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

Oct
13
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all-day THE BEYOND: Georgia O’Keeffe + C... @ NCMA
THE BEYOND: Georgia O’Keeffe + C... @ NCMA
Oct 13 2018 – Jan 20 2019 all-day
THE BEYOND: Georgia O'Keeffe + Contemporary Art @ NCMA | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
THE BEYOND: Georgia O’Keeffe + Contemporary Art is a wonderful mix of classical and contemporary art that pulls you deep into a story. Opening on October 13, 2018, you’ll want to make time for this[...]
Nov
15
Thu
6:00 pm Moonlight in the Garden @ JC Raulston Arboretum
Moonlight in the Garden @ JC Raulston Arboretum
Nov 15 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Moonlight in the Garden @ JC Raulston Arboretum | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
Come and enjoy Moonlight in the Garden this November with more lights and even more nights. Food trucks, live music, marshmallows and fire pits will be waiting for you as you experience the JC Raulston[...]
Nov
16
Fri
6:00 pm Moonlight in the Garden @ JC Raulston Arboretum
Moonlight in the Garden @ JC Raulston Arboretum
Nov 16 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Moonlight in the Garden @ JC Raulston Arboretum | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
Come and enjoy Moonlight in the Garden this November with more lights and even more nights. Food trucks, live music, marshmallows and fire pits will be waiting for you as you experience the JC Raulston[...]
Nov
17
Sat
11:00 am Pop-PupAlooza Pop Up Dog Park at... @ Dorthea Dix Park Athletic Field
Pop-PupAlooza Pop Up Dog Park at... @ Dorthea Dix Park Athletic Field
Nov 17 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Pop-PupAlooza Pop Up Dog Park at Dix Park @ Dorthea Dix Park Athletic Field | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
During this pop up event, dogs will be allowed off leash while at the specially crafted dog park, which features four acres for dogs to roam, and a small dog area as well. This is a[...]
12:00 pm Pop-Up Raleigh Monthly Market @ Trophy Brewing & Taproom
Pop-Up Raleigh Monthly Market @ Trophy Brewing & Taproom
Nov 17 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Pop-Up Raleigh Monthly Market @ Trophy Brewing & Taproom | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
Pop-Up Raleigh is downtown Raleigh’s original monthly vintage market. We offer vintage collectors and art lovers a place to shop and sip at Trophy Brewing & Taproom on Maywood Avenue. This beautiful building, near the NC State Farmer’s[...]