Restaurant openings and closings in March 2016

It was a slow month for openings and closings, but that’s OK. Gives us all time to loosen our belts, tuck in our napkins, and catch up.

Sheppard Street Tavern

Sheppard Street Tavern (formerly Caliente) will NOT allow the name “Devil’s Triangle” to go quietly into the night. Their logo, with its pitchfork and…what do we call that? An arrow tail?…is appropriately evil, while their menu features items with names like “chicken cordon bleu pasta penne pasta” and “vegetarian pasta.” While I would like to give them some naming help in exchange for free meals, I’m glad to see the place still bumping right along.

Yes, you can still get the “stupid hot wings” that put Caliente on the Man vs. Food map. To each his own.

Early Bird Biscuit’s Fan Location

People love Early Bird Biscuit, man, and I am one of those people. There’s simply nothing like a good biscuit, and now the new Fan location is open. Happy cutting-fat-into-flour times, Early Bird!

Here’s their menu and hours and stuff, although the new location’s has not been swapped for the old Lakeside one. Check out Early Bird’s flaky delights at 119 N. Robinson Street (but not today, they’re closed on Mondays).

Carolina Ale House

It opened in Short Pump, as many things do! This Raleigh-based place seems like a good place to watch sports, if the combination of TVs and beers is a thing you like in your sports life. Be careful, though, because if you’re skimming a Facebook event invite and you aren’t careful, you’ll think it says “Capital Ale House” and you guys will all be in different places, and no one will have any fun.

Here’s their menu. You can visit them at 11275 W. Broad Street, aka “where Mimi’s used to be for kind of a surprisingly long time.”

Sugar’s Crab Shack

The proximity of Sugar’s Crab Shack to Sugar Shack Donuts blows my mind–are you guys just eyeing each other warily from different sides of the highway? Aren’t you afraid someone will go to the wrong location and be sorely disappointed? Do neither of you consider that a sugar shack is a reference to maple syrup and maybe you should be selling me nature’s most delicious product in addition to your own toothsome wares?

Maybe we’ll never know. In the meantime, you can go get a bunch of fried seafood platters and sandwiches at 2224 Chamberlayne Avenue, from the good folks behind Croaker’s Spot.

It’s so hard to say good-bye…

So long, White Horse Tavern. It seems like yesterday when we said hello.

  • error

    Report an error

Susan Howson

Susan Howson is managing editor for this very website. She writes THE BEST bios.

There are no reader comments. Add yours.