August 24th-30th is Raleigh Downtown Restaurant Week, which seems incredibly specific but fewer restaurants enables the possibility of trying well, most of them. Especially if you are a glutton and want to do two lunches and two dinners a day, etc.
The prix fixe dinners are $20 or $30 depending on the venue, and include appetizer, entree, and dessert. A steal, especially for some of the restaurants on the list. Get thee to your reservation hotline!