Raleigh, N.C. — Pizza, barbecue and wine news are all headed your way this week!
First, we have to start off with some big news expected next week for Raleigh's Cameron Village. Chef Brian Sonoskus and Elizabeth Sims, of the award-winning Asheville restaurant Tupelo Honey Cafe, will be making a "sweet announcement" on Monday afternoon at a location off of Oberlin Road. This would be the fourth North Carolina location for this Southern restaurant. It currently has two locations in Asheville and one in Charlotte. There are also locations in Tennessee and South Carolina. We will be attending the press conference on Monday, so check back then to find out the full scoop!
Straw Valley Food and Drink in Durham is opening its wine and raw bar today (Friday). They are holding a grand opening celebration with Bordeaux wines and fresh oysters from Locals Seafood from 6-11 p.m.
City Barbeque opens its doors on Saturday in Cary. They are holding a celebration from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. with live music, a barbecue sauce contest and free samples.
Elements at East 54 in Chapel Hill has expanded into the retail space next door to open a wine bar. The space will now offer a rotating tap of 32 wines available in 1, 3 and 6-oz pours, according to the News and Observer.
More pizza news: DeMo's Pizzeria and Deli is planning to open in Glenwood South in Raleigh in about two weeks, the Triangle Business Journal reports. They will serve New York-style pizza and deli sandwiches.
Two more businesses are moving into Cary's Waverly Place - Red Hot and Blue and Triangle Wine Co. Red Hot and Blue will be located on the promenade near Barberito's, Triangle Business Journal reports. Triangle Wine will be next to Whole Foods. No opening dates have been set.
The folks behind Sam's Quick Shop opened a second location this week. Sam's Bottle Shop is located on Highway 54 near Hope Valley Road in south Durham. The new location plans to offer education tastings, food and beer pairings and private events. They plan to have an inventory of more than 1,600 different beers, kegs and more.
More beer news: Durham will be site of several new growler stores. These stores allow you to buy beer from smaller breweries that don't bottle or can their beer.
The Glass Jug is planning to open this summer off of Highway 55 near the Research Triangle Park, Triangle Business Journal reports. They plan to use a counter-pressure filling technology that is used by breweries to help keep beer carbonized longer.
The Growler Grlz, a growler shop that plans to offer micro-brews on tap, is planning its grand opening on May 1. It is located on Hope Valley Road in Durham.
No word on when a third growler shop, Beer Durham, will open in downtown Durham.
Triangle Food Guy reports that 618 Bistro on Lake Boone Trail in Raleigh will reopen April 18 as The Oak.