Rosewater Kitchen + Bar opens in North Hills, plus more openings this week

Rosewater Kitchen + Bar
Inside Rosewater Kitchen + Bar. Photo by Shannon Kelly.

Rosewater in North Hills opens Tuesday, the first in Raleigh from a celebrated Triangle restauranteur.

Rosewater Kitchen & Bar is from noted restaurateur Giorgios Bakatsias and it’s the first for The Giorgios Hospitality Group in Raleigh.

Other restaurants by the group in Chapel Hill and Durham include ParizadeVin Rouge and Bin 54INDY Week says

The vibe: Described as a “lush and romantic,” Rosewater’s aesthetic includes flowering plants and a trellis, rose-gold light fixtures in a “European style neighborhood bistro.” 

The 110-seat restaurant includes a garden room, a dining room, bar and outdoor patio. 

Where to find it and when to go: Rosewater in North Hills is located at 110 Park.

They’re now serving dinner Monday through Saturday and brunch on Saturdays and Sundays (10 a.m.-3 p.m.). The release said they’ll eventually open for breakfast and lunch.

What to get: The menu includes rotisserie and seafood options as well as vegan and gluten-free offerings. There’s an emphasis on local and seasonal, including Union Special bread pastries at brunch. 

The dinner menu includes a generous variety of shared plates, including this carrot harissa hummus. 

See the full menu & more 

Now Open: And Also With ‘Cue, a BBQ food truck with a give-back mission 

A new BBQ food truck that officially opened Monday has a bigger purpose than just good food.

When you get a food truck meal at Also With ‘Cue, they feed BBQ sandwiches to people experiencing food insecurity.

And Also With ‘Cue is set up 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday through Friday in Downtown Raleigh at the corner of Edenton & McDowell streets in the parking lot of First Baptist Church Raleigh (pro tip: you can park there if you’re not walking).

Some of the menu items include a pulled pork sandwich, ribs, wings, pimento cheese sandwiches and aged cheddar biscuits, plus southern sides like BBQ beans, Mac n’ cheese and slaw.

How it works: For every plate purchased, a meal goes to someone in need, working with First Baptist’s clothing closet and community partners.

More openings:

Glenwood South just got its new favorite dive bar. Johnson Street Yacht Club is a neighborhood bar from the folks behind Bittersweet and Raleigh Provisions, Offline says. Look for patron-centric programming, including a Bachelor-watching night, and try a Bloody Mary on Sunday.

The Nutty Bavarian is the first to open in a pop-up program from the Downtown Raleigh Alliance and Wake Tech. The partnership, OPN on Martin, provides space and business development support for tenants, who are women- and minority-owned businesses. The Nutty Bavarian, which sells roasted nuts and gift baskets, opened this weekend at 17 E. Martin Street.

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