Restaurants


Winter 2016 Restaurant Roundup

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 […]


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 […]


Feedback on Outdoor Dining in Downtown, PUPS

Dear members of the Raleigh City Council, I want to write to you today with some concerns about the proposed change in hours for outdoor dining in downtown Raleigh. In my opinion, closing down outdoor dining areas earlier will reduce the noise levels a negligible amount to be useful at the expense of economic vitality […]


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 […]


Outdoor Seating Ordinance Changes Being Discussed

Email readers: This blog post has embedded video. Read the post on the blog if you can’t see it. If the video doesn’t show for you, watch it here. I’m into this outdoor seating “controversy” and wanted to get some ideas and thoughts out there on the blog. First, let’s start with some history. If […]


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 […]


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