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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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

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.

If you have a food event coming up in December that you’d like for us to share, email the date, name of the event, and a brief description to or submit using our Contact Box. (Submissions can be edited for length or consistency.)

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.

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

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.

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

June Food Events in Moore County, NC

June Food Events

Summer is officially around the corner! In between your backyard cookouts and community festivals, be sure to stop by some local spots for these June food events.

Here are a few events happening this month that you won’t want to miss:

June 9: June’s Full Strawberry Moon Celebration at Full Moon Oyster Bar & Seafood
Celebrate June’s Full Strawberry Moon by indulging in the Full Moon Oyster Bar & Seafood Super Moon Platter for two, which includes snow crab legs, fresh oysters, shrimp, mussels, clams, scallops, and King Crab.

June 11: Taste of Ace
Local chefs will be cooking on Broil King grills for you to sample their favorite dishes for the grill. There will be six locally-brewed beers to sample, face painting for the kids, live music, and learning sessions in the garden to teach about water features and vegetable gardening. Great deals on grills, accessories, clothing and gift department, the garden and more.

June 11: Pop-up Snacks & Dessert at The Sunday Exchange Concert
Free concert at the Sunday Exchange Concert in Aberdeen. There will be food trucks, fun, and dance.

June 14: Caduceus Wine Dinner at Elliotts on Linden
Caduceus Wine is new to North Carolina and hosting a wine dinner at Elliotts on Linden. Reserve your place in advance for a four-course dinner paired with four Caduceus Wines from Jerome, AZ. Seating is limited.

June 15: Treat Yourself at The Flavor Exchange
Treat Yourself with an evening at The Flavor Exchange. Enjoy good food, drinks, shopping and friends!

June 26: Lunch & Learn Sandhills Farm 2 Table
Lunch & Learn in the gardens with Tim Emmert from Sandhills Farm to Table. Learn about the challenges and opportunities of running a regional multi-farm CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) and more. Bring your lunch and the Garden will provide drinks.

Place to Eat on Mother’s Day 2017 in Moore County, NC

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mother's day moore county

Mother’s Day is on Sunday, May 14 this year, and there are so many wonderful places around Moore County to take mom for a delicious meal.

Here are a few events happening this weekend. Most of the places request or require reservations, so be sure to call in advance.

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Fun May Food Events Happening in Moore County

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There are so many interesting May food events happening all around Moore County. We’ve got Cinco De Mayo, Mother’s Day, and Memorial Day coming up, so be sure to stop by your favorite local restaurant to see what they’ve got going on on those big days.

Here are some other events happening around the county this month. Enjoy!

May 5: Cinco De Mayo at The Sly Fox
Celebrate Cinco De Mayo at The Sly Fox with margarita flights and a taco bar.

May 5: Cinco De Mayo Party at Los Cabos Aberdeen
Spend Cinco De Mayo at Los Cabos with food specials and a margarita special all day.

May 5: Tap Takeover at Triangle Wine Co in Southern Pines
Stop by Triangle Wine Company for a White Street Tap Takeover. They will have five White Street brews on tap for your enjoyment. Come learn about craft beers, enjoy delicious brews, and even take home a six pack or two to enjoy over the weekend.

May 6: Blue & Brews: A Festival at the Farm
Enjoy a day at the farm with bluegrass performances by The Josh Daniel/Mark Schimick Project, Tommy Edwards Bluegrass Experience, Vickie Vaughn Band, and Hank, Pattie & The Current. Railhouse Brewery and Southern Pines Brewing Company will be on the grounds serving cold beer all day along with Black Rock Vineyards! Chewy’s Smokin’ BBQ, and The Market Place Restaurant will also be available for concessions.

May 6: Nature’s Roots Farm x The Vibe BBQ
To celebrate The Vibe being Nature’s Roots Farm newest drop off location, Nature’s Roots Farm will be cooking up farm fresh grass-fed/forest-fed meats! Feel free to bring your friends, family, and your little ones!

May 6: Boy Scouts Pancake Breakfast
Enjoy a short stack for a tall cause! Come out to support your local Boy Scouts by purchasing tickets to the pancake breakfast. Tickets will be sold at the door.

May 6: Rhett’s Bourbon Dinner
Come to Rhett’s for a four-course meal and live music by Becca Rae. Reservations required.

May 12: Chef & Maker Weekend: Sandhills Pig Pickin’
The kick-off to the Chef & Maker Series weekend featuring Clark Barlowe. Enjoy a menu inspired by Chef Barlowe’s hyper-local philosophy including a pit-cooked whole pig and a variety of classic southern sides, sourced from here in the Sandhills. They will also be serving up beer from Mother Earth Brewing, wine from Bacco Selections and specialty drinks from Doc Porter’s Distillery and Topo Organic Spirits.

May 13: Chef & Maker Weekend: Clark Barlowe Chef Dinner
For this special Chef & Maker dinner, Chef Clark Barlowe has crafted a farm-to-fork menu celebrating fresh, seasonal ingredients. Enjoy a globally-inspired four-course meal rooted in his Southern background.

May 15: WOW Annual Strawberry Festival
The Women of Weymouth are excited for their annual Strawberry Festival! The Carolina Philharmonic Junior Orchestra will perform at the event this year, so break out your best hat and enjoy this Spring tradition. Enjoy a delicious luncheon and, of course, strawberry shortcake.

May 20: Woodstock ’69 Bar Crawl
Get your flower wreaths and bellbottoms – lets party like its 1969. Stops include Belltree, So Pies, Nevilles, Jefferson, and O’Donnells.

May 23: Triangle Wine Co. Wine Tasting
First Command will be sampling wine & beer at Triangle Wine Company in Southern Pines on May 23rd! Come out for an evening of fun, good beer and wine, and hors d’ouevres.

May 24: Pop-up Breakfast by The Goodie Jar
Healthy, nutrient rich breakfast and snacks for busy families. We are popping up at Java Bean Plantation and Roasting Co.

May 24: Vegetarian Night at Elliotts on Linden
Veggie Lovers! Just for you at Elliotts. Enjoy a four-course vegetarian dinner. Please call for reservations. Seating is limited.

May 25: Duskin and Stephens Beef & Beer 2017 hosted by The Bell Tree Tavern
The 5th annual Mike Duskin and Riley Stephens Beef and Beer Benefit hosted by The Bell Tree Tavern. Beef and Beer is an annual staple in the Sandhills’ community that celebrates the lives of all fallen Special Operators and their families.

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