Silver Coast Winery Weddings – Ocean Isle Beach, NC

Located near the North Carolina coast , situated in a beautiful woodland setting is a place name Silver Coast Winery. If you are currently planning a wedding, in or near Ocean Isle Beach, NC you may want to at least check this winery out as a possible venue.

If you are curious about pricing and the services they can provide you with on your wedding day, their contact information is as follows:

Silver Coast Winery
6680 Barbeque Road
Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469
(910) 287-2800 (phone)
(910) 287-4817 (fax)

Call to plan your’s today!!!

What We Can Tell You about The Services

Depending on your own personal, unique style, Silver Coast winery offers three distinct areas  on their estate to hold a wedding ceremony:

  • Inside in The Barrel Room
  • Outside in the Vineyard
  • Under Their Wedding Tent 

All of these different spot have a unique feel and style, the choice is completely up to you. Unless there’s a hurricane touching down, the coast of North Carolina has beautiful weather, highly recommended to have your ceremony in their beautiful vineyards, this is definitely a unique atmosphere.

If you are curious to learn more? What do they charge, what’s the price? How many people, how large of a wedding can you have here?  Actually we can answer how many people you can have at your event, they provide services for up to 130 people.

But You need to call or email to confirm things because things change and you can also negotiate to fit your needs:

Silver Coast Winery
6680 Barbeque Road
Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469
(910) 287-2800 (phone)
(910) 287-4817 (fax)

Or if you are in the area you can always drive by and stop in to talk with the owners .

It’s always nice and more productive to have a face-to-face talk with the people who will be providing you a service, you will get a better feel for what you can expect.

More than a Ceremony 

The service provided here extend beyond the ceremony, they also specialize in receptions, bridal parties and lunches and provide a wonderful experience for rehearsal dinners.

And don’t forget about the party wine tasting parties, this is a great way to get together with old friends and family members before your big day.

If you are unsure and want other great suggestion for outside wedding venues, visit our list page.

Search the web and ask around, you will find Silver Coast Winery is a place that comes highly recommended for weddings on the Coast of NC.

Best Breakfast in Charlotte NC

To help you start your day off right you will find a list of the Top 10 Places To Eat Breakfast in Charlotte, NC below. You will find the best place for bunch and buffets in the city included in the listing below here. You will find both cheap and maybe a little more expensive places to eat.

We guarantee if try any of these places you will be back for more.

Maybe you are craving a more traditional homestyle country breakfast? Fluffy pancakes made from scratch, eggs made perfectly to match your order,

1. Hazelnuts Creperie – Uptown
200 S Tryon St
Charlotte, NC 28281
(704) 910-0782

2. Fourth Ward Bread Co.
312 N Graham St
Charlotte, NC 28202
Phone number (336) 946-2072

3.Dino’s Family Restaurant – NoDa
350 E Sugar Creek Rd
Charlotte, NC 28213
Phone number (704) 596-5030

4. Eddie’s Place – Cotswold
617 S Sharon Amity Rd
Charlotte, NC 28211
Phone number (704) 442-0147

5. The Flying Biscuit Cafe
4241 Park Rd
Charlotte, NC 28209
Phone number (704) 714-3400

6. Original Pancake House – Myers Park
915 Charlottetowne Ave
Charlotte, NC 28204
(704) 372-7099

7. Mattie’s Diner – Third Ward
915 Hamilton St
Charlotte, NC 28206
(704) 376-1020

8. Dino’s Family Restaurant – NoDa
350 E Sugar Creek Rd
Charlotte, NC 28213
(704) 596-5030

9. Cast Iron Waffles
9604 Longstone Ln
Charlotte, NC 28277
Phone number (704) 469-1971

10.Terrace Cafe of Ballantyne
14815 Ballantyne Village Way
Charlotte, NC 28277
Phone number (704) 369-5190




Things to do in Charlotte NC (Sports, Arts and Culture)

Do you want to see a great video about Charlotte, NC which also highlights many of the different fun things to do in Charlotte from sports, culture, the arts and much more? Maybe you are moving or considering moving to this southern city? Learn about what goes on in uptown, downtown and the surround metro area.

There’s also a Festival or special event taking place in this city and the surrounding areas

The video below is well put together and provides excellent information. Learn about the sports, culture, the arts and more in this short three and a half minute video we found.

What’s Charlotte Home To

In the 2000′s Charlotte has experienced a rapid growth in population, in 2014 there were estimated around 2.5 million people living in the city and the surrounding metro area.

