By Kathy Hanrahan
RALEIGH, N.C. — Another food truck has opened a brick-and-mortar location. Sweet Traditions by LeAne, which is known for its tasty cupcakes, has opened a location at 12516 Capital Blvd., in the Lowe's Foods Shopping Center in Wake Forest. In addition to cupcakes, LeAne also makes some pretty tasty specialty cakes. The shop will be open Tuesday through Saturday.
Southern Season in Chapel Hill has officially opened its "Vivian Howard" section. The shop within the shop will feature some of the Kinston chef and PBS star's favorite artisan products, gadgets and kitchen staples.
Saltbox Seafood Joint in Durham unveiled its new truck via Facebook this week. No word on when or where it will be stopping, but we can't wait!
Durham is getting a new bar. The Atomic Fern is coming to 108 E. Parrish St., next to Monuts Donuts, Triangle Business Journal reports. The bar, which is hoping to open by mid-November, will serve wine, liquor and craft beer. Food will not be served.
Some sweet news in Durham: Daisy Cakes is opening a "Dessert Room," Triangle Food Guy reports. It will be open Thursday-Saturday from 5-9 p.m. The room will offer a special menu that will also include dessert wine, champagne, tea and coffee.
Locked and Loaded Bar & Grill in Garner is moving down the road about a mile to 305 McCormick St., the former Texas Steakhouse building. According to their Facebook page, the last night in their current location on Highway 70 will be Saturday, Nov. 1, and they plan to open in the new location next week.
Holly Springs might be getting a Chili's. Plans for a location at the Holly Springs Towne Center off of N.C. Highway 55 have been submitted, Triangle Business Journal reports. There is a Dec. 9 hearing on the proposed site plan.
More Holly Springs news: The Mason Jar Tavern is expected to open in January in the former home of D'Andrea's Gourmet Sandwich Shop and Grille in Holly Springs Towne Center, TBJ reports. Mason Jar is described as a locally owned restaurant serving American cuisine.
T.MAC restaurant and sports bar has decided not to open a second location in Cary. Triangle Business Journal reports that the Atlanta-based chain has decided against opening in the Bradford retail center near the intersection of Davis Drive and High House Road. T.MAC recently opened its first Triangle location at Waverly Place in Cary.
Wakefield is getting a new bottle shop. D's Bottle Shop and Craft Beer College is planning to open later this month at 13200 Falls of Neuse Road, according to the shop's website.
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