Food & Drink Local News & Updates From The Triangle Area 

Raleigh - Durham Updates

Thousands of locals from around the Raleigh – Durham area visit 919 Blog daily for the best food & drink news and updates. Our website has quickly become the definitive online community hub for The Triangle area and the #1 local favorite resource to get up-to-date community information when it comes to the restaurant industry, craft breweries, and foodie scene in NC. We also feature exclusive news updates and local in-depth reviews. The posts below are updated hourly.

Fullsteam Brewery, Escazu Chocolates, Boxcarr Cheese, Fiddlehead Farm Among N.C. Winners of 2018 Good Food Awards Our local food products continue to gain national acclaim, to the delight of tastebuds everywhere. A few Triangle favorites were honored with Good Food Awards this weekend in San Francisco.

Fullsteam Brewery, which won in 2013 and 2016, won again this year for three distinct beers from its Farm's Edge series.…
Raleigh chef Ashley Christensen fires back after ‘Just cook and be quiet’ comment online Raleigh chef Ashley Christensen is known for her activism nearly as much as her food, often taking the lead with online essays on topics from sexual harassment in her industry … Click to Continue »
Dining review: Zeera transports diners to a world of Indian comfort food and memories I had forgotten how much I like mulligatawny soup. It was one of the first dishes I ever ate in an Indian restaurant, decades ago, when I was just beginning … Click to Continue »
Food truck review: 454 Grill delivers melted ooey-gooey cheesy goodness Ask A.J. Kamal how 454 Grill got its name, and he’ll tell you about the Chevy 454-cubic-inch “Big Block” engine that came with the Snap-on Tools truck he and his … Click to Continue »
A Japanese American Cautiously Accepts Conveyor-Belt Sushi at Rockin' Rolls--And All That It Means for a New Foodie Generation The 1958 invention exploded into a popular modern eating style. But does it take away the sushi chef's personal connection to diners? Tucked between a nail salon and a dry cleaners off Hillsborough Road in Durham, Rockin' Rolls Sushi Express would be easy to miss at first glance if it wasn't for the cheesy font on its sign—an homage or a rip-off of the typeface popularized by Hard Rock Cafe. Walk inside and you're greeted by upbeat pop singles and sleek, modern décor: walls painted a matte black, faux leather booth seating, and large, peculiar photographs on the walls that show surrealistic wasabi and salmon bisected into halves.…
After a Near Fatal Accident, Chef Scott Howell Slipped Into Depression and Alcoholism. Today, He Bounces Back. In a profession with the No. 1 rate of substance abuse, the longtime Durham restaurateur hopes his story will help others. Almost four years ago, a 1,200-pound grill fell on Scott Howell from the back of a truck that the chef was unloading. His right leg was broken in multiple places—he almost lost it.…
Pitmaster Ed Mitchell’s next restaurant is on hold, but you can still get his barbecue Pitmaster Ed Mitchell’s barbecue is as elusive as it is legendary. Mitchell, who is famous for smoking up some of the most renowned whole hog barbecue in the South, still … Click to Continue »
"Dinner with Friends" at Alley Twenty Six Will Raise Money All Year for Jose Andres's Efforts to Feed the World Cocktails are often an afterthought when thinking about your next dinner indulgence. Durham's Alley Twenty Six opened a full kitchen in February 2017, hoping to change that.

Today, the cocktail bar and restaurant announced a monthly dinner series, "Dinner with Friends," that will raise money for World Central Kitchen, the nonprofit run by famed chef José Andrés.

It also gives chef Carrie Schleiffer free rein to concoct a menu inspired by monthly guests who are making a mark on the national cocktail scene.…
Amuse-bouche: Jack Tar and The Colonel's Daughter Serves an Upscale Diner Menu From Morning to Midnight

"Amuse-bouche" is the INDY's new, sporadic series where we give you our hot take on a recent restaurant opening. It’s not a critique or a review, just a taste of what to expect.

East Durham Pie Company Announces Plan to Be a Full-Fledged Bake Shop

The freezing temperatures have thrown an unexpected wrench into Ali Rudel’s plans to open her long-awaited pie shop in East Durham. But that doesn’t stop her from being optimistic.…

Neomonde Breaks Ground at New Durham Location

Yesterday, Neomonde officially began construction at its first Durham location right underneath the Unscripted Hotel downtown.


Subscribe For Free Newsletter

Subscribe for free to the 919 Blog weekly newsletter to get an awesome summary of all of the must-read weekly posts and important updates which are hand-picked by our team and then delivered straight to your inbox via e-mail [sent out every Sat/Sun]The e-newsletters are sent out every weekend to all verified active subscribers. An initial opt-in e-mail confirmation is required, as per MailChimp rules. Once you have initiated a subscription on our website via the sign-up form, please confirm your request by following the link contained inside the e-mail.