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Come Hungry!

Raleigh Triangle Restaurant News

By Sean Lennard, Triangle Food Guy, trianglefoodblog.com

The Mecca Restaurant, a dining institution in downtown Raleigh since 1930, announced it was reinstating dinner service beginning October 15th. Dinner is served until 10pm, Monday through Saturday.

O-Ku Sushi opened Friday, October 12th in The Dillon at 411 West Hargett Street in downtown Raleigh’s warehouse district. O-Ku is described as authentic Asian cuisine with a Southern approach. They have additional locations in Charlotte, Charleston, Atlanta, Nashville, and Washington, D.C.

Also at The Dillon, the Heirloom Brewshop has opened, where you can enjoy standard pour over or espresso coffee—but you can also try more unique drinks like vacuum pot coffee, unique carbonated beverages, teas imported from Japan and Taiwan, and unique sake cocktails. There will also be a menu of bites inspired by the founders’ Laotian and Taiwanese roots.

Lynnwood Brewing Concern, which operates a grill and taproom in North Raleigh and a brewery and bar at Dock 1053 on East Whitaker Mill Road, opened its newest restaurant, Wilson’s Eatery, at Dock 1053. Wilson’s Eatery will feature locally sourced, scratch-made sandwiches, flatbreads, and salads along with “several house-made sodas and mixers” in their craft cocktails.

Chef Scott Crawford announced he is adding a third restaurant to his Crawford Hospitality group: Crawford Brothers, a modern American steakhouse, will open in Cary in 2020. It will be located in Fenton, a 92-acre mixed-use development. Crawford also has a French bistro, Jolie, in the works.

Lola’s Beach Bar opened at 1803 Glenwood Avenue in the Five Points neighborhood, serving street food (think tacos, burritos, nachos) alongside margaritas, beer, and tequila.


Sean Lennard has been catering in the Triangle for more than 15 years, and his blog is a go-to foodie hotspot. He taps into local restaurant partners and his online catering business, Triangle Food Guy, serves events of all sizes. Check out TriangleFoodBlog.com for weekly news.