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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 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 […]

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

Welcome to Local Man vs. Local Food on! My first challenge is with Shirley’s Specialty Cakes in downtown Southern Pines.  Shirley started her business in 2003 and specializes in wedding, birthday & anniversary cakes.  Most popular right now are her decorative cupcakes. Shirley has challenged me to eat 13 (a baker’s dozen) of her […]

“Fins Before Feathers” @ The Sly Fox

The Sly Fox in downtown Southern Pines has planned a Thanksgiving Eve celebration for Wednesday night thoughtfully named “Fins Before Feathers.” The food specialty will be a traditional low country seafood boil with corn, potatoes and plenty of shellfish. Come try the Samuel Adams Infinium Ale on tap which has just been released in the […]

Reasons to Shop Local

Where do you plan to do your holiday shopping?  Although we know it is not always possible to do 100% of your shopping locally, here are some reasons we think everyone needs to consider before they decide where to spend this shopping season: 1.  JOBS!  This has been a huge political topic, but forget politicians…you […]