Dining & Entertainment

Schlotzsky’s

   Fast Food, American, Soups    131 N. McPherson Church Rd., Fayetteville, NC 28303    (910) 867-6519    www.schlotzskys.com    Monday-Saturday 10:30AM-9PM | Sunday 10:30AM-8PM    View Menu    @schlotzskys   About Schlotzsky’s Schlotzsky’s opened in 1971 with a small restaurant on South Congress Ave. in Austin, Texas. Back then, we served only one sandwich […]

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Sammio’s Italian Restaurant

   Italian    3057 N Main St., Hope Mills, NC 28348    (910) 424-4000    www.sammios.com    Monday-Thursday 11AM-9:30PM | Friday-Saturday 11AM-10PM | Sunday 11AM-9PM    View Menu    @sammiositalianrestauranthopmills   About Sammio’s Italian Restaurant Sammio’s Italian Restaurant has been a cornerstone of Hope Mills for over two decades! Loved by locals and visitors alike, […]

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Rude Awakening Coffee House

     Cafe    227 Hay St., Fayetteville, NC 28301    (910) 223-7833    Facebook    Monday-Saturday 7:30AM-12AM | Sunday 9AM-9PM    View Menu    @rudeawkeningcoffeehouse   About Rude Awakening Coffee House In 1998 Bruce and Molly Arnold and their daughter, Rhonda Yocum, purchased 227 Hay St. in historic downtown Fayetteville, NC. Our goal was […]

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PDQ

     American, Fast Food    552 N McPherson Church Rd., Fayetteville, NC 28303    (910) 550-2518    www.eatpdq.com    Sunday-Thursday 10:30AM-9PM | Friday & Saturday 10:30AM-10PM    View Menu    @eatpdq   About PDQ PDQ was founded on a concept that high-quality food, memorable service, and genuine hospitality are the basis of an excellent […]

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Olea Mediterranean Kitchen

    Lebanese, Mediterranean, Greek    1992 Skibo Rd., Fayetteville, NC 28314    (910) 745-8415    www.oleamediterranean.com    Sunday-Thursday 11AM-9PM | Friday & Saturday 11AM-10PM    View Menu    @oleamediterranean   About Olea Mediterranean Kitchen We are a Greek-Mediterranean inspired fresh, fast and casual restaurant excited to offer Swansboro, Fayetteville and surrounding areas something different from the […]

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Metro Diner

    American, Diner, Vegetarian-Friendly    2132 Skibo Rd., Fayetteville, NC 28314    (910) 493-3560    www.metrodiner.com    Sunday-Thursday 7AM-8PM | Friday & Saturday 7AM-9PM    View Menu     @metrodiner   About Metro Diner Metro Diner is the kind of place you’re proud to take out-of-towners. It’s the kind of place where last night is […]

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La Cocina Restaurante Mexicano

     Mexican    3350 Footbridge Ln., Millstone Shopping Center, Fayetteville, NC 28306-9694     (910) 779-0453    www.lacocinanc.com    Monday-Thursday 11AM-10PM | Friday & Saturday 11AM-11PM | Sunday 11AM-9PM    View Menu    La Cocina Hope Mills NC   About La Concina Mexican Restaurant Our restaurant has the perfect atmosphere for you and your family […]

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Sherefe

  Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Turkish, Greek, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options    114 Gillespie St., Fayetteville, NC 28301    (910) 630-3040    www.sherefe.net    Monday-Thursday 11AM-9PM | Friday & Saturday  11AM-10PM | Sunday closed    View Menu    @shereferestaurant   About Sherefe Sherefe (pronounced “shedefay”) means “Cheers!” In Turkish. Owning a restaurant was a dream for owner/chef, Mustafa Somar, for […]

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Baby Garlic Bistro

   Mediterranean    Freedom Parkway Drive, Suite 1, Fayetteville, NC 28314    (910) 487-3333    Facebook    Monday-Thursday 11AM-9PM | Friday & Saturday  11AM-10PM | Sunday 11AM-8PM    View Menu    @freedompkwybabygarlic   About Baby Garlic Bistro Classical French Bistro with Mediterranean overtone; fresh seafood, sandwiches, chocolate souffle, onion soup, steak au poivre, crepes Suzette, and […]

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Lindy’s Restaurant

     Italian, Pizza    3001 Raeford Rd, Fayetteville, NC 28303-5441   (910) 485-6247     www.lindysrestaurant2    Monday-Friday 6AM-8PM | Saturday 6AM-3PM | Sunday 6AM-2PM         Features Seating, Waitstaff          “the food is SO good, it always comes to the table hot and the waitresses are very kind. It’s […]

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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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Reading Nook: New Books By Authors We Love

I love it when I discover an author who, after I have read one of their books, compels me to find others they have written and read them too. If that author has a new book on the way, I find myself anxiously awaiting that one too. There are many authors like that who we […]

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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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Place your Napkin in your Lap: The art of etiquette and good ol’ fashioned table manners

By Taylor Aube  What do you do with all those forks? Which way do you pass the gravy? Who eats first? Have you ever been stumped on what to do at the table? We can all relate to Leonardo DiCaprio as Jack Dawson in Titanic when he’s having a first-rate dinner with the first-class passengers. […]

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Bowls, Bowls, Bowls: An Eating Tradition Becomes Community Art

By: Pamolu Oldham  Sue Parker Byrd takes a break after breakfast and cleanup on a typical Tuesday morning at Operation Inasmuch, an organization that feeds breakfast to 80 to 100 of our community every weekday. The staff and volunteers serve family members who arrived hungry—for eggs, sausage, grits, coffee and hot chocolate. This morning I […]

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Reading the Classics – The Second Time Around

By: Diane Parfitt  In high school, you probably had at least one great English teacher who introduced you to books that you might not have read if they had not been required. The best teachers made them interesting and inspired you to enjoy these books. Alas, I did not have a teacher like that – […]

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Princess Mania!

These daring and graceful princesses from Sprinkle Pop Play bring magic and happiness wherever they go! We stopped to get to know some of the princesses a little bit better.     1. What is your real name?  BC: Brittany Campbell  KH: Kelsey Hay  MG: Malerie Goodman  TK: Taylor Kraft    2. Which is your favorite […]

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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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