Sidewalk Seating Ordinance Survey Results

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 […]

Fall 2015 Restaurant Roundup

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 […]

Summer 2015 Restaurant Roundup

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 […]

Renovation Near Complete at 501 South Person Street, New Restaurant Planned

The building at 501 South Person Street has been under heavy renovation. I love seeing building reuse stories and this one has really piqued my interest. The building located at the corner of Cabarrus and Person Street is done, or nearly done, with its renovation and the owner, Phuc Tran, wants to put a restaurant […]

Spring 2015 Restaurant Roundup

Spring has been quiet, relatively anyway, in the downtown Raleigh restaurant scene. Lots of new places are working hard to open up and the ones that have open are offering something unique that we haven’t had before. For a complete list of eats, drinks, and coffees in and around downtown, make sure to bookmark the […]

Winter 2015 Restaurant Roundup

Each year, downtown Raleigh seems to have a burst of new shops. 2013 was the year of the bottle shop. As we wrapped up last year, I think it’s safe to say that 2014 was the year of the bakery. 2015 could be the year the barcade but that’s still left to be seen. Here’s […]

Huge Renovation Underway at 326 Hillsborough Street

The renovations happening at 326 Hillsborough Street are really showing off these days. The restaurant Taverna Agora, currently in North Raleigh, is planning to move to this spot in downtown Raleigh. New awnings and lots of work on a second floor are visible from the street. This building has been empty for several years. At […]

Fall 2014 Restaurant Roundup

Tasty 8’s on Fayetteville Street The year of the bakery continues with some very delicious looking places that should be opening soon. Some new renovations are included in this season’s update including some activity on Hillsborough Street. This area primarily doesn’t see very many new shops and retail so perhaps this is the beginning of […]

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