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Midweek Fundraising and Fun – Applause for Paws!

Come out to the Ironwood Cafe and join us on the patio for a night of music, food, and fun to raise money for Solutions for Animals. Solutions for Animals offers a “Happy Place” for homeless animals, no matter what the reason. Complimentary appetizers are going to be served by the Ironwood Cafe and entertainment […]

Celebrating the 26th Annual Food & Wine Festival at Pinehurst

Each year, the annual food and wine festival held in Pinehurst, North Carolina transforms the historic Pinehurst resort into a wine and food lover’s paradise.  The occasion has been a tremendous success for many years now as guests have the opportunity to sample an international array of specialty foods and drinks.  The festival attracts professionals […]

The Drum and Quill

  Kevin Drum has opened a new restaurant and bar in the Village appropriately named The Drum and Quill (given his name and occupation).  His remodeling efforts have vastly improved the space as they added much needed light and room to maneuver.  The real story, though, is the food. We were fortunate enough to go […]

Rhett’s Signature Trout

Anna and I love cooking at home, usually trying a fun recipe she has found online or something we’ve seen on the Food Network.  As much as we love cooking, we have found much delight in scouring the Sandhills for that delicious “date night” dish. We schedule date nights in advance so we have something […]

Sweet Feed is Sweet

My friend and fellow blogger Ginger (you might know her from her Happy House Blog) just had twin boys and I signed up on FoodTidings.com to take her family dinner (side note: wish I’d thought of that site.  So useful!) When we had baby Rand, a friend brought us dinner from Sweet Feed and we […]

Beat the Summer Heat this week

Feels like 100 degrees!!!  I’m sweating just reading the forecast in my office.  Here’s a couple places I’ll be this week to beat this Sandhills Summer Heat. THE ICE CREAM PARLOR in downtown Southern Pines – click for website MAP IT Go see owner Anthony Parks…he’ll have a quick remedy to cool down during these […]

Sandhills Foodies: Grilled Portabello Mushroom Napoleon

I love anything from the grill. That includes some pretty spectacular vegetarian meals. Kerrie likes it even more when I cook things she likes and this recipe is one of those meals that she just goes nuts over. It’s vegetarian and I’m not talking vegan because there is some cheese involved but this is one […]

Video: Local Man vs. Local Food with Shirley’s Specialty Cakes

Hello Sandhills!  Watch the results from Local Man vs. Local Food Challenge #1 with Shirley’s Specialty Cakes in downtown Southern Pines.  Shirley challenged me to eat 13 (a baker’s dozen) of her delicious cupcakes. Thank you to all who came out to the first challenge and I look forward to announcing the time and place […]

Last-Minute Gift Ideas

We have discovered so many great things for holiday gifts right here in the Sandhills that we decided to start a list. Feel free to submit any good and LOCAL ideas you have and we’ll check ‘em out and add them to the list. Shopping LOCAL this holiday season is important.  Help strengthen our community […]

The Wednesday What’s Up with Santa @ The Pik N Pig – 12.15.2010

It’s not too late to sit on Santa’s knee and tell him what you want for Christmas (don’t forget the camera), he’ll be flying in to the Pik N Pig this Friday, December 17th from 6-8 p.m.   We know he’s a busy guy this time of year but must have a craving for hickory smoked […]