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Raleigh Triangle Restaurant News

By Sean Lennard, Triangle Food Guy,
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Tonbo Ramen, from the owners of Kanki, recently opened in the Moore Square District at 211 S. Wilmington Street in downtown Raleigh. They are serving up quintessential Japanese ramen dishes, such as Tonkotsu, Shio, and Shoyu. Also they have an upstairs izakaya bar, their version of a Japanese speakeasy, where you can enjoy craft cocktails and small plates.
    In the interest of watchful reporting: A sign has now been added to the outside of the soon-to-be Wahlburger’s on downtown Raleigh’s Fayetteville Street. Still no word on when the brothers and their burgers will actually arrive.
    As this issue goes to press, the new Italian restaurant called Osteria G is slated to open on February 22nd at 5160 Sunset Lake Road in Apex—that’s the spot formerly held by Little Hen.
    We are excited to announce that Fusion Fish, the global Asian fusion restaurant featuring sushi, spirits, and cocktails—located in the former One spot in Chapel Hill’s Meadowmont center—debuted with a “soft opening” in February. At press time, their “official” opening was slated to be on March 1st.
Mark Your Calendar:

March 17th is the date for the second annual Food Shuttle Garden Gallop 5K, to benefit the Inter-Faith Food Shuttle’s Growing School Gardens program.
    Sunday, May 6th brings another installment of the Raleigh Food Truck Rodeo to Fayetteville Street. More than 50 food trucks from around the state will spread out over 11 city blocks, serving great tastes from noon to 6pm.
    Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina will host a culinary event called Thrive NC at Raleigh’s City Market on May 10th and 11th. The two-day food festival will feature chefs from 50 North Carolina restaurants and will highlight the fact that 1.5 million people in the state struggle to buy affordable and fresh foods.


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 for weekly news.