How many zip codes does the city have? In total there are there are twelve: 28201-28237, 28240-28247, 28250, 28253-28256, 28258, 28260-28262, 28265-28266, 28269-28275, 28277-28278, 28280-28290, 28296-28297, 28299

How many area codes exist in Charlotte? Only two, these are: 704, 980

You probably are not looking for information on zip codes and area codes we just thought we would include it because it may be helpful to someone.

What About Sports in the City

If you’re a sports fan. There’s plenty of professional, semi-pro and college and amateurs sports to enjoy:

If NFL football is your thing, then there’s the Carolina Panthers. If you like NBA hoops they have the Charlotte Bobcats.

Are you a soccer or lacrosse fan? The city is home to the pro soccer team named the Eagles and the professional lacrosse team is the HOUNDS!!!

Art happens in Charlotte

If a city with great art and cultural factor into your decision on where you want to move to and live, Charlotte, NC should be added to your list.

In the downtown area you will find performing arts, ballets and stage shows, multicultural events, a great many museums, art galleries and historical sites to visit.

A few of the more popular venues for art and culture in the city are that you will want to visit are:

Bechtler Museum of Modern Art
420 South Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC 28202

Christa Faut Gallery
19818 Northcove Road # C
Cornelius, NC 28031

Elder Art Gallery
1427 South Blvd
Charlotte, NC 28203

Gallery W D O
214 N. Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC

Hodges Taylor Gallery
401 N Tryon Street; Suite 108
Charlotte, NC

Jerald Melberg Gallery
625 South Sharon Amity Road
Charlotte, NC 28211

Joie Lassiter Gallery
525 N Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC

Lark & Key Gallery and Boutique
128 E. Park Ave
Charlotte, NC 28203

Lyons Fine Art Consulting
3206 N Davidson Street
Charlotte, NC 28205

Maddi’s Gallery
1530 East Boulevard
Charlotte, NC 28203

McColl Center for Visual Art
721 North Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC 28202

McColl Fine Art
208 East Blvd
Charlotte, NC

Mint Museum Randolph
2730 Randolph Road
Charlotte, NC 28207

Mint Museum Uptown
500 South Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC 28202

Mint Museum Uptown
500 South Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC 28202

Myers Art Gallery
1510 Camden Road
Charlotte, NC

New Gallery of Modern Art
435 South Tryon Street Suite 110
Charlotte, NC 28202

Noel Gallery Fine Art Acquisitions, Inc.
401 N Tryon Street; Suite 104
Charlotte, NC

There’s also a lot of great wineries located throughout the state and near Charlotte, NC. If you are interested in learning about the wineries located in North Carolina please visit our homepage where we have links to reviews of the best in the state.

Best Burgers in Winston Salem

Did you know May is national burger month? This probably has something to do with people across the country finally being able to get back to grilling after a long cold winter. So we decided to commemorate this month by highlighting a few of our favorite restaurants to best burgers in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. 

There are many different styles of hamburgers to choose from: Gourmet and steakhouse, to old fashion and fast-food and even veggie burgers. We could do a write up on the top places in each of these categories and maybe we will later. For now we will only mention the overall best places to eat.

If you are new to the city we hope you try our suggestions. And if you are native to the city I’m sure a few of you will disagree with our opinions just as you have in other things we have recommended. Feel free to tell us what you think in the comments section below.

Big Daddy’s Burger Bar - This place specializes in creating new and delicious styles of hamburgers. The helpings are generous, you definitely will not leave hungry. The menu includes about 15 different custom styles, they even make a perfectly cooked shrimp burger. Besides their custom creations, you can also create your own, their menu includes a list of about 40 different options and toppings to choose from.

  • Located at: 504 Hanes Mall Blvd, Winston Salem, NC 27103.

Big Daddy’s is also a great place for enjoying a few drinks and provides both friendly service and a great atmosphere. You will definitely be coming back if you go here once.

Tipsy’z Tavern & Grill  Located just west in the small city of High Point, NC. The only time this place will leave you disappointed is if you can’t get a parking spot. It’s usually pretty pack and with good reason, they serve delicious food at great prices. Tipsy’z is a regular at winning area awards for what comes out of their kitchen.

  • Located at: 805 Westchester Dr High Point NC 27262

Tipsy’z is a great neighborhood style restaurant.  You will find more than just burgers on their menu but the burgers are the main reason people come back. They have signature burgers and also 5 different STUFFED burgers. You will find healthy options on the menu as well, many different salads and veggie meals to choose from.

