Brewerks, a cafe and bakery, will open in the former Quality Grocery spot in Raleigh’s Oakwood neighborhood.
The team behind the bakery and cafe are unknown to Triangle diners. Owner Bill Bieterman said he spent his career building celebrity chef restaurants, often in casinos, most recently in Singapore and Macau, for the likes of Emeril Lagasse and Mario Batali.
Bieterman returned to the United States about 18 months ago because of his 89-year-old mother. He chose North Carolina because his mother lives in Hendersonville.
Bieterman said the cafe and bakery, which he hopes will open in the next two to three weeks, will serve breakfast and lunch, and eventually brunch. He and Kenny Sin will man the kitchen; Sin is the baker and Bieterman is the chef. Sin will make breads for the shops, including English muffins, sourdough and baguettes, which will be used to make the cafe’s sandwiches. The menu will focus on offering dishes made with seasonal produce from local farms, he said.
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The counter service cafe will have about two dozen seats inside as well as patio seating. There also will be pastries, coffee and takeout food, like lasagna, and a small retail section where customers can buy eggs, milk, butter, flour and the like.
Info: 701 E. Lane St., Raleigh, http://brewerks.cafe/