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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 […]

Pinehurst Live After 5 with The Cowboy Band

Pinehurst Live After 5 is back Thursday, November 18th in the Village with live music provided by The Cowboy Band.  Everything gets cranked up around 5pm with food and beverages available for purchase on the Market Square bricks until 9pm. The Cowboys play a mix of country, western and southern rock.  Plus, they’re known for […]

Lunch at Fratello’s

In the past few weeks, I’ve been asked numerous times whether or not I’ve enjoyed a meal at our newest local Italian restaurant Fratello’s in Southern Pines. Life has been quite busy lately, especially with the launch of sandhillsDig 2.0, so I’ve had to keep saying, “No, not yet….” but things just have a way […]

Delicious Five-Fruit Pie from Broad Street Bakery & Cafe

The Broad Street Bakery and I go way back…In the 6th grade I was old enough to walk from Southern Pines Middle School to downtown Southern Pines with my friend Mary Beth.  Sometimes we’d head to the library, but usually, we’d go to the bakery first for a bottle of coke and bakery cookie.   My […]

“Moore on the Menu” 2010 Restaurant Week

“Moore on the Menu” 2010 Restaurant Week is back for its second year and it’s the perfect time to enjoy the culinary brilliance of our top local independently-owned restaurants.  Take advantage of the four-course Prix Fixe dinners at the special price of $35 per person. Here’s what we dug up: When: Monday, August 30th until […]

The Sly Fox restaurant in downtown Southern Pines

The Sly Fox is open…we’ve already been for lunch AND dinner.  Here’s what we know: There is an amazing outdoor “beer garden” that will be THE place to be once this heatwave we are having goes away… I call a chair near the fountain (you can’t see it from this photo but it is over […]

Lunch at The Bakehouse restaurant in downtown Aberdeen

We had a fun lunch the other day at The Bakehouse in downtown Aberdeen and wanted to share our great experience… Wes had the “Golfer’s Burger” which I will definitely try next time (either that or their famous “Barcelona Burger”) but it was 90 degrees out and I needed something a little cooler so I had […]

Dinner with Friends at Hickory Tavern in Southern Pines

It was a rainy Monday night and we decided to get out of the house and try out the newest restaurant in the Sandhills – Hickory Tavern. You’ve seen it up on the hill in the development along 15-501, next door to a favorite, Pretty N’ Bliss. When we arrived, we ran into our good friends […]