We mentioned you will find great dinning prices here. Take a look at there menu to see the selection and prices.

The Next Two Places

Listed above Big Daddy’s and Tipsy’z, these are the restaurants you want to go if you are wanting a place to sit-in and dine with a nice atmosphere. But not everyone wants this.

The following two places listed below are the top choices for those people on the go, who want something fast but good to take with them. Although they do have tables you can eat in at.

We we say fast, we don’t mean fast food, like McDonald’s or Burger King. And the quality of food is much better.

Five Guys Burgers - If we were giving the best fries award Five Guys would also be at the top of the list. I love this place and went there quite often on my lunch breaks from work. I believe this franchise originated out of the Columbus, Ohio area in the 1980′s.

Have you heard of it? It’s has become more and more popular. They do have tables so you can eat inside, many people also visit here for their take out. They will cook your hamburger and fries right in front of you in about 10 to 15 minutes. Just walk in and choose your toppings and they will put it on the grill.

Two Locations:

  • 3273 Robinhood Rd Winston-Salem, NC (336) 760-2660
  • 3792 Creekshire Ct Winston-Salem, NC (336) 765-0944

The fry portions are huge and also homemade, not from a frozen bag.

Cookout in Winston Salem - This is a great overall BBQ place and also has some tasty hamburgers but much more on the menu. If you like shakes along with your food the place has a huge selection of different shake flavors

There’s three different locations located throughout Winston-Salem:

  • 3103 Peters Creek Pkwy, Winston-Salem, NC (336) 650-0059
  • 4505 Kester Mill Rd, Winston-Salem, NC (336) 760-3350
  • 245 Summit Point Ln Winston-Salem, NC (336) 377-2092

Tell us what you think about are list of the best burger joints in the city.  Continue reading

Wineries near Jacksonville NC

Our job involves visiting, tasting wines, taking in the atmosphere and ultimately reviewing the many wineries located in the state of North Carolina.

If you are currently in the city of Jacksonville wondering if there are any good wineries to visit nearby then you have visited the right page to discover this information.

The bad news, there’s not any wineries actually located in the Jacksonville city limits but the good news is there are some within reasonable driving distance.

List of Choices Near Jacksonville

There’s actually quite a few good places to visit withing a 20 or 25 mile drive from Jacksonville. What we have listed below are what we consider the best and worth your time.

There’s a choice of about 9 different wineries and vineyards, we will start with the closest:

Duplin Winery
505 North Sycamore Street
Rose Hill, NC 28458
(910) 289-3888

Dulpin is the oldest winery in the state of North Carolina. The place has a tremendously large selection of different wines. They are best know for Muscadine wines. Duplin also has a decent Bistro to dine in. Family friendly establishment.

Mirey Creek
221 Haw Branch Road
Richlands, NC 28574
(910) 324-3997

Mirey Creek is a small vineyard that specializes in wines made from muscadine and Norton grapes.

Lake Road Winery
1120 Lake Road
Newport, NC 27850
(252) 622-0930

Opened its doors in 2004 by a husband and wife, they specialize in wines made from North Carolina fruits and berries. Located about 25 miles from Jacksonville. You will find around 14 different wines here. There “Autumn Jewel” a fruity Merlot blend is definitely worth discovering.

Bannerman Vineyard
2624 Stag Park Road
Burgaw, NC 28425
(910) 259-5474

One of the older wineries in the area. They produce an award winning blueberry wine and other fruit wines, strawberry and peach. See their complete list here.

Bella Sera At Vineyard Plantation
8528 Bella Sera Way
Wilmington, NC 28411
(910) 681-1118

Somerset Cellars
3906 Arendell Street
Morehead City, NC 28557
(252) 727-4800

Somerset is a place for events, a great wine list and a beautifully kept vineyard. This place is a real treat!

Noni Bacca
420 Eastwood Road
Wilmington, NC 28403
(910) 397-7617

Lumina Winery
311 Judges Road #8A
Wilmington, NC 28405
(910) 793-5299

The Country Squire Restaurant, Winery and Inn
748 State Road 24 Bus
Warsaw, NC 28398
(910) 296-1727

Country Squire is a great place to eat and also offer a great place to stay over night.

For More Information 

If you would like to read more about one of the places listed on this page you can visit our homepage where you will find links or just type the name of the winery into the search box and you should find some results leading you to the review you want.

