Calling all foodies! It’s Downtown Raleigh Restaurant Week, y’all, which means dozens of Raleigh’s best eateries are flaunting special menus with special prices every day of the week. While we’re installing our new commercial refrigerator (which feels amazing in this summer heat), our own Chef Liz Reedy jotted down what you should Instagram at her #DRRW faves.

Breakfast in DTR: Joule · 223 South Wilmington Street

“Joule! They have fantastic coffee, a great space to work in or meet up with friends, and their Breakfast of Champions is super delicious. They’re also one of our neighbors at Carroll’s Kitchen and their staff is so friendly.”

Lunch in DTR: lucettegrace  ·  235 South Salisbury Street

“I love lucettegrace for lunch. Their ham and cheese sandwich cannot be beat! Bread, butter, ham and gruyere cheese. I might need to go there today. They also have the most gorgeous pastry case I have ever seen (or tasted), and hot caramel instead of hot chocolate!”

Dinner in DTR: Babylon  ·  309 North Dawson Street

“For special occasion dinners, my go to is Babylon. It’s a Moroccan restaurant inside of an amazing building. They have so many fantastic dishes with great big flavor, you really can’t go wrong, but make sure you try their Oyster Rockefeller. It’s the stuff of dreams.” Check out what Walter Magazine has to say about Babylon.

Dessert/Snack in DTR: Boulted Bread  ·  614 West South Street

“For snacks and desserts, Boulted is my go to. Their croissants, breads, and pastries are pure perfection. You can make friends at parties very quickly with a bag of their goodies.” Bonus: Boulted is one of bon appétit’s Best New Bakeries in America!


Chef Liz is a lifelong foodie with a passion for reaching people through food. Not only does she make awesome food, she loves teaching people how to make awesome food, which makes her a great fit at Carroll’s Kitchen. In addition to raising a young daughter, she teaches classes at Whisk and the Holly Springs Farmers Market, and is wrapping up her culinary training at Wake Tech. She hopes her food will make you smile when you visit us soon.