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

May
23
Thu
6:00 pm LIVE@Lake Raleigh @ Lake Raleigh Shore
LIVE@Lake Raleigh @ Lake Raleigh Shore
May 23 @ 6:00 pm
LIVE@Lake Raleigh @ Lake Raleigh Shore | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
NC State LIVE and Visit Centennial have teamed up to present a series of sunset concerts by the beautiful Lake Raleigh. These free outdoor events will feature an amazing lineup of musicians – join us[...]
May
28
Tue
7:00 pm Wade Citizens Advisory Council M... @ Jaycee Park Community Center
Wade Citizens Advisory Council M... @ Jaycee Park Community Center
May 28 @ 7:00 pm
Wade Citizens Advisory Council Meeting @ Jaycee Park Community Center | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
If you live in Raleigh, you automatically are a member of a Citizens Advisory Council. The City of Raleigh has 19 CACs, each representing a different geographic region of the city. Each CAC elects its[...]
May
29
Wed
6:00 pm Yoga in the Park @ Dorthea Dix Park - Williams Field
Yoga in the Park @ Dorthea Dix Park - Williams Field
May 29 @ 6:00 pm
Yoga in the Park @ Dorthea Dix Park - Williams Field | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
BYO yoga mat and water to this free event and get centered with yoga in the park! All fitness levels welcome. On the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month: Gentle Flow Yoga for all levels[...]
Jun
3
Mon
7:00 pm Central Citizens Advisory Counci... @ John P. "Top" Greene Community Center
Central Citizens Advisory Counci... @ John P. "Top" Greene Community Center
Jun 3 @ 7:00 pm
Central Citizens Advisory Council Meeting @ John P. "Top" Greene Community Center | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
If you live in Raleigh, you automatically are a member of a Citizens Advisory Council. The City of Raleigh has 19 CACs, each representing a different geographic region of the city. Each CAC elects its[...]
Jun
5
Wed
6:00 pm Yoga in the Park @ Dorthea Dix Park - Williams Field
Yoga in the Park @ Dorthea Dix Park - Williams Field
Jun 5 @ 6:00 pm
Yoga in the Park @ Dorthea Dix Park - Williams Field | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
BYO yoga mat and water to this free event and get centered with yoga in the park! All fitness levels welcome. On the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month: Gentle Flow Yoga for all levels[...]