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Triangle Restaurant News: New brewery opening in Raleigh

Posted September 26, 2014 9:15 a.m. EDT
Updated October 3, 2014 9:15 a.m. EDT

City Club Raleigh is holding its Grand Opening and Charity Classic Saturday night from 7-10 p.m. The night will include a sampling of the club's new menu, cocktails and an art auction to benefit local nonprofits. Located on the 28th and 29th floors of the Wells Fargo Capitol Center, this new club represents the merger of the Capital City Club and the Cardinal Club. Tickets to the grand opening are $50 for members and $75 for nonmembers.

Smashburger is expanding into north Raleigh. This fast-casual burger chain already has a location on Erwin Road in Durham. The Raleigh location will be located in the Falls Village Shopping Center on Falls of Neuse Road, Triangle Business Journal reports. It will be moving into the space next to Moe's in the same shopping area as Raleighwood Cinema.

Neuse River Brewing is hoping to be open by the end of the year, TBJ reports. The brewery will be located at 520 Pershing Road in a building that was formerly used to restore fire trucks. The brewery plans to have a tasting room, patio and herb garden.

Shucker's Oyster Bar is hoping to open its Glenwood South location at 510 Glenwood this Sunday, according to the restaurant's Facebook page.

Cafe chain First Watch will be opening its first North Carolina location on Monday. It will be located in the former home of Boston Market on Glenwood Avenue near the Pleasant Valley Promenade, Triangle Food Guy reports. First Watch serves breakfast, brunch and lunch items including fresh fruit crepes, turkey omelets, pancakes, salads and sandwiches. The owner is committed to more locations are in the future. The owner has signed a franchise agreement to open five locations in the Raleigh-Durham market over the next four years.

Faire, a new steak and seafood restaurant from Eschelon Experiences, will open its doors in Raleigh's Cameron Village on Oct. 13, representatives told me this week. 

Kings North Hills, a new bowling alley in Raleigh's North Hills shopping area, is planning to open on Oct. 20. It is in the old Sparian's location near Yard House.

Another North Hills opening: b.good will open on Oct. 13, Triangle Food Guy reports. This is the chain's first North Carolina location. The restaurant serves up fresh and handmade burgers, sandwiches and more.

In Cary, Toast Cafe is planning to open on Oct. 1 in Waverly Place, the News and Observer reports. The Charlotte-based restaurant is known for its breakfast, lunch and weekend brunch. I'm particularly excited about their stuffed French toast options which include peanut butter and banana. T. MAC, an Atlanta-based sports bar known for its wings and burgers, is planning to open Oct. 5 in Waverly Place.

In Fuquay-Varina, Daniel's on Main has been replaced by the Italian restaurant Garibaldi Trattoria. Daniel's Apex location remains open.

One closure this weekend to note: Garland in downtown Raleigh will be closed Friday and Saturday (Sept. 26-27) for their annual staff fall break.

One reopening note: The Daily Planet Cafe at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Science's Nature Research Center will reopen on Tuesday, Sept. 30. It was closed for a few weeks for renovations.