After years of being empty, the old Esso gas station on Hillsborough Street now has life in it. Dram and Draught, a whiskey and cocktail bar, is now open and adds some neighborhood bar vibes to this area of downtown Raleigh.
To quote the great philosopher Lauryn Hill: "Ready or Not, Here I Come, You Can't Hide Gonna Find You and Make You Want Me" We are officially OPEN. Stop by and see us tonight! A photo posted by The Haymaker (@haymakerraleigh) on May 28, 2016 at 8:21am PDT Downtown continues to add new places to […]
Raleigh Raw on West Hargett Street I’m excited to share a new addition to my seasonal updates. Leading up to each restaurant roundup, there is extensive note taking going on behind the scenes. Now, my notes are yours! You should already be familiar with the DT Eats page but now I have DT Tips. The […]
Empty warehouse at 117 South West Street. This week, the folks at the Hibernian Company announced plans for a food hall and market in an empty warehouse on West Street. This space was formerly the short-lived Buckhead Saloon but was really made popular when Jillian’s was in there for (I think??) over ten years. There’s […]
Peaking through the window at Provenance For a complete list of eats, drinks, and coffees in and around downtown, make sure to bookmark the DT Eats page. Try something new! We’ll start in Glenwood South where Lou Moshakos’s Mediterranean restaurant, called Vidrio, is still being worked on. I saw that they planned for an early […]
This is a cross-post from the Raleigh Downtown Living Advocates. I helped put together a member survey to get an idea of what people thought about the currently under trial outdoor dining ordinance. During the month of October, the DLA conducted a survey that tried to get an idea of how things are going with […]
Future home of Dram and Draught. Before we dive into this season’s restaurant roundup, I just want to point out that this is my 1,000th blog post here on The Raleigh Connoisseur! I want to thank everyone who has participated in some way with the blog. Those who’ve read, commented, those I’ve met, and emailed […]
Rooftop seating at Taverna Agora This summer, there have been some big time openings in the downtown Raleigh Eats scene. One of them even puts us in the Guinness Book of World Records. For a complete list of eats, drinks, and coffees in and around downtown, make sure to bookmark the DT Eats page. Try […]