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Meet Mary Pruter: AAPI Heritage Month Spotlight

When our NC Eat & Play team discussed how we would support AAPI Heritage Month (Asian American Pacific Islander), we knew we had to go beyond the Asian food scene here in North Carolina. This is an important month because the team behind NC Eat & Play is made...

Learn Megan’s foodie photo tips

If there is one question I get more than, "Have you been to this place or that place or can you recommend a place,?" it's got to be for foodie photo tips. "Megan, can you tell me how to improve my food pics?" You guys know I started NC Eat & Play because I wanted...

Raleigh newcomers seek advice from The W Group

The W Group is partnering with NC Eat & Play to help individuals relocating to Raleigh. Say HELLO to Alison, the Owner, Managing Broker, and Chief Relocation Officer of The W Group - Raleigh's fastest-growing referral-driven relocation real estate firm. Alison has...



See this special memory at the beginning of when we started NC Eat & Play and were featured in The Omega Sports Neighborhsip Series. READ MORE. 

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Aloha Safari Zoo NC

Aloha Safari Zoo NC

Only an hour from Raleigh, the Aloha Safari Zoo in Cameron, NC is a worthy trip for families looking to get up close to exotic animals. The zoo is a sanctuary for exotic pets that were bought and abused or neglected. Dean and I really enjoyed feeding the giraffe at the zoo.

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Fresh. Local Ice Cream

Fresh. Local Ice Cream

Welcome to The NC EAT & PLAY Podcast. Today, we will be talking to Jason, co-owner of FRESH. Local Ice cream and their General Manager, Jessica. I started NC Eat & Play to highlight and celebrate local businesses, establishments and “worth-the-trip”...

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Casa Cubana & Rum Bar and Red Monkey

Casa Cubana & Rum Bar and Red Monkey

Welcome to The NC EAT & PLAY Podcast. Today, we will be talking to Randy Hernandez, owner of Casa Cubana & Rum Bar and Red Monkey, which are both locally-owned restaurants here in Raleigh. I started NC Eat & Play to highlight and celebrate local...

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Hi, I am Megan.


As the proud founder of NC Eat & Play, I want to welcome you to our community. I created this space to help locals discover great food and activities for sensible budgets and everyday play. I’m proud to serve as a Chief Curator and influencer for North Carolinians, where every day, my team and I highlight and celebrate local businesses and establishments in North Carolina.

“We wholeheartedly want to inspire others to live abundantly local and enjoy all the riches of North Carolina.” – Megan Nichols

Megan, founder of NC Eat & Play

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