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Where to Take Out-Of-Town Guests in Raleigh

Wondering where to take out-of-town guests in Raleigh to introduce them to the personality of the city? I can help! This is one of the most common requests from my social media followers and my favorite to answer. Whether you're just looking to show your guests a good...

Lake Lure: How to Enjoy this Serene Lake Town in NC

Lake Lure is a mountain town in North Carolina that is a favorite vacation destination due to its lush beauty, adventure, and film debuts. Whether you plan to take a boat out on the water, hike in neighboring Chimney Rock, or eat a relaxing meal with a view of the...

Guide to Wrightsville Beach (Where to Eat, Stay, + Play!)

Wrightsville Beach is a walkable beach town in North Carolina that breathes life into all those who visit it. Wrightsville is the beach with the shortest travel time from many areas of the state, including Raleigh. That and its proximity to UNCW make it a popular...

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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.

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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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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Restaurant Risks + Q&A with Megan and Anthony

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...

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Restaurant Challenges + Celebrate Spring with a Hootenanny

Restaurant Challenges + Celebrate Spring with a Hootenanny

Episode Summary Introducing the hosts of this podcast, 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 Cocktail Bar. In this episode, Megan and Anthony...

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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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