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Where To Eat in Topsail and Surf City NC

The Topsail/ Surf City portion of the N.C. coast may be known for its picture-perfect beaches, but what some people may not realize is that it’s also loaded with tasty bites. Whether you’re looking for a seafood spread or melt-in-your-mouth donuts, I’ve curated all of...

Outer Banks Restaurants That You Need to Try

The Outer Banks of North Carolina may be known for lighthouses, wild horses, and stretching beaches, but the food-scene also deserves its share of the spotlight. If you find yourself frequenting familiar chains while on vacation, I'm here to rescue you. Wondering...

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...

 

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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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The Graylyn Estate

The Graylyn Estate

The Graylyn Estate in Winston-Salem is an indulgent safe staycation that will make you feel like you went back in time to live on a private estate spanning 55 gorgeous acres.

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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.

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.

“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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