Dining

Dee Hodges keeps the delicious meals coming

Dee Hodges has always had a way of taking everyday ingredients and turning them into mealtime masterpieces. In her kitchen, simple cuts of meat become stroganoffs and stews. Bananas become pudding, and hard-boiled yolks and whites become deviled eggs. So it should come as no surprise that the current pandemic hasn’t really slowed Hodges or […]

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Comfort is still brewing at Winterbloom Tea 

By Kim Hasty  The unique craft cocktails are on hold for now. So is the opportunity to come in and cozy up with friends. The coronavirus and the need for social distancing precludes those for now.  But at Winterbloom Tea, there is still the trademark friendly vibe and the offer of a cup of comfort. […]

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Good Eats: New York Restaurant serves up comfort food  in a place where everyone is treated like family 

    Note: This article was reported and written before the coronavirus prompted changes that ban dine-in services and limitations about public gatherings. As of presstime, New York Restaurant is still open, with owner Nick Drakos offering takeout orders for breakfast, lunch and dinner, seven days a week.      By Janet Gibson / Photography […]

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CoreLife Eatery is Finally in Fayetteville!

CoreLife Eatery to Open First North Carolina Location Fast-Growing Active Lifestyle Restaurant to Open in Fayetteville   Fayetteville, NC – June 1, 2018 – CoreLife Eatery, an active lifestyle restaurant offering a variety of greens, grains and broth-based dishes, has officially made its way to the Old North State! CoreLife Eatery will open its first […]

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Fayetteville-based Bare Foods: Aiming for “great taste without regret”

By Nathan Walls Bob and Diana Carroll have a passion for great food. But at one time in their lives, the hustle and bustle of balancing their careers and raising children made the fast food drive-thru a frequent destination. After realizing that eating out too much was contributing to health problems, the Carrolls decided to […]

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Warm Drinks for Cold Weather

Baby, it’s cold outside – or it’s supposed to be. Even if it isn’t, there’s no reason not to enjoy some special warm drinks of the season. Cocoa is great year-round, especially when you make it with ice cream. Butterbeer will tickle the palates of Harry Potter fans young and old, as well as anyone […]

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Fayetteville State University Launches Campus Kitchen Food Recovery Program

By: Erin Pesut  “What’s green?”   At the small low tables in their small blue seats, preschoolers at the Early Childhood Learning Center at Fayetteville State University (FSU) shouted out their answers.   Pickles!   Green beans!   Peas!   When someone yelled, “Apples,” a small boy responded, “Aren’t apples red?”   As the nutrition discussion around which foods were what […]

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Food: Breakfast for the Holidays

By Katie Crenshaw  Food makes the holidays special! Getting together for elaborate lunches and dinners can be fun, but don’t forget it’s possible to entertain family and friends over a breakfast or brunch. During “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year,” whether you are having company over or keeping it simple and staying home, indulge […]

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Crockpot Miracle: Simple recipes to keep you sane

By: Jennifer Serda  During the week, when a busy mom hears the age-old question, “What’s for dinner?” it can literally put fear into her heart. But fear not, and grab that slow cooker!  (Dad, you can pay attention, too!)  After a hectic day, your slow cooker can be your saving grace. And now, thanks to […]

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For the Birds

A Raeford man turns found wood into birdhouses and beautiful creations By Rebekah Sanderlin   A lot of houses have been built in Raeford in recent years, and the rapid growth has apparently extended to the bird world, too. Drive past David R. Lee’s house on Lindsay Road and you’ll see everything from tiny starter […]

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Local Diners

By: Katie Crenshaw   Local mom-and-pop restaurants all have something in common. From their friendly service, the great prices and the quality, homemade food, these are the places where you can encounter your friends, your neighbors and catch up on the latest news in town. You arrive hungry, but leave satisfied, full on that home-town feeling. […]

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Men Who Cook

By Erin Pesut  Albert Yepez of Cooking Connections Citrus Chicken Alfredo  This is one of Albert’s favorite recipes from about 25 years ago from a restaurant he loved. His favorite way? He’d add more garlic than the recipe calls for.    “I like to use a pasta bowl placing pasta in sauce down first then […]

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Hydrate Your Way to a Healthy Summer

(Family Features) Staying well-hydrated is especially important during the summer months. In addition to normal body functions, higher temperatures draw more water through perspiration, so consciously replacing your fluid content becomes essential for overall health. “Every system in your body – from reproduction and digestion to circulation, mood and memory – depends on water,” said […]

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Good Nutrition Shouldn’t Take a Summer Break

(Family Features) While the summer is often celebrated as a carefree time of lounging around, pool dates and hanging out with friends, for many children in communities across the country, it means limited access to the foods their growing bodies need. In fact, more than 22 million children may miss out on milk’s nutrition in […]

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Crunchy, Savory Summertime

(Family Features) When warmer weather arrives, cravings trend toward fresh, seasonal flavors and lighter fare. In between the bike riding, kite flying, backyard gatherings and pool time, summertime meals enjoyed outdoors are a great way to get family and friends together. Whether it’s a refreshing salad tossed with sweet candied walnuts or a fillet of […]

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Get Your Grill On

(Family Features) Firing up the grill is an American tradition. The farm families who produce the food so many people enjoy at backyard cookouts want to share some of their favorite grilling recipes, as well as an appreciation for how food gets from the farm to the table. Farmers like Amanda Folkens, from Iowa, Danell […]

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Taste of West Africa

By: Erin Pesut                  When you walk into Taste of West Africa, you can smell it in the air: garlic, ginger, anise, the warm aroma of onions, tomatoes and curry, but there is another spice, too. Something hotter. Smokier. A spice I’ve never smelled before.          When I ask her to name that elusive […]

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Red, White & Blue Desserts

By: Erin Pesut   Summer is all about family holidays, and whether those include Memorial Day picnics, Fourth of July parties or backyard evening barbecues, these festive and patriotic desserts will be sure to please any crowd you’ve got!   Red, White and Blue Strawberries   Ingredients: 12 large strawberries 4 ounces white chocolate ¼ […]

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Mother’s Day Giveaway Contest

CityView Magazine and four of Fayetteville’s premier businesses want to make this Mother’s Day a memorable for one lucky mom! Enter as many times as you like until April 29 into CityView’s Mother’s Day Social Promotion Giveaway. A winner will be announced May 3rd ~ just in time for Mother’s Day! This amazing package includes […]

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Spring Spirits

By Miriam Landru Now that it’s 73 and sunny, it’s time for a more refreshing, crisp cocktail. Concoct and imbibe these favorite drinks from three Fayetteville haunts. Spring Thyme at ScrubOaks Contemporary American Pub                 ScrubOaks owners Tim and Gwen Holtsclaw pride themselves on providing fresh herbs to the ScrubOaks kitchen and bar from their […]

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