What's on Tap

What's on Tap

Triangle restaurant news (June 27, 2014)

Posted June 27, 2014

Sarge's Julius West stands next to the sign for his new brick-and-mortar restaurant in Rolesville.

— We first told you last week that one of our five fave food trucks, Sarges Chef on Wheels, will be opening a brick-and-mortar location. We now have more details on when you can start enjoying those shrimp and grits!

I got the scoop from the Sarge himself, Julius West. The restaurant will be located at 400 Southtown Circle in Rolesville in what was previously a barbecue restaurant. 

The family had always wanted to pursue a brick-and-mortar location, but it became a necessity after West suffered a heart attack in January. He isn't allowed to intake much liquid, leaving him vulnerable in the hot temperatures of the food truck. 

"It forced us to have to get a location so we could operate during the summer," West said. 

Sarge's will be open 6:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday to start. They will have typical breakfast fare - bacon, eggs, sausage, grits, waffles and breakfast sandwiches. The lunch menu is all of your favorite items from the food truck menu! Don't worry, shrimp and grits are served all day! 

West said they plan to hold some special Friday and Saturday night seafood dinners. Can't wait to try out their Italian crab legs! He also wants to host pop-up events with other food trucks. 

West said the soft opening for Sarge's in Rolesville should be happening soon and they hope to be open to the general public in a couple of weeks.

Fans of the Sarge's Chef on Wheels food truck will be happy to hear that they still plan to operate a limited schedule and will attend food truck rodeos. 

More restaurant news: 

Happy and Hale opened in City Plaza in downtown Raleigh this week. They specialize in juice, smoothies and salads. 

We now have more information about a new Ramen noodle and Japanese gastropub opening in Durham. Dashi, a joint venture between Toast and The Cookery, is expected to open this fall on Chapel Hill Street. 

Pizzeria Toro plans to reopen its doors in July. The Durham restaurant closed in November after a fire the building.

Reminder: The Oak, which opened two months ago in the old 618 Bistro spot off of Lake Boone Trail in Raleigh, is holding its grand opening Saturday with a cook-out. For $15 a person (children eat for free), you can get an all you can eat buffet featuring pork (they are roasting a whole hog), chicken, hamburgers, hot dogs and a side dish/dessert table. There will be live music and a bounce house for the children. Most importantly, they will be opening up a barrel of their house aged bourbon. And for bourbon fans: They are adding new ones constantly and hope to have up to 30 different ones available.

Draft Line Brewing in Fuquay-Varina is opening its doors this Saturday. According to their Facebook page, the brewery will have seven food trucks and four bands on site for the grand opening celebration.

The News & Observer is reporting that Mi Peru in Durham has opened. They are a mom and pop restaurant specializing in Peruvian cuisine.

Bean Traders in Durham is expanding, according to Triangle Business Journal. In order to give baristas more space to make specialty coffees, they will be putting in a new bar, as well as offering homemade waffles.

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  • raleighboy524 Jun 27, 2014

    "The News & Observer is reporting that Mi Peru in Durham has opened. They are a mom and pop restaurant specializing in Peruvian cuisine."

    Mi Peru takes a singular verb in the first sentence and morphs into a "they" in the second sentence taking a plural verb.
    English grammar is dying.