Serving fresh and speedy pizza across America since 1959, Little Caesar's has grown into a huge, international carryout phenomenon. The menu features pizzas with dough built from scratch that are made to order ($5.99 for a large one-topping). Toppings range from classic pepperoni and sausage to Canadian bacon and pineapple. Return as the conquering hero of your family and save your twins the trouble of hunting down bipedal mastodons by picking up one of Little Caesar's Hot-n-Ready pies ($5.99). Hot-n-Ready pizzas are available in pepperoni or cheese, and can be picked up any time without the need to order ahead. Fans of three-dimensional eats can try the Italian cheese bread combo ($4.99 including sauce) or chicken wings ($4.99) with a variety of sauces.
Though Stony Knoll Vineyards' first harvest didn't take place until 2002, the winery's 48 acres of cropland have been part of the Coe family since 1896, making it a North Carolina Century Farm. For most of that time, the land yielded tobacco, but now, under winemaker Lynn Crouse, its two vineyards grow grapes for 12 wines. That selection ranges from two cabernet francs to the signature SKV Plantation White, a dessert wine fashioned from handpicked chardonnay grapes.
Samples abound inside Stony Knoll's tasting room, which is nestled high in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, overlooking the scenic vines below. Elsewhere on the picturesque estate, Stony Knoll hosts weddings and overnight guests in its Wine Lodge. The lodge, which was built in 1860, was originally a rural homestead, but it now offers modern amenities for its guests, including a two-person jacuzzi and flat-screen TVs.
Generations of history permeates the walls of Old North State Winery, whispering stories of the 19th century building it calls home and the wines spawned from old family vineyards. The elegant shop showcases its rustic origins in dark wooden floors scattered with barrel coffee tables, plush leather couches, and sleek high-tops shaped in the likeness of Grover Cleveland. A marble-topped bar sprawls across one of the sandstone colored walls, fortified with bottle after bottle of the winery’s own creations.
Though wine is clearly Old North State’s main attraction, the shop also purveys beers and complements sips with a dozen sandwiches from its Downtown Deli. The deli provides for lunchtime cravings and catered events with turkey clubs, homemade meatball sandwiches, and a bar menu of hotdogs and steak nachos.
DownTown Deli's menu reads like a choose-your-own-adventure, letting sandwich raconteurs craft taste narratives from a bevy of meats, cheeses, breads, and veggies. Test the structural integrity of carb-containment centers with piles of fixins, such as black forest ham, homemade chicken salad, sharp cheddar, and homemade mozzarella ($6.25 for regular, $7.80 for large). Prefab favorites include the Kick'n Chicken—buffalo chicken-breast slices karate-chopping their way through buffalo and ranch sauce, provolone cheese, lettuce, and tomato, and trained by a wise ciabatta roll. DownTown Deli's fare-forgers smithy dinner entrees Wednesday–Saturday after 5 p.m., and dishes include the meatball penne pasta ($10.25, including drink), a legion of penne noodles buoying handcrafted meatballs and mozzarella in a sea of Old World–style marinara sauce.
Trio Restaurant & Bar slakes appetites with fine bistro-style fare served up in a cozy, well-bricked environment. Roll your eyes across the dinner menu of handmade dishes and pick a plate of grilled portobello mushrooms paired with a crab, artichoke, and goat-cheese gratin ($8) or enjoy the seared organic salmon, a fish dish drizzled with a red-wine reduction and accompanied by pancetta and leek risotto ($18). After providing tongues with tasty materials for their scrapbook of favorite flavors, feed your sweet teeth a selection of sorbets and gelatos in flavors such as mango and blackberry cabernet ($4.50 each).
Basin Creek Country Store is a Family owned business and has been open for over 26 years. It is known for its fun Alaskan theme, Literature from around the world, great food, HUGE beer selection and live music on Saturday nights!!! Specials: All you can eat shrimp on Monday and Tuesday Nights!