One of my favorite times of the year is Triangle Restaurant Week. It's a great way to try out a new restaurant at a discount. Various local restaurants are currently offering special menus (typically) consisting of 3-courses, at a lower price than you'd pay if you were going on a regular day of the year. The way I see it is, even if end up not liking a restaurant, it's not as big a loss, because I didn't pay full price. Restaurant Week is a chance for Restaurants to shine and put their best efforts forward to make sure that any new customers who come to sample their eats, are wowed enough to want to come back again and again. That's the whole point of Restaurant Week. I can't recall ever being disappointed in the past few years that I've been going to Restaurant Week.
Last night, a couple of friends and I ventured over to NOFO at the Pig. NOFO is located in the Five Points District of Raleigh. You can't miss the giant "NOFO" on their building as you drive by it on Glenwood Ave. Downstairs is the restaurant, upstairs is their gift/specialty shop. The shop is ahhhh-mazing but back to the eats! We ordered 3 different appetizers, fried green tomatoes, kale and beet salad and crab stuffed shrimp. Yummms through and through. Ingredients tasted fresh and flavorful. They looked pretty too, but that alone won't thrill me so I'm glad the taste was on point.
Our entrees consisted of a roast pork tenderloin dish and shrimp & grits dishes. The later 2 look different from each other in the photo because one person asked for a certain ingredient to be left out of theirs. All 3 were very well nicely cooked and thoroughly delicious.
For dessert, there were 2 offerings, flourless chocolate cake and cheesecake. Tasty as heck! Killer way to end the evening.
Check out the link below and see the menus each restaurant is offering. Prices vary a little bit but most range from $20 -$30. Our meals at NOFO were $20 and well worth the money. Great 1st time and won't be the last.