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Café Insecta 2013

Come to Café Insecta to get your own taste of entomophagy (the practice of eating bugs)! Café Insecta has been the center of BugFest since the beginning, and each year it just keeps getting better. Café Insecta opens at 10:30 am, and closes when the food runs out! So come early to enjoy buggy dishes prepared by local businesses.

Chirba-Chirba Dumplings

Once upon a time, there were 4 friends who loved to make and eat dumplings. After many trips to foreign lands where much delicious street food was discovered (and eaten), the 4 friends decided to bring their favorite dumplings to the streets to share with all from a food truck. After years of dumpling studies through extensive tasting, pleating, and learning secret family recipes, we have developed a menu that we think you’ll love! Find out where we will pop up next by following us on Twitter @ChirbaChirba.

Market Restaurant

“The only downtown grocery store in Raleigh. Situated comfortably in between the Mordecai and Oakwood neighborhoods!  Using local ingredients in our restaurant and providing them for sale, alongside useful products made in our region, will make life easy and provide a community gathering spot. We hope to not only serve your grocery/dining-out needs but also join you at your business or home to cater for you when needed.”

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Pharaoh's @ the Museum brings a taste of the Tar Heel State to the N.C. Museum of History. The accent at Pharaoh’s is firmly on fresh and homemade. Whether it’s a hot dog topped with hearty made-from-scratch chili, an “eastern North Carolina” hamburger covered with a slab of melted cheese, or a sandwich stuffed with Pharaoh’s famous chicken salad, every item is carefully made to order.
Pharaoh’s is open Monday through Friday from 10am to 4pm; Saturday from 11am to 4pm, and Sunday from noon to 4pm. Both “grab and go” service and indoor seating are available.

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Rocky Top Hospitality

"The Daily Planet Cafe, located in the Nature Research Center of the NC Museum of Natural Sciences, features breakfast entrees and pastries, a full coffee bar, sandwiches, seasonal salads, small plate entrees, eight North Carolina beers on tap, and Childress NC wines on draft — a first for the area. Our menu is almost exclusively built on products born and bred in the Tarheel state!"

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