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Raleigh Food Trucks: 10+ Triangle Trucks You Need to Try

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. The passion, art, and skill behind these mobile eateries astounds me and I'm more than...

Battle of the NC Barbecue: Eastern vs Lexington

In North Carolina, barbecue is a noun not a verb. It’s something you chow down on with a side of slaw and some warm hushpuppies. It plays an important part in the history, heritage, family dinner tables and kitchens across the state. But everyone in the state isn’t in...

Top 10 NBA Players from North Carolina

North Carolina is synonymous with great basketball. Some of the top names in the basketball world, both current and former, call North Carolina home. I've already written about the state's basketball culture in articles like "Duke vs. Carolina: What's the Big Deal?"...

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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. 

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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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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