Dining

Cure your Craving with Diverse Dining Options in Fayetteville & Cumberland County 

Mash House Fayetteville and Cumberland County offer a smorgasboard of diverse dining options – for every taste and budget.  Point a compass in any direction in Cumberland County and you are bound to come across savory delicacies at every turn- seafood snatched fresh from the Carolina coast, BBQ like only us North Carolinians can pull off, Spanish cafes providing Latin flair and German bakeries serving the most mouth-watering treats are just a sampling of some of the cuisine we hold near and dear to our hearts – and bellies.

Read more to learn about some of the region’s fabulous dining options or download the International Cuisine Trail to see a great list of locally-owned favorites

Midway to Mickey

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Did you know Fayetteville, North Carolina, is almost exactly midway between New York City and Orlando? New York City to Fayetteville is a 551-mile drive, and Fayetteville to Orlando is a 534-mile drive. This would explain why our tourism surveys consistently show residents of these two states make up the largest demographic of visitors to Cumberland County year-round. Many of these travelers are snow… [...]

Cool Down in Fayetteville

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When it comes to planning summer vacations in the South, my priority will always be to look for places to escape the heat and keep cool. While North Carolina can boast some incredible mountain and beach destinations, the Sandhills region in which Cumberland County lies is often where I-95 travelers choose to stop on their treks north and south. Since Fayetteville happens to be the only major city in the sta… [...]

Mother’s Day Weekend: 50+ Things to Do in Cumberland County

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I grew up with that mom who was always turning special occasions into memorable experiences. I vividly remember a birthday when she packed up a picnic basket with fried chicken, deviled eggs, and cake, and we went looking for the perfect picnic spot in a pecan grove by the Brazos River. I don't recall the gifts I was given, because the experience was so much sweeter than the material things. She relentlessly… [...]

Spring Has Sprung: Time for Self-Rejuvenation

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Spring is here in Fayetteville, North Carolina! The weather is absolutely gorgeous. Carolina blue skies for miles. Birds are singing. Azaleas and dogwoods are blooming. The threat of Jack Frost is nowhere to be found. And that, my friends, makes me a happy girl. But if you are like me, you enjoy a little self-pampering in preparation for the warm days ahead. Peel off that chalky, dry layer of winter skin and… [...]

Downtown Fayetteville: Where to Park, Shop, Eat, & Watch Baseball!

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Visitors, please excuse Cumberland County's residents as we go a little bonkers over the inaugural season of the Fayetteville Woodpeckers, our new Minor League Baseball team. As I'm writing this blog, the City of Fayetteville and the Woodpeckers are making final preparations for the first-ever home game at our brand-new Segra Stadium tonight. I'll just say this: we're all living and breathing baseba… [...]

How to Celebrate NC Beer Month at Our Breweries

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North Carolina Beer Month is a statewide celebration of craft beer, and our five microbreweries are here for it! I’m dishing on all the new and exciting developments going down at each one of Cumberland County’s breweries. They’re celebrating a grand opening, welcoming a celebrity chef, launching a superhero-inspired IPA series, throwing a big birthday bash, and introducing an array of new cuisine. A… [...]

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