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

Jun
23
Sat
8:00 pm NCMA Summer Concerts Series: Man... @ NC Museum of Art
NCMA Summer Concerts Series: Man... @ NC Museum of Art
Jun 23 @ 8:00 pm
NCMA Summer Concerts Series: Mandolin Orange @ NC Museum of Art | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
The website All Music says the Chapel Hill–based folk duoMandolin Orange draws “from wells both old and new, offering up a heady mix of bluegrass, gospel, folk, country, and pop that invokes the earthy timelessness[...]
Jun
26
Tue
7:00 pm Wade Citizens Advisory Council M... @ Jaycee Park Community Center
Wade Citizens Advisory Council M... @ Jaycee Park Community Center
Jun 26 @ 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[...]
Jul
2
Mon
7:00 pm Central Citizens Advisory Counci... @ John P. "Top" Greene Community Center
Central Citizens Advisory Counci... @ John P. "Top" Greene Community Center
Jul 2 @ 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[...]
Jul
6
Fri
6:00 pm First Friday Raleigh @ Downtown Raleigh
First Friday Raleigh @ Downtown Raleigh
Jul 6 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
First Friday Raleigh @ Downtown Raleigh | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
First Friday is a free self-guided tour of downtown’s cutting edge cultural hot spots. Local art galleries, art studios, alternative art venues, and museums stay open late the first Friday of every month to welcome[...]
Jul
9
Mon
7:00 pm Southwest Citizens Advisory Coun... @ Carolina Pines Park
Southwest Citizens Advisory Coun... @ Carolina Pines Park
Jul 9 @ 7:00 pm
Southwest Citizens Advisory Council Meeting @ Carolina Pines Park | 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[...]