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Release Date: Monday, August 18th 2014

Downtown Raleigh Restaurant Week Kicks Off with 41 Dining Hotspots

Diners to explore the culinary talent in the heart of the capital city


RALEIGH, NC (August 15, 2014) — Forty-one of downtown Raleigh’s finest restaurants will welcome diners to the 6th Annual Downtown Raleigh Restaurant Week, today, Monday, August 18 through Sunday, August 24. With its highest level of participation yet, Restaurant Week is expected to draw thousands to experience downtown’s culinary cachet with chef-crafted prix fixe menus at special rates.

The week-long foodie event offers 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.  To elevate the fine dining experience component, Restaurant Week has added a new and exciting “Elite Experience” option, an exclusive multi-course culinary dinner including drink pairings, an appetizer, and dessert for $65. Although no tickets are required, reservations are strongly recommended (when applicable). 

For five years, the event strives to create a fun and creative opportunity to spur both locals and out-of-town diners to try new places, dine at old favorites, and taste a variety of exceptional dishes being prepared by chefs at a great value for customers. Newly-opened restaurants Jose and Sons (formerly Jibarra), Plates Kitchen, Oak City Meatball Shoppe, and The Oakz are among the 41 participants of Restaurant Week.

“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.