Red Wines at Childress Vineyards

Childress Vineyards in Lexington, North Carolina is an excellent place to enjoy many different things. From the scenery the beautiful grounds the estate sits on to the delicious foods found on the Bistro’s menu. If Tuscany decor is your style, you will experience a little slice of heaven when inside this winery.

If you are in Lexington looking for place to enjoy a glass or two of wine the tasting room here is an excellent atmosphere to do so. There’s many different reasons to visit here.

The primary purpose of this post is to point out a few of the best red wines you need to try when visiting here. There are many to choose from and below we will give you our recommendations and opinions of those you must try if you are a red wine lover.

Childress Vineyards Red Wines 

In total, you will find over 30 wines here, many varieties, whites, reds, desserts and what Childress calls their Classical, Reserve and Signature wines.

We may have missed a couple but to our knowledge there are at least 13 different red wines to choose from when visiting this Lexington North Carolina winery.

Here is a list of our favorites

Classic Red - If you can only try one, this is the one you need to taste. This is a blended red wine that’s aged in oak barrels making it very smooth. Upon first sip your palate will be presented with the flavor of cherries. But this fruity taste is not too sweet or overbearing to make you sick and provides a very clean finish.

Three Red - As the name hints, this is a blend of three different wines: Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Malbec. Compared to the Classic Red mentioned above, Three Red is sweeter, heavier on the tannins and provides the flavor of raspberries.

2009 Syrah - This might not be the most popular varietal but if you are searching for a unique taste it’s definitely worth a try. This is a very intense and deep dark red wine. It has the same hints of raspberry as the Three Red mentioned above but a little less on the sweets.

Other Reds found at Childress

The three listed above our in our opinion are the best at this winery. Everyone has different tastes but we are confident you will find at least one of the three listed quite enjoyable. But you will not be limited to our top choices. Other red wines found here include:

  • Muscadine Red
  • 2008 Merlot
  • 2010 Sangiovese
  • 2009 Barbera
  • 2009 Reserve Syrah
  • 2009 Signature Merlot
  • 2010 Richard’s Red
  • 2009 Signature Meritage

If you are interested in buying Childress wines online, you will find more information about the requirements and restrictions on this page.

If you want to read our review of this winery to learn all that is offered here.

Where to Buy Red Wines

Finding the Best Red Wines in or Near Raleigh, NC

If you’re searching for the perfect Merlot or blended Cabernet Sauvignon, for whatever reason, maybe to pair with a delicious red meat dish or for causal drinking.  Maybe, you are a wine collector visiting Raleigh curious to find and buy a unique bottle of red wine.

If you fall under any of the above categories then the following information should interest you and get you pointed in the right direction.

There are many different places to visit in and around this North Carolina city to find the red wines. In the down town area there’s a handful of specialty shops you might want to visit, there’s a few places in the smaller towns outside of the city and then there’s also a few wineries you might want to visit.

Let’s see what this city has to offer

A Few of our Best Recommendations

The Raleigh Wine Shope - Located in downtown Raleigh at 126 South Glenwood Avenue. In case you have questions and want to call before visiting. Phone number: 919-803-5473.

This is a must visit for wine collectors and connoisseurs. If you are a novice don’t feel intimidated, the shop has a very friendly and inviting atmosphere.

To see exactly what The Raleigh Wine Shop has to offer you, visit their official website.

The Wine Feed – This shop is also located in the downtown area.The address is 602 Glenwood Ave., the telephone: 919-374-0036. This is a very outstanding place to visit. The majority of people who have visited and left online reviews have given it a 5-star rating.

This place offers a large collection of wines and also a knowledgeable staff to help guide you though your selection. Also provides rehearsal dinners.

Seaboard Wine & Tasting Bar – Located at 802 Semart Drive in downtown. The phone number: 919- 831-0850. Seaboard has been open for nearly two decades and specializes in unique wines for all occasions. To learn more about what they have to offer, visit their website.

Other Places For Red Wines

You could stroll down the aisle of a grocery store getting advice from a clerk who never drank a glass of wine…

Learn ore about all the different wineries located around the Raleigh NC area.

Which are the best wineries to visit for red wines?

Chatham Hill

3800 Gateway Centre Blvd.
Ste. 310
Morrisville, NC 27560

Enoch Winery & Vineyard

3735 NC Hwy 50 S.
Benson, NC 27504

Hinnant Family Vineyards

826 Pine Level-Micro Rd.
Pine Level, NC 27568

These are all decent wineries which should provided you with ampule choices in red wines. To learn more about all the wineries in the state of North Carolina, visit our homepage.

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