While you’re in Smithfield …

By Janet Gibson Ava Gardner MuseumIn the heart of downtown, this museum pays homage to the town’s most famous daughter, actress Ava Gardner. The unique collection spans Gardner’s life from […]

Soul food revival

By Janet Gibson | Photography by Cindy Burnham, April 2022 “It’s been a while since Murchison Road had a soul food restaurant,” says Michael Henley, after cooking up yet another […]

Willkommen!

By Janet Gibson Photography by Cindy Burnham March 2022 German hospitality is easy to define. Eat and eat some more – and then take food home with you to enjoy […]

Good Eats, January 2022

Drink in a Rainbow Smoothies and vegan fare offer healthy start to new year at Prima Elements downtown By Janet Gibson Photography by Cindy Burnham About 95 percent of the […]

Making Memories Relax and leave the cooking to the pros

Good Eats, December 2021 By Janet Gibson Your family or friends are in town for the holidays and, quite frankly, you’d rather not be in the kitchen or face the […]

KINDNESS & KABOBS

Food and hospitality nurture our bodies and souls BY JANET GIBSON, November 2021 PHOTOGRAPHY BY CINDY BURNHAM Kindness. It’s a concept that we see – we feel – time and […]

Let’s Dish: Local Foodie Offers Her Favorites

Inspired by Janet Gibson’s compilation of some of her favorite local restaurant dishes for the October issue of CityView, Lynnie Guzman came up with a list of her own. “I […]

Fall-inspired specials around Fayetteville

When the temperature drops, so do fall-themed goodies at some of our favorite eateries. Whether you’re team pumpkin spice, apple cider, salted caramel or another autumnal flavor, you’re guaranteed to […]

Feature: Past Forward

By Charles Canady Photography by Tony Wooten New Downtown Cigar Lounge Mixes Past Outside the building on Maxwell Street, smoke and the aroma of cigars waft call to downtown patrons. […]

Good eats: Let’s Dish

By Janet Gibson Our favorite foods are often connected to fond memories When you write about restaurants, people naturally ask for your recommendations. I’m more than happy to satisfy curiosity […]