Bringing Old World Favorites to the
Heart of Carolina!
Sophie’s Grill & Bar is an Eastern European – inspired American eatery in Cary, NC. Using traditional recipes and preparation methods from the old world, Sophie’s handcrafts pub fare in a uniquely delicious way. With a full bar, handmade cocktails, and local produce from area farmer’s markets (when seasonally available), Sophie’s strives to support the community while offering guests a truly authentic experience.
Every Family Has A Story
Nearly ten years ago, Desy Nikolova left her homeland of Bulgaria and moved to the United States with high hopes. What began as an idyllic journey ended in disappointment, the result of which she calls “a sad love story.” Rather than wallowing in self-pity and heartbreak, Nikolova chose to channel her passion into serving others. In 2011, she launched Desy’s Grill & Bar in Morrisville. Then, last year, she opened a second restaurant in Cary, Sophie’s Grill & Bar. » Read more from CARY MAGAZINE.
Desi Nikolova came to the U.S. from Bulgaria over a decade ago. “I make food like my mother and grandmother made it. The secret of my food is keeping it simple and using fresh ingredients.” She has successfully built two restaurants, Desy’s in Morrisville which has been open for
Neli Dimitrova is a Bulgarian native who makes the divine desserts at Sophie’s and is passionate about connecting with customers and sharing her creations. She has great energy and loves serving the community.