Food, Drink and Dining

10 Romantic Things to Do In Fayetteville, North Carolina

Although my visit was organized by the Fayetteville Convention and Visitors Bureau/Downtown Fayetteville and some activities were complimentary, all opinions are honest and my own. When You Think Fayetteville, Think Romance I know what you're thinking, "Fayetteville?   Romance?" Fayetteville's played a role in the nation's history with Revolutionary and Civil War events bringing notoriety. With slightly over 200,000 residents, it's a major military town with both Pope Air…
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Vidrio; Mediterranean Dining in Raleigh's Glenwood South PullOverandLetMeOut

Vidrio; Mediterranean Dining in Raleigh’s Glenwood South

A guest post by Pamela Brown. A Feast For All The Senses Marcus Apicius, perhaps the world's first foodie, is credited with the saying that a person eats with their eyes. In few places is this truer than at Vidrio in Raleigh's Glenwood South. With a combination of simple and beautifully prepared Mediterranean inspired food and architecture that can best be described as stunning, dining at Vidrio is…
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Washington Duke Inn and JB Duke Hotel

Washington Duke Inn and JB Duke Hotel; Two Hidden Gems at Duke University

The Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club and JB Duke Hotels are two incredible hidden gems at Duke University. I’ve lived in the Triangle (Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill) since the early 90s and had no idea Duke University, famous for academics, medicine, and sports, also offers stellar accommodations. Not just one, but two first-class uniquely-styled hotels sit tucked in the Duke Forest on the edge of this picturesque…
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R.M. Rose Company Dillard, GA PullOverAndLetMeOut

R.M. Rose Company is Bringing ‘Fire’ to the North Georgia Mountains

Not Since Prohibition... In Dillard, Georgia, in the North Georgia mountains, there's a revival taking place at  R.M. Rose Company Distillers. In 1867, The R.M. Rose Company was established and began setting the standard for American whiskey. The whiskey became so popular, Rose Company was quickly producing their old-fashioned corn whiskey in multiple states and cities throughout the U.S. In 1904, R.M. Rose Company won the "Gold Medal"…
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Pittsboro, North Carolina PullOverAndLetMeOut

Pittsboro Is a Charming Weekend Pit-Stop in the Heart of Carolina

In what is almost exactly the geographic center of North Carolina you'll find the town of Pittsboro. Established in 1787, Pittsboro is the county seat of Chatham County, named for William Pitt the Younger, the son of the first Earl of Chatham. Situated 17-miles south of Chapel Hill and 34-miles west of Raleigh, Pittsboro is the type of southern town that looks like it popped out of a…
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Tea and Scones Ireland PullOverAndLetMeOut

How Best to Enjoy Tea and Scones in Ireland

Tea, scone, jam, and clotted cream. One of the most difficult aspects of planning a family vacation to Ireland is establishing a travel budget. Allocating funds for accommodations, airfare, and ground transportation are relatively straightforward but the uncertain and varying cost of food is the most challenging to project. Making allowances for "nice" dinners and splurges or simply estimating moderately priced meals necessitates calculation on a sliding scale…
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