Vegetarian restaurant on horizon in downtown Raleigh

Staff writerSeptember 25, 2012 

The ladies behind the popular Fiction Kitchen vegetarian and vegan brunches are hoping to open a restaurant in downtown Raleigh by year's end.

Chefs Caroline Morrison and Siobhan Southern are planning to open a restaurant by the same name at 428 S. Dawson St., next to Deep South the Bar. The restaurant will serve "locally-sourced comfort foods with a twist," such as their popular vegan barbecue and biscuits and gravy. They also will offer vegan cheese made in house out of cashews and a 100% local salad throughout the year.

Morrison and Southern, who both cook at the cafeterias as SAS, have launched a kickstarter campaign to pay for new kitchen equipment at the 49-seat restaurant. Plus, Morrison says it will help them gauge community interest for their 100 percent vegetarian restaurant. They are hoping to raise $36,000 and so far have raised almost $10,000. For more information, go to goo.gl/LLOLW. You have until Oct. 13 to donate.

Morrison says they hope to open by late fall, noting that the last day of fall is Dec. 21.

Follow their progress on their Facebook page: www.facebook.com/TheFictionKitchen.

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