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

Apr
20
Fri
7:00 pm Art2Wear @ NCSU Talley Student Union, Grand Ballroom
Art2Wear @ NCSU Talley Student Union, Grand Ballroom
Apr 20 @ 7:00 pm
Art2Wear @ NCSU Talley Student Union, Grand Ballroom | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
Art2Wear (A2W) is celebrating its 16th year as a student-organized runway show that presents fashion, costume and wearable sculpture created by the students of the College of Design at NC State University. This annual event[...]
Apr
21
Sat
12:00 pm Pop-Up Raleigh Monthly Market @ Trophy Brewing & Taproom
Pop-Up Raleigh Monthly Market @ Trophy Brewing & Taproom
Apr 21 @ 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[...]
1:00 pm WakeUP & Explore 2018 City Livab... @ American Institute of Architects
WakeUP & Explore 2018 City Livab... @ American Institute of Architects
Apr 21 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
WakeUP & Explore 2018 City Livability Tour @ American Institute of Architects | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
The WakeUP & Explore 2018 City Livability Tour features the Peace Street, N. Person Street, and N. Blount Street area just north of downtown Raleigh. This historic area and budding business district is filled with beautiful[...]
2:00 pm Downtown Raleigh Craft Beer and ... @ Seaboard Station
Downtown Raleigh Craft Beer and ... @ Seaboard Station
Apr 21 @ 2:00 pm
Downtown Raleigh Craft Beer and Food Adventure @ Seaboard Station | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
Combining some hidden gems in Raleigh’s Person St and Seaboard Station areas featuring beer with some food pairings for a fun afternoon experience. Downtown Raleigh Food & Craft Beer Adventure Tour- On this leisurely walk[...]
7:00 pm Time Warp 2018 @ City of Raleigh Museum
Time Warp 2018 @ City of Raleigh Museum
Apr 21 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Time Warp 2018 @ City of Raleigh Museum | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
Raleigh City Museum is time-tripping again this year, back to the 1970’s. Get out those bellbottoms and disco shoes. You’ll be dancing to some great rock-and-roll, eating some excellent food from local vendors, and drinking[...]