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

Eating Like a Locavore

Sustainable Sandhills, a nonprofit organization based out of Fayetteville, believes global change begins with local initiatives. Just one example of that is the Sustainable Saturdays Film Series we shared last month. This organization’s latest initiative is the Locavore Dinner series, popping up monthly in unique venues around the greater Fayetteville area. Defining a locavore as “a person who… [...]

America’s Hometown Happenings:
August 26 – 28

One of the best spots to be in the summer is Festival Park on “4th Friday,” when Fayetteville After Five kicks off. This free summer concert series, organized by the Fayetteville Dogwood Festival, is wrapping up on August 26. The entertainment lineup includes Brad Benson, Army Ground Forces Rock Band, Breathe New Life and FireHouse. Best of all, concert-goers no longer have to worry about w… [...]

It’s a Small World After All

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New visitors to the communities of Cumberland County quickly discover that restaurants in this area can take the guest on a virtual trip around the world. Trip Advisor lists 419 eateries in Fayetteville alone, and the top ten user-ranked recommendations include Cuban, Mediterranean, and West African cuisine. The dining options are reflective of the ethnically diverse population in this military-d… [...]

Pursue Adventure

Historic downtown Fayetteville’s ongoing revitalization has brought shopping, entertainment and the North Carolina Veterans Park. Built with materials and landscaping from all 100 North Carolina counties, it salutes military members past and present. Start at the Visitors Center, where you’ll find a chandelier made of 33,500 military ID tags – better known as dog tags. Then walk among the outdoor… [...]

Pursue Love

The Fayetteville area is home to the U.S. Army’s most populous base, Fort Bragg. The community wears this distinction proudly, and shows its appreciation by actively pursuing the freedoms that those soldiers protect. During your visit, experience the area like a local – from parks and museums to breweries and zip lines – and relish in the excitement that’s found around every turn. Fayetteville’s Haymo… [...]

Veterans Open Brewery in Hope Mills

The DirtBag Ales partnership began when Dirtbag’s brewmaster Vernardo “Tito” Simmons-Valenzuela made a bargain with a fellow medic at  Womack Army Medical Center. Tito promised free beer for life in exchange for a home-brew kit the friend received for his wedding. That’s when Tito started his path to becoming a brewer. Partner Eric Whealton, a nurse who worked the same shift, attended tasting session… [...]

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