Central Raleigh boasts a healthy mixture of upscale dining establishments, casual restaurants, and hip bars. Regardless of the scene you desire, you are sure to find multiple options right in your neighborhood.
The Tar Heel state is known for its mouth-watering southern barbecue. For the tastiest pulled pork sandwich you've every devoured, head over to the Pit Authentic Barbecue. They have all of your favorite home-style southern sides covered with macaroni and cheese, collard greens, mashed potatoes, and baked beans. The chopped barbecue is pit-cooked overnight and finished off with Eastern Carolina style seasonings.
Start your day at the Morning Times for an early-morning pick-me-up. With a full espresso bar and tasty roast selection, the coffee shop won't have a problem giving you a caffeine fix. The relaxing ambiance, casual vibe, and free Wi-Fi make the Morning Times a great place to catch up on some reading or do some work away from the office.
If you need somewhere to go for a special occasion, head to Sullivan's Steakhouse. This highly-rated steakhouse not only has a great selection of steaks, but also an extensive liquor and cigar selection. Not in the mood for steak? Try one of their excellent seafood dishes such as the Bacon-Wrapped Sea Scallops or the Hong Kong Style Chilean Sea Bass.
When it comes to going out for a drink, Foundation is one of the local favorites. This bar specializes in unique and creative cocktails. For those that prefer their alcohol served straight up, there is an extensive list of bourbon and whiskey. For the best view of downtown Raleigh,
head over to Raleigh Times Bar and enjoy a crisp beer on their rooftop patio.