Local Food and Events

Things to do in the Triangle


There are a ton of restaurants in the downtown area and many students that are here for years still have not tried them all. To find an exhaustive list, then please visit the Explore Here Website. The restaurants listed below are some of the plant pathology student favorites.

Casual Dining:

  • Busy Bee
  • Beasley’s Chicken and Honey
  • Chuck’s
  • Clyde Cooper’s
  • The Flying Saucer Draught Emporium
  • Humble Pie
  • Mellow Mushroom
  • Mitch’s Tavern
  • Moonlight Pizza
  • Natty Greene’s Pub and Brewing Company
  • Neomonde
  • State Farmer’s Market Restaurant
  • Sushi 9
  • Trophy Brewing and Pizza Company
  • Village Draft House

More Formal Dining:

  • 18 Seaboard
  • Cafe Luna
  • Sitti
  • Irregardless Café
  • Bida Manda
  • 42nd St Oyster Bar
  • The Pit

Drinks and Desserts:

  • C. Grace Cocktail Bar
  • The Cupcake Shoppe Bakery
  • Big Boss Brewing Company
  • Krispy Kreme
  • Lonerider Brewing Company
  • Pelican’s SnoBalls
  • Sugarland
  • Raleigh Brewing Company
  • The Raleigh Times Bar


Activities and Attractions

Carolina Hurricanes at PNC Arena
Downtown Raleigh Food Truck Rodeo
Capital Area Greenways
Durham Bulls Baseball
Farm Tours CFSA
First Friday
Hopscotch Music Festival
Lake Johnson
Lake Jordan
North Carolina Museum of Art
North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences
NCSU Climbing Wall
NCSU Football
State Farmer’s Market
Trolley Pub Raleigh
Wide Open Bluegrass
Visit NC: Wine
Visit Raleigh: Breweries
William B. Umstead State Park