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Triangle Restaurant News: Monuts closes up shop on East Parrish Street this weekend

Posted November 21, 2014

Night Kitchen Bakehouse and Cafe has officially opened its doors at Seaboard Station in Raleigh.The bakery, cafe, breakfast and brunch restaurant opened on Tuesday. It is serving bakery items now and plan to expand the menu to breakfast and brunch items after Thanksgiving. 

In more pastry news, Monuts will close up shop at its East Parrish Street location in Durham this weekend. The final day to get your Monut fix there will be Sunday, Nov. 23. Monuts is planning to open at its new location at 1002 Ninth St., in the old Magnolia Grill space in Durham in early December. Plans for the hold East Parish location haven't been revealed yet, but owners say they will be turning it into something else after the new location gets settled. 

Chuy's, a Mexican restaurant located in Raleigh's North Hills, is celebrating its one-year anniversary with a party on Tuesday. There will be a nacho car and drink specials all day and a photo booth from 6-9 p.m. The event will also include giveaways and a birthday cake.

La Tropicale Cafe, which serves up island-style cuisine, has opened at 4716 Apex Highway in Durham near Research Triangle Park, the N&O reports. It is in the former home of My Sister's Kitchen. 

Little Caesars is hoping to open its Knightdale location before Thanksgiving, according to the restaurant's Facebook page. It is located next to the Krispy Kreme off of U.S. 64. 

Holly Springs has new Japanese steakhouse. NARA: Japanese steak, seafood and sushi at 7256 GB Alford Highway in the Shoppes at Holly Springs, TBJ reports. 

The Oakz restaurant, at 510 Glenwood Ave. in Raleigh, has closed its doors. Triangle Food Guy said it might be reopening under a new concept. We will just have to wait and see. 

Wicked Taco, a fresh-Mex restaurant, is planning to open in the old KFC location next to Cook Out on Western Boulevard in Raleigh, Triangle Food Guy and GoGoRaleigh blogger Dana McCall report. The restaurant is expected to open in the spring.

Brewing and bar news 

A new craft brewery is coming to Raleigh. BlackJack Brewing Company is hoping to open before the end of the year off of East Whitaker Mill Road. According to its website, it is planning to have a taproom and beer garden. 

Aiko Raleigh Bar and Lounge on Glenwood Avenue is holding its official grand opening Friday, Dec. 5.

A new neighborhood bar has opened in Raleigh Five Points district. Proof is billing itself as a "classic American neighborhood bar with quintessential cocktails." It is located next to the Rialto theater on Glenwood Avenue.

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  • Bill Brasky Nov 25, 2014

    Yes, knightdale got a lil Caesars....how exciting!!