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

Jan
19
Fri
8:00 pm North Carolina Symphony Presents... @ Meymandi Concert Hall
North Carolina Symphony Presents... @ Meymandi Concert Hall
Jan 19 @ 8:00 pm
North Carolina Symphony Presents the Music of the Rolling Stones @ Meymandi Concert Hall | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
An evening celebrating one of the most iconic rock groups in history. A masterful combination of symphonic arrangements with a full rock band delivers the Stones’ greatest hits including “Satisfaction,” “Paint It, Black,” “Ruby Tuesday,”[...]
Jan
20
Sat
9:00 am Raleigh Roasts @ City of Raleigh Museum
Raleigh Roasts @ City of Raleigh Museum
Jan 20 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Raleigh Roasts @ City of Raleigh Museum | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
The City of Raleigh Museum is hosting Raleigh Roasts, an event that celebrates Raleigh’s café culture. Larry’s Coffee, Lucette Grace, Raleigh Coffee Company, Rise Biscuits and Donuts, Benelux Coffee, and Escazu Chocolates will be providing[...]
12:00 pm Pop-Up Raleigh Monthly Market @ Trophy Brewing & Taproom
Pop-Up Raleigh Monthly Market @ Trophy Brewing & Taproom
Jan 20 @ 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[...]
2:00 pm Downtown Raleigh Craft Beer and ... @ Seaboard Station
Downtown Raleigh Craft Beer and ... @ Seaboard Station
Jan 20 @ 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[...]
2:00 pm Fayetteville Street Tour @ City of Raleigh Museum
Fayetteville Street Tour @ City of Raleigh Museum
Jan 20 @ 2:00 pm
Fayetteville Street Tour @ City of Raleigh Museum | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
The heart of Raleigh’s history is centered on “North Carolina’s Main Street” also known as Fayetteville Street. This half-mile long street has a rich and colorful past, whose buildings and stories have helped shape the[...]