Raleigh, N.C. — Lots of restaurant news happening in the Triangle!
First up, LM restaurants started demolition at 500 Glenwood Ave. in Raleigh for the upcoming Carolina Ale House. They hope to have the restaurant open by fall 2014.
A new coffee bar is headed to Seaboard Station in downtown Raleigh. According to their Facebook page, Brew will serve coffee and eventually locally brewed beer. It is expected to open in Spring 2014.
More coffee news, this time in north Raleigh. It's a Grind Coffee House on Falls of Neuse Road has changed. It is now Deja Brew.
Il Palio chef Adam Rose is part of a multi-restaurant project involving Durham's Straw Valley Cafe. According to the News and Observer, Rose and certified Master Sommelier Fred Dexheimer are teaming up for several restaurants at 5490 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd. The first restaurant, Straw Valley Cafe and Juicebar, is expected to open by the middle of next month. It will feature Straw Valley's cuisine, coffee, juice and cocktails. The next phase will occupy two adjacent modern buildings at the complex. The Sanderson House, a casual restaurant and lounge offering small plates and cocktails, will live in one building. The fine-dining restaurant, the Black House, will be in the other. Both restaurants are expected to open in December. The third phase, which involves a beer garden, is set for spring.
Some great news for fans of the Baguettaboutit food truck. Owners are planning to open a brick-and-mortar location in the Sheetz Plaza off of TW Alexander Road in the Research Triangle Park. They are set to open Nov. 4, according to our good friend @TheRTP.
New pub on our radar: Mcdaid's Irish Pub on Hillsborough Street in Raleigh is holding its grand opening Thursday, Oct. 24. The party starts at 5 p.m.
Union Square Brewery has officially signed a lease for their brewing facility. According to their Facebook page, they will be located in the Five Points area near downtown Raleigh.
And finally, some sad news: We had been anxiously awaiting the opening of The Market - Restaurant, Grocery and Catering on Franklin Street in downtown Raleigh, ever since Market closed its previous location in the Mordecai neighborhood. Looks like we will be craving crack fries indefinitely.
Market's owner and chef Chad McIntyre announced via Facebook this week that the venture isn't happening. "We felt that do to some unforeseen changes in the original plan and direction of the project we were getting too far away from what we felt the project's initial point was. For this reason we will be putting Market Restaurant into a carbonite freeze until the right opportunity arises again. We have loved being a part of the community and plan on being back," he wrote.
McIntyre did have some good news. His fellow Market chef Scott Jankovictz will be the executive chef at the restaurant taking over the old Rosie's Plate location on Person Street. We met Scott during Fire in the Triangle and he can cook! We look forward to trying out that place when it opens up.
McIntyre will continue to work on his startup Eco-Tech Draft Systems, LLC.