough St. The owners also looking to open locations in Durham and Chapel Hill.
Cafe chain First Watch has signed a franchise agreement to open five locations in the Raleigh-Durham market over the next four years, according to a press release. The first restaurant is expected to open late this year in Raleigh. First Watch serves breakfast, brunch and lunch items including fresh fruit crepes, turkey omelets, pancakes, salads and sandwiches.
Triangle Business Journal is reporting that Mami Nora's will be opening in the Park Place shopping center on Chapel Hill Road in Morrisville. The Peruvian-style rotisserie chicken restaurant already has locations in Durham and Raleigh.
New Raleigh is reporting that Turkish Delights on Glenwood Avenue in Raleigh has closed.