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SEPTEMBER 16-20, 2016 UCW 23 Best of Fayetteville Best Fine Dining Morgan's Chop House 201 S. McPherson Church Road 910.867.8447 or www.morganschophouse.vpweb.com Morgan's Chop House is a classic in the best sense of the word. The restaurant employs time-tested lessons of the past without being inhibited by tradition. The dinner menu has a wide selection of steaks with classic pairings like cracked black pepper and cognac but also more modern interpretations like crab meat, tiger shrimp and tarragon cream sauce. The rest of the dinner menu features a similar juxtaposition. Familiar dishes like chicken fettuccine alfredo are listed next to alligator jambalaya and kangaroo. The restaurant also offers vegetarian entrees and even vegan paella. For nearly a decade, Morgan's Chop House has served Fayetteville residents and provided the hungry people of Fayetteville with delicious five star cuisine complemented by a unique and extensive list of wines from around the world. Though the menu's inspiration may be International, Morgan's Chop House is locally owned and operated with a reputation and commitment to the highest quality cuisine and service. Morgan's defines "fine dining." See for yourself. Best New Restaurant Fayetteville Pie Company 723 West Rowan Street 910.745.7888 or www.fayettevillepiecompany.com Fayetteville Pie Company is the new and innovative restaurant reinventing the classic pastry treat. These handcrafted pies defy expectation and come in both savory and sweet flavors. The menu changes daily to feature the freshest ingredients and the baker's freshest ideas including international cuisine (Indian, Korean and Thai). Pies have been around for centuries, but flavors like "Carnitas and Corn bread" or "Mocha Cream Caramel" are new and delicious expressions of an age-old favorite. If you don't have time to relax in the welcoming pie shop, the restaurant also offers delivery of their ready-to-eat savory and sweet pies, as well as their unbaked savory options. These whole pies are ready for any busy host to throw in the oven to impress friends and family alike. Of course, whole sweet pies are also available to take home as the perfect accompaniment to any dinner. This new restaurant has done a great service to the community by making it possible to eat more pies with less guilt. Most Romantic Restaurant/Best Italian Restaurant Luigi's 528 North McPherson Church Road 910.864.1810 or www.luigisnc.com Luigi's is Fayetteville's oldest family- style and family-run Italian restaurant. Established in 1982, Luigi's reputation is now heralded around the world. Traditional recipes still used at Luigi's today have been passed down from founder Peter Parrous to his children. Nick, Linda and Tony carry on the traditions of quality food and high standards that inspired their father's passion for great food, superb wines and the company of good friends. The beautiful thing about Luigi's is it is perfect for any and every special occasion. The main dining rooms, patio dining and lounge area offer a peaceful elegance that is comfortable for small family gatherings, business meetings or large celebrations. The cuisine, of course, is always center stage. Great Italian dishes are perfect for every occasion. The restaurant also offers hand-cut steaks and chops and a large selection of seafood fresh from the ocean. To complement your dining experience, Luigi's offers one of the area's largest and most astounding selection of wines, which includes more than 250 different varieties of imported and domestic wines plus a wide selection of beers and spirits. Thursday nights are very special at Luigi's with music, entertainment and a casual wine tasting. Visit Luigi's and you will know why it is Fayetteville's Best of the Best.