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Tobacco Road Tours offers a new Raleigh Food Tour – part 1

Tobacco Road Tours is offering a new Raleigh Food Tour highlight the downtown Raleigh culinary scene! Join us each Saturday afternoon for this new tour starting November 7, 2015.


Raleigh Culinary ToursTobacco Road Tours is partnering with a number of diverse restaurants to offer you a culinary experience you won’t soon forget on our new Raleigh Culinary & Cultural Walking Tour. From British pub food with a southern twist, gourmet hotdogs, incredible homemade pizza, modern southern cuisine, beer infused dishes to fresh seafood, even the fussiest eater will love the one of a kind offerings on this food tour.  Even the décor and vibe of each restaurant is starkly different.  From some of the newest restaurants on the downtown Raleigh food scene to iconic, local establishments, you’ll experience more than just food, you’ll experience the culture culinary in this modern southern city know as Raleigh.

Let’s talk about our partners:


Clouds Brewing RaleighClouds Brewing celebrated their one-year anniversary this past September.  A merge of owner Adam’s love and knowledge of craft beer with partner Matt’s entrepreneur spirit, a pour bar was born on the intersection of the Power House Square in Downtown Raleigh.  Built in 1925, across the street from CP&L’s main power grid, the building occupied by Clouds Brewing was originally used as to house CP&L’s fleet of maintenance trucks.   Adam and Matt incorporated actual Garage Doors in the function and décor of the restaurant –on nice days they open up so guests can enjoy the beautiful weather.

Clouds Brewing the DownpourDuring the bigger holidays, they offer live music. On the weekend, it is a popular place to watch college and national sporting games.  Craft beer is the focus with 40 different diverse and fresh beers on draft, Clouds is satisfying each spectrum of an individual’s beer palate.

Clouds Brewing garage door outside seatingThey’re not trying to be fancy, just offer some great traditional bar food to pair with the great beer they offer.  But, both the Beer Cheese Dip and Beer burger that is infused with an IPA and topped off with IPA infused mayo are to die for!  That’s why we partnered with Clouds Brewing on our new Raleigh culinary walking tour.


Clouds Brewing Beer Cheese DipFollow Clouds Brewing on their social media outlets, we did:




Update: Shucker’s is now a private event venue-as of February, 2016.

We are adding new partners to our Raleigh Culinary Tour.  Check out of Raleigh Culinary & Walking Tour page to see who we are partnering with.

Raleigh Shuckers restaurantShuckers Oyster Bar & Grill  on the popular Glenwood Avenue South in downtown Raleigh is beautifully decorated with a full bar, dining area, oyster bar, outdoor patio and private dining area.    A clean and modern feel intertwined with a beach theme, they will be celebrated their one-year anniversary at the Glenwood location and the sixth year at the Wake Forest location.


Shuckers Raleigh tunaHaving owned two Outback Steakhouses in Raleigh, Amy and Kevin, a husband and wife team, know good customer service and good, quality food like the back of their hands.   In 2007, after selling their two chain restaurants, while sitting in the Oyster Shack in Wake Forest – a family owned restaurant that had been a staple in the town for decades and the only place to eat seafood and oysters in Wake Forest – they were deciding the direction they wanted to take their careers next.  At the same time, the owners were looking to retire.  Three weeks later, Amy and Kevin bought the name and started the next chapter in their lives.

shuckers oyster bar Raleigh shrimp and gritsThere are thirty non-seafood items on the menu, kids eat free on Wednesdays, gluten-free options and $6.99 lunch special offered daily! The seared Wasabi Crusted Tuna, Ribs as well as the Scrimp and Grits will all make your mouth water.  Fresh fish is brought in five-six days a week and everything is made in house except the BBQ Sauce – made by Grendeddy Dave’s BBQ Sauces.  That’s why we partnered with Shuckers Oyster Bar & Grill on our new Raleigh culinary walking tour.

Shuckers restaurant insideFollow Shuckers Oyster Bar & Grill on their social media outlets, we did:




Moonlight pizza downtown RaleighMoonlight Pizza has been a stable in downtown Raleigh since 1996 – that’s 19 years!  In 2002, they moved to their current location on West Morgan Street.  As a neighborhood, family friendly pizza restaurant with great craft beer, they follow the beat of their own drum.  People have met at Moonlight, had their wedding receptions at Moonlight and event their baby showers.  It’s an institution in the Morgan Street part of downtown Raleigh.


Moonlight pizzaWith names like “Earth, Wind & Fire” and “The Moon” for their pizzas, you know this is not your ordinary pizza joint.  With one of a kind seasonal craft pies like the Peanut Butter, Jelly and Bacon pie, there is something new and creative to try and you will never be bored with these unique selections.  If you’re a vegan or need gluten-free options, Moonlight has you cover.  They offer gluten free, vegan cheese and event vegan dough.

moonlight pizza restaurantNinety percent of the art on the walls are created by the employees and guest artist often display their works and host shows at Moonlight.  And, their outdoor seating patio is awesome.

No one sings it better then Dean Martin: “When the moon hits your eyes like a big pizza pie…that amore!” You’re going to amore Moonlight Pizza. That’s why we partnered with Moonlight Pizza on our new Raleigh culinary walking tour.

Follow Moonlight Pizza on their social media outlets, we did:





For more pictures of our partners and to see their establishments and dishes, check out our Pinterest Board titled:  Raleigh Culinary & Cultural Walking Tour.


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