Thanksgiving 2017 Dining in Moore County, NC

Thanksgiving 2017

Thanksgiving is only a few weeks away! If you want to let someone else make the big meal this year, there are several options in Moore County.

From picking up a pre-cooked meal to take to your family (if you want to pretend you made it, we won’t tell!) or dining out, here are a few options that you have for a delicious Thanksgiving meal in the Sandhills.

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Pine Crest Thanksgiving 2017 Take Out

Get your meal to-go at the Pine Crest Inn in Pinehurst. Choose from two different package options (depending on the dining needs of your group). They offer free delivery within a 10-mile radius of Pinehurst, but all orders must be placed by Friday, November, 17.

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Pine Crest Inn Thanksgiving 2017 dine in

If you’d prefer to eat at The Pine Crest Inn, they have an option for that too. Their annual Thanksgiving dinner will be held from 11:30AM to 6PM this year, and costs $29 per person. Reservations are required, so call early and claim your spot.

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Ironwood Thanksgiving 2017 menu

Ironwood Cafe will be having their annual Thanksgiving meal on the 23rd as well. The price depends on what your main entrée is, but you can choose between traditional turkey, steak, and seafood. Reservations are highly recommended. Call or reserve your table online.

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Filly Colt Thanksgiving 2017 menu

Filly&Colts at Little River is offering two options for Thanksgiving dining: a grand buffet from 12PM to 6PM or a Dining Room Meal from 2PM to 8PM. Both options offer a wide variety of meal selection choices, but you do have to choose early because reservations are required. You can call to reserve your spot or make your reservation online.

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Elliotts on Linden Thanksgiving 2017

Elliotts on Linden is serving their 3-course family style dinner and dessert bar from 12PM to 6PM. Call and make your reservations early, as the Elliotts on Linden Thanksgiving dinner is a very popular event.

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The Sly Fox Thanksgiving 2017

The Sly Fox Thanksgiving 2017 dinner is also a 3-course dinner and dessert bar from 11:30AM to 5PM. Call and make your reservations early for this dinner as well.

the house of fish thanksgiving 2017

The House of Fish in Aberdeen will also be open on Thanksgiving day and will have a special menu available.


If you know about any other Thanksgiving dinners or to-go meals in Moore County, please let us know in the comments or email us at hello@mooreeats.com.

November Food Events in Moore County, NC

November food events

November is always jam-packed with food events. We’ll have two posts about events this month (one for general food events and one for Thanksgiving). This post features the regular food events. Let us know which ones you plan on attending in the comments!

November 4: Learn to Homebrew Day
Come learn to homebrew at Southern Pines Growler Company and see an all-grain batch being made.

November 4: November’s Full Beaver Moon Celebration
Celebrate November’s Full Beaver Moon by indulging in the Super Moon Platter for two or the Super Boil at Full Moon Oyster Bar & Seafood Restaurant.

November 11: Veterans Day Pig Roast
Stop by the annual Veterans Day Pig Roast at The Sly Fox. Come out and support Veterans and Active Military.

November 11: Guided Meditation & Vegetarian Pot Luck
Attend a Guided Meditation focused on Calming Emotions followed by a vegetarian pot luck. Please bring a dish to share. Please do not wear any scents.

November 11: Veterans Day Oyster Roast Fundraiser
The First Annual Veteran’s Day Oyster Roast at Southern Pines Brewery will give all proceeds to STOIC, an organization that provides a training program for transitioning Army Special Forces back to everyday life. The event will be held on Saturday, November 11 from 3pm- 8pm. There will be a silent auction, live local music by Bones Fork and Whiskey Pines, and a bouncy house for the kids.

November 12: Chili Cook Off & Freedom 5K Run
Support a local charity and taste over 20 Chili’s from individuals and local restaurants/businesses. There will be 3 categories this year…Restaurant, Backyard (non restaurant business) and Individual.

November 15: Celebrate the Apple by Elliotts on Linden
Celebrate the Apple Chef’s Dinner! 4-Course Dinner showcasing Moore County Apples. Pairing menu available featuring James Creek and Stargazer Ciders. Please call for reservations. Seating is limited.

