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

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… [...]

College Spaces with Friendly Faces

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When I think of Fayetteville, I think of its friendly hometown charm and pride in its rich military history. However, as I’ve gotten older and been away at college, I have come to see this area in different ways, one of which is as a lively and thriving college town. Fayetteville is home to four college campuses and those campuses bring all kinds of people needing to find places to learn, study, and connec… [...]

The Flavors of Greece

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Behind the façade of many restaurants in Cumberland County, there is a story of a hard-working immigrant family. This area, just like the rest of the country, experienced an influx of European immigrants in the early 20th century. Many of those arriving from Greece took their culinary know-how and established restaurants, with the first Greek business being the Busy Bee Café on Market Square. This Sept… [...]

Ice Cream! Top 10 Places in Cumberland County

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I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! July 16th is National Ice Cream Day, and one of my first assignments as a summer intern here at the Fayetteville Area Convention and Visitors Bureau (FACVB) was to compile a list of the top 10 places to find some frozen treats. (Pretty great first assignment, eh?) Tucked away in every corner of Cumberland County, I discovered everything from freshly churned… [...]

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