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Lake Gaston: A Great Vacation Destination

I (Harrison) would argue that the lakes are some of the best parts of living in North Carolina, with Lake Gaston being my favorite. Even though there were a few lakes around me growing up, my family always made the one-hour drive from Raleigh to Lake Gaston to get our...

Flask Cocktail Bar Introduces New Mocktails in Raleigh

Flask is the area's newest craft cocktail bar and is now one of the few establishments offering mocktails in Raleigh. Anthony Rapillo, owner of Flask, sought to fill a gap he saw in his neighborhood of North Raleigh: the need for an upscale, but unpretentious cocktail...

Restaurant Risks + Q&A with Megan and Anthony

Hosts: Megan Nichols Anthony Rapillo Episode Summary The hosts of Adventures by the Slice podcast are Megan Nichols, from "NC Eat & Play" whose food posts and adventures have gained a huge following on social media, and Anthony Rapillo, owner of V. Pizza and Flask...

Hi, I am Megan.

CHIEF CURATOR / TASTER / EXPLORER

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.

Like many, I consider my home the center of everything. I live in the greater Raleigh area where many of the food and play stories are naturally covered, but not all. I have a large audience following us from all over the state, and I participate in covering cities and towns far in wide as much as possible.

“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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Lake Gaston: A Great Vacation Destination

Lake Gaston: A Great Vacation Destination

I (Harrison) would argue that the lakes are some of the best parts of living in North Carolina, with Lake Gaston being my favorite. Even though there were a few lakes around me growing up, my family always made the one-hour drive from Raleigh to Lake Gaston to get our...

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An Ode to Coach K

An Ode to Coach K

He’s been on the sidelines ever since I started watching the Blue Devils back in 2001, and he was there long before. To me, Coach K is Duke basketball.

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Tasty Bites

 
Where to Eat in Southern Pines and Pinehurst

Where to Eat in Southern Pines and Pinehurst

Southern Pines and Pinehurst are neighboring towns in North Carolina that boast southern charm, golf, equestrian activity, and local restaurants. We were invited by the CVB of the Pinehurst, Southern Pines, and Aberdeen area to visit, eat, and play through their...

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Raleigh Newcomers

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A Guide to the NC State Fair

A Guide to the NC State Fair

The NC State Fair is an iconic event that is treated like a holiday in North Carolina, bringing joy and excitement to the state for almost two weeks every year since 1853. Presented by the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and sponsored by various businesses,...

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NC Staycations

Lake Gaston: A Great Vacation Destination

Lake Gaston: A Great Vacation Destination

I (Harrison) would argue that the lakes are some of the best parts of living in North Carolina, with Lake Gaston being my favorite. Even though there were a few lakes around me growing up, my family always made the one-hour drive from Raleigh to Lake Gaston to get our...

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