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FAQ: NC Eat & Play’s Fall Hootenanny presented by Cheerwine

By now you've hopefully heard that we are throwing a Fall Hootenanny in October! Yes, we said Hootenanny. We've partnered with Phillips Farms of Cary to host an open-air, festive, farm-style event featuring food, fun, and folk/bluegrass music. This safe,...

New Homes Weekend featuring cheerwine recap

A big idea that led to an even bigger idea— that’s how the New Homes Weekend featuring Cheerwine came to be. When Alison W, owner of The W Group brokered by eXp Realty, approached our team with the concept of hosting a home tour involving model homes in new...

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.

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

Tasty Bites

18 Favorite Restaurants in Morrisville NC

18 Favorite Restaurants in Morrisville NC

I’ve greatly enjoyed exploring restaurants in Morrisville, the city I’ve called home for the last few years. Positioned at the intersection of Raleigh, Cary, and Durham, Morrisville is perhaps the most central city in the Triangle despite its small geographical size. What it lacks in size, it makes up for in its food scene.

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A Cheese Lover’s Guide to Raleigh

A Cheese Lover’s Guide to Raleigh

If you’re a cheese lover like me, you’re probably always on the hunt for the cheesiest, gooiest treasures in the restaurant scene. As a Raleigh area local, I’ve found some cheesy dishes around the Triangle that are sure to become favorites of yours too.

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Raleigh Newcomers

The Real-Tour Experience sponsored by The W Group.

Raleigh newcomers, here’s a helpful list of resources

Raleigh newcomers, here’s a helpful list of resources

When you're moving to a new area, there are so many questions that can pile up in your mind. And for many folks, this creates another level of stress while working to find a new home. The Real-Tour Experience powered by Alison W. provides in-demand information and...

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