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Kid Cashew ~ Charlotte, NC

If the name Kid Cashew seems a bit odd, don’t fret.  We took a trip to to this Charlotte, North Carolina Greek / Mediterranean eatery to find out more about its origins.

Names aside, Kid Cashew is a fantastic restaurant with some of the most friendly staff you’ll find anywhere.  Moreover, this Dilworth area dining experience is purportedly the home of the Best Burger in the Queen City.  That claim alone was enough to peek our curiosity.  We had to find out for ourselves what goes into making a world class burger and how a restaurant specializing in Greek cuisine can claim the title.

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Hill’s Sno Biz ~ Lancaster, SC

The end of Summer may be just around the corner, but it’s still a scorcher out there with folks searching for ways to keep cool and await the cooler fall weather.   While pools, rivers, ice cream, and soda offer some comfort, Carla and John Hill in Lancaster, South Carolina think the Sno Ball is the simplest way to beat the heat.

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Fresh Med Food Truck ~ Charlotte, NC

Food Trucks have become all the rage.  Their ability to setup quickly and to deliver a quality product fast makes them a wonderful option for all sorts of activities, including festivals, parties, gatherings, rallies, sporting events, and even weddings.  But today’s eateries on wheels are much more than the corner hot dog vendor of yesterday. 

These mobile behemoths often incorporate professional kitchens complete with all the cooking, baking, and frying tools (and gadgets) found in top brick and mortar restaurants.  

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Blowing Rock Brewing Co. ~ Blowing Rock, NC

Blowing Rock Brewery, Ale House and Inn
It was my first trip to Blowing Rock, North Carolina, but it was trip I won’t soon forget.

In point of fact I had no intention of visiting Blowing Rock on this trip.  I knew I would pass through this tiny hamlet on my way to Boone, NC for the fourth of July holiday, but I was going to reserve this spot for another time.  Most of what I knew about Blowing Rock was that it is a great spot to visit when you want to escape the mid-summer heat of Charlotte.  After testing this theory for myself I can confirm its authenticity.  The temperature in Blowing Rock was easily 20°F cooler when I passed through just a little over an hour after departing Charlotte; Note to self…must visit here again.

My goal for the weekend was not, however, an escape to a cooler climate, it was to tour around Boone, checkout the scenes, and partake in some of the local craft breweries scattered throughout.   Since there are only three breweries in Boone, I accomplished my intended plan in short order and decided there was time to venture into Blowing Rock which isn’t all that far down the road.  Besides it was on my way home and I knew I would need a pit stop along the way.

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