Raleigh, N.C. — Sad news to start off: Papa MoJo's Roadhouse in Durham has closed its doors, owners announced via social media Thursday.
Butcher Block American Grill has opened off of Durant Road in north Raleigh. It is owned by the same folks behind Bella Italia, which is in the same shopping area, according to the News and Observer. They serve up rotisserie chicken, sandwiches, barbecue and more Tuesday through Sunday.
Shucker's Oyster Bar will be opening a location at 510 Glenwood Avenue in Raleigh, Raleigh Public Record reports. Shucker's already has locations in Wake Forest and Southern Pines. Also on Glenwood Avenue, First Watch, a new breakfast, brunch and lunch chain, is headed to the Pleasant Valley area.
A new bakery and cafe is headed to downtown Raleigh. Night Kitchen Bakehouse and Cafe will be located on West Franklin Street next to Marigold Parlour, Triangle Food Guy reports. It is hoping to open in September.
Speaking of cafes: BREW, a new coffee and beer bar, is getting closer to opening in Raleigh's Seaboard Station. I chatted with one of the owners, AJ Viola, yesterday and he said they are hoping to open by the middle of August. Brew successfully raised $10,000 in a Kickstarter campaign. The campaign is actually still going if you want to donate.
Capital City Tavern has opened on Fayetteville Street in downtown Raleigh. This pub has a full bar, flat-screen TVs and lots of beer.
Pizzeria Toro has reopened in downtown Durham after a fire late last year. They are open every day from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Speaking of pizza and Italian food, Rosati's Pizza has opened off of South Main Street in Wake Forest. This Chicago-based franchise serves up pizza, pasta and sandwiches.
Food truck Olio and Aceto has opened a brick-and-mortar location at 400 S. Elliott Road in Chapel Hill.