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

Sep
20
Wed
10:45 am Raleigh Downtown Farmers Market @ Raleigh City Plaza
Raleigh Downtown Farmers Market @ Raleigh City Plaza
Sep 20 @ 10:45 am – 2:00 pm
Raleigh Downtown Farmers Market @ Raleigh City Plaza | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
The Raleigh Downtown Farmers Market, a program produced by the Downtown Raleigh Alliance, brings the highest quality local growers and food artisans together for a Raleigh audience. Our vendors include North Carolina farmers, ranchers, fisherman,[...]
12:00 pm Urban Design Center Talks: Bold ... @ City of Raleigh Museum
Urban Design Center Talks: Bold ... @ City of Raleigh Museum
Sep 20 @ 12:00 pm
Urban Design Center Talks: Bold Ideas for Dix Park and the City of Raleigh @ City of Raleigh Museum | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
The Raleigh Urban Design Center and Dix Park Team have teamed up to bring you a series of lectures focused on contemporary and innovative ways to think about our city, Dix Park, and the relationship[...]
5:00 pm Music on the Market @ Exchange and Market Plaza
Music on the Market @ Exchange and Market Plaza
Sep 20 @ 5:00 pm
Music on the Market @ Exchange and Market Plaza | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
Join us every Wednesday evening from 5 pm – 6:30 pm for the months of August through October for “Music on Market”. The series which is a community collaboration between Trophy Brewing Company, Indy Week, YMCA of the[...]
6:30 pm Irregardless’ Well Fed Garden Fa... @ The Well Fed Community Garden
Irregardless’ Well Fed Garden Fa... @ The Well Fed Community Garden
Sep 20 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Irregardless' Well Fed Garden Farm Dinner @ The Well Fed Community Garden | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
Casual Farm Dinner fresh pizza made with herbs picked from the garden. Witness the growing cycle, reconnect with the soil.
Sep
21
Thu
7:00 pm Hillsborough Citizens Advisory C... @ Pullen Memorial Baptist Church
Hillsborough Citizens Advisory C... @ Pullen Memorial Baptist Church
Sep 21 @ 7:00 pm
Hillsborough Citizens Advisory Council Meeting @ Pullen Memorial Baptist Church | 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[...]