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Foodie News: Flying Biscuit Cafe opening new Chapel Hill location

Posted November 27, 2020 8:16 a.m. EST
Updated November 27, 2020 8:49 a.m. EST

Flying Biscuit cafe in Charlotte

— As our bellies recover from the Thanksgiving feast, our minds this morning turn to the thought of a hearty breakfast. Which is why I was so excited to learn from Carrie Brogren from the Chapel Hill Carrboro Facebook Foodies group that the Flying Biscuit Cafe will soon take up space in Chapel Hill’s University Place between Hawkers and Bartaco. Look for them to open in the spring of 2021. Until then, check them out in Raleigh’s Cameron Village.

Wake County Restaurant News

Tired of turkey? Well, the folks over at Chubby’s Tacos (locations in Raleigh, Wake Forest and Durham) just released their Family Pack that feeds four people a Taco Fiesta for just $26.99. Take a quick break from turkey today while you are out shopping and enjoy a Taco Fiesta. Details at their website here.

Looking for all the outdoor dining options in downtown Raleigh? The Downtown Raleigh Alliance has put together a great list of those options and they even divided it up by district.

Durham, Orange & Chatham Restaurant News

WRAL shared the news that the folks over at Glass Jug Beer Lab will open a second taproom in the new Foster on the Park development adjacent to Durham Central Park at 545 Foster St. The new taproom will not have a full retail bottle shop, but will instead offer more seating in a taproom setting. They have an anticipated opening in the early spring of 2021.

Excited to share that Yung Nay‘s latest concept, Iza Whiskey & Eats, is now open (and they have their liquor license!). You’ll recognize Yung from Chapel Hill’s Fusion Fish and his catering company. Iza brings us a Japanese-style izakaya that serves small plates, sushi and ramen along with whiskey and sake-infused cocktails. It is in Carrboro at 307 E. Main St. where Tom + Chee and One Fish Two Fish were.

Leslie at Taste Carolina sent me word that a concept called Applewood Bar-B-Que Deli is coming (may already be open, I can’t tell) to Durham in the Shiloh Crossing Shopping Center near the intersection of 54 and 540 (next to the WalMart Super Center). It looks like their first location and they specialize in smoked meats – pulled pork, barbecue chicken, turkey, beef brisket and sausage.

And here are a couple of wonderful resources for those looking to dine in downtown Durham or downtown Chapel Hill – Downtown Durham Inc. has an up-to-date listing of the status of each restaurant in downtown Durham. And the Downtown Chapel Hill Partnership has put together a similar list for Chapel Hill here.

Food Trucks

Triangle on the Cheap shared the news that Food Truck Flix just announced their schedule for the upcoming weekends (Friday and Saturday nights). The events will be taking place at Frontier RTP, 800 Park Offices, Durham, and at Focus Church, 7000 Destiny Drive, Raleigh. You can purchase tickets in advance for any of the drive-in movies. The price is $25 per car. Of course, you’ll also want to bring money for the food trucks. Get the movie schedule, purchase your pass and get all the details here.

Here are a couple of sites to find and stalk your favorite food trucks here and here.


The folks over at Triangle on the Cheap noted that the N.C. State Fair’s Facebook page noted that the Drive-Thru Fair Food returns this weekend – Nov. 27-29 from 12 p.m. until 8 p.m. daily. The rules are the same from previous events – enter the fairgrounds parking area off Trinity Road, order from your car, remain in your vehicle and servers will come to you. Pay with cash only (an ATM is on site).

The menu includes turkey legs cajun turkey legs, funnel cake, pumpkin spice funnel cake with cream cheese icing, roasted corn, hand-dipped corn dogs, hand cut french fries, deep fried Oreos, deep fried Snickers, cotton candy, candy apples, all-beef footlong hotdogs, all beef regular hotdogs and more!

RalToday shared the following event: Tickets are on sale now for The Black Farmers Market’s second farm-to-table dinner, Grazefully Rooted. The dinner will be held Nov. 28 at First Fruits Farm (~45 minutes outside downtown Raleigh) and will explore cultural and culinary connections across the African diaspora. Get tickets here.

Food Bank Corner

More people than ever before are turning the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina for assistance, and they need your reliable support to meet the growing need. Your monthly pledge in November and December can be doubled, so just $10 a month would help provide 100 meals. Don’t wait, donate now here! #noonegoeshungry

Sean Lennard owns Triangle Food Guy, the only locally owned and operated corporate catering website, TriangleFoodGuy.com. As a native of Raleigh, Sean has been around the Triangle food scene for...well, a long time, but professionally since 2002 with the the Triangle Food Blog, formerly known as Friday Fun Food Facts, in 2008. You can find his blog here. And you don't have to wait until Friday for updates as you can follow Sean throughout the week on Facebook and Twitter.

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