Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Support Local!

This small sign hangs in one of our favorite breakfast spots, The Broad Street Bakery in Southern Pines, NC.  CIA trained owners make amazing food!  We own a boutique real estate firm in Southern Pines and faithfully support local independent businesses when we can.

Some of our favorites restaurants along with The Broad Street Bakery are....

The Bakehouse in Aberdeen, NC for both their baked goods and lunch.  Barcelona burger with garlic sauce.... the only thing I will order.

Curt's Cucina for amazing Italian.  Friends who have lived in Italy have said they have never found better in the states.

Etalia in Southern Pines for Italian cuisine and wood fired pizza.  Of course, their wine dinners should never be missed!

Full Moon Oyster Bar has amazing seafood.  Make sure you get their potato side.

Wolcott's in Southern Pines is my favorite special occasion restaurant.  For those evenings you want to take your time, savor the food, the wine and relax.

Ironwood Cafe on Midland Road in Pinehurst is my favorite outside spot to sit and enjoy dinner.  Actually I most enjoy their martinis and appetizers!  Their dinners and lunch are great but I just enjoy the grazing experience here.

Sweet Basil in the historic district of Southern Pines gives you a great downtown experience.  Get there early or the line will be long.

Southern Prime Steakhouse is on the pricier side and serves great food and great wine but again my favorite is to sit outside on the patio and enjoy their short rib appetizer and a great glass of cabernet.  For me it is big enough for dinner.

Elliott's on Linden is a place I order only one thing!  Shrimp and Grits.  I'm a northern transplant and hated grits until I tasted Mark Elliott's version!

As you can see the area has great restaurants and amazing chefs.  I know that when I hit publish on this blog I will think of several other places we enjoy and I promise to write about them at another time.  In the meantime... support local!

Monday, February 20, 2017

Jefferson Inn Southern Pines, North Carolina

When you visit an area do you prefer the new and modern hotels with all that brings or do you prefer to stay in a historic inn to get the true feel of a town?

The historic district of Southern Pines, North Carolina is home to the Jefferson Inn.  The Jefferson came to be in the late 1800's.

Just one block west from the train station this hotel was very convenient for travelers.  The Inn completed an historic renovation in 2007 and still welcomes guests to their guestrooms.

The location of the Inn makes it convenient for visitors to enjoy everything Southern Pines has to offer.  Walk to local dining, shopping, parks and more!  If you would rather not go out the Inn offers live music Wednesday through Saturday night.

You will find the Inn located at 150 West New Hampshire Avenue in Southern Pines, North Carolina.  Call them at 910-692-9911

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Busy Weekend at The Sunrise Theater

The Sunrise Theater has a busy schedule Saturday and Sunday with live broadcast performances.  Saturday, January 21 at 1 p.m. you can enjoy Romeo and Juliette brought to you from the Metropolitan Opera in New York by satellite.

Sunday brings the HD performance direct from Moscow the Bolsoi Ballet performance of The Sleeping Beauty.  The performance begins at 1 p.m.

Find all necessary ticket information at the Sunrise Theater website.

Monday, January 16, 2017

Things To Do For the Youngest!

Did you know the Southern Pines Library has a reading program for parents and infants?  Ages from birth to 24 months are welcome to attend the Baby Bunny Storytime!  Tuesday, January 17th has two events.  One begins at 10:30 and the other at 11:15.  Space is limited to 20 babies so be sure to arrive early!

The Southern Pines Library is located at 170 W. Connecticut Avenue.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Do You Like to Play Mahjong

Mahjong is 144 tiles of fun that originated in China during the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911).  It was outlawed in China, along with other gambling activities, in 1949 and became legal to play again, in China, in 1985.

You can play every Thursday at the Douglass Community Center in Southern Pines for FREE from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.  The only hitch is this is an 55+ adult activity so please leave the kids at home!

You will find the Douglass Community Center at 1185 West Pennsylvania Avenue in Southern Pines.  Come and join the fun!

Friday, December 9, 2016

Holiday with the Symphony

The North Carolina Symphony has been entertaining us since 1932.  The symphony performs across the state.  On December 21st David Glover will conduct Holiday Pops at Pinecrest High School's Lee Auditorium from 8 to 10 p.m.  Tickets are $18 to $35 and can be purchased at www.ncsymphony.org.

If you are looking to bring the Christmas holiday in with some toe tapping be sure to purchase your tickets today!

Elvis Fans Check This Out!

Towering Pines Real Estate
December 18th at 2 p.m. join the Sandhills Rotary Club as they present Elvis Christmas Special at the Pinecrest High School Robert E. Lee Auditorium.  Todd Allen Herendeen performs across the country bringing audiences a wide spectrum of music.

The event is being brought to you by Vision 4 Moore, a non profit organization that shares net proceeds with their shared partners.  Visit their website to view the amazing work they have done this year.

Tickets can be purchased at Vision 4 Moore or pick them up at The Country Bookshop, Sandhills Winery, or Given Memorial Library.  General admission is $20 or reserved seating for $30.

The Robert E. Lee Auditorium is located on the Pinecrest High School Campus at 250 Voit Gilmore Lane, Southern Pines.