November 17: Oyster Roast and Downeast Seafood Feast
The Oyster Roast & Down East Seafood Feast sells out every year, so get your tickets early! They bring in Keyzer’s Catering direct from Hyde County on the NC Coast. If you haven’t had the pleasure of enjoying Mark’s cooking, this is your chance.

November 18: Second Annual 90s Bar Crawl
90s bar crawl with a costume contest at Jefferson – both individual AND group.


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October Food Events in Moore County, NC

october food events

Fall has arrived! There are so many interesting food events happening all around Moore County, NC this month. Here are several you should check out:

October 11: Pumpkin Beer Dinner at The Sly Fox
No better way to get ready for fall than the Pumpkin Beer Dinner at The Fox! Enjoy a 4-course dinner paired with Pumpkin Beers. Please call for reservations. Seating is limited.

October 13: International Sardine Festival
You can be an authentic Sandhills native once you’ve attended the Sardine Festival. Last year’s Sardine Queen will arrive by fire truck at 12 pm, and the new 2017 Queen will be crowned shortly afterwards. Everyone is invited to Aberdeen Lake Park, just off US Hwy 1, for a lunch of sardines, crackers, Moon Pies, RC Colas, and Coca-Colas. The sardines and other delicacies are free, but people are encouraged to make a small donation.

October 14: Southern Pines Brewing 3rd Anniversary Celebration
Come visit Southern Pines Brewing Company to help them celebrate their 3rd Anniversary! The celebration is packed with activities throughout the day. There will be a large outdoor stage, multiple food trucks on site, a bouncy house for kids, and the No. 88 Nationwide Chevrolet SS show car will be on site!

October 14: Wine Expert Night at Pinehurst’s The Holly Inn
Join Wine Expert Paolo Pellizzari of Bacco Selections for a delectable taste of hand-selected Italian wines. Bacco Selections is an Italian-American company importing fine Italian wines into North Carolina with a mission to import renowned wines that are not yet available here. They discover emergent boutique wines with small production that have not yet entered the U.S. market. Paolo and his staff personally visit the facilities, meet owners and workers and taste wines before deciding which to import.

October 15: English Carvery at The Sly Fox
The traditional Sly Fox Sunday roast features Roast Beef, Roasted Potatoes, Mashed Potatoes with Roasted Carrots and Parsnips, Yorkshire Puddings, Horseradish, and Gravy.

October 21: Wild Game Dinner – Celebrating Argentina
One of the best-known cultural symbols of Argentina, the gaucho is a rough, tough, free-riding horseman of the pampa and proud cousin of the North American cowboy. A prominent cattle-producing region, the pampa boasts vast, open pastures managed by modern-day gauchos who produce some of the best grass-fed beef in the world. This dinner will celebrate the heritage of the La Pampa province with a four-course meal showcasing the diverse flavors and agricultural products that are abundant in the country.

October 27: Lunch Bunch at The Market Place
The Market Place has a nice selection of salads, quiche and soups (and more), including vegetarian dishes and “specials of the day, not to mention homemade cookies and other baked goodies! This lunch is hosted by the Newcomers of the Pinehurst Area. All are welcome.

October 28: Village of Pinehurst Oktoberfest
The day kicks off with Kinderfest, a fun festival for children, with lots to see and do for the whole family. There will be carnival games, entertainment, and contests. The fun continues in the evening for adults with a traditional Oktoberfest featuring German music from the Holzhackern Tyrolean band, folk dancing, the second annual Pumpkin-Apple Baking Contest, and an Oktoberfest Games Arena. Brats, sauerkraut, pretzels, hot dogs, pizza, sandwiches, soda, beer and wine will be available.


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September Food Events in Moore County, NC

September Food Events in Moore County

September is jam-packed with food events happening all around Moore County. Here are a few you should check out:

September 13: Low Country Seafood Boil
Come out to The Sly Fox for their Annual Low Country Seafood Boil! $19.95 per person++.

