Mouthful Blog

  • Olio & Aceto Cafe opens in Chapel Hill

    Posted by Greg Cox on July 28, 2014

    With the opening of Olio & Aceto Cafe earlier this month in Chapel Hill’s Galleria Shopping Center, the Triangle chalks up yet another food truck whose success has led to a location with a permanent address. For her brick-and-mortar shop, owner/chef Suzie Keenan is partnering with her mother, Glenda Keenan, owner of Blue Sky Oil & Vinegar, a retail shop in the same shopping center.

    Assisted by sous chef (and fellow Chicagoan) Megan Olerich, Keenan has expand considerably on the mobile vendor’s sandwich offering. The selection at the counter service restaurant includes the likes of the Hot Southern Club (turkey, maple bacon, provolone, fried green tomato and signature mayo on wheat) and a Fish and Chips sandwich featuring a batter made with Fortnight Brewing’s English Ale, previously available only when the truck parked at the brewery. Fans of the food truck will be happy to know that best-sellers such as the maple-roasted pork loin and the summertime favorite Caprese (fresh mozzarella, tomato, creamy basil pesto and strawberry-balsamic reduction with arugula on a baguette) are still in the offing.

    The new menu also includes an assortment of salads and homemade soups, with a changing selection including cheddar ale, French onion, and poblano corn chowder.


  • Butcher Block American Grill opens in North Raleigh

    Posted by Greg Cox on July 18, 2014

    The owners of Bella Italia open a new restaurant in the same North Raleigh shopping center.


  • A dinner to help a sous chef’s daughter go to college

    Posted by Andrea Weigl on July 16, 2014

    Six Raleigh chefs are hosting a fundraising dinner Sunday to help a young woman be the first in her family to go to college.

    Six Raleigh women chefs are hosting a dinner Sunday night to help a young women be the first in her family to go to college.


  • Garibaldi Trattoria now open in Fuquay-Varina

    Posted by Greg Cox on July 15, 2014

    A veteran restaurateur takes over the former Daniel’s on Main building in Fuquay-Varina.


  • Blind Pig Supper Club returns to Raleigh

    Posted by Andrea Weigl on July 15, 2014

    Blind Pig returns to Raleigh on Aug. 9 for a Rising Sun dinner.

    The Rising Sun event on Aug. 9 will feature 12 courses of Japanese food.


  • TerraVita tickets go on sale Sunday

    Posted by Andrea Weigl on July 15, 2014

    The annual three-day food and drink event in Chapel Hill celebrates its fifth year with dinners, workshops, a grand tasting and the N.C. premiere of the second season of “A Chef’s Life.”


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