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It’s been a tough year for locally owned restaurants, with many forced to close their doors—some permanently. That’s why this year’s Downtown Raleigh Restaurant Week, hosted in partnership with the Downtown Raleigh Alliance (DRA), is the perfect time to show local restaurants some love when they need it most. So come out and bring the family for a socially distanced meal downtown; you’ll be showing the local economy some much-needed support while, as ever with Restaurant Week, getting delightfully wined and dined.
The DRA’s Downtown Raleigh Restaurant week will take place from October 2 until October 11.
Unlike past restaurant weeks, when restaurants created specific fixed price menus, the DRA this year is leaving offerings solely up to the restaurants. Some will offer their regular menus, some will do the fixed price dishes and others will feature special desserts. All the more reason to find out what each of your favorites is up to!
Almost all of downtown Raleigh’s restaurants are participating this season, featuring everything from pasta to burgers and tacos to seafood. There’s something for everyone, so there’s no excuse not to partake! Additionally, on both Saturdays during restaurant week (October 3 and 10), the 200 and 300 blocks of Fayetteville Street will be closed to traffic from 5 to 9 p.m. to allow picnic tables and art to be placed along the streets, providing more room for people to come out and dine, socially distanced. Diners can also choose to order takeout or buy gift cards to use later on.
The DRA hopes Downtown Raleigh Restaurant Week will boost support of local restaurants as the city attempts to reopen in the wake of COVID-19. This year’s Restaurant Week will also keep safety and health precautions at the forefront and in accordance with the governor’s orders.
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