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SEREC: Southeast Regional Evergreen Conference: Dining

Dine Arounds


Welcome to Raleigh, one of the "Top 10 Tastiest Towns in the South" according to Southern Living magazine!  You'll find that there are many interesting dining choices in the area so to help narrow the options, State Library of NC (SLNC) staff have selected a variety of restaurants and we are offering a Dine Around opportunity on Wednesday, October 8.  Dine Arounds are offered to conference attendees as another way to help you make the most of your conference and connect with your colleagues.  

For those of you who haven't heard of a "Dine Around", it's a casual dining experience with fellow conference attendees who want to enjoy a nice meal and interesting conversation. This opportunity is great for the first time conference attendee or those wanting to network around the dinner table. Dinners are pay-your-own-way, and space is limited.

The Wednesday evening Dine Arounds will be hosted by a SLNC Library Development Consultant, who will accompany each group of up to 15 and coordinate getting your group to the restaurant.  We have confirmed that separate checks are available for each location; attendees are responsible to pay for their own meal, drinks, and associated tip.

Good food, great conversation, and networking with colleagues – what more could you ask for?  

There are 6 Dine Around options at the restaurants listed below; for more details about restaurant and menu options, please check out the restaurant's website.  

If you would like to join a Dine Around, you will sign up at the conference hotel, on flip chart pages posted outside the entrance to the ballroom. Sign-up sheets will be available beginning Wednesday, October 8th when registration opens at 10:00 a.m. None of the options on the list are within walking distance, so we’re counting on some of you to drive and take along some passengers.  Your SLNC host will coordinate this with your group when you gather to leave at 6:00 pm.

Dine Around Options:

518 West


Host - Tanya Prokrym
Meet in Haywood Room


Host - Kelly Brannock
Meet in Haywood Room

Firebirds Wood Fired Grill
Steaks – Seafood – Chicken

Host - Jeffrey Hamilton
Meet in Capital Room

Mellow Mushroom
Pizza – Sandwiches – Salads

Host - Raye Oldham
Meet in Capital Room


Host - April Durrence
Meet in Cardinal Room

The Station
Burgers – Sandwiches

Host - Jennifer Pratt
Meet in Cardinal Room

Dine Around Directions

Other Raleigh dining suggestions -

North Hills restaurants – just under 4 miles, easy parking

Bonefish Grill
Seafood – Steak – Chicken

The Cowfish
Sushi – Burger – Bar

Black Cat Café
Sandwiches – Salads - Appetizers

Mid-Town Grille
Steaks – Seafood

Moes Southwest Grill
Fast Food Mexican

McAllister’s Deli
Sandwiches – Salads – Baked Potatoes

Panera Bread
Sandwiches – Soups – Salads

Which Wich

Downtown Raleigh restaurants – just over 4 miles, challenging parking


The Pit

Clyde Cooper’s Barbecue

Beasleys Chicken & Honey
Southern Chicken

Busy Bee
Sandwiches – Salads – Appetizers

Caffé Luna

Raleigh Times
Classic Bar Fare!menu/ch8j

Fiction Kitchen

Oak City Meatball Shoppe

Trophy Brewing
Pizza – Salad – Beer