Last month there was a blog post saying that the former Evoo spot on Fairview at Oberlin was being opened by the Allen & Sons people, although it wasn't sure what type of place it would be. Yesterday I drove past and saw the sign: Mandolin - coming soon.
A quick google showed that the site isn't up and running yet - but there is this line:
"Mandolin restaurant is Raleigh, N.C.'s premier Southern Contemporary eating experience. Comfort food with modern influences by Chef Sean Fowler."
I am so intrigued. I can't wait to find out, particularly as I am still thinking of my recent meal at Tupelo Honey (and lamenting the fact we don't have anything like that in Raleigh).
Tupelo Honey Cafe
12 College St, Asheville, NC 28801
2519 Fairview Rd, Raleigh, NC 27608