French Fry Research

The 2017 ENG 397 Food Research Team has spent the semester studying opinions of french fries across Elon’s campus. The following results are based on a survey of 116 Elon students of varying genders, ages, and geographies.   We foundRead more French Fry Research

Smoking in the Foothills Festival

By Jenny Kane Right as we arrived in downtown Lenoir at around 11:30am on that Saturday, October 21st, we could already here the sound of live music playing and people crowding around the small area. Most of the shops onRead more Smoking in the Foothills Festival

Taylorsville’s 38th Annual Apple Festival

By Micaela Soucy The town of Taylorsville is nestled between two major North Carolina cities, Winston-Salem and Charlotte. It lies just off of Highway 64 at the cross section of Highway 90 and Highway 16. Driving into town we passedRead more Taylorsville’s 38th Annual Apple Festival

Never Blue

By Jenny Kane Hendersonville is a lively town home to a variety of shops and restaurants that line the downtown streets. Arriving on a beautiful Friday afternoon in October, we were able to witness the hustle and bustle of theRead more Never Blue

1841 Café Review

By Jenny Kane 1841 Café is one of the many restaurants and shops nestled along Main Street in Lenoir, North Carolina. Lining the sidewalk in front of the entrance there lies a makeshift deck with tables and umbrellas for theRead more 1841 Café Review

Black Rose Public House: An Irish Pub in the Heart of the Foothills

By Jenny Kane Our stomachs were growling as we arrived to downtown Hendersonville at around 3pm on a Friday afternoon in the middle of October. In spite of this ravenous hunger, we searched for the nearest sports bar we couldRead more Black Rose Public House: An Irish

Magnolia 23 (Asheboro, NC)

By Soula Kosti Magnolia 23 is a small restaurant on 23 South Fayetteville Street in Asheboro, NC. This restaurant takes pride in its home-cooking and soul food. The owners have created a homey, Southern spot with the Southern-style fried chicken asRead more Magnolia 23 (Asheboro, NC)

Daniel’s Restaurant and Catering

By Jessica Mohr This review is special to me because I have been going to Daniel’s Restaurant and Catering for as long as I can remember. Whenever extended family came into town from Philadelphia, we would always take them hereRead more Daniel’s Restaurant and Catering

Blue Moon Beach Grill: Review

By Laura Dunbar Dinner in Nags Head was one of the most difficult choices we had to make on our trip. Compared to the other towns we had visited, Nags Head had an abundance of restaurants to offer. When weRead more Blue Moon Beach Grill: Review

The Prime Smokehouse

By Jennifer Grant I often think that mac and cheese should be its own separate food group. Like fruits and vegetables, it takes up a large chunk of my diet. I’ve seldom found mac and cheese I disliked, but IRead more The Prime Smokehouse

Stripers Bar and Grille

By Jennifer Grant Our plans to eat breakfast while looking out over the marina had been slightly foiled by Mother Nature. The sky was dark and gloomy and the rainfall had just turned heavier as we pulled into the parkingRead more Stripers Bar and Grille

Treasures of Tarboro at Off the Main

By Jennifer Grant Tucked away on a side street of unassuming downtown Tarboro stands a beige Victorian style home. If not for a sign in the front yard, the average passerby would just chalk it up as another sweet, southernRead more Treasures of Tarboro at Off the

Lou Reda’s American Table: Review

By Laura Dunbar Driving through Rocky Mount, the restaurant scene didn’t exactly look promising. Houses and businesses around appeared old and rundown, but after two and a half hours on the road we were tired and hungry, so we lookedRead more Lou Reda’s American Table: Review

Surfin’ Spoon

Surfin’ Spoon is the quintessential Outer Banks shop. A small family business just a few steps from the beach in Nags Head, Surfin’ Spoon is a frozen yogurt bar that indulges in the laid-back atmosphere of the coastal town. AfterRead more Surfin’ Spoon

Saxapahaw General Store

By Jordan Stanley Driving just off Highway 64, the road turns rural and winding, running flat against open fields and old farm homes. It feels, in many ways, that the road is taking you nowhere–until the car turns left aroundRead more Saxapahaw General Store