Raleigh Triangle Restaurant News
By Sean Lennard, Triangle Food Guy
Tenedor, which opened at the end of November, is a neighborhood taqueria that focuses on fast, fresh Latin fare consisting of family recipes mated with secret sauces and seasonings (owner Lee Cordova was born in Veracruz, Mexico and moved to the United States early in life). The restaurant is located just outside of 440 at the intersection of New Bern Avenue and U.S. Highway 64.
You’ll find lots of changes on Raleigh’s Hillsborough Street: Marco’s Pizza was replaced by a new place called Hot Tomato. Waba closed and was replaced by a Peruvian/Colombian/Venezuelan place called Pisco Mar, although—interestingly enough—they still have a few Korean items on the menu. And finally, Mama Jee is gone and in its place is a sushi bar called Sushi Mon.
Over in Brier Creek, Poke Bros. is opening at 780 Alexander Place, Suite 110. They offer fast, fresh, fit: High-quality, sushi-grade fish and farm-fresh veggies in an authentic Hawaiian poké bowl.
In Morrisville, Fount Coffee + Kitchen opened in the Marketplace at Perimeter Park (corner of Chapel Hill Road and Carrington Mill Boulevard). They offer coffee and teas, smoothie bowls, salads, stacks, and small plates.
Down in Holly Springs, signage is up for a concept called Harvest Moon in the former SiP Bistro location at 128 Bass Lake Road. We’re waiting with great anticipation! And in downtown Fuquay-Varina, Vicious Fishes Taproom & Kitchen opened in December at 132 S. Fuquay Avenue in the former Rock Harbor Grill space. The new spot will combine a craft brewery already known for its location in Angier with a gastropub featuring wood-fired cuisine.