Food and Drink

There are countless good places to eat out in SouthWestRaleigh. Hillsborough Street, Glenwood South, Cameron Village, and Downtown have great eatery and bar line-ups, but delicious dining options cover all corners of SWR. Be sure to check out Iron Chef, James Beard Award winner, and SouthWestRaleigh resident Ashley Christensen’s restaurants and sample Raleigh’s new upscale vegan eateries, Fiction Kitchen and Living Kitchen.

Looking for something al fresco? Check out one of the four annual Downtown Food Truck Rodeos and you may run into the Pho Nominal Dumpling ladies, winners of Food Network’s 2015 Great Food Truck Race.

For beverage-focused establishments in SWR, try a beer at the Raleigh Beer Garden, which holds the Guinness Book of World Records for the most beers on tap, or have a wee dram of whiskey at Dram and Draught. Or you might enjoy a cocktail at the Aloft Hotel’s W XYZ Bar overlooking Hillsborough Street and the NCSU Belltower.

Photo Credits: Fiction Kitchen Dish: Jen Varani, Beer Taps: Raleigh Beer Garden

Aug
16
Thu
all-day Downtown Raleigh Restaurant Week... @ Participating Restaurants
Downtown Raleigh Restaurant Week... @ Participating Restaurants
Aug 16 all-day
Downtown Raleigh Restaurant Week August 13-19, 2018 @ Participating Restaurants | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
It’s time for another delicious chance to check out all the amazing restaurants Downtown Raleigh has to offer during Downtown Raleigh Restaurant week! Select restaurants will offer special menus for dinner and a few will[...]
6:00 pm Raleigh Night Market @ City Market
Raleigh Night Market @ City Market
Aug 16 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Raleigh Night Market @ City Market | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
Shop for locally-made goods and enjoy live music and entertainment, local Triangle area artisans, food and drinks at the Raleigh Night Market in downtown Raleigh’s City Market. See raleighnightmarket.com for details.
7:30 pm Cirque du Soleil – Crystal @ PNC Arena
Cirque du Soleil – Crystal @ PNC Arena
Aug 16 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Cirque du Soleil - Crystal @ PNC Arena | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
Raleigh welcomes, Cirque du Soleil CRYSTAL to the PNC Arena in August. CRYSTAL is a brand-new arena creation that explores the artistic limits of ice for the first time in the company’s 34-year history. This[...]
Aug
17
Fri
all-day Downtown Raleigh Restaurant Week... @ Participating Restaurants
Downtown Raleigh Restaurant Week... @ Participating Restaurants
Aug 17 all-day
Downtown Raleigh Restaurant Week August 13-19, 2018 @ Participating Restaurants | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
It’s time for another delicious chance to check out all the amazing restaurants Downtown Raleigh has to offer during Downtown Raleigh Restaurant week! Select restaurants will offer special menus for dinner and a few will[...]
7:30 pm Cirque du Soleil – Crystal @ PNC Arena
Cirque du Soleil – Crystal @ PNC Arena
Aug 17 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Cirque du Soleil - Crystal @ PNC Arena | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
Raleigh welcomes, Cirque du Soleil CRYSTAL to the PNC Arena in August. CRYSTAL is a brand-new arena creation that explores the artistic limits of ice for the first time in the company’s 34-year history. This[...]