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Giveaway: Gift card to Downtown Raleigh Restaurant Week!

Posted August 3, 2012


You are going to love the giveaway we have for you today! Register for a chance to win a $30 gift card to one of the restaurants participating in the upcoming Downtown Raleigh Restaurant Week!

This event takes place August 20 - August 26 and includes all types of restaurants.  Participating venues will offer 3-course fixed price meals for $20 or $30 as well as some additional options. For more information and a list of participating venues, visit www.DineDowntownRaleigh.com HERE.

The winner of this giveaway will receive a $30 gift certificate to the participating restaurant of her/his choice!

To enter this giveaway, take a look at the list of participating restaurants HERE and share which one you would pick if you win the gift card!

I'll pick the winner randomly on Tuesday, August 7th at 11:00 am and post the winning name soon after.  Good luck!

I looked at a number of the menus and I would have a very hard time deciding which restaurant to pick. The choices look delicious!

If you are not familiar with this tasty event, read on for all the details from their press release:

(RALEIGH – July 23, 2012) Mark your calendar for the Fourth Annual Downtown Raleigh Restaurant Week scheduled for Monday, August 20 - Sunday, August 26. As always, participating restaurants will offer three-course prix fixe dinners for $20 or $30 per person, depending on the venue. Continuing the great tradition that began last year, select venues will offer three-course beer or wine pairings for an additional $10 per person. New this year, several restaurants will also offer a $15 appetizer sampler featuring three appetizers with a selection of at least four options.

The Downtown Raleigh Restaurant Week offers the perfect opportunity to sample cuisines from around the world. Choices include Moroccan, Italian, Lebanese, and Spanish dishes, just to name a few. Whatever your preference, the Downtown Raleigh Restaurant Week is sure to deliver multi-course meals that satisfy your cravings. Arthur Gordon, owner of Irregardless Cafe, says “Downtown Raleigh Restaurant Week showcases our city's treasures: amazing eateries offering delicious appetizers, meals and pairings with unique wines.”

Restaurants will participate in the promotion the week of Monday, August 20-Sunday, August 26 during their normal dinner hours. Although no tickets are required, reservations are strongly recommended (when applicable). For your convenience, online reservations can be made at more than half of the venues through OpenTable. These reservation links are available on the Downtown Raleigh Restaurant Week website HERE. Menus will be posted as they are submitted by participating venues and are subject to change upon product availability.

The Downtown Raleigh Restaurant Week provides area residents and visitors alike the opportunity to enjoy the culinary talent at some of the most reputable downtown dining establishments. Gordan adds, “We at the Irregardless Cafe so appreciate DRA for organizing this week which welcomes diners from our entire region to experience downtown Raleigh's best and experience genuine hospitality!”

Don’t miss this opportunity to take advantage of dining deals in the heart of the capital city. For more information and a list of participating venues, visit www.DineDowntownRaleigh.com HERE.



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  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Aug 7, 2012

    And the winner of the Raleigh Restaurant Week $30 gift card is....


    Congratulations and I will send you an e-mail today to claim your prize.

    Thanks to everyone for entering and a HUGE thanks to the folks at the Downtown Raleigh Restaurant Week event for donating the gift certificate!

  • sewcreative1 Aug 7, 2012

    Centro...would love to take a deserving friend to dinner.

  • snooty2 Aug 7, 2012

    Irregardless Cafe all the way!!

  • superturfguy Aug 7, 2012

    We would choose Moes or Irreguardless!!!

  • deelitful1 Aug 7, 2012

    Sullivans or Second Empire

  • BRAINIAC1911 Aug 7, 2012

    42nd Street Oyster Bar is the way to go !!!

  • alleaingram Aug 6, 2012

    So many great choices. So many places I've wanted to eat at for awhile. I'd probably go with Blue Mango or Babylon, but I've heard Gravy is awesome, and I'm interested in Beasley's as well.

  • karpac99 Aug 6, 2012

    518 all the way!

  • jchance Aug 6, 2012

    I would pick Sullivan's Steakhouse.

  • nheerdt Aug 6, 2012

    I would try La Volta..I've heard good things about it.