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Triangle restaurant news (Nov. 22, 2013)

Posted November 22, 2013

A Croque Madame (grilled ham and gruyere sandwich topped with fried eggs) from Rue Cler in Durham.

— There are two closings in Cameron Village to report this week. Cafe Caturra closed its doors on Saturday, according to their Facebook page. The Globetrotter luggage store is also closing after 37 years, according to their Facebook page. The owners are retiring, and they are having a "retirement sale" with all merchandise marked down.

Rue Cler in Durham has eliminated retail bakery sales, according to Chowhound. The restaurant is still open. 

We have one more closing to report. Amra's on Glenwood Avenue is shutting down due to the bad economy, according to their Twitter account. 

Downtown Raleigh's newest bottle shop, Paddy O' Beers, is hosting a grand opening party tonight. Starting at 5:30 p.m. there will be free tastings, a live DJ and yummy snacks.

Chuy's in North Hills is still set to open on Tuesday, Nov. 26, after pushing back the grand opening date last week. We're excited to try their Tex-Mex food on Monday for a media preview, so check back next week!

The Station at Person Street officially opened yesterday. Near the Oakwood and Mordecai neighborhoods, The Station is a friendly neighborhood bar and restaurant serving classic dishes.

According to Triangle Business Journal, Cary will be getting a new barbecue restaurant in April of next year. City Barbecue, an Ohio-based chain, will occupy the old Cinelli's Ristorante building on Kildaire Farm Road. This will be the chain's first North Carolina location.

Here's another tasty bit of barbecue news! As we reported last week, The Pit will open its Durham location next Tuesday, Nov. 26. The restaurant is on Rigsbee Avenue. Daily hours are 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Another tip from Triangle Business Journal: popular Mexican restaurant Gonza Tacos Y Tequila, one of our Five Faves, is opening up a new location in early December. It will be at The Factory in Wake Forest. Things looked great when we drove by there this week. 

Morrisville has a new hot dog joint, according to our friend Triangle Food Guy. The Double serves up gourmet beer dogs and fresh cut fries at their location at 962-A Airport Blvd in Research Triangle Park.

A new "Indi-Chinese" restaurant, Rasa, has opened in Chapel Hill in the former location of Ming Garden, according to numerous reports. The menu appears to be Chinese American cuisine.

Our last opening to report is a new Bojangles in Raleigh at 9919 Fayetteville Road. They opened on Tuesday.


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