December Food Events in Moore County, NC

food eventsCan you believe that it’s already December?! Say goodbye to 2017 by eating and drinking at your favorite Moore County restaurants and bars!

Here are several fun events happening in the area this month where you can celebrate the holiday season.

December 9: Santa at Pizza Café
Take a break from your holiday shopping or events and grab a bite to eat with Santa at Pizza Cafe!

December 13: Help Pack Bags at Dugan’s Pub
Help stuff 1,150 bags for Back Pack Kids of Moore County at Dugan’s Pub. Each child is getting individual cereals, peanut butter crackers, raisins, apple, orange, holiday pencils, crayons, coloring book, candy canes and candy. This is their 10th year providing extra food, school supplies, and holiday treats for the kids at Christmas.

December 13: Christmas Beer Tasting at The Sly Fox
Enjoy 3 Christmas Beers & 3 Yuletide Bites at The Sly Fox! $20 per person++. Please call for reservations. Seating is Limited.

December 14: The Evolution of Bourbon II – A Bourbon Tasting
The Deuce welcomes bourbon ambassador Jason Bradley back for the second edition of their popular Evolution of Bourbon tasting series. Each of the specialty bourbons will be tasted alone and with a small drink sample alongside deliciously creative “sliders.”

December 15: Steak Night at Pine Crest Inn
Enjoy a special Mid-Holiday Season Steak Night from Chef Lyndel at Pine Crest Inn. Reservations can be made by calling 910-295-6121.

December 16: French Wine Tasting
Try a few select French wines presented by Grapevine. No tasting fee!

December 16: Santa at the Pik-N-Pig
Santa is stopping by the Pik-N-Pig! Make sure to get there early because they had over 600 people show up last year. Bring at least one item to donate to the local community. (Toys for those who might not otherwise receive any, home goods and canned goods.)

December 17: 3rd Annual “Day Drinking for Doggies”
Guest bartender Emily Boles will be donating her tips to Solutions for Animals (a non-profit, no-kill, volunteer-based animal shelter) for the holidays. From pigs, horses, goats, chickens, and dogs, this place is amazing. Stop by from 1pm-7pm on Sunday for cocktails, food, and pet portraits from 1pm – 3pm.

December 24: Christmas Eve Dinner at Pine Crest Inn
Pine Crest Inn is serving Christmas Eve Dinner, so you can leave the hours of preparation and dirty dishes to them. Make your reservations today by calling 910-295-6121.

December 25: Christmas Dinner at Pine Crest Inn
Pine Crest Inn is also serving Christmas Dinner, so you can leave the hours of preparation and dirty dishes to them two days in a row if you want. Make your reservations today by calling 910-295-6121.


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

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 hello@mooreeats.com or submit using our Contact Box. (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 hello@mooreeats.com. (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.