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Giveaway: $60 Raleigh Restaurant Week gift certificate!

Posted August 7, 2013


The Fifth Annual Downtown Raleigh Restaurant Week will be held Monday, August 19-Sunday, August 25, 2013. There are over thirty participating restaurants located throughout downtown Raleigh this year and you have a chance to win a $60 gift certificate to one of them!

Fifth Annual Downtown Raleigh Restaurant Week

Here is some more information about this fun and tasty event from their press release:

"Downtown’s favorite dining event invites patrons to ignite their inner foodie and take advantage of the special offerings at the participating restaurants during their normal dinner hours. Diners can choose from old favorites to the latest culinary hot spots, from nationally-known gourmet gems to local, chef-owned bistros, from exotic Asian or Moroccan fare to Mexican, Cajun, Italian, and tapas.

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. Several venues will offer a $15 appetizer sampler featuring three appetizers with a selection of at least four options. Diners can browse the special menus and offerings on the Downtown Raleigh Restaurant Week’s website." 

No tickets are required for the event, but according to their website, reservations are strongly recommended. You can make reservations for most of the restaurants through their website.


The folks with Raleigh Restaurant Week have been kind enough to donate a $60 gift certificate to one of the participating restaurants!  One lucky Smart Shopper reader (and your date!) will get to enjoy a lovely meal at the participating restaurant of his or her choice.

To enter this fabulous giveaway, take a look at the list of participating restaurants on their website and share in the comments section below which one you think you will pick if you win the gift card!

I'll pick the winner randomly on Monday, August 12 at 1:00 pm and post the winning name here on the blog. Good luck!

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


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  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Aug 12, 2013

    And the winner of the $60 gift certificate is spincycleplw! Congratulations, spincycle!

    I will send you an e-mail in just a bit.

    Thanks to all who entered and don't forget to enter the giveaway for the Visa gift cards from Butterball. You have until Wednesday at 1 pm to enter that giveaway.

    Special thanks to the folks with The Raleigh Restaurant Week for donating the gift card!

  • squiggs15 Aug 11, 2013

    I would love to have a date night with my husband at Sullivan's! :)

  • cgoodwi3 Aug 11, 2013

    The Rockford.

  • snh05092 Aug 11, 2013

    I love trying new restaurants in downtown Raleigh! There are some great options for restaurant week but I am going to have to go with one that I have not visited yet and say Second Empire.. I have heard great reviews about that restaurant.

  • kmm8256 Aug 11, 2013

    Sullivan's....although it was hard to pick just one!

  • pvbeach Aug 10, 2013

    My husband is a NC State graduate and a huge Jimmy V fan. He has always wanted to go to Jimmy V's but with 8 kids(the oldest at NC State) it is a little out of the budget.

  • askwiggy Aug 10, 2013

    I love 42nd street but with a gift card I would try something way out of my norm. Maybe zydeco!

  • loricariveau Aug 10, 2013

    I really had a difficult time deciding but I would have to choose, 518 West. The 518 Eggplant Parmesan sounds delicious and the chocolateholic that I am, the La Mousse Au Chocolate
    Classic French dessert made with dark semi-sweet chocolate, whipped eggs and creme fraiche seems almost to good to be true!

  • gridley1 Aug 9, 2013

    Would love to eat at Sullivans. Great menu and my hubby and I would enjoy a date night. We only get to see each other on the weekend since he works in Winston-Salem.

  • stategurl4life Aug 9, 2013

    Gravy is my favorite!