CONTEST: I Love Moore County Prize Pack

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To celebrate February and our love for Moore County, we’ve put together a contest: a Moore Eats Prize Pack featuring some of our favorite restaurants around Moore County!

CLICK HERE to enter to win:

You must Like/Follow Moore Eats on Facebook to win. Contest ends February 13th with the winner announced on February 14th.


January 2018 Food Events in Moore County, NC

january 2018 food events

Start the year off right at these food events happening around Moore County this month.

January 10: Flight Club
Stop by Elliotts on Linden for Flight Club: Toscana vs. Piemonte. Enjoy flights of 4 wines and charcuterie. $25 per person++. Please call for reservations, as seating is limited.

January 10: Curry Nights
Warm up with curry at The Sly Fox’s Curry Nights. Join them every Wednesday in January for a weekly featured curry appetizer and entree. Attend for 4 weeks and receive a $25 gift card. Attend 5 weeks and add $10 to your gift card.

January 13: Railhouse Brewery Beer Tasting
Come out to Railhouse Brewery for a tour of the brewery and a beer tasting! Railhouse is preparing some finger foods, and it will be a rousing evening at the veteran-owned hot spot.

January 18: Art of Cooking Series: Shellfish
Come to Elliotts on Linden for the The Art of Cooking Series, which is featuring Shellfish in January. Chef Mark Elliott will showcase with a demonstration, discussion, and a 4-course dinner.

January 27: Cousins Maine Lobster at Southern Pines Brewing Company
Head to the Southern Pines Brewing Company taproom as they host Cousins Maine Lobster! Head in for a pint and some of the most delicious lobster rolls you can find anywhere!

If you have any food events coming up in February 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.)

November Food Events in Moore County, NC

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.)

Early Morning Eats

Sizzlin Steak or Eggs breakfast

If you’re in the mood for a hearty meal to start your day, you won’t have to look far in Moore County. Here are a few of our favorite breakfast spots in the area.

Sizzlin’ Steak or Eggs in Southern Pines is located right off Highway 1. It’s the local go-to for fast, inexpensive breakfast and lunch (served all day). This restaurant is no stranger to regulars thanks to the relaxed atmosphere, fun and friendly staff, and the wide variety of delicious menu items to choose from.

Sizzlin Steak or Eggs breakfast

Midland Bistro in Southern Pines has been in the same family for years and has grown to become a community favorite. This intimate restaurant serves breakfast and lunch, and on a nice day, you can dine on their patio. Well known for their creative waffles, it’s a cute place to grab a fresh and filling breakfast.

midland bistro breakfast

Enjoy a savory crepe while sitting outside and people watching in vibrant Downtown Southern Pines at Betsy’s Crepes. Order one of their crepe creations or build-your-own. Open for breakfast, brunch, and lunch, the crepes from Betsy’s are decadent and sure to please. Not surprisingly, the restaurant is always busy, but tables open quickly and service is prompt.

Located in the Harness Track Complex, the Pinehurst Track Restaurant in Pinehurst is a popular spot for golfers and horse folk alike. Known for their blueberry pancakes, this is a great cash-only spot to come for breakfast or lunch. The environment is always welcoming, and there’s a great staff that continuously provides excellent service.

pinehurst track restaurant breakfast

Do you have a favorite place to go for breakfast in Moore County? Share in the comments below! 

February Food & Drink Events

February is a busy month for food and drink events in Moore County, NC! Whether you’re planning a romantic dinner or just looking for a good place to have a beer or two, we’ve got you covered.

Here are a few things on the calendar this month:

February 10: Almanac Beer Co. Tap Takeover at Triangle Wine Company Southern Pines
Featuring Hoppy Sour: Citra, Hoppy Sour: Mosaic, Farmer’s Reserve: Nectarine, Farmer’s Reserve: Blackberry, Barbary Coast Coffee Stout, and Pilsner.

February 11: Wines for Your Valentine at Triangle Wine Company Southern Pines
Featuring Bodegas Salentein, premium wines of the Uco Valley, Argentina. $5 Tasting Fee.

February 13: GALentine’s Day Special at Wine & Design
What’s Galentine’s Day? It’s ladies celebrating ladies! Grab your girls, your fav wine and celebrate Galentine’s Day while painting together!

February 14: Valentine’s Day of Indulgence at Mid Pines
Enjoy their Valentine’s Day of Indulgence menu, a five-course dinner served with complimentary sparkling wine for just $89 per couple.

February 14: Rhett’s Valentine’s Wine Dinner
Make your reservations for the annual Valentine’s Wine Dinner with seatings from 5-10 p.m. Featuring DeMorgenzon Wines from South Africa. Special 4-course menu paired with wine.

February 14: Sweetheart Dinner at Pine Needles-Mid Pines
Treat your sweetheart to a Sweetheart’s Dinner at The Crest Dining Room this Valentine’s Day. Enjoy a 3-Course Dinner served with a bottle of sparkling wine for $49 per person.

February 19: Empty Bowls at Southern Pines Elks Lodge 1692
Enjoy a simple meal of soup and desserts from area chefs as well as live music and pottery demonstrations. Proceeds will benefit the Sandhills/Moore Coalition for Human Care.

February 19: English Carvery at The Sly Fox
The traditional Sunday roast at the Sly Fox features Roast Beef, Roasted Potatoes, Mashed Potatoes with Roasted Carrots and Parsnips, Yorkshire Puddings, Horseradish and Gravy.

February 22: Aged Beer Tasting at The Sly Fox
They’re cracking open some fantastic bottles of beer that have aged over the last 3 years. Enjoy 3 Beers and 3 Bites for $25 per person++. Space is limited, so call for reservations.

February 25: 90s Bar Crawl
Hope everyone saved your livers from winter break – grab those fanny packs and neon coats and lets party like it’s 1996. 90s power hour is HIGHLY encouraged before meeting up at Bell Tree.

February 25: Kombucha Brewing Class at Wood Element Acupuncture & Herbs
Experience the benefits and learn how to make this delicious probiotic for you, your family, and friends – just in time for the holidays. We provide the knowledge and materials to make you successful in the basics and secondary fermentation. Tea lesson and tasting; kombucha tasting, and snacks provided! Fee is $25.00.

Do you have a food or drink event that you’d like to submit for an upcoming calendar? Let us know by emailing us at or leaving a comment below.

China Wok Hibachi & Grill – Southern Pines, NC

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Restaurant Name: China Wok Hibachi & Grill
Restaurant Address:  1150 Old US Hwy 1, Southern Pines, NC 28387
Restaurant Phone: (910) 692-5577
Restaurant Hours:  Monday – Thursday: 11AM – 10:30PM  // Friday – Saturday: 11AM – 11PM  // Sunday: 4PM – 10PM
Restaurant Website:
Type of Food: Lunch, Dinner, Chinese, Hibachi, Seafood, Chicken, Soups, Beef, Pork, Vegetables

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2016 Thanksgiving Dinner in Moore County, NC

Preparing Thanksgiving dinner can be a hassle, but thankfully there are several alternative options in Moore County, NC. Whether you want to order a pre-cooked meal that will be delivered to your home or dine out so that you don’t have to deal with a mess, there’s a place in Moore County for you.

Here are a few places that are trying to make Thanksgiving a little easier this year.

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