After a pandemic-induced lull in new openings the Triangle’s restaurant scene is beginning to heat up again, which means its time for Eater Carolina’s first ever : for the Triangle. Unlike our other maps, this map constantly tracks some of the newest (and hottest) restaurants, bars, and cafes that have recently opened. Given the clear struggles of the restaurant industry during the Covid-19 pandemic some of these spots may have been open longer than others, but all are new this year.
This inaugural Heatmap features gems like a Black-owned cafe and bookshop, an outpost of a famed New York pizzeria, and a deli with a bit of an identity crisis (but in a good way). The Heatmap will be update monthly, so bookmark this page and check back often to see what is new and exciting on the Triangle’s restaurant scene.
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New to the list:
October 2021: St. Roch Fine Oysters + Bar, Day and Night Exotic Cereal Bar, Union Special Bread (Downtown Raleigh)
Health experts consider dining out to be a high-risk activity for the unvaccinated; the latest data about the delta variant indicates that it may pose a low-to-moderate risk for the vaccinated, especially in areas with substantial transmission. The latest CDC guidance is here; find a COVID-19 vaccination site here.Read More