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The Triangle’s first gluten-free restaurant will open this summer in Southpoint Crossing Shopping Center. Tim Lyons, the owner and chef of Blu Seafood & Bar, announced today the opening of his second restaurant, Primal Food & Spirits.
Primal will offer a unique menu that utilizes naturally raised local meats and produce prepared into gluten-free entrees and seasonal side dishes as well as a full bar boasting craft cocktails created from local ingredients. Based on a primal eating lifestyle, the restaurant will give its guests the experience of enjoying fresh, unprocessed foods.
Lyons was inspired to create Primal after noticing the increasing requests for gluten-free foods at Blu. “People are more conscious about what they eat,” Lyons said, “and a local farm-to-fork restaurant will appeal to everyone, regardless if gluten-free is important to them or not.”
The 4,000-square-foot restaurant can accommodate more than 100 guests and has a private dining room. Lyons chose the southwest Durham location due to the immense growth that side of the city is seeing and because he thinks folks will enjoy a local restaurant in the chain-heavy area. Primal will be open for dinner Monday through Saturday from 5pm until close, with lunch and Saturday brunch offered soon after its opening.