openings 2022

First Look: Understory

Susan Post Susan Post First Look: Understory

Wolf’s Ridge Brewing expansion project Understory is ready to debut the lounge portion of its three-part offering at Open Air, 2571 Neil Ave. in Old North. Joining the events space which started bookings last fall, Understory’s lounge officially opens its doors this Friday, January 21 at 4 p.m. Understory will offer a different experience than […]

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First Look: Aracri Pizzeria on Gay

Susan Post Susan Post First Look: Aracri Pizzeria on Gay

Downtown’s spot for lunchtime pizza-by-the-slice is back in action. It’s a new name: Aracri Pizzeria on Gay, and a new address: 51 E. Gay St., but the same New York style pies Cafe Napolitana fans have come to know and love – plus more. The pizzeria made a move around the corner, trading High Street […]

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First Look: LaSalle’s Southern Kitchen and Bar

Susan Post Susan Post First Look: LaSalle’s Southern Kitchen and Bar

A new restaurant is bringing a taste of Southern comfort food to Downtown. LaSalle’s Southern Kitchen and Bar celebrates its grand opening this weekend, January 14 – 16. Tucked in the lower level of a parking garage at 30 S. Young St., LaSalle’s pays homage to Co-Owners AK Jones, and his sister Asia’s grandmother. (Asia’s […]

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The Cave Bar & Lounge Makes its Debut Downtown

Susan Post Susan Post The Cave Bar & Lounge Makes its Debut Downtown

Downtown’s Cave Bar & Lounge opened in mid-December promising a new spot to grab a cocktail and a bite to eat in a sophisticated, intimate setting. The setting befits the name. Cave Bar took up residence in the basement of Sidebar at 122 E. Main St. While the concepts have different owners, Alberto Tapia’s at […]

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First Look: Fives Up High

Susan Post Susan Post First Look: Fives Up High

First there was Toos (RIP), then Threes, then Fours. Now, Scott Ellsworth and company have worked themselves up to Fives Up High, appropriately making its debut at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, January 5. Ellsworth, along with owner-operator leadership team Sam McNaughton (who will be the GM of this particular location), Aaron Thompson, Cory Harmon and […]

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