RESTAURANTS, PUBS, COFFEE SHOPS
There are many options for food and drink near the hotel itself, and many others downtown and beyond. For coffee and tea nearby we have the following: Jubala, which is attached to the hotel itself, Liquid State, which also serves beer and wine and is located across from the Gregg Museum, Global Village, two blocks down Hillsborough Street toward campus, and Bruegger’s Bagels, also on Hillsborough.
Gonza Tacos y Tequila (Colombian-Mexican fusion; which is attached to the hotel itself. David’s Dumpling and Noodle Bar (Vietnamese/Chinese/Malaysian, the host of our Friday banquet, also serves lunch and is located a block away from the hotel. Kabab and Curry (Indian/Nepalese) lies two blocks away on Hillsborough Street. Also along that row is Mitch’s Tavern, Guasaca Arepa & Salsa Grill (Venezuelan), and Jasmin & Olivz (Mediterranean), so·ca (Latin-inspired/Caribbean Soul is 0.4 miles away from the hotel and serves original, high-end fare) Tupelo Honey (Southern/Comfort) is 0.5 miles away.
Slightly further away and into Downtown Raleigh are the following: J. Betski’s (German/Polish), Trophy Brewing Company (American/Pub), Taverna Agora (Greek/Mediterranean), Garland (Indian/Asian fusion), Bida Manda (
), Beasley’s Chicken + Honey (Modern Southern), Brewery Bhavana (Dim sum/brewery), MOFU Shoppe (Pan-Asian fusion), Parkside Restaurant (American Comfort/Pub), Royale (French-American), Transfer Co. Food Hall (Multiple vendors/Brewery), Morgan Street Food Hall (Multiple vendors), Clyde Cooper’s (Barbeque), Pharmacy Café (Modern American), Poole’s Downtown Diner (American), Whiskey Kitchen (Southern), Sitti (Lebanese), Fiction Kitchen (Vegetarian).
While in Raleigh, conference attendees may wish to check out the local sights. A full overview of the city’s attractions, restaurants, pubs, museums, and concerts can be found here.
The North Carolina Museum of Arthas a wonderful collection sure to be of interest to SRC members. A glimpse at the permanent collection can be found here. The grounds themselves have increasingly become an attraction, featuring many walking trails and art installations. A highlight of the venue are the many Rodin sculptures throughout.
Both the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences and the North Carolina Museum of History are nearby; both are free to the public. Those traveling with children may also wish to check out Marbles Kids Museum.
Many theater and music offerings can be found via the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts site here. Performances running during the weekend of the conference include the following: West Side Story at North Carolina Theatre, Leslie Odom Jr. (of Hamilton and Smash fame) via The North Carolina Symphony, Frankenstein at the North Carolina Ballet, and The Container by Clare Bayley at Burning Coal Theatre.