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It is officially Downtown Raleigh Restaurant Week, and we definitely have to tell you about the great deals going on! has compiled a database of independent and family-owned restaurants that will be participating this year. The website allows you to sort through lunch and dinner specials, as well as fixed menus. Here’s a look at some of the specials that will be available this week (Oct. 3-9).


  • Capital Club 16 – Oktoberfest style lunch feature: $15 before tax and gratuity; A plate/sandwich + side with a drink, selection changes daily
  • Dose Yoga & Smoothie Bar – Deals on smoothies, açaí bowls, wellness drinks, and toasts
  • Soul Taco – 3 tacos for $10 for lunch (restrictions apply)
  • Union Special -Pumpkin Pie Croissant special ($3.50); Choice of Grown Up Grilled Cheese or Vegan Sandwich + Choice of Tomato Soup or Chicken Barley Soup (12oz) for $10; Hot Vegan Sandwich ($11); Quinoa Bowl ($10); Beet Salad ($12)


  • Flying Saucer Draught Emporium – Drink Specials:
    • Monday- All Drafts $4 All Glasses of Wine $5
    • Trivia- At 7pm & 9:30pm with $220 worth of prizes
    • Thursday- All Cans $2 Off
    • Sunday- Brunch from 11am-3pm, $4 All NC Drafts, $5 Mimosas, $5 Bloody Marys
  • Hibernian Irish Pub & Restaurant – Bangers and Mashed Potatoes for $15 (2 Irish Style Bangers w/ homemade mashed potatoes, topped with homemade brown gravy and onion rings)
  • Tuscan Blu – Dinner – $25
    • House salad: Organic mixed greens, cherry tomatoes, e.v.o.o and vinegar
    • Choice of Entrées:Lasagna della Nonna, Linguine Cinque Terre, Chicken Parmegiana, Gnocchi Pesto Con Pollo, Fettuccine Alfredo, or Ravioli Toscani
    • Dessert: Cream Puffs

For a full list of specials in the area, visit

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