Last week, JMR Kitchens owners Ryan and Justin Riek opened the second location of their very successful taste restaurant. Dubbed taste 2, it is located at 1912 Bernard St. just off Whittaker Mill Road. The original location is at 3048 Medlin Dr. The Rieks also own and operate more. and the oak.

Unless you were under a rock this week (or the past several months), you heard there is an IKEA coming to Cary. And we all know what that means! Swedish Meatballs! Oh yea, and shopping for crazy cool, well-designed Swedish furniture and accessories. But seriously, have you eaten at an IKEA? Not too shabby. But the good news is, you don’t have to wait until 2020 to get your grub on. They post a lot of the recipes for the items served online. Smaklig mÃ¥ltid!

And staying in Cary, my friend Greg McNamara at the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce brought it to my attention that the much-anticipated Stellino’s Italiano, sister property of Raleigh’s Bella Monica, has opened in the Parkside Town Commons shopping center.

Also in Cary, the Triangle Business Journal reported this week that a local franchise owner for Dickey’s Barbecue Pit has signed a lease to open a new location at the Parkside Town Commons shopping center in west Cary.

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