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Try Pop’s Diner for a taste of nostalgia at Carolina Beach

I go to the beach in the off-season because it’s the perfect time and place for a writer to write. However, I still like to explore and enjoy being a tourist as well. While spending a winter weekend working on my book at Carolina Beach, North Carolina,  I was directed to Pop’s Diner by a local. Pop’s is a delightful, old-time diner and proved to be the perfect…
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Tupelo Honey Café adds Southern flavor to Asheville’s dining scene

Asheville, North Carolina has a lot going for it. The city is home to the Biltmore Estate, oodles of craft breweries, breath taking views of the Blue Ridge Mountains and a thriving artistic community. It’s also got an exciting restaurant scene serving an array of cuisines to satisfy virtually any appetite. While in Asheville for the holidays, we were looking for a good, downhome Southern dinner. We found…
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A visit to the Hinds Head in Bray; neighbour to the Fat Duck in iconic village

A guest post by Michael Hepworth of Perfect Travel Today The HINDS HEAD in the picturesque village of Bray in Berkshire, England, is one of three owned by superstar chef Heston Blumenthal (HB) of FAT DUCK fame, and the Michelin 1 Star pub is located right next to the Fat Duck sharing a parking lot. A visit there on a cold November day for lunch was quite memorable…
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Taverna Agora serves delicious Greek cuisine to Raleigh’s vibrant downtown

I wouldn’t exactly describe myself as a “foodie” per say, however, when I happen upon fare that's memorable for all the right reasons, I have to share the news. That’s precisely how I felt when I sat down to dine at Raleigh’s Taverna Agora Greek Kitchen and Bar. Taverna Agora was a landmark on Raleigh’s Glenwood Avenue, North, for years. The popular restaurant acquired a reputation for serving…
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Bardot French Brasserie at The Aria in Las Vegas -Michael Mina’s take on classic French cuisine

A guest post by Michael Hepworth of Perfect Travel Today BARDOT FRENCH BRASSERIE at the swanky Aria Hotel in Las Vegas is the latest venture from San Francisco celebrity chef Michael Mina in the same spot as his now defunct American Fish. That restaurant failed due to logistical issues of flying in fish from all over the country and the high prices that were charged because of those…
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Visiting Western North Carolina? Say Cheese!

There's a trail of cheese in Western North Carolina appropriately named, The Western North Carolina Cheese Trail. I had no idea such a trail exists until I happened upon a charming shop called Yellow Branch Pottery and Cheese in Robbinsville, NC. Yellow Branch is one of several artisan and farmstead cheese makers dotting the mountains of the Tar Heel State. Located in Graham County close to Fontana Lake,…
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