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eat in asheville
Asheville restaurants are known for their exceptional flavor and diversity. Some of our favorite bites in North Carolina can be found here!
Delicious restaurants on wheels: is there anything better? Raleigh food trucks are some of the best in the game and I’ve had the immense pleasure of tasting quite a few of them.
Asheville restaurants are known for their exceptional flavor and diversity. Some of our favorite bites in the state can be found here!
We are sharing our top picks for where to eat in Greensboro, a lovely city in central NC rich in entertainment and history.
In North Carolina, barbecue is a noun not a verb. There are two distinct styles that differ in the way they are cooked, the cuts of pork, and ingredients used.
Pinehurst is home to Camelot Playground, an imagination wonderland that transports children to a medieval fairytale.
Some of the top names in the basketball world, both current and former, call North Carolina home. Here’s my list of top ten.
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Hi, I am Megan.
CHIEF CURATOR / TASTER / EXPLORER
As the proud founder of NC Eat & Play, I want to welcome you to our community. We want to be your destination for local wanderlusting in North Carolina. 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 and 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
Things to do in North Carolina
Bistro Roca has a reputation for being one of the best restaurants in North Carolina, a bold claim that I now agree with.
NC Eat & Play’s Hot Chocolate Festival & Night Market is sure to be a magical event that will get anyone in the spirit for the holidays.
The Carolina Hurricanes are Raleigh’s professional ice hockey team whose games are electric, exciting, and surprisingly affordable.
Our 2022 Fall Hootenanny & Foodie Festival presented by Cheerwine is complete and I am so proud of all who were involved. This was by far our best one yet. My team and I spent months preparing for a community event that would celebrate the best parts of the south,...
Fall in North Carolina is a truly special time of year when the state comes alive with vibrant colors, festive food, and the ushering in of long-awaited events. There's a multitude of activities spanning the state from the coast to the mountains that shouldn't be...
OC Aerial, an all-in-one in-door adventure park opens its Durham facility and commemorates its grand opening on September 10 with an action-packed day of discounts, special guests, and fun for the whole family.