Release Date: Tuesday, August 5th 2014
Savor the Summer with Downtown Raleigh Restaurant Week, August 18-August 24
RALEIGH, NC (August 5, 2014) —The Downtown Raleigh Alliance (DRA) is excited to announce the return of Downtown Raleigh Restaurant Week, Monday, August 18-Sunday, August 24, 2014 featuring over 35 downtown culinary hotspots. Downtown’s favorite dining event invites patrons to delve into their inner foodie and take advantage of the special offerings at the participating restaurants during their normal dinner hours. To elevate the fine-dining component, DRA has added a new and exclusive “$65 Elite Experience” offering for diners seeking a first-class experience.
The treasured culinary event will offer tantalizing, three-course prix fixe dinners for either $20 or $30 per person, depending on the venue (tax, tip, and beverages not included). Select venues will offer three-course beer or wine pairings for an additional $10 per person. This year, select venues will also offer a new and exciting “Elite Experience” option, an exclusive multi-course culinary dinner including drink pairings, an appetizer, and dessert for $65 along with premier service. Although no tickets are required, reservations are strongly recommended (when applicable).
Last year’s event drew participation from 35 restaurants and over 10,400 diners took advantage of the Downtown Raleigh Restaurant Week menu—generating over $260,000 in total restaurant revenue. With its highest level of participation yet, this year’s Restaurant Week seeks to build on downtown’s positive momentum.
By showcasing downtown Raleigh’s appealing dining options, Downtown Raleigh Restaurant Week will spur both locals and out of town diners to revisit old favorites and, best of all, try new places.
“Restaurant Week offers a unique experience for downtown residents because of the tremendous density of walkable dining in downtown,” said Tracey Barnes, a resident in Glenwood South. “The event allows us to explore downtown’s creative culinary scene and enjoy fine dining options at a lower price-point.”
Although no tickets are required, reservations are strongly recommended. Reservation links powered by Open Table (when applicable) are now available on the Downtown Raleigh Restaurant Week website. To plan your delicious itinerary, please visit www.DineDowntownRaleigh.com.
Special thanks to Downtown Raleigh Restaurant Week Sponsors— Gold Sponsors: Pepsi and US Foods; Silver Sponsors: Hampton Inn and Suites Downtown Raleigh – Glenwood South; Bronze Sponsors: Fresh Point, News 14 Carolina, News & Observer, Triangle Downtowner Magazine, United Equipment Company, and WRAL Out & About; Supporting Sponsors: Indy Weekly, Live Work Play, KIX 102.9 FM, OpenTable.com, Shop Local Raleigh, TriangleArtsandEntertainment.org, Triangle Blvd, and Yelp
About Downtown Raleigh Restaurant Week
Downtown Raleigh Restaurant Week is a week-long merchant program produced by the DRA with a primary goal to create a critical mass of diners in downtown and drive business to the restaurants during a time of year that is otherwise slow. The week-long culinary extravaganza gives patrons the opportunity to take advantage of dining deals offered at a wide-variety of reputable restaurants and allows participating downtown establishments to showcase culinary talent by highlighting the diverse offerings.
About Downtown Raleigh Alliance (DRA)
DRA is an award-winning nonprofit organization whose mission is to continue the revitalization of Raleigh’s downtown. The Alliance enhances the quality of life and positively impacts the economic success of downtown through five services: 1. Safety, Hospitality & Clean Ambassadors; 2. Strategic Branding & Community Communications; 3. Special Events Production & City Plaza Programming; 4. Retail Attraction & Merchant Promotions; and 5. Strategic Partnerships & Stakeholder Engagement. For more information about DRA, please visit www.youRhere.com.