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Lodge Life – History And Home Cooking at McKellar’s Lodge

President John F. Kennedy asked, “How do you like the green beret?” And Gen. William Yarborough, with all eyes watching, replied, “Fine, sir. We’ve wanted them for a long time.” This defining moment in the history of the Special Forces was made at McKellar’s Pond in 1961. Almost 50 years later, the pond and lodge […]

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Real Bellwether – What’s Old is New Again at Belmont Village Tea Room

Napoleon Bonaparte once said, “What is history but fable agreed upon?” History is the one word that perpetually presents itself at Belmont Village. Throughout the years, the rich history of this gracious Victorian home has been connected to Scottish immigrants, the military, business and industry. Today, the genteel 160-year-old homestead still greets visitors with its […]

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Home Brew

HOPE MILLS – Donnie Spell doesn’t buy his wine from the store. He makes his own – the old-fashioned way. Just around the corner, Charlie Moreton is brewing up a batch of homemade beer in his garage. These backyard brewmasters call it a craft. There’s personality in these pints of beer and barrels of wine […]

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Raise A Glass – Fayetteville Wine Society is Toast of The Town

In a back room at Chris’s Steakhouse, the wine flowed. And food – pasta, warm spinach dip and bread, cubes of cheese and chocolate. Forget weekends, fourth Monday nights might be Fayetteville’s best-kept secret. When Kristine Miller arrived in town nearly three years ago, she brought with her a passion for wine and the desire […]

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Pour Me A Peach – Juiced About Carrots, a Haven for Healthy Eats and Drinks

As part of an establishment that focuses on fitness and wellness, Carrots Juice Bar and Café offers a menu that one would expect: a tempting variety of salads, light fruit and veggie plates, and no-fat fruit smoothies, to name a few. There are also a few surprises on occasion, such as meatball subs (albeit served […]

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Tonia’s Blue Mood Café Is Unique And Appealing

Anyone traveling through the heart of Fayetteville will notice one appealing little bistro among the small shops and businesses. With its patio, evening tapas and organic offerings, you might even say Tonia’s Blue Moon Café has a European flair. Pretty mothers with babies alongside in strollers, busy professionals meeting for a quick bite and office […]

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Homegrown Fayetteville

If you’re looking for the freshest produce in town, skip the supermarket and head downtown each Wednesday afternoon to the Fayetteville Farmers Market. Not only can you buy just-picked fruits and vegetables, you can meet some of the local farmers who grow the good stuff right here in our collective backyard. Farmers sell their harvests […]

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Talking to The Keys

The sounds of rocking pianos and singing crowds pour out of The Keys every time the door opens. But the door doesn’t open often enough for the crowd – 30 people and growing at 10:30 p.m. – who are lined up to get into the Person Street bar on a Saturday night. Despite the line […]

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Back on Tap – Huske Hardware House

Fans of the restaurant and brewpub will find that its new owners have preserved the best of the old while introducing some significant changes – including all-new furniture, new microbrews, a fresh menu and a cool no-smoking policy – that they believe will help make the business better than ever for its patrons and the […]

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Right at Home at Hilltop

There’s something full circle about Hilltop House. The charming two-story home in the heart of Haymount was converted into a restaurant more than 10 years ago by Jamie and Angelica Pantelakos. Now it’s home to a new family – three couples, two generations. The restaurant is owned by Beth Shearin-Smith, her husband, Jeff Smith, parents […]

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Luigi’s – Where Good Food, Good Service Are Trademarks

Luigi’s is one of our finest dining establishments, but it is much more than a restaurant. It is a Fayetteville institution. A favorite place for families and couples to share a meal, Luigi’s is also frequented for all kinds of celebrations and special moments. The varied menu, comfortable atmosphere and friendly service have made it […]

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Rolling Out The Dough – Gingerbread Housing Market Thrives This Season

If visions of gingerbread dance in front of your eyes, you just might be in Janice Burkett’s kitchen. Or living room, dining room or bedroom. Burkett makes gingerbread houses by the hundreds, and right now the neighborhood is a little crowded. By Christmas, Burkett will bake, frost, decorate and ship somewhere between 500 and 600 […]

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Phones on Your Christmas List? Listen to the Voice of Experience | By Marty Cayton

As we prepare our Christmas lists this year, it is inevitable that cellular phones will be at the top of many lists. Now more than ever, consumers and business customers alike are looking at everything from SMART Phones (or as some still prefer to call them, PDA’s – Personal Data Assistants) to Navigational and Music […]

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Consistent Fine Dining & Special Occasion Celebrations – The Vineyard Offers Great Food, and a Serene Ambience

Fayetteville has a wide range of restaurants, offering everything from international cuisine to typically Southern fare. An inviting array of bistros that include the word “grille” in their name is familiar in our city, and exact replicas of them can be found when one travels to other cities. But there are few opportunities to experience […]

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The Mash House Restaurant and Brewery Has Something for All Tastes

Not many patrons have been bold enough to try The Mash House Restaurant and Brewery’s signature meal. It’s called the Monster Mash and consists of a 40-ounce Black Angus rib-eye steak, soup or salad, two sides, dessert and a pitcher of home-brewed beer. At $60, the Monster Mash is by far the most expensive meal […]

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Welcome 2007 With a Sip of Champagne! | By Johanna Royo

Bubbly, Spumante, Sparkling Wine, or simply the drink that sets celebrations apart from ordinary parties – Champagne by any other name is still a good time waiting to be uncorked. With the holiday season at the door and party invitations arriving any day, it’s time to take a look at tips, trends and the “to […]

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Sherefe Mediterranean Grill

Sherefe: A Mediterranean Grill Anyone who has visited or lived in Turkey knows that the delectable cuisine is one of the best things about the country. Whether it’s seafood from the Mediterranean Sea, fruits and vegetables from the interior of the huge country, or the lamb dishes they special-ize in, Turks like it served fresh. […]

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Ignite Appetites – Pairing Sweet with Savory

Looking for juicy new ideas to add variety to your cookout repertoire this summer? Take a cue from one of the nation’s top culinary pros. “Chefs have been going wild for tropical fruits lately, and not just in sweet dishes,” says Melissa Kelly, food trend expert and executive chef of Primo (with restaurant locations in […]

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