Raleigh, N.C. — Here are a few of the openings and closings on our radar this week:
Chez Moi is launching its food truck on Sunday during an event at Fullsteam Brewery in Durham. The truck will specialize in cakes fueled with rum, tequila, bourbon and vodka. They will also offer some of the cakes as ice cream sandwiches.
New food truck? We've seen a few tweets from Pork in the Road, another food truck in the Triangle that hopes to open this year.
Clothing store H&M is set to open a second location in Raleigh, the retailer announced Monday. They currently have a store at Crabtree Valley Mall. Their second location, which is set to open this spring, will be at Triangle Town Center. This H&M store will have clothing for ladies, men, juniors and have a separate store within a store featuring accessories, lingerie and maternity clothing. They will also carry children's clothing, newborn through 14 years old, and H&M's plus-size line.
Thanks, Facebook poster Lynn East for the tip about Buffalo's Southwest Cafe, which closed its Creedmoor Road location earlier this year. The building is now the Carolina Wing Company. They still serve wings, but have a new menu. And the decor celebrates the Wright Brothers.
Crystal Palace buffet along Capital Boulevard near the intersection of New Hope Church Road in north Raleigh closed after more than 16 years in business. It has recently reopened as Capital Buffet. The restaurant, located at 4011 Capital Blvd., is a classic American cuisine buffet but still has a few favorite menu items from Crystal Palace.
Just a few miles north on Capital Boulevard, Little Caesars is shaping up in the location formerly occupied by Solomon's at 4610 Capital Blvd. A sign on the building says they are hiring. No word on when they will start serving pizza, pizza.
We heard about this next one from one of our fabulous reviewers and Gourmez blogger Rebecca Gomez Farrell. The Herald Sun is reporting that Bull City Burger and Brewery owner Seth Gross is planning a second restaurant in downtown Durham. He has filed paperwork with the N.C. Secretary of State to create Pompieri Pizza. The restaurant has a website that states it will be located in Historic Fire Station No. 1 at 102 City Hall Plaza. According to the Herald Sun, the empty building is owned by Durham's Greenfire Development.
Blogger Triangle Food Guy is reporting that the people behind Extravagant Fare Catering plan to open Bull City Diner at 3314 Guess Road in Durham. The restaurant will serve southern-style breakfast, including a variety of omelets, a French toast casserole and Peanut Butter and Jelly pancakes! They posted their menu on Facebook. No word on when they are opening, but we really want to be there!
Any other openings or closings we need to know about?