September 15: Chef & Maker Weekends: Katie Button
Join Asheville Chef Katie Button for an unforgettable culinary weekend. Our final Chef & Maker event will include a Spanish tapas party, question-and-answer session with Chef Button, cookbook signing, discussion with local pottery makers and Chef’s Dinner.

September 16: Eats, Beats & Brews
Bring your appetite as the Arboretum hosts food trucks, craft beer vendors, games, and live entertainment from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM. Admission is free.

September 16: Art & Wine Walk
The Art & Wine Walk is a Progressive Food & Wine Tasting with a twist…local art! Culinary Art, Visual Art & Performance Art. Sip, sample, stroll, and shop throughout the Village of Pinehurst.

September 16: Oktoberfest at The Sly Fox
Come out to The Sly Fox for their Oktoberfest Sept. 16th through Oct. 3rd. Enjoy their All German tap line and menu.

September 17: English Carvery at The Sly Fox
The traditional Sunday roast at The Fox features Roast Lamb, Roasted Potatoes, Mashed Potatoes with Roasted Carrots and Parsnips, Fresh Mint Sauce, and Gravy. $21.95 per person++.

September 18: Pedals & Pints
To anyone/everyone who owns a bike no matter what you have, bring it & let’s ride!! Ride around Southern Pines to burn some calories and reward yourself with beer & food afterwards.

September 20: Dining in the Pines – Elliott’s on Linden
Enjoy a Chefs’ Table Dinner that includes 4/5 Courses with Wine Pairings. This event supports the Moore Free & Charitable Clinic.

September 23: Cooking Class at The Flavor Exchange
Mark your calendars for a brunch cooking class! Watch the step-by-step process of making a FitParfait and build your own at the end. Please register ASAP as registration is capped at 12 people.

September 28: Oktoberfest Wein Dinner
Come to the Oktoberfest Wein Dinner, a 4 Course Dinner with wine pairings. $60 per person++. Come explore Red and White Wines of Germany with our Sommelier, Ben. Please call for reservations. Seating is limited.

September 30: The Axis Deer: Nose to Tail Wine Dinner
Executive Chef Thierry Debailleul and team will present a four-course meal featuring the Axis deer, which is widely praised as the best tasting, most tender game meat available. They will honor the whole animal by reviving nose-to-tail eating, a style of cooking in which almost no part of the animal is wasted. This practice, which dates back to at least the Middle Ages, has recently reemerged with diners finding the less loved “odd bits” are often more flavorful than the standard fare.


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August Food Events in Moore County, NC

August food events

Summer is winding down, but that doesn’t mean that there aren’t still a ton of fun August food events on the calendar. Here are five you won’t want to miss.

August 2: Dames and Drinks at Elliotts on Linden
Test out the new Wine and Cocktail Menu at Elliotts on Linden. 3 Bites and a Tasting Flight: $20 per person++. Please call for reservations. Seating is Limited.

August 4: Jazzy Fridays at Cypress Bend Vineyards
Every Friday night, Cypress Bend Vineyards becomes a true social hot spot. Enjoy a bottle of wine and dancing with friends under the tent while listening to the live band.

August 7: Pedals & Pints
Ride around downtown Southern Pines pulling out at 6pm. Burn some calories, have fun, and reward yourself with cold beer & food afterwards. Drawing at end for lucky winner.

August 12: The Goodie Jar August Demo at the Farmers Market
Stop by the Farmers Market and learn how to use nutrient rich produce from the market to make breakfast goodies. Come and sample away!

August 25: Drafts & A Laugh – Happy Gilmore
Bring your lawn chairs and some friends and watch Happy Gilmore on the big screen at Aberdeen Lake Park while enjoying some delicious Railhouse Brewery beer and concessions.


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Family-Friendly Dining in Moore County, NC

family-friendly dining

Finding a restaurant that can accommodate the entire family can be a bit tricky sometimes. Thankfully, there are several family-friendly dining spots around Moore County to go to get a good meal.

