Loosen Your Belts

By Sean Lennard Triangle Food Guy, trianglefoodblog.com

 

CARY

Andia’s Homemade Ice Cream opened its first brick-and-mortar location this past week in Cary after starting as The Freezing Pointe, an ice cream catering business. It is located at Cary Park Town Center at 10120 Green Level Church Road.

Cary’s newest dining option, Pro’s Epicurean Market & Café, opened this past Monday and is having a soft opening this week. They are located in the former Dorry’s Downtown Deli (and before that, The Food Factory) on East Chatham Street in the renovated Mid-Town Square shopping center. The menu features French and Italian influences: crepes, sandwiches, and salads as well as fish, pasta, meat, and chicken entrees.

 We learned this week that Marco Pollo, a Peruvian rotisserie chicken restaurant, has opened in Cary at 1871 Lake Pine Drive, just off Highway 64.

The Lazy Days Festival in Cary has expanded to two days, August 26th & 27th. In addition to arts and crafts tents, it will feature more than 25 food vendors and trucks! It is not a party until a food truck rolls up!

 

HOLLY SPRINGS

Tickets for Beericana Craft Beer and Music Festival are on sale now. Beericana will take place again in Holly Springs on September 9th and will feature 70 breweries and 16 food trucks for thousands of beer lovers to enjoy.

 

CLOSINGS

Golden Corral is closing two locations: 1420 E. Broad Street in Fuquay-Varina and 7224 GB Alford Heighway in Holly Springs. Surprisingly, there are still 40 locations sprinkled throughout North Carolina.

Over in Cary at the Shoppes of Kildaire, Hurricane Grill has closed.

 Also in Cary, Ledo Pizza on High House Road recently closed.

 

AND.....

There is no bigger restaurant news this week than the passage of Senate Bill 155, aka the Brunch Bill, that will allow restaurants and establishments to serve alcohol on Sunday mornings. Kudos to Lynn Minges at the North Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Association for her leadership.