Here’s a roundup of other recent and upcoming restaurant openings across the Triangle:
▪ The owners of Gonza Tacos y Tequila plans to open a fifth location at Cary’s Waverly Place Shopping Center next spring. Cousins Gonza Salamanca and Carlos Rodriguez opened their first Gonza Tacos y Tequila in North Raleigh in 2011. It serves Colombian and Mexican food and features an eclectic Dia de los Muertos decor. They also own locations in Wake Forest, Durham and in the Aloft hotel on Raleigh’s Hillsborough Street. Info: Gonzatacosytequila.com
▪ Crêpe Traditions is now serving its full menu of artisan crêpes, coffee, smoothies and bubble tea in its new cafe at Raleigh’s North Hills complex. The cafe, located near the Harris Teeter grocery store, offers Boba smoothies, Boba tea and Intelligentsia coffee. This is the company’s third location; it also has locations on Franklin Street in Chapel Hill and on Hillsborough Street in Raleigh. Info: crepetraditions.com
▪ Franchise owner Wayne Byers has signed a lease to open another Toppers Pizza location at 300 Creedmoor Rd., #182, Raleigh. Byers owns the Toppers’ location in Chapel Hill.
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▪ Cary businesswoman Paula Higdon has brought a taste of Rhode Island to the Triangle: Del’s Frozen Lemonade. Higdon has three push carts serving these frozen treats that originated in Naples, Italy in 1840 and has been a popular treat in Rhode Island since the 1950s. Her carts will be serving at Cary Lazy Days on Aug. 27- 28. Fans can find where the carts are located by following them on Facebook: facebook.com/delsnc/#
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