Here are a few restaurants that have enough space for a group and a menu that will satisfy everyone.

pik n pig

If you have a barbecue-loving family, try Pik-N-Pig in Carthage. With wood-smoked barbecue done on the premises, a variety of side dishes, and homemade desserts, it’s no surprise that this place is a local favorite. Add outdoor dining overlooking a private airstrip and you have a truly unique North Carolina dining experience. There’s also plenty of room outside for the kids to run around and play.

 

vitos exterior

For a filling meal, visit Vito’s Restaurant. With two locations – one in Pinehurst and one in Southern Pines – it’s a landmark dining establishment serving up fresh and authentic Italian food. You can get your food to-go or eat in, and if you eat in, they have an outdoor seating area for days when the weather is nice.

 

chapmans

Chapman’s Food & Spirits in Downtown Southern Pines is open for lunch and dinner, and they’ve got a great menu with a good variety of choices for kids and adults. The atmosphere is fun, the food is flavorful, they have outdoor seating, and they’re generous with their pours (which is good for parents), making it a family favorite.

 

the ice cream parlor southern pines

The kids are sure to have a great time at The Ice Cream Parlor Restaurant in the heart of downtown Southern Pines. In addition to incredible ice cream, they have a great menu with sandwiches, salads, wraps, and more. When the weather is nice, the family can sit outside and take in the sights and sounds of the area.

 

char bar 7

Char Bar no.7 has a strong menu that offers a wide array of options, great daily specials (Kids’ Meals are only $4 after 4PM on Mondays), and plenty of seating and TVs, this is a great spot for families to enjoy a meal for a deal.


What are your favorite places to take the family for dinner in Moore County?

July Food Events in Moore County, NC

Summer is in full swing and there are a ton of fun food events in Moore County this month. Here are a few you might want to check out.

July 7: Poole’s Diner-Inspired Dinner
Celebrate the start of Chef & Maker weekend with a Poole’s Diner-inspired event featuring reimagined Southern comfort food. Presented in part by The Country Bookshop, Pinehurst Resort’s culinary team has put together a menu inspired by James Beard Award-winning Chef Ashley Christensen’s philosophy of bright, fresh flavors and locally grown, seasonal ingredients.

Enjoy beer from Double Barley and Mystery Brewing along with spirits from Doc Porter’s Distillery, Topo Organic and Piedmont Distillers. Wine will be provided by Biltmore and Carmel Road.

July 10: Pedals & Pints
Everyone with a bike is encouraged to come ride around Southern Pines to burn some calories and enjoy beer and food afterwards. One lucky rider will win a prize!

July 11: Brixx Buxx Pizza Fundraiser for Caring Hearts for Canines
Eat pizza and support Caring Hearts for Canines! Whether you eat in or dine out, Brixx will donate $3 per 10″ pizza and $1 per kids’ pizza. Make sure to print out and present the flyer from the Facebook page.

July 12: Beer and Wing Night at The Sly Fox
Beer and Wing Night is Back! Join us for some great Summer beer specials and an unlimited Wing Bar with sides.

July 12: Birds and Bubbles
Enjoy Fried Chicken with Fixin’s Family Style Dinner with Bubbles Flight. Please call for reservations. Seating is limited.

July 18: Summer Sippers Wine Tasting
Come join your friends and drink those great summer sipper wines we all love while supporting Caring Hearts for Canines. Try a full range of wines from around the world and fun summer food prepared by Chef Patrick and his crew.

Drawings for prizes throughout the night. Wines will be offered for sale during the event at greatly reduced prices. Etalia will be closed in support of this private event, so please secure your reservation ahead of time.

July 25: Single Malt Scotch Tasting
Enjoy 3 Scotches and 3 Bites at this tasting event. Please call for reservations. Seating is limited.

July 25: Summer Fun Wine Dinner
Great summer wine dinner featuring an awesome 4 course meal paired with wines from Wagner Family Wines.


If you have a food event coming up in August that you’d like for us to share, email the date, name of the event, and a brief description to hello@mooreeats.com. (Submissions can be edited for length or consistency.)

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