Tag Archives: Dining

Fish Kisses: Romantic Day Trip to Fort Fisher

Nothing says romance like a day trip out to the ocean. For Valentine’s Day weekend we did just that and wandered out to Kure Beach for a day of fish kisses. On our way out to the coast, we stopped … Continue reading

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Steeped In Patriotism: Day Trip to Wilmington, NC

Just a two hours from Raleigh, Wilmington is a great day trip destination. Even in the cooler winter months, this coastal town has lots to offer. From shopping to shipping off on a patriotic adventure, this historic harbor town is … Continue reading

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Heart of Dark Chocolate: Escazu Chocolates

It all started with the Facebook post “Come in for a refreshing Coconut Limeade!!” Nothing calls to my heart like a piece of dark chocolate. Stricken with lactose-intolerance, I’ve turned to this rich delicacy as my after-dinner standby. A dark … Continue reading

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Day Trip: Muscadine, BBQ and a River Wander

I get a bug in me for dirt. It’s a bug to connect with the land, see some people who work a lot harder than I do, and feel what our country is really all about. I want to see … Continue reading

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Southern Snapshot: Krispy Kreme

It was the electric sex and promise of sugary goodness that lured me in. It was partially fueled by a fair amount of booze and too many doughnut click-through ads on the internet. We drove by the Krispy Kreme location … Continue reading

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Chicken of a Different Q: Hursey’s Bar-B-Q

Amble up to the Burlington, NC area and you’ll find old fashioned bbq joints called Hursey’s Bar-B-Q. These family style locales are full of tasty meat and wholesome sides. The sign proudly proclaimed the home of “broasted chicken” – which … Continue reading

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Afternoon Culture: North Carolina Museum of Art

Range, structure and selection was our morning at the North Carolina Museum of Art. This collection of world-acclaimed art is housed in a newly remodeled space in Raleigh, NC. The humble collection has the range, from contemporary to classic, to … Continue reading

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Shuckin’ Shack Oyster Bar: Always Worth the Drive

One of my favorite places to go on  the Carolina coast is the Shuckin’ Shack Oyster Bar in Carolina Beach. It’s a tiny bar and seafood shack along North Lake Park Boulevard. It’s worth the standing room or, if you … Continue reading

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Triangle Dining Guide v1

As I’m sure we’ll have many new additions, I wanted to share a post I wrote for my other blog 52 Ways To… which outlined our doings on our March 2010 visit to the Triangle – Raleigh, Durham, Cary, Wake … Continue reading

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Topsail Island

Our first day trip in North Carolina was to Topsail Beach. Which I proudly was calling “Top Sail Beach,” but I have been gently informed is pronounced more like “Topsil Beach” – all one word and with an accent if … Continue reading

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