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

How Sweet It Is!

I recently asked Go Fayetteville’s Facebook followers to spill their secrets and share their thoughts on the best bakery in Cumberland County. Almost 100 locals replied to our question with nominations (and passionate comments) for the best of the best. There's no shortage of sweet shops in this area, but three bakeries, specifically, were mentioned over and over. Now that the locals have spoken, we th… [...]

Places to Gather with Friends & Family

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As the Christmas carol reminds us, “It’s the most wonderful time of the year!” Whether you’re hosting out-of-town guests or visiting Cumberland County during the holidays, we’re sharing some warm, inviting places to gather with friends and family. Make yourself at home in a local coffee house. Plan a party at a countryside venue. Introduce your guests to one of our new breweries. These are a few of our go-… [...]

Find Your Family Tradition in Cumberland County

Each holiday season I try to plan a new outing for my family that will hopefully become a lasting tradition. Last year, we experienced the grandeur of Holiday Lights in the Garden. Year before that, we joined the downtown revelry at A Dickens Holiday and took in the classic It’s a Wonderful Life on stage. As this season quickly approaches, I’m noticing how many festivities are planned not just in Fayettevi… [...]

An Autumn Day-Venture in Spring Lake

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On a bright autumn morning, four coworkers and I set out on a day-venture to a town just outside the northern gates of Fort Bragg. We could have spent our day out of the office anywhere in Cumberland County, but we chose Spring Lake for two main reasons: the outdoor adventures and the down-home country cooking. Read More… [...]

For the Love of Bikes & BBQ

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Ask any Southerner for their thoughts on barbecue, and you’re guaranteed to get an earful of strong opinions. Motorcycles make for another passionate subject in the South, and military communities like ours, in Cumberland County, host more than our fair share of rides and rallies year-round. When the weather cools down, bikers are looking for any excuse to hit the open road, and pit-masters are showing… [...]

My (Reluctant) Introduction to Zip-Lining

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On a random Sunday night, I got a text from my boss, “Can you go zip-lining tomorrow morning?” One of the many perks of working for the Fayetteville Area Convention & Visitors Bureau is that I get to explore attractions all over Cumberland County. Now, I am not the adrenaline-seeking kind of adventurer, and I’d declined this opportunity before. I tend to leave the daredevil stuff to my husband, w… [...]

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