Raleigh, N.C. — Whether you are running or watching, there are some great options in downtown Raleigh before and after Sunday's Rock 'n' Roll Marathon and Half Marathon.
Happy and Hale, 443 Fayetteville St. - This juice bar offers great salads and healthy food to keep you fueled up before the big race.
Sitti, 137 S. Wilmington St. - Modern Lebanese dishes in a great setting.
Fiction Kitchen, 428 S. Dawson St. - This all-vegetarian restaurant features some of the tastiest dishes in town.
Irregardless, 901 W. Morgan St. - A great selection of vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes made from locally sourced ingredients.
Raleigh Raw 7 W. Hargett St. - This juice and smoothie bar is also serving up healthy cuisine.
b. good, 555 Fayetteville St. - Located in Charter Square, this franchise focuses on healthy takes on fast food staples.
Beasley's Chicken and Honey, 237 S. Wilmington St - Chicken and Waffles and pimento mac and cheese are some of our favorites at this restaurant. Their Sunday hours are 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Rye Bar and Southern Kitchen, 500 Fayetteville St. - Enjoy some Barbecue Shrimp and Grits or Pork Belly after the race at this restaurant located in the Raleigh Marriott City Center.
Jimmy V's Osteria and Bar, 420 Fayetteville Street – Overlooking City Plaza, this is a great place for locals and visitors alike to grab some Italian favorites. They're open 6:30 a.m.-11 p.m. on Sundays.
Gravy, 135 Wilmington Street – They offer brunch, lunch and dinner menus of traditional Italian-American favorites. Their Sunday hours are 11 a.m.-3 p.m. and 5 p.m.-10 p.m.
Spaghetti Dinner - Raleigh Times and its sister-restaurant, Gravy, are hosting this dinner Saturday night 6-9 p.m. They are shutting down a portion of Hargett Street for it
Jose and Sons, 327 West Davie St., Suite 102 – Their Sunday brunch from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. features Mexican food with a Southern twist, like Chicharron and Waffles. Maybe have a celebratory Bloody Mary or margarita while you're at it!
Dos Taquitos Xoco, 410 Glenwood Ave. – In the trendy Glenwood South neighborhood, this quirky restaurant serves delicious and filling Mexican food. On Sundays they're open 11 a.m.-11 p.m., and they now do a Sunday brunch.
Cafes and coffee shops:
Joule, 223 South Wilmington St.– Grab a quick coffee or sit down for brunch. Their menu includes yummy choices like a North Carolina sweet potato hotcake and BLT sandwich on toasted house sourdough bread. They are open 7 am.-10 p.m.
Cafe de los Muertos, 300 West Hargett Street – A coffee shop located on the ground floor of the Hue building. Their menu, focused on local options, includes coffee, sandwiches and salads. Sunday hours are 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
The Remedy Diner, 137 East Hargett St. – A cozy restaurant with a great selection of vegan and vegetarian dishes. Try the "No Heuvos" Rancheros or the quiche of the day. They are open on Sunday 11 a.m.-10 p.m. with brunch served from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Chuck's, 237 South Wilmington St. – If you're craving a delicious burger, this is the place. Get an order of fries to share with the "No Comeback Sauce." Stop by on Sunday from 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m.
Food and beer:
Trophy Brewing, 827 W. Morgan St. - This brewery has great beer and delicious pizza.
Busy Bee Cafe, 225 South Wilmington St. – They have great food and a great beer selection that changes constantly. Try their features or just stick with our favorite – their tater tots. They're open 11 a.m.-2 a.m. every day.
The Raleigh Times, 14 East Hargett St. – A great place, day or night, for food and beer. If you're visiting from out of town, this is a good place to hang out and see some Raleigh history. They are open every day from 11:30 a.m.-